Originally Posted by JeremyR
Originally Posted by brother love
The more I listen, the more I'm loving my Alpha Dogs!
You are the second person who has said this in the last few pages.
What about it made you love them less when you first heard them? What's gotten better?
I do find that that first impressions tend to be lasting ones, but re: audiophile equipment, it is not always the case ... Psychologically, you can either WANT to love equipment because you paid a lot of clams for it, or get too caught up by hype & then be disappointed at first blush. It often takes time to sort these things out better.
Equipment with neutral sound characteristics tends to not be as sexy 'cause you don't appear to have that fuller bass that you are so accustomed too. Over time & with extended listening, you realize that the Alpha Dogs have excellent bass that digs deep with uber inner detail, & you don't miss that overly jacked-up bass. You appreciate hearing MORE of the music.
I have found this to be true with better designed loudspeakers as well, or when you apply acoustical room treatments. It comes back to a flatter frequency response. Things sound cleaner, less muddled; but your brain needs some time to adjust to this "different" sound you are hearing.
Also, you need time with equipment to truly appreciate (or not) listening to different musical genres.Edited by brother love - 12/16/13 at 4:29pm