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Stereophile Staff  |  Sep 29, 2011  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  14 comments
In his October 2011 “As We See It,” John Marks described the recent rise in the number of regional audio shows as a result of the decrease in local hi-fi dealers. What we want to know is…

Did you go to an audio show this year?
After voting, feel free to describe your experiences, what show(s) you attended, or future plans in the comments section

Did you go to an Audio Show this Year?
Yes, and it was...
55% (228 votes)
No, and here's why...
45% (190 votes)
Total votes: 418
Jon Iverson  |  Mar 01, 2011  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  15 comments
With car audio, background streaming, and iPods, there are plenty of choices for listening to music when away from your main system. Do you save your main system only for special occasions or does it dominate your audio life?
How Often Do You Listen On Your Main System vs. Everything Else?
Jon Iverson  |  Dec 28, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  21 comments
Both HD downloads and vinyl have held their ground, and new equipment continues to pour forth at an astounding rate. But in the overall scheme of things, has this past year been a plus or minus in the audiophile ledger?

Explain your choice in the comments.

Was 2010 a good year for high end audio?
Jon Iverson  |  Dec 01, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  12 comments
Headphones have always offered a private listening island, without distraction for you or those around you. And with iPods impact, the variety of headphone products has gone through the roof.

Vote to see the results and then set up an account to leave a comment about your choice.

How often do you listen to headphones?
Jon Iverson  |  Nov 21, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  6 comments
As we wrap up another year in music, the record industry is still in turmoil. Yet artists still find ways to put out new albums. But how would you rate 2010 to previous years? How has new music been shaping up for 2010?

Vote to see the results and then set up an account to leave a comment about your choice.

How has new music been shaping up for 2010?
Stereophile  |  Nov 14, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  74 comments

Speaking of old formats, one major appeal that is lost with downloads is packaging. Or are those packages just waste? How important is the packaging (liner notes, album art, etc.) that comes with physical formats?

How important is the packaging (liner notes, album art, etc.) that comes with physical formats?
Very important
61% (105 votes)
Pretty important
22% (38 votes)
Somewhat important
9% (15 votes)
Not important
6% (11 votes)
A complete waste
1% (2 votes)
Total votes: 171
Stereophile  |  Nov 07, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  101 comments
When CDs took off, many music collectors started selling or giving away all of their vinyl. The same appears to be happening now with CD. Have you ever purged your music collection of older formats?
Have you ever purged your music collection of older formats?
Yes, and glad I did
24% (59 votes)
Yes, but regret it
19% (47 votes)
No and glad I didn't
57% (143 votes)
No and wish I had
1% (2 votes)
Total votes: 251
Stereophile  |  Oct 31, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  82 comments

Your amp blows up, with flames licking the underside of your wood equipment rack—or you see the flood waters approaching your LP collection. What is the scariest audio thing that's ever happened to you?

What is the scariest audio thing that's ever happened to you?
Here it is
91% (87 votes)
Nothing scares me
9% (9 votes)
Total votes: 96
Stereophile  |  Oct 24, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  84 comments

One of the most-frequently given answers to last week's Vote! was a variation on "trust your ears." But can your ears <i>always</i> be trusted?

Can your ears <i>always</i> be trusted?
Yes, all the time
24% (50 votes)
Most of the time
43% (90 votes)
Some of the time
27% (55 votes)
I don't trust my ears
6% (12 votes)
Total votes: 207
Stereophile  |  Oct 17, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  130 comments

Anyone who participates in this hobby for a few years develops some insight that is worth sharing. What is the most important pearl of audiophile wisdom you can bestow on someone?

What is the most important pearl of audiophile wisdom you can bestow on someone?
Here's my pearl of wisdom
92% (137 votes)
I don't have any . . . yet
8% (12 votes)
Total votes: 149
Stereophile  |  Oct 11, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

Good selection, deep knowledge, or simply cheap prices—what is the most important quality for a dealer to have, in your opinion?

What is the most important quality for a dealer to have, in your opinion?
Here it is
96% (98 votes)
Don't have one
4% (4 votes)
Total votes: 102
Stereophile  |  Oct 03, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  125 comments

It's no surprise that high-end audio dealers are getting thinner on the ground. Even so, how often do you visit a high-end audio dealer?

How often do you visit a high-end audio dealer?
Several times a week
1% (5 votes)
About once a week
3% (11 votes)
One or two times a month
11% (44 votes)
Every few months
28% (117 votes)
About once a year
25% (102 votes)
Almost never
31% (130 votes)
I am a dealer
2% (7 votes)
Total votes: 416
Stereophile  |  Sep 27, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  56 comments

The flipside to last week's question is hard to resist: Are there any artists (living or dead) that you go out of your way to avoid collecting?

Are there any artists (living or dead) that you go out of your way to avoid collecting?
But of course
76% (60 votes)
Maybe one
14% (11 votes)
None that I can think of
10% (8 votes)
Total votes: 79
Stereophile  |  Sep 22, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

It might be Miles Davis, John Zorn, or the works of Eric Satie. Is there an artist, living or dead, whom you collect obsessively?

Is there an artist, living or dead, whom you collect obsessively?
Yes there is one
30% (46 votes)
There is more than one
57% (86 votes)
There are none
13% (20 votes)
Total votes: 152
Stereophile  |  Sep 12, 2010  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  78 comments

On the flip side to last week's question, what product have you purchased that gave you the <I>least</I> bang for the buck?

What product have you purchased that gave you the <I>least</I> bang for the buck?
Here it is
48% (66 votes)
I have no idea
52% (71 votes)
Total votes: 137

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