“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It isn’t about finding anything. It’s about creating yourself” -(Bob Dylan) I’ve been thinking about experiencing music, not only in anticipation of enhancing, also in reflecting on, my own music experiences. I’ve also been looking at some of the burgeoning work in the field of ‘music experience’ research. I saw […]
It’s that time of year again, when JRiver send out a time-limited discount offer on a new version of their Media Center software. I’ve used it as my music player and file library for years, since MC17 infact. MC26 will be available around the end of the year, and a pre-order before the end of […]
An interesting topic for discussion with your wife! http://audiophilereview.com/audiophile-news/-justifying-an-audio-purchase-based-on-cost.html
As high performance audio equipment becomes easier to use at lower cost, are audiophiles becoming oddities? http://www.cepro.com/article/why_are_audiophiles_so_ashamed/#
Here at HiFi Auditions, I am focused on sound quality and the experience of music. No automated multi-zone gadgetry here, just authentic recorded music playback of the highest quality. Stereo equipment, including computer-based sources, and careful matching and setup of components in systems, appropriate for the room. That’s the way to euphonic rendition of music. […]
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sound in the ear of the listener. And there is no scientific assurance of “good sound”, only the subjective test of your ears. Auditioning hifi equipment requires tapping into your emotional response to the music. Some music lovers haven’t yet learned to trust their ears, and so seek […]
Peter Aczel is a long-time audiophile and highly reputed scientist. This is a summary of his conclusions from decades of home audio experience. For upgrade value, speakers are the first point of attention. Then setup and room treatment. For system extension, components must be well matched.