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I generally listen to acoustical music from a broad range of genres.
In classical music I cover the entire scope. Chronologically from medieval chant to the 21st century. In physical scale from pieces for solo flute to Mahler's Symphony no. 8.
And then there are the umpteens of other musical genres: ragas, qawwali, flamenco, fado, French chanson, Scandinavian fiddle music, Andean music, Balkan music, salsa, bossa nova, highlife, jazz, throat song, to name but a few.
For the time being, my laptop is my only musical source. I either play CDs or downloadable high definition audio files. My DAC is an Arcam rDac, My headphone amplifier is an Argon HA 1, where I have significantly raised the sound quality by moving the PCB from its aluminium chassis to one that I built of spruce, maple and mahogany. My main headphone is a Bowers & Wilkins P5.
My sound philosophy is to aim for neutrality. Yes, I know: P5 is not particularly neutral. But future upgrades to the rig will be moving in that direction.
I have never owned, or heard, a product from Monster.
My job is at a residence for several cultural institutions, also including a small concert hall with a piano. I have good opportunities to hear live music.
Edited by DearestDane - 4/8/11 at 2:57am