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How much have you spent (percentages)

post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 

In your audio system:

What percentage have you spent on:
 

  • Headphones / Speakers
  • Amplifiers
  • Sources
  • cables / tweaks and accessories

 

 

Also.....some of you who have spent a ton on CDs / records / downloads may want to include that.

 

***This thread is not to include actual $ amounts, but just percentages.  If you want to include $ amounts that is your privilege, but that was not the focus of this thread

 

For those unclear about the focus of the thread, it is merely to see which components in a system people are willing and eager to spend the most money on. 

post #2 of 61

Really rough estimates since I don't remember everything:

 

Headphones: 59%

Amps: 26%

Sources: 15%

Cables/tweaks: less than 0.5% (not a typo)

post #3 of 61

My system is simple: CDP>Amp>Headphones, and basically works out 50% source, 35% amp, 15% headphones.  Cables were trivial, NOS tubes were not, so in the end the amp might be 40% with the source and phones adjusted downward a little.

post #4 of 61

In my portable system it is:

 

75% Headphones

25% Source

 

In my current home system it is:

 

33% Headphones

55% Amp

11% Source

Already had a ton of source material

post #5 of 61

75% headphones

15% amp

7.5% source

2% music

>0.5% cables

post #6 of 61

45% amps

30% speakers and headphones

15% source

7% music

3% cables

post #7 of 61

 

 

 

  • Headphones...................................33%

 

 

 

 

  • Amplifiers.......................................32%

 

 

 

 

  • Source...........................................18%

 

 

 

 

  • Cables, Accessories.......................16%
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  • Music.............................................400% of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by fatcat28037 - 10/7/10 at 9:15am
post #8 of 61

   Home System

 

  • Speakers...26%
  • Amplifiers...22%
  • Sources...27%
  • cables / tweaks and accessories...25% (includes room treatments, vibration and isolation control, cables, tubes) 

 

Portable System

 

 

  • Headphones...40%
  • Amplifiers...35%
  • Sources...15%
  • cables / tweaks and accessories...10%

 

Not included is music, which is equal too 50 to 60% of the equipment value

 

post #9 of 61
Headphones/speakers: 60%
Amps: 20%
Sources: 19%
Cables/tweaks: 1%

The cable/tweak amount would be even lower if I hadn't bought matching cables from Blue Jeans.
post #10 of 61

Headphones: 1%

Amp: 12.5%

Digital Source: 6.5%

Analog source (inc phono stage): 20%

Cables: 10%

Music: 50%

post #11 of 61
Thread Starter 

85% Music

8 % Headphones

3.5% Amplifier

3% DAC

0.5 Cables and Tweaks

 

I actually had to sit and think about how much I've spent on CDs over the years.....its very upsetting

post #12 of 61

For me it will be 50% for headphones and 50% for dac/amp. It will be JH-13 and JH-3a

post #13 of 61
Component Cost % of System % of Total
Main Speakers   54.48% 14.41%
Pre/Two Power Amps   30.60% 8.10%
Sources (CD+Tuner+Turntable)   12.24% 3.24%
Cables (Interconnects+Cables+Plugs)   2.68% 0.71%
Total Main Stereo System     26.45%
       
Secondary Speakers   58.42% 11.33%
Secondary Amps   34.95% 6.78%
Secondary Cables   6.62% 1.29%
Total Secondary Stereo System     19.40%
       
Main Cans   72.73% 4.05%
Amp/DAC   27.27% 1.52%
Cables   0.00% 0.00%
Source (Already Owned Laptop)   0.00% 0.00%
Total Main 'Phones System     5.57%
       
Total Music (est. $8 x ~300 CDs bought)     48.58%
       
Total Money Spent On Serious Audio      

 

 

Wow, this inspired me to do a total cost analysis of all my systems...  I took out the prices to keep with the spirit of the thread, but you can figure them out (wink) if you try.

 

I am definitely a "transducer-first" and "amp to match" type of guy!

post #14 of 61

^^ multi-cell horns, and push-pull DHTs?

post #15 of 61

Headphones...........33%

Amplifiers...............32%

Source...................18%

Cables/accessories.16%

Music....................400% of the above


Edited by fatcat28037 - 10/7/10 at 10:29am
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