Many audiophiles find that it takes months, if not years, to develop excellent listening skills. How good are your listening skills?
The 2006 <I>Stereophile</I> Products of the Year have just been revealed in the December issue. What is <I>your</I> product of the year?
Music is such a big part of musician's lives, but high-quality audio almost never is. Why do you think there are so few classical, jazz, or rock musicians who are audiophiles?
Satellite radio has been plugging away for several years now, and has garnered both rave reviews and criticisms. Have you tried a subscription to one of the services? If so, what do you think about it?
Until 2006, <I>Stereophile</I> covered audio Shows in the print magazine, usually between three and five months after the event. In 2006, its Show coverage was published almost entirely on this website, live during the Shows. (See, for example, our <A HREF="http://blog.stereophile.com/rmaf2006/">report from this weekend's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.</A>) Do you appreciate this change in policy and if you had to choose, which do you prefer: delayed coverage in the print magazine or live website coverage?
Cats love to claw speaker grilles, while puppies prefer to chew on cables. Reader Don Reid wants to know what pet issues you've had with your audio equipment
There may some old favorites that have been re-released, but when it comes to <I>new</I> music, what is your favorite new music release so far this year?
Formats change, resolutions change, but the music remains. Sure you may pop a record on the turntable once in a while, but how do you listen to the <I>majority</I> of your music during the year?
We've received your feedback about the Sonos cover on the latest <I>Stereophile</I>. If you were in charge of the magazine and could put anything you wanted on its cover, what would it be?
Oh-oh, there's a picture of a Sonos music system on the cover of the latest <I>Stereophile</I>. Are we losing it by covering the music-server market, or are we on the trail of the next audio revolution?
Formats and audio trends come and go, but some components are timeless. What component have you changed least often in your system?
Bob Dylan says modern recordings sound "atrocious . . . There
Some manufacturers just sell you a product through their retailers and are done with it. Others reach out and make you feel part of an extended family. Is there an audio company that offers exceptional customer support? Who are they and what do they do?
For a lot of folks, the major record labels have lost their musical way. But independent, or "indie", labels are considered a bright spot by many. Do you have a favorite "indie" music label? What is it, and why do you like it?
The music industry constantly whinges about its woes, and the impending demise of Tower Records underscores the changes taking place within the current marketing model. What do you think is the root of the music industry's troubles?