Vote
Vote
Stereophile Aug 20, 2006 89 comments
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?
What do you think caused the music industry's troubles?
CD prices too high
29% (56 votes)
Poor selection of new music
26% (50 votes)
CD format is stale
3% (5 votes)
The move to online music
12% (23 votes)
I have no idea
2% (3 votes)
They're doing just fine
2% (4 votes)
Consolidation of radio stations/Move to constrained playlists
10% (19 votes)
Other
17% (33 votes)
Total votes: 193
Vote
Stereophile Aug 06, 2006 197 comments
The conventional wisdom that "bigger is better" doesn't always hold true in audio. High-end speaker systems, for example, have evolved in both directions—some designs have grown enormous while others have almost disappeared entirely. Which trend do you favor?
Have you been moving toward bigger or smaller speakers in recent years?
Bigger is better
47% (66 votes)
Getting smaller
32% (45 votes)
Size doesn't matter
21% (29 votes)
Total votes: 140
Vote
Jay Valancy Jul 30, 2006 41 comments
Last week we asked which Stereophile writer you would like to have come visit. Reader Jay Valancy suggests that a more interesting question is which writer would you like to visit?
Which <I>Stereophile</I> writer would you want to visit?
I'd want to visit . . .
80% (39 votes)
I'm staying home
20% (10 votes)
Total votes: 49
Vote
Corrina Jones Jul 23, 2006 75 comments
Let's say you're having an audio party, or just wanting to tweak your audio system. Which Stereophile writer would you want to have over for an evening and why?
Which <I>Stereophile</I> writer would you want to have over for an evening and why?
I'd pick . . .
86% (68 votes)
Keep 'em away from my house
14% (11 votes)
Total votes: 79
Vote
Corrina Jones Jul 16, 2006 0 comments
Answer this one at your own risk: If you had to choose, which would you dump, your spouse or your audio system?
If you had to choose, which would you dump, your spouse or your audio system?
I'd dump my spouse
30% (35 votes)
I'd dump my audio system
35% (40 votes)
I take the Fifth
35% (40 votes)
Total votes: 115
Vote
Stereophile Jul 09, 2006 0 comments
You may not care for the music, but sometimes a song's title will catch your fancy. Forget about the tune itself, what is your favorite song title of all time?
Forget about the tune itself, what is your favorite song title of all time?
Here it is
92% (56 votes)
Don't have one
8% (5 votes)
Total votes: 61
Vote
Corrina Jones Jul 02, 2006 0 comments
Audio companies have created thousands and thousands of audio products in the last several decades. But if you could send just one piece of equipment off in a capsule through space to represent the best audio has to offer, what would it be?
If you could send one piece of equipment off in a capsule through space to represent the best audio has to offer, what would it be?
I would send...
84% (52 votes)
Can't think of anything
16% (10 votes)
Total votes: 62
Vote
Corrina Jones Jun 26, 2006 0 comments
Mozart performing in Vienna, Bob Dylan at Newport, the Beatles at the Cavern Club, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club . . . . If you could travel in time to attend any musical performance in history, what would it be?
If you could travel in time to attend any musical performance in history, what would it be?
I'd want to see and hear . . .
97% (64 votes)
Nothing I'd want to see and hear.
3% (2 votes)
Total votes: 66
Vote
Stereophile Jun 18, 2006 0 comments
Reader Mike Agee says that at one time his system exhibited a "moodiness" where the sound would vary from day to day. Does your system sound the same all the time, or does it sound better at some times than others?
Does your system sound the same all the time, or does it sound better at some times than others?
It varies a lot from time to time
28% (45 votes)
It varies a little
39% (64 votes)
Barely noticeable
13% (21 votes)
Sounds exactly the same all the time
20% (33 votes)
Total votes: 163
Vote
Stereophile Jun 11, 2006 0 comments
All we really want to hear from our systems is the music, but sometimes there is still a little unwanted noise tagging along for the ride. Do you have any humms, buzzes, or other unwanted noises emanating from your audio system? What do you do about it?
Do you have any humms, buzzes, or other unwanted noises emanating from your audio system? What do you do about it?
I've got major noise issues
9% (9 votes)
I've got a few noise problems
12% (12 votes)
Barely any noise issue
36% (37 votes)
No noise at all
43% (44 votes)
But . . . I like noise . . .
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 103
Vote
Stereophile Jun 04, 2006 47 comments
Album cover art and liner notes are great additions to any disc format's packaging, but aside from the artwork, what kind of liner notes do you prefer?
What kind of liner notes do you like with a disc package?
Extensive notes with lots of text
54% (62 votes)
A modest amount with all the info
42% (48 votes)
Don't need any text, just art and music
1% (1 vote)
Don't care
3% (3 votes)
Total votes: 114
Vote
Stereophile May 28, 2006 0 comments
Paper or plastic? When it comes to audio disc packaging, do you prefer paper/cardboard-type cases (Digipak) or the traditional plastic cases (jewel box)?
When it comes to audio disc packaging, do you prefer Digipaks or jewel boxes? Why?
Digipak for me
28% (44 votes)
Jewel box
43% (66 votes)
I prefer the larger DVD-Audio style plastic cases
3% (5 votes)
I prefer the SACD plastic variation
11% (17 votes)
I don't care for any of the current cases
10% (15 votes)
I don't buy discs any more!
5% (8 votes)
Total votes: 155
Vote
Stereophile May 21, 2006 76 comments
In the June issue of Stereophile, another classic component is reviewed (the Eico HF-81 amplifier). Even though they don't measure up by today's standards, many audiophiles prefer certain classic designs. Are there any classic components that you prefer to newer products?
Are there any classic components that you prefer to newer products?
Yup, here it is
28% (33 votes)
Yup, there are several
51% (60 votes)
Nope, I go for newer stuff
21% (24 votes)
Total votes: 117
Vote
Stereophile May 14, 2006 0 comments
Summer is the season for outdoor music festivals, and the coming months are packed with events all around the globe. Do you plan to attend any music festivals this summer? If so, which one(s) and what kind of music?
Do you plan to attend any music festivals this summer? If so, which one(s) and what kind of music?
Yes, several
13% (7 votes)
Yes, one, maybe two
38% (20 votes)
Not sure yet
25% (13 votes)
No, I stay away
25% (13 votes)
Total votes: 53
Vote
Stereophile May 07, 2006 50 comments
Recording engineers are responsible for getting the sound onto tape or disc, and some develop an audiophile following. Do you have a favorite?
Do you have a favorite recording engineer?
Yes, here's who it is and why
70% (48 votes)
None come to mind
30% (21 votes)
Total votes: 69
Site Map / Direct Links