It's more about expensive versus low priced, or better versus average or bad.
With a good sound processor and pre amplification filtering, that sound character may not be there at all or be the same, chances are that sound character source was from the post amplified passive filtering.

Most speakers tend to sound similar once the passives are removed. Again it is all about good versus worse, and matching specs if mixing brands to make sure there are no frequency gaps and they can play loud, clear and natural.