Originally Posted by Garbz
That's the problem with some of the lunatic crowd. I know someone who would be one except that he doesn't have the money. They are the type of people who use ceramic spacers to keep cables off the ground to improve sound, yet most of them don't actually listen to music.
I've been over to his place a few times. The last time he was interrupting with the usual comments like listen to the decay of the symbal or how great is the transient on that kick when I just got up, stopped the cd, and just said to him do you even know what that last song is about? I just got a blank stare back.
If you're listening to your hifi and not to the music, you've missed the point.
If you're hifi cost more then your music collection, you've missed the point.
I am one of those people. IMO it's not true music until you hear how it's supposed to sound like.
Colored music may sound better for some people because they have good imagination, they rather imagine and listen to fake music than true music. It's like they create their own dreams and the music just gets them going...
The goal for me is to make the audio system sound as close to real life as possible.
Instead of saying "listen how realistic this sounds like" they say "listen to that decay", because it's something specific and is easier to notice by those who don't know how real life sounds like.
If a vocalist sounds different in the audio system, then it's not the same vocalist, some people prefer this, but I don't.
If you're listening to your hifi then it's not good enough.
P.S. My hifi costs 20+ times more than my music collection.