Agreed, there are many high end speakers that use paper cones that sound fantastic. I have high end EVs with 12" paper cones made 30 years ago that still sound as good as they did new. I think the bigger issue is what the surrounds are made of, foam will deteriorate over time rubber lasts much longer.If you are referring to cone materials, it matters little, if at all. More important is that the driver is not pushed beyond it's capabilities, exceeding Xmax/Xmech or operating near Fs.
Agreed. Paper is actually one of the best materials to use.Agreed, there are many high end speakers that use paper cones that sound fantastic.
Unfortunately you wont find an answer to that question because they all sound best to the design they are implemented in. They all have their ideal use and in the end things like the basket design, cabinet and crossover all play a huge part in what sounds best.Tonto
The question of all the materials used for cone if the speaker, which one sounds best.