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Markus Roonikus Posted: Jun 16, 2008 124 comments

There are an increasing number of articles on the Web regarding cables/speaker wire and their sonic properties. Combine this with some "blind" listening sessions (like the one substituting a coat hanger) and any sensible person has reason to pause. Do you find yourself more dubious about manufacturers' performance claims? Has this affected your spending habits?

Do you find yourself increasingly dubious about cable manufacturers' performance claims? Has this affected your spending habits?
Yes I study the claims closely
41% (106 votes)
I take a brief look
30% (78 votes)
I never look at the claims
29% (74 votes)
Total votes: 258
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Mike Agee Posted: Jun 08, 2008 129 comments

Reader Mike Agee asks: "I'd like to hear about great audio products that have managed to go under-reviewed in the audio press. I realize there are many reasons why this might happen, from manufacturer reluctance [to submit review samples] to bad timing in the marketplace, but we all know there are a real winners out there that never made a recommended list."

What great audio products have managed to go under-reviewed in the audio press?
Here's one or two
92% (135 votes)
Don't have one
8% (12 votes)
Total votes: 147
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dBruce Posted: Jun 01, 2008 63 comments

Reader dBruce wants to know where do you sit, lie, or hang when listening? What chair/couch (make & model) is great for listening?

What chair/couch/other (make & model) is great for listening?
My chair is
54% (58 votes)
My couch is
32% (35 votes)
I use a
12% (13 votes)
No comment
2% (2 votes)
Total votes: 108
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BeeJay DeeJay Posted: May 25, 2008 147 comments

Reader BeeJay DeeJay would like to know if readers can hear a faint "background" ringing or hissing in their ears when it is dead quiet? If so, what is the extent of that hiss or noise, and is it bothersome when listening?

Can you hear a faint "background" ringing or hissing in your ears when it is dead quiet?
I don't hear any noise when it is quiet
14% (71 votes)
I hear a very slight noise
60% (300 votes)
I hear a bothersome noise
25% (126 votes)
Total votes: 497
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Walter Woody Posted: May 18, 2008 41 comments

Reader Walter Woody realizes that caring about sound quality is nothing to be ashamed of. He asks: What is your proudest audiophile moment?

What is your proudest audiophile moment?
Here it is
73% (77 votes)
Don't have one
27% (28 votes)
Total votes: 105
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Moebius Posted: May 12, 2008 65 comments

Lots of great poll questions have been submitted and we'll start working through them. Here's the first one: Have you studied music? Do you play music yourself?

Have you studied music? Do you play music yourself?
Yes, I have studied music
14% (27 votes)
Yes, have studied music and play an instrument or two
46% (88 votes)
I just play an instrument
19% (36 votes)
I just listen
22% (42 votes)
Total votes: 193
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Stereophile Posted: May 04, 2008 57 comments

Some people complain that the "Vote" questions aren't serious enough. Okay, what would <I>you</I> like to find out about the magazine's readers? Give us your suggestion for a <I>Stereophile</I> poll.

Give us your suggestion for a <I>Stereophile</I> poll.
Here it is
89% (67 votes)
Don't have one
11% (8 votes)
Total votes: 75
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Carl Lundberg Posted: Apr 27, 2008 0 comments

Reader Carl Lundberg, noticing Wes Phillips' preference for cats, wants to know if all audiophiles exhibit this tendency. Are you a cat, dog, or other kind of pet person?

Are you a cat, dog, or other type of pet person?
Cat
39% (102 votes)
Dog
32% (83 votes)
Both cat and dog
15% (38 votes)
Other
4% (11 votes)
No Pets
11% (28 votes)
Total votes: 262
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Gus Kund Posted: Apr 20, 2008 60 comments

After noticing his own system performance dropping over time from AC power-related problems, reader Gus Kund wants to know if the power where you live is so bad that you've had to deal with it?

Reader Gus Kund wants to know if the power where you live is so bad that you've had to deal with it?
Power's fine
46% (57 votes)
I've had some issues
33% (41 votes)
Sucks where I live
20% (25 votes)
Total votes: 123
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 13, 2008 82 comments

The audiophile psyche is deep and complex. Or is it? What do you hope to accomplish by being interested in audio reproduction?

What do you hope to accomplish by being interested in audio reproduction?
Well . . .
77% (97 votes)
Nothing much
23% (29 votes)
Total votes: 126

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