Downloads are taking off and it has been 25 years since CD was launched, yet audiophile demand for turntables and vinyl continues unabated. When did you last spin a record?
Is it how much you spend or how you spend it? Is it how you organize your priorities when it comes to audio? Is it only a state of mind? Define the word "audiophile."
Another CES under our belts, and there were new audiophile products galore. What new product at CES caught your eye (or ears)?
Now that hi-rez files without DRM are starting to become available for download from several labels, are you ready for an audiophile music server?
Formats teetered, new products were released, and retailers gave up the ghost. In your opinion, what was the biggest audio story of 2007?
Say what you will about the general state of the music business, good music still pops up from time to time. What was your favorite <I>new</I> release of 2007. No reissues allowed.
The latest reports have music sales, both on disc and online downloads, down another 20% so far this season. In your opinion, why is the music business sucking so hard?
In the responses to last week's poll, one reader stated: "It is easier to buy and sell through the Internet. Hi-Fi shops are obsolete."<P>Is this true, are Hi-Fi shops on the way out?
Some audiophiles will only buy what they can hear, which poses a challenge if what you want is hundreds of miles away. How far have you traveled to audition or purchase an audio component? <P><I>Note to last week's vote commenters: due to a server move, we lost several days' worth of votes. We're all better now but we apologize if your comments didn't make it.</I>
High-resolution audio has gone quiet in recent months. Or has it? What do you think has happened to SACD and DVD-Audio?