While the itnerwebs is a boon to having a variety of products available, sometimes it can be a tough purchase decision when you cant actually hear the product (and buy based on other factors). In this case speaker cabs. There are a lot of online samples but to me they are meaningless due to the whole chain it takes to get to my ears. Although I have found the Chicago Bass Club YouTube comparison videos interesting in that you can hear the relative sonic differences of the cabs since the playing field, (recording/process/playing chain), is the same for all. I have a specific question for those that bought a cab online based on or influenced by sound samples what has been your experience in perception vs. reality in terms of what it actually sounded like vs. your expectations based on sound samples? And with all due respect I dont need to be schooled in recording, processing, miking etc.. or how to really test a cab, or how stupid the question is, etc. I get it. If you dont have input based on direct personal experience specific to the question then please, step away from the thread. Otherwise, thanks ahead for sharing.