I don't agree with this. I don't think "Treat your room before you buy new speakers" is good advice. It might be in a specific case, but this "article" is much too general to recommend room treatments to everyone. :D\r\n\r\nRoom treatments are a more case-by-case suggestion. :D\r\n\r\nBut that is not always the case :p\r\n\r\nA live, hard room will greatly benefit from acoustical treatments, and that can be a rug, furniture, bookcases, etc, it doesn't mean that it has to be acoustical panels on a wall.