Reader Jeff Nobe is wondering what our readers consider the best name ever used for an audio company and why?
For most, being an audiophile is a hobby. But for some, it becomes much more—and might even support a family. If you could start your own audiophile company, what would it be?
Back in 1992, J. Gordon Holt stated "we haven't accomplished what we set out to do. The playback still doesn't sound 'just like the real thing.'" Is Holt still right, has high-end audio lost its way?
It could be a foreign country or a big city. Where would you go for the ultimate audiophile vacation and why?
Judging by last week's results, industrial design clearly matters to many readers when it comes to audio products. So it raises the question: Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?
In a blog comment, reader Henry writes "I won't buy a component that does not look right . . . . It needs to have a look like someone cared deeply about the appearance of the thing as a function of performance." <P> Does a component's industrial design matter to you? How much?
Last week's poll revealed continuing support for FM radio, though other broadcast services are clearly making inroads. If you listen to "radio," what service do you listen to <I>most</I>?
FM radio, once the mainstay for those seeking exposure to new music, is under attack from satellite radio, Web radio, and corporate playlists. Do you still listen to FM radio?
Clearly, plenty of readers are still committed to CD for one reason or another. How long do you expect record labels to continue releasing CDs?
Discs may be getting passé, but the technology keeps maturing and most music is still released on CD. Besides, deals on used discs also abound. Are you still interested in CD players?