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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 ?
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?