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Stereophile Posted: Jan 15, 2006 55 comments

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and T.H.E. Show exhibits at Las Vegas' Alexis Villas and St. Tropez hotels reminded us once again that many audiophiles turn their passion into a business. Have you ever thought about starting up or working for an audiophile-oriented business?

Have you ever thought about starting up or working for an audiophile-oriented business?
Yes, I already do
9% (10 votes)
Yes, I am planning to
8% (9 votes)
Yes, but I'm just dreaming
64% (73 votes)
Not really interested
7% (8 votes)
Not even remotely interested
12% (14 votes)
Total votes: 114
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Jaime Rosov Posted: Jan 08, 2006 21 comments

A wide variety of audio products, from portable to extreme, are announced every year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Anything from the recent CES pique your interest?

Anything from the recent CES pique your interest?
Yes, here it is
68% (19 votes)
Not really
32% (9 votes)
Total votes: 28
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 01, 2006 16 comments

People constantly complain how bad music is these days, but what is the worst of the worst for 2005? What is your choice for worst new recording of 2005?

What is your choice for worst new recording of 2005?
That's easy, here it is
61% (14 votes)
Can't think of one
26% (6 votes)
Don't even go there
13% (3 votes)
Total votes: 23
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 25, 2005 35 comments

Of course there were some great reissues this past year, but what <I>new</I> release would you say was the most significant in 2005? What is your choice for best new recording of 2005?

What is your choice for best new recording of 2005?
Here it is
83% (35 votes)
There simply wasn't anything worth listening to
17% (7 votes)
Total votes: 42
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 18, 2005 36 comments

Now that we know what audio product you liked in 2005, what did you <I>not</I> like? What was the worst audio product released in 2005?

What was the worst audio product released in 2005?
Here it is
81% (34 votes)
Don't have one
19% (8 votes)
Total votes: 42
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 11, 2005 50 comments

The year is drawing to a close and once again we've seen many great audio products released. What is your choice for best new audio product of the year 2005?

What is your choice for best new audio product of 2005?
Here it is
69% (43 votes)
Don't have one
31% (19 votes)
Total votes: 62
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 04, 2005 41 comments

We've got you down for the three best, but how about the three most horrendous? What are the three worst <I>consecutive</I> releases by a single group or artist?

What are the three worst <I>consecutive</I> releases by a single group or artist?
Here they are
56% (32 votes)
Can't think of any
16% (9 votes)
Any three by Madonna
28% (16 votes)
Total votes: 57
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 27, 2005 93 comments

It's not unusual for an artist to have a single great album, nor is it rare for someone to have several strong releases over a career. But what are the three greatest <I>consecutive</I> releases by a single group or artist?

What are the three greatest <I>consecutive</I> releases by a single group or artist?
Here they are
71% (87 votes)
Can't think of any
5% (6 votes)
<I>Rubber Soul</I>, <I>Revolver</I>, and <I>Sgt. Pepper</I>
24% (29 votes)
Total votes: 122
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 20, 2005 0 comments

If you ran your own audiophile reissue label, and could re-master and re-release anything that hasn't already been given the audiophile treatment by others such as Mobile Fidelity, etc, what would be at the top of your list?

If you ran your own audiophile reissue label, and could re-master and re-release anything that hasn't already been given the audiophile treatment, what would be at the top of your list?
Here it is
93% (86 votes)
Can't think of anything
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 92
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 13, 2005 0 comments

Most of you admit to trying questionable tweaks if they are free or reasonably priced. What's the weirdest tweak you've tried? Did it work?

What's the weirdest tweak you've tried? Did it work? (Yes, you can define weird any way you want)
Yes it worked
50% (22 votes)
No it did not work
25% (11 votes)
Never tried one
25% (11 votes)
Total votes: 44
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 06, 2005 60 comments

A criticism often hurled at audiophiles is that they're willing to spend money on tweaks that defy common sense and/or the laws of physics. How willing are you to try a wild idea for yourself?

How willing are you to try a wild audio tweak for yourself?
I'll try it every time
3% (5 votes)
Most of the time
16% (28 votes)
Only if it's free or cheap
45% (77 votes)
Not likely to try it
22% (38 votes)
Will never waste my time with that stuff
14% (24 votes)
Total votes: 172
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 30, 2005 0 comments

Audiophiles are known to upgrade every once in a while, leading to the question of what to do with the old equipment being replaced. What do you do with your cast-off audio equipment?

What do you do with your old, cast-off audio equipment?
I sell it
21% (41 votes)
I give it to a pal
4% (8 votes)
I give it to someone in the family
15% (29 votes)
I donate it to charity
3% (5 votes)
I trash it
2% (3 votes)
I use it in a secondary system
25% (48 votes)
It depends
31% (59 votes)
Total votes: 193
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 23, 2005 0 comments

Last week's "Vote" results indicate that readers clearly favor better-sounding recordings. But would a poorly recorded work prevent you from buying it, regardless of the performance or artist?

Would a poorly recorded work prevent you from buying it, regardless of the performance or artist?
Absolutely
21% (38 votes)
Most of the time
24% (44 votes)
Sometimes
28% (50 votes)
Once in a while
10% (19 votes)
Never
17% (30 votes)
Total votes: 181
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David Chesky Posted: Oct 16, 2005 92 comments

Corey Greenberg <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/asweseeit/792awsi" TARGET=NEW>wrote in 1992</A>, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Schwing." How important is sound to you when you purchase a recording ?

How important is sound to you when you purchase a recording ?
It's the only thing
8% (14 votes)
Extremely important
31% (55 votes)
Very important
26% (47 votes)
important
21% (37 votes)
Kind of important
9% (17 votes)
Not really important
3% (6 votes)
Not important at all
2% (4 votes)
Total votes: 180
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 15, 2005 69 comments

While nobody can replace your own ears for making an audio decision, folks do find certain reviewers helpful. Who is your favorite audio reviewer and why?

Who is your favorite audio reviewer and why?
My favorite reviewer is
79% (64 votes)
Don't have one
21% (17 votes)
Total votes: 81

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