I believe in having power cords other than the stock ones that comes with most gear. I've never bought one, but I've built many. I don't really think they sound any better, many of the cheap stock cords I've had in the past just don't hold up. I've had some that developed shortages, stopped working altogether, and have a problem staying in the socket. I believe in non-stock power cords for one reason and that's build quality. I don't buy the crazy expensive iec connectors. The 20.00 (for the pair)ones off ebay have served me fine. I also don't believe in wire that cost 50.00/ft. All of my power cords have cost me about 30.00 total to build, and if I could do it cheaper than that I would. For me it's about a cord that has good connectors on them that will stay in the socket and not fail over time. I'm not going to ridicule anyone who spends their money on a 500.00 power cord or try to convince them that's a wast of money. One of the things that I find so silly is people arguing over what someone else does with their money. It's their money and I could care less what they spend it on. But as for me, If I want to drop hundreds on an upgrade, you better believe it's going toward better gear.
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I said "a lot", not all musicians, and "a lot" doesn't even mean the majority. If you prefer I could rephrase it as I know several musicians (not professionals) who play in amateur bands and orchestras who tell me taht they don't mind listening to music with ibuds and that amongst their musician friends, the majority is like them.
Or if you prefer, the proportion of audiophiles among musicians is very far from 100%.
No, that is not a fact. I don't even think it's anywhere near the truth. I'm a musician who also have a degree in music. I can't speak for all musicians, but I can't listen to music on crappy sounding speakers or crappy sounding headphones. When I listen to music, there are certain things I'm listening for that you just can't hear on cheap gear. I and most of the musicians I know have invested a lot of money in audio gear. There are other musicians on this forum who have invested far more than I have. Yes I listen for theory related aspects when I listen to music, but I would have to pay far more attention than I would want to if I only had basic gear to rely on. Then it would be very difficult to also enjoy what I was listening to. Musicians in general have the ability to break down a piece of music while still being able to enjoy the piece they were listening to without over analyzing it. That's why to me, there's no such thing as an analytical headphone. I don't have to force myself to only listen to the technicalities and miss out on "enjoying the music"(yes pun intended). So please don't make statements like that about a certain group of people when you really have no clue. Some musicians might not care about good sound. But it's "not" a fact that a lot of them don't.
I never said you said "all", and I quoted you as saying "a lot". you also stated it as a fact which it is not. You should have limited it to the ones you know, but you didn't you said a lot of musicians which is musicians as a whole. You didn't limit to the ones you know. And you also didn't limit as non professionals either. So what I was saying holds true. It is "not" a fact. It's just some of the ones you know. And also, I even said that maybe some don't care about the quality of the music they listen to.
Edited by moodyrn - 4/1/11 at 6:03pm
And the proportion of musicians who don't care what the music they listen to sounds like is very, very , very far from a lot.