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Stereophile Posted: Jan 31, 2010 137 comments

A <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR201001... article</A> details the lackluster sales of classical music discs. Do you buy classical music?

Do you buy classical music?
Yes, quite a bit
47% (170 votes)
Yes, some
23% (83 votes)
Yes, but very little
20% (72 votes)
Never
9% (33 votes)
What is classical music?
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 361
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 24, 2010 204 comments

Recently, there has been a on-line furor over an audio manufacturer having supposedly re-badged another manufacturer's component as its own (with a sweeping price increase). This <A HREF="http://forum.stereophile.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=80790">prac... has been going on for years: Some high-end audio manufacturers have always taken mass-market components and used them as the basis for their own products. How do you feel about this?

How do you feel when high-end audio manufacturers use mass-market components as the basis for their own products?
I like it because . . .
14% (48 votes)
I don't like it because . . .
78% (274 votes)
I have no idea
9% (31 votes)
Total votes: 353
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 17, 2010 49 comments

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone. Was there anything at CES that got you excited this year?

Was there anything at CES that got you excited this year?
Yes
46% (48 votes)
Maybe
7% (7 votes)
Not really
19% (20 votes)
No
28% (29 votes)
Total votes: 104
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 10, 2010 132 comments

USB endowed DACs appeared all over CES last week. Do you have need for one?

Do you have need for a USB DAC?
Yes, and I already have one
37% (172 votes)
Yes, and I'm thinking of buying one
32% (146 votes)
No, not right now
12% (53 votes)
No, don't want one.
15% (67 votes)
Not sure
5% (21 votes)
Total votes: 459
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 03, 2010 64 comments

The Consumer Electronics Show begins this week in Las Vegas, and hundreds of new audio products have already been announced. Is there anything you're hoping to see from manufacturers?

Is there anything you're hoping to see from manufacturers at this year's CES?
Yes, this is what I want to see
87% (67 votes)
Nope
13% (10 votes)
Total votes: 77
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 28, 2009 50 comments

With the year almost over, perhaps you have an audiophile thought you'd like to get off your chest. Well, here's your chance: Tell us anything you'd like to say to other audiophiles.

Tell us anything you'd like to say to other audiophiles.
Here's what I have to say
93% (57 votes)
I've got nothing to say
7% (4 votes)
Total votes: 61
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 20, 2009 71 comments

It could have been a stupendously bad purchase or, perhaps, a cat running across the turntable while your first-pressing Parlophone Beatles LP was playing. What stands out as your biggest audio disaster?

What was your biggest audio disaster?
Here it is
86% (77 votes)
Never had one
14% (13 votes)
Total votes: 90
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 13, 2009 62 comments

Distribution and format chaos may reign, but the music prevails. What is your pick for <I>new</I> album of 2009 (no reissues please)?

What is your pick for <I>new</I> album of 2009?
Here it is
83% (63 votes)
Don't have one
17% (13 votes)
Total votes: 76
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 07, 2009 91 comments

<I>Stereophile</I> has released its 2009 "Products of the Year" (<A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/features/istereophileis_products_of_2009/">added to the website last week</A>). The reviewers and editors have made their choices, so what is yours?

What is your 2009 Product of the Year?
Here it is
85% (101 votes)
Don't have one
15% (18 votes)
Total votes: 119
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 29, 2009 36 comments

The media likes to focus on the big-screen TV discounts people found this week, but did you find any audio bargains during the holiday shopping frenzy?

Did you find any audio bargains during the holiday frenzy?
Yes I found something
28% (25 votes)
Didn't find anything
23% (21 votes)
I stay away from holiday shopping
49% (44 votes)
Total votes: 90
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 22, 2009 0 comments

The hurricane is coming, the fire's running down the mountain, the dust storm approaches—if you had to leave in a hurry and could only grab one thing from your audio system, what would it be?

If you had to leave in a hurry and could only grab one thing from your audio system, what would it be?
Here's what I'd grab
94% (134 votes)
I have no idea
6% (9 votes)
Total votes: 143
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 15, 2009 0 comments

Putting multi-format bundles aside for the moment, if you had to pick one primary format for your music, what would it be?

If you had to pick one primary format for your music, what would it be?
Vinyl
23% (133 votes)
CD
18% (104 votes)
SACD
28% (165 votes)
DVD-Audio
5% (32 votes)
Download (specify format)
21% (124 votes)
Web Radio
0% (1 vote)
Radio (FM, HD, XM, <I>etc</I>)
0% (2 votes)
Tape (specify format)
1% (4 votes)
Other
4% (22 votes)
Total votes: 587
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 08, 2009 149 comments

A reader of <A HREF="http://blog.stereophile.com/stephenmejias/love_comes_close_again/#COMMEN... blog</A> states: "Vinyl-download bundles are a complete win-win for me, and I would choose the bundle over a CD every time." How about you? Would you prefer a vinyl-download bundle to the CD release of an album?

Would you prefer a vinyl-download bundle to the CD release of an album?
I'd prefer a vinyl-download bundle
55% (240 votes)
I'd prefer the CD
21% (94 votes)
Neither one
24% (106 votes)
Total votes: 440
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Stereophile Posted: Nov 01, 2009 86 comments

Audiophiles pride themselves on their love of music, but it may turn out that their kids or spouses buy more music than they do. Who buys the most music in your household?

Who buys the most music in your household?
I do
83% (125 votes)
My kids do
2% (3 votes)
My spouse does
4% (6 votes)
My roommate does
2% (3 votes)
I live alone
9% (14 votes)
Total votes: 151
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 25, 2009 0 comments

In last week's responses, many of you wished for ubiquitous high-resolution downloads. If this were to happen, what is the <I>most</I> you are willing to pay for, say, a 96kHz/24-bit download of a full album?

If hi-rez downloads are going to be our future, what is the <I>most</I> you are willing to pay for, say, a 96kHz/24-bit download of a full album?
Less than $1
7% (30 votes)
$1-$3
3% (11 votes)
$3-5
6% (24 votes)
$5-8
13% (53 votes)
$8-11
22% (92 votes)
$11-15
21% (88 votes)
$15-19
16% (65 votes)
$19-25
7% (30 votes)
More than $25
4% (17 votes)
Total votes: 410

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