- May 28, 2003
I haven't spent much time reading or posting to this forum in the past few years, so I can see it with fresh eyes and yikes! It looks to me like audiophiles make up less than half of the people now posting here. The focus on sound quality issues has been lost. I find that kind of sad. It used to be that I could post here and know that my audience was mostly made up of people who care at least a little bit about sound quality. I guess it's just the nature of this forum. As the focus changed from PCDPs to mp3 players I guess it was inevitable. After all I have yet to hear an mp3 player that can even remotely compare to my D-515 or D-311 or even one of my DAT players. IOW pretty much all mp3 players are junk in terms of SQ. I was thinking of buying a Teclast T51 and doing a comparison review with my Sony PCDPs and maybe some of my mp3 players as (including my piece of overrated pos Sansa Clip), but I'm not sure it's worth it. Hardly anyone here even seems to care about SQ. I've been reading posts where the poster asks the very sensible (although much repeated) question: which is the best sounding mp3 player? Seems like that should be what this forum is mainly about. But most of the replies are basically "who cares" or "they are pretty much all the same in terms of SQ" omfgbbq! Actually that last part may even be true, but the point is that that is supposed to be a problem and for many people here it doesn't seem to be. Sound quality? What's that? <yawn>. I'll be curious to see whether the other forums have been affected by this. I don't really understand why people are here if they don't care about sound quality.