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post #211 of 345

To answer your original question. Yes. I am an official audiophile and I love music.

post #212 of 345
Ah yes.
Back on topic.
I consider myself both a music lover and an audiophile.
post #213 of 345

Is there someone who doesn't love music? I mean, sure there are, and they are the angry bunch most likely... But there isn't a person who doesn't love music.

 

Audiophiles just have the extra bonus of loving better sound + cool (or hot) gear.

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Is there someone who doesn't love music? I mean, sure there are, and they are the angry bunch most likely... But there isn't a person who doesn't love music.

 

Audiophiles just have the extra bonus of loving better sound + cool (or hot) gear.


I know of a few guys here who don't really care for the music but get very expensive gear becasue they love the sound of hifi.

I get a feeling Aspergers is involved in some of the cases. Not mentioning names.

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I know of a few guys here who don't really care for the music but get very expensive gear becasue they love the sound of hifi.
I get a feeling Aspergers is involved in some of the cases. Not mentioning names.
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I suspect there is a very high proportion of folks who post on the internet who have various mental health challenges.
post #216 of 345
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I suspect there is a very high proportion of folks who post on the internet who have various mental health challenges.

 

..writes the guy, who owns a Shanling Player, Wadia and Stax gear ... :ksc75smile:   -enjoy!

post #217 of 345

The whole premise of this thread is a false dichotomy between "music" and "sound." Sound is music; music is sound.

post #218 of 345

Drill, meet tooth.

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..writes the guy, who owns a Shanling Player, Wadia and Stax gear ... " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/ksc75smile.gif">   -enjoy!

 



What?
You don't like Wadia iPod docks? smily_headphones1.gif

BTW, I know a few people with mental health challenges.
To be honest, I just need a bit more patience when I deal with them.
Edited by Chris J - 11/20/13 at 9:36am
post #220 of 345
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The whole premise of this thread is a false dichotomy between "music" and "sound." Sound is music; music is sound.

 

Of course music is sound, but sound don't have to be music.

post #221 of 345

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," – that is all

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

post #222 of 345
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

Is there someone who doesn't love music? I mean, sure there are, and they are the angry bunch most likely... But there isn't a person who doesn't love music.

 

Audiophiles just have the extra bonus of loving better sound + cool (or hot) gear.

 

From what I see, relatively few people really "love" music.

 

How many people do you know who devote an evening to just listening to music? Not hanging with friends with music playing, not listening while performing chores, not listening on IEM's to distract themselves from the bustle on their commute, but listening to music as a solitary activity on a consistant basis? Relatively few, from what I see.

 

This is not meant as a criticism, BTW. The things I mentioned are quite reasonable uses for music. But, in common with most hobbies or activities, there are far more casual music users than devoted ones.

post #223 of 345
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How many people do you know who devote an evening to just listening to music?

 

Three things:

 

1. The only people I've ever known to do this with speakers are 'audiophiles'.

 

2. Doing this with headphones is relatively common in my experience.  (Lying on your bed listening.  Sitting somewhere listening.  etc.)

 

3. Personally, I would do much less of both if I didn't have incredible playback systems.

post #224 of 345
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Originally Posted by k3oxkjo View Post
 

 

From what I see, relatively few people really "love" music.

 

How many people do you know who devote an evening to just listening to music? Not hanging with friends with music playing, not listening while performing chores, not listening on IEM's to distract themselves from the bustle on their commute, but listening to music as a solitary activity on a consistant basis? Relatively few, from what I see.

 

This is not meant as a criticism, BTW. The things I mentioned are quite reasonable uses for music. But, in common with most hobbies or activities, there are far more casual music users than devoted ones.


Honestly I really do devote entire evenings to listening to music. That excludes watching TV as I spend more time on my desktop. I really do enjoy listening to music by myself especially when I got nothing better do before I go to sleep.

 

I spent a much more considerable amount on my library than my equipment. I have about 81gb of music on my Foobar2000 playlist and 30gb in my iTunes. My Foobar2000 playlist consists of 75% FLAC or lossless files. I've listened to other audiophiles setups that cost over a few grand with miniscule playlists consisting of MAYBE 500 songs. Really, people should focus on discovering new music, not the latest shiny thing to play music on.

post #225 of 345
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Three things:

 

1. The only people I've ever known to do this with speakers are 'audiophiles'.

 

2. Doing this with headphones is relatively common in my experience.  (Lying on your bed listening.  Sitting somewhere listening.  etc.)

 

3. Personally, I would do much less of both if I didn't have incredible playback systems.

I agree that I would listen to a lot less music if the playback wasn't excellent. Because I love beautiful sound as well as rhythmic/melodic/harmonic patterns. Beautiful sound touches my soul.

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