My former set of speakers were glossy black and I liked the look very much. Now I have exchanged them and own the 1723 THX series in Satin (black) and I don’t wanna miss them anymore. For me, satin looks great and the fact that there are no reflections anymore makes it my go-to finish!
I do like the look of both, gloss tends to give the idea of high end it seems like. I personally prefer satin, not just for reflection handling but I just like the look of a nice smooth satin finish. The white satin Arendal’s are the first time I almost caved on buying a white speaker!
Gloss is beautiful to look at but terrible IMO for a cinema / theater room due to the reflections. I had a full SVS ultra setup in piano black and loved it but when I swapped over to Arendal I went satin black and have no regrets.