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Stereophile Mar 22, 2009
Audiophile websites cover every niche of the hobby, and new ones are always fun to find. Are there any worthy audiophile links that Stereophile readers may not be aware of?
Can you think of any audiophile links that readers may not be aware of?
Yes, here's a link or two
68% (60 votes)
No, can't think of any
32% (28 votes)
Total votes: 88
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Steve Guttenberg Mar 15, 2009
The vinyl boom is one thing, but do analog-loving audiophiles actually buy new records? How about you? Do you buy new LP records?
Do you buy new LP records?
Yes, I buy a lot of new records!
29% (146 votes)
Yes, but it's a mix of new and used.
43% (216 votes)
No, I find 'em on the street for free!
1% (5 votes)
No, I buy used records at yard sales for 25 cents a pop!
6% (29 votes)
No, I already have all the records I need!
4% (21 votes)
I don't spin vinyl
17% (84 votes)
Total votes: 501
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David Chesky Mar 09, 2009
Storing downloads is always a balance between fidelity and hard-drive space/costs. If you had to pick one, which of the following formats would you choose for your downloads?
If you had to pick one, which of the following formats would you choose for your downloads?
96/24 FLAC
54% (321 votes)
44.1/16 AIFF or WAV
8% (46 votes)
44.1/16 FLAC
13% (75 votes)
MP3 320kbps
8% (50 votes)
MP3 128kbps
1% (3 votes)
Other
6% (33 votes)
Forget it, I won't download
10% (61 votes)
Total votes: 589
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Steve Guttenberg Mar 02, 2009
Is it the atmosphere? The power line? Your brain? Does your system's sound quality vary from day to day?
Does your system's sound quality vary from day to day?
Yes, a lot!
39% (81 votes)
Yes, it sounds "mushy" on very humid days
4% (9 votes)
Yes, it's brittle on dry days
3% (6 votes)
Yes, but it's best late at night
32% (68 votes)
No, it always sounds exactly the same
22% (46 votes)
Total votes: 210
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Stereophile Feb 23, 2009
There are dozens of CD- or higher-resolution download sites now online. Which begs the question: How much of the music you acquire is in the form of downloads, either low- and/or high-resolution?
How much of the music you acquire is in the form of downloads, either low- and/or high-resolution?
I only download these days
16% (71 votes)
I download most of my music
11% (47 votes)
I download about half of my music
10% (42 votes)
I only download a little
27% (116 votes)
I don't download anything
36% (155 votes)
Total votes: 431
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David Chesky Feb 15, 2009
Time to bust or confirm an audiophile stereotype: David Chesky is wondering if you ever listen to rap or hip-hop music?
Do you listen to rap or hip-hop music?
Yes quite a bit
14% (91 votes)
Yes some
16% (104 votes)
Yes, but rarely
22% (143 votes)
Never
49% (327 votes)
Total votes: 665
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Stereophile Feb 08, 2009
Everyone knows not to judge an album by its cover. But sometimes we can't resist the visual allure created to tempt the unwary shopper. Have you ever bought an album just for the cover? How did it turn out?
Have you ever bought an album just for the cover? How did it turn out?
Yes and it turned out great
69% (138 votes)
Yes, but it was a disaster
17% (34 votes)
Never tempted!
14% (29 votes)
Total votes: 201
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Stereophile Feb 01, 2009
Getting the right components is half the battle. The other half is setting them up for maximum effect. How much time did you spend placing your loudspeakers?
How much time did you spend placing your loudspeakers?
I spent about . . .
84% (163 votes)
Just plopped them down
16% (31 votes)
Total votes: 194
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Stereophile Jan 25, 2009
In the spirit of doing our part for the audio economy, if you had $1000 to spend on audio equipment right now, what would you use it for?
If you had $1000 to spend on audio equipment right now, what would you use it for?
I'd spend it all on...
75% (183 votes)
I'd use it as a down payment on...
21% (51 votes)
I can't think of how to spend it
4% (11 votes)
Total votes: 245
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Mark Lemelin Jan 19, 2009
The Internet has been a boon to buyers and sellers of used audio components. Reader Mark Lemelin wonders whether you mostly buy used gear, or do you buy new equipment on the Web?
When you shop hi-fi on the Web, do you mostly buy used or new equipment?
All new
13% (43 votes)
Mostly new
17% (55 votes)
Equal amounts of new and used
17% (57 votes)
Mostly used
34% (112 votes)
All used
11% (38 votes)
I don't buy anything
8% (28 votes)
Total votes: 333
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