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Poll Results: You have $1,000.00 to spend with only two options. What would it be?

 
  • 47% (40)
    Music
  • 52% (45)
    Music reproduction gear
85 Total Votes  
post #31 of 61

The way this question is phrased. . . gear, but only because music is cheap. . . I would not be able to find $1k of music I like.

post #32 of 61
A person can easily spend 1k on MFSL or DCC recordings. Most of their recordings are over 50 dollars per album. Reference level recordings cost more and will help to reveal how good gears really are.

With so-so recording and decent mid-fi gear, the bottleneck of enjoyment will be the recording, instead of gears. IMHO.
post #33 of 61

Just spent $900 on a PC, that logic applies with my Auidohphile side to... I like exploring and reaseraching new hard ware ^^, software [music being in that] isn't as interesting...

 

Although as ZZFFNN, mentioned it certianly can be interesting when you start buying real Refrence level music. I have noticed that even with my XB700's flac sound better than mp3 320k... I can only imagine how much better they'd be with some better hardware

post #34 of 61

Definitely gear - music - well, you know where to look if you want them  :-) 

post #35 of 61
Most music found "where you knowwhere to find it" is pretty basic- mostly "kid music". If you're serious about music, you either need to plug directly into groups of other music collectors, or search out interesting things on CD to buy. The trick isn't always finding the ood stuff, it's knowing what to look for.

Right now, I'm searching out idiomatic recordings by the Czech Philharmonic (they had their own sound) and baroque collections that go beyond the obvious Bach and Vivaldi. Always on tHe lookout for swing, Cuban and early rock n roll/jump blues too.
Edited by bigshot - 6/1/12 at 11:08am
post #36 of 61

I spend almost everything on gear until I found a setup that satisfied me. I am now spending my audio money on CDs and music.

post #37 of 61

the right music makes me want to spend more on gear to get more out of it, then with better gear i get mor music to get more out of it and the cycle continues

post #38 of 61
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Originally Posted by sheridant View Post

the right music makes me want to spend more on gear to get more out of it, then with better gear i get mor music to get more out of it and the cycle continues

indeed differnt music needs different gear so its endless

post #39 of 61
Different equipment for different music is like using a different spoon to eat mashed potatoes than the one you use for oatmeal.

Good equipment is good equipment.
post #40 of 61
That's almost sig worthy there Big.
post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

Different equipment for different music is like using a different spoon to eat mashed potatoes than the one you use for oatmeal.
Good equipment is good equipment.


Very true, it's also like using a different fork to eat Salad, your entree and desert, or having a different spoon for patotoes and for soup <3

 

Good equipment is GOOD, but better equipment is best <3

post #42 of 61

I use my superman spoon that lights up when I take a bite with oatmeal.

 

I eat mashed potatoes with my hands.

post #43 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

I eat mashed potatoes with my hands.

"A GOOR-MAY!" (in Curly's voice)
post #44 of 61
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

 
"A GOOR-MAY!" (in Curly's voice)

xD indeed, point is the fun of being an audiophile is finding the gear that makes the music you like magical! Yes we all have that hifi set up that makes it sound as awesomely balanced and neutraal as it should be... but then we get into the fun stuff like being a bass head and finding that one can that makes Dub Step R@P3 ur face! Or finding a whole different can that makes DnB rock ya soul in a whole new lvl! And with EDM there r cans like the D7000 and Azure LCD-2 but even then people still like to "eat mash patatoes with mah hands" 

 

<3

post #45 of 61

Have enough music to last a lifetime. Even though I buy a new album every couple weeks, I'd be overwhelmed to purchase a grand worth of music in one shot (way too much to listen to), and wouldn't care to spend that over a 20 month period.

 

I also don't need any more gear. There are a few cans and amps I'd love to try, but I don't want more stuff lying around (even if it's an upgrade). At this point new gear purchases are becoming more of a collection, instead of being used for musical enjoyment.

 

I suppose I'd buy 8 expensive vinyl albums (those limited edition /audiophile grade / rare ones) that I've always had my eye on, but never wanted to shell out cash for.

So, it's music for me.

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