It appears that a lot of respondents to last week's Vote! must not listen actively
We all have different thresholds for listener fatigue
<I>Stereophile</I>'s Jon Iverson maintains that blind audio tests can only provide judgment on the listening acuity of those taking the test; not the relative merits of the equipment used in the process. But the subject is still a hot topic in our forums. What do you think?
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It's not unheard of for a product to get a glowing review in <I>Stereophile</I>, but then measure poorly on the test bench. What ultimately guides you when choosing a product to audition or purchase?
A little bit of advice can go along way when you are starting out. If you were to impart some words of audiophile wisdom to an audio newbie, what would they be?
Let's suppose that every audiophile is granted one birthday gift wish this year. If your birthday was this week, what audiophile gift would be at the top of your list?
Reader Brian Huempfner wants to know if any <I>Stereophile</I> readers have converted their analog recordings to digital, and, if so, what software they used to transfer and clean up the recordings?
Two recent Soapboxes suggested that classical music is dying. Some correspondents argued that it is stronger than ever. What percentage of your music collection and/or listening time is given over to classical music?
With high-end audio dealers becoming scarcer and with more Internet dealers popping up every week, are you finding that you make more of your audio equipment purchases online?
Exploring the details about the reproduction of music in the home is what we're all about. Periodically, however, it's a good idea to get back to basics, which leads us to this week's question: Why are you an audiophile?
In last week's "Soapbox," reader Mark Gdovin discussed a great bargain CD player he had found. What's the best bargain component you've discovered?
Some like to think that ads corrupt an audio magazine, while others trust the editor and find ads a great source of information on new products and dealers. Do you find ads in audio magazines useful?
Last week we touched on the importance of reliability in an audio product. What have been your real-world experiences? How reliable have your audio purchases been?
In his Soapbox this week, Wes Phillips talks about reliability <I>vs</I> the cool factor in choosing or recommending a product. What qualities get you most excited about an audio product?