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post #46 of 52
Originally Posted by Chef View Post
I just want some people to admit they like shopping a little more than they do anything else.
Naw, head-fi isn't shopping for me. That's when I feel compelled to buy the latest Diesel messenger bag or new suede blue shoes
post #47 of 52
Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
..The art is in the perception of it.

It's not the painting on the wall, but the feeling it gives you the artist was going after...

...Objective measurements count; subjective experience counts; they two separate things somewhat indirectly related.
Originally Posted by plonter View Post
I am just listening to a 90's collection I have at home. it is "made in israel" and the sound quality is not impressive to say the least,but I like the songs so much that I am really having a great time
I'm with these observations.

Although I can relate to others who can't stand absolutely poor sound (e.g. the mate with the ill kept too-many-parties stereo that when you remove the speaker cover you find the cones are partly torn ) I've enjoyed sound in my time from well maintained systems from the 1960s onwards.

Obviously each system's synergy has had its particular slant on the music I hear but if the music is to my liking, whether it be due to the recording quality, sense of 'realism' or, as plonter indicates, just a damned great song (sure I'd like it recorded better but it's so involving ) then I'm enjoying my music.

Yes, I do love the best sound I can hear out of my best systems and yes I do upgrade to get the best I can afford (to hear that recording even better ) but I'll still play those tracks I love that aren't recorded as well as the best recordings I have. As Tyll implies to a degree earlier with his 'bed of nails' analogy, I can get past the 'discomofrt' of the less-than-ideal recording when I'm involved with the feelings conveyed by the music.

And, similarly, there are some exceptional recordings I have that, although they impress me with their clarity and 'almost like being there' realism, they just don't engage me no matter how great a system I play them on.
post #48 of 52
I love music. I still like to listen to my favorite music even if I was hearing it from a not-so-great audio speaker. Though, it would be much prefer if it will be heard on a nice one. I just noticed that some genre should be played on a good speaker or else, you will just see yourself having a migraine.
post #49 of 52

I'm a newbie to Head-Fi and came in on the tail of this thread, which has some great thoughts. I'm an aging baby boomer and came from the generation that involved getting blasted and listening to music in a semi audiophile in my twenties and early thirties.


Those days everything sounded good when you're high enough. the I would sit between my Magnaplars with my Stax ear "speakers" on. Then I dirfted away after quitting blowing my brains out and then recently returned to headphones when I discovered that I don't have to spend thousands of $$ to get a superior sound.


I come from an electronics background; (TV engineer (FCC license) and computer manufacturing and networking.


I LOVE tinkering with the hardware to try different sounds. I have built 13 variants of Cmoys an beyond with powered ground channels and such. It's great to finish an amp and then sit down with Mr Glenlivet and explore the new sounds.A friend gave me one of those CD thingies that is a collection of 60/70s oldies. One of the tunes is "The Loin Sleeps Tonight"; that's how far I go back. It must have been re-mixed or whatever; it sounds like it was recorded in more modern times. I use it to demonstrate the amps I sell.


A lot of my listening is to get a stack of CDs and play two or three songs from each. Now with the current sound quality, I don't need "brain enhancements" for it to sound great. In fact, I hear stuff I missed in the earlier days.


I invested in a Cambridge CD player and a 31 band equalizer for tuning the songs the way I like them. I'm not a purist looking for the sound the engineers created; I like to color the heck out of it. Now I'm experimenting with cross channel feedback to manipulate the imaging, what fun!


So I like the music and the hardware 50/50. Hail the audiophiles of the world!

post #50 of 52

I've only been focussing on listening to music (rather than just background noise or as a tune/beats) for a few months, so I haven't exactly experienced the finer things in sound, but...


My car setup makes me cringe - can't listen to songs I know well on it anymore - I keep expecting to hear things, then double-take when they dont come.


That's what an $80 deck and $120 worth of speakers chucked in a buzzbox with zero sound insulation gets me, I suppose XD

post #51 of 52

The mystifying, persistent popularity of Dream Theater on this forum convinces me that too many of us are not really listening to the music.

post #52 of 52
Originally Posted by rmouser View Post

I LOVE tinkering with the hardware to try different sounds. I have built 13 variants of Cmoys an beyond with powered ground channels and such. It's great to finish an amp and then sit down with Mr Glenlivet and explore the new sounds.

Mr. Glenlivet? Heresy!!! Switch to Lagavulin and we'll talk again.

Joking, I like Glenlivet too.

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