Yet another format – and I’ll bet the price tag is the most significant difference! With rapidly dwindling standard CD sales, why would these sell?
Or do you hear what you believe? What is happening when scientific data and subjective listening provide different, even contradictory conclusions? Do you go with what you hear, or the objective data? Here’s an opinion.
This evolving graphic maps the many genres of music and provides audio samples and lists of representative artists.
Here’s an article setting out why this format update/upgrade won’t become popular. I’ll wait and see what actually eventuates. High definition vinyl?
Yes, for me sound quality does matter when listening to music.
People who experience chills when listening to music have brains that are different to those who don’t. Their auditory senses are connected to emotions ……
“A Maid of Constant Sorrow” was Judy Collins’ debut album, released in 1961. The lyrics of the song “The Prickilie Bush” (credited to Traditional) bear a striking resemblance to Led Zeppelin’s “Gallows Pole” released some years later. There have been many versions, and at least in this case Page & Plant credit it as their […]
A musician who cares about sound quality – meet jazz drummer Billy Drummond and his home audio system.
How well do you experience the art of music, and does that determine the fidelity of reproduction for you? From the technical perspective, the quality of the recording is crucial, as is the quality of carrier medium, and quality of playback. In addition, the playback environment strongly influences the experience. Subjectively, mood/emotional state, attention/distraction, and […]
Is it worth pursuing better sound through high-definition formats and technology? Are the folks who stay with valves, turntables, and who renovate old equipment simply misguided?
Here’s a piece looking at this from the seller’s perspective, and asking how to better sell? I approach this from the other direction – the experience of trying to buy and use great equipment for listening to recorded music. Speaking as a long-time enthusiast who has dealt with many retailers of all kinds, I want […]
I struggle to conjure a sense of what my life would be like with no daily music. This article considers what for me is an imponderable.
Part One of the listening test article I wrote last year has now been published on TNT-Audio.com. I tried a range of affordable cartridges on The Wand Plus. Ultimately, my euphonic listening experience with The Wand Plus and Hana cartridges led me to team up with Design Build Listen to supply these excellent products in […]
Why do I hardly ever see anyone talking about their own music listening systems? I’ve seen Fish in his home studio who had a KEF sponsorship, and I’ve seen a Stereophile article about Henry Rollins, and a short video with Elija Wood (although he talks about records and not about the very interesting vinyl and […]
There’s a detailed and really helpful discussion of the words used to describe the hifi music experience, here. It’s an excerpt from the Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems by Robert Harley , Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound magazine
I bought my first hifi products in 1972 when I left school and earned my first wage. Since then I have changed, updated, and upgraded many times as formats, technologies, and income have enabled my pursuit of high fidelity, and latterly immersive music reproduction experience. I’ve bought high street, mail order, discount warehouse, second-hand, from […]
The music industry has yet to make money from advertising, and they now have that in their sights for a new business model which baits advertising attention with music. Be prepared ro have your listening habits profiled for targeted advertising. This is just one reason why I have not joined any streaming services.
A short article about reissue labels that produce nasty vinyl records using rips from CDs and other shonky sources. I’ve bought several records from The Warehouse and JB Hifi that were such poor recordings or pressings that I returned them. At $30 upwards I expect high quality.
The city of Seoul in South Korea has a library of records.
I joined the reviewer panel a couple of years ago, and have published a range of equipment reviews. To avoid commercial conflicts of interest, I will no longer review products, but will occasionally write opinion pieces and other articles on matters hifi. I’ll post links here.