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Stereophile Posted: Jun 24, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 46 comments

Audiophiles get a lot of ribbing at times for all kinds of reasons. Has anybody ever made fun of you for being an audiophile?

Has anybody ever made fun of you for being an audiophile?
Yes
49% (46 votes)
Kind of
23% (21 votes)
Not yet
28% (26 votes)
Total votes: 93
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 17, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 96 comments

Sometimes we get lucky and find a product that turns out to stay with us forever. Which audio product has spent the most amount of time in your system?

Which audio product spent the most amount of time in your system?
That would be
96% (109 votes)
Don't know
4% (4 votes)
Total votes: 113
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 10, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 62 comments

We all pick a dud from time to time, waking up the next morning thinking "why did I buy that thing!" What audio product spent the least amount of time in your system?

What audio product spent the least amount of time in your system?
That would be
88% (75 votes)
Don't know
12% (10 votes)
Total votes: 85
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 03, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 52 comments

Sometimes it's just a flimsy sheet of paper; other times it can be a mini book about audio. Which manufacturer provides its customers with the best owner's manual?

Which manufacturer provides customers with the best owner's manual?
That would be
63% (33 votes)
Can't think of one
37% (19 votes)
Total votes: 52
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Stereophile Posted: May 27, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 93 comments

Now that Krell has <A HREF="http://blog.stereophile.com/he2007/051307ikid/">added one</A> to its product lineup, should an iPod dock be considered a standard component for a high-end audio system?

Should an iPod dock be considered a standard component for a high-end audio system?
Yes, and I already have one
14% (35 votes)
Yes, I plan to add one
14% (36 votes)
Yes
15% (37 votes)
No
28% (71 votes)
Double No
30% (75 votes)
Total votes: 254
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Stereophile Posted: May 20, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Let's say you're flying on a plane for six hours. What musician, from the past or present, would you want to find in the seat next to you?

What musician, from the past or present, would you want to find in the seat next to you on a six-hour plane flight?
It would be...
95% (103 votes)
Don't care
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 108
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Charles Domingue Posted: May 13, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 76 comments

Sure we all have a great listening setup, or at least are working on it. But reader Charles Domingue wants to know if your main music listening room is also your home-theater room?

Is your main music listening room also your home-theater room?
Yes
48% (81 votes)
No
42% (71 votes)
Kind of
10% (17 votes)
Total votes: 169
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Stereophile Posted: May 06, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 51 comments

Audiophiles treasure the time spent listening to their systems—but how often do you get to listen to an entire album uninterrupted?

How often do you get to listen to an entire album uninterrupted?
More than once a day
13% (18 votes)
About once a day
13% (18 votes)
Several times a week
27% (37 votes)
About once a week
27% (37 votes)
Every couple of weeks
4% (6 votes)
About once a month
8% (11 votes)
Rarely if ever
8% (11 votes)
Total votes: 138
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 29, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 78 comments

Judging from the response to last week's poll, <I>Stereophile</I> readers love headphones. Do you use dedicated headphone amplification?

Do you use dedicated headphone amplification?
Yes, I use . . .
55% (87 votes)
No, I plug them straight into the headphone jack on my audio system or portable
45% (70 votes)
Total votes: 157
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 22, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Whether for home or portable use, many audiophile like to have a good set of headphones, and perhaps special headphone amplification, lying around. Do you have decent headphones, and if so, what type are they?

Do you have some headphones, and if so, what type are they?
Over the ear
47% (95 votes)
In the ear
14% (29 votes)
Both over the ear and in the ear
30% (62 votes)
I don't have any decent headphones
9% (18 votes)
Total votes: 204
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Joe Hartmann Posted: Apr 16, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 24 comments

After last week's question about money spent on recorded music each year, reader Joe Hartmann wants to know how much do you spend on live performances in a year?

How much do you spend on live performances in a year?
$0 to $100
17% (11 votes)
$100 to $500
43% (28 votes)
$500 to $1000
26% (17 votes)
$1000 to $2500
8% (5 votes)
$2500 to $5000
5% (3 votes)
$5000 to $10,000
2% (1 vote)
$10,000 to $20,000
0% (0 votes)
Over $20,000
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 65
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 08, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 66 comments

An owner of an audiophile record label recently asked us how much we figured audiophiles spent on music purchases each year. We reckoned it would be smart to simply ask you directly. How much money do you spend on recorded music each year?

How much money do you spend on music each year?
$0 to $100
10% (17 votes)
$100 to $500
31% (54 votes)
$500 to $1000
29% (50 votes)
$1000 to $2500
23% (40 votes)
$2500 to $5000
6% (11 votes)
$5000 to $10,000
1% (2 votes)
$10,000 to $20,000
0% (0 votes)
Over $20,000
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 174
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 01, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 280 comments

A very simple question this week: Are you happy with your audio system?

Are you happy with your audio system?
Extremely happy
26% (42 votes)
Very happy
36% (57 votes)
Quite happy
21% (34 votes)
It's okay
10% (16 votes)
Not really happy
4% (7 votes)
Don't like it
2% (3 votes)
It sucks big time
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 160
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 25, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 51 comments

Researching audio products not only involves listening, but these days can include a bit of web work. Is there an audio manufacturer's website you particularly like? Why?

Is there an audio manufacturer's website you particularly like? Why?
Here it is
84% (63 votes)
Don't have one
16% (12 votes)
Total votes: 75
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 18, 2007 Published: Dec 31, 1969 49 comments

Its imminent demise has been reported for months by a variety of sources, from major labels to consumers. Are the Compact Disc's commercial troubles a good or bad thing for audiophiles?

Are the Compact Disc's commercial troubles a good or bad thing for audiophiles?
It's a good thing
15% (16 votes)
It's a bad thing
57% (59 votes)
Doesn't really matter
28% (29 votes)
Total votes: 104

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