Originally Posted by mrfranc
. . . After listening for some time from the Samsung it becomes fatiguing.
I feel that way about Pink Floyd.
Again, I feel like a frame of reference would be useful here.
There are some who do things like coating their speaker wires with extra virgin olive oil from the Abruzzo region of Italy in order to prevent frequencies on the extreme ranges from escaping (Because as we all know, oil from the Toscano region tends to lock in the higher frequencies while letting the low end escape, therefore creating an unbalanced sound.)
Then there are those who think 8-tracks sound great.
I'm somewhere in the middle, a few notches above* people who buy Home Theater in a Box(tm) systems. I'm picky, but I'm also not rich, so I buy the best stuff I can afford. I've listened to a lot of music on my 1600 ranging from rock to classical to jazz, and "fatigue" is something I've never experienced.
If you're closer to the first group I mentioned then obviously your reaction will be different, but if you're anywhere near my group I think you'll be perfectly pleased with CDs on your 1600.
*By "above" I do not mean "better" in a snobbish way. Nor do I mean to besmirch any type of audiophile. I'm just trying to create a classification system that will help put into context opinions about the 1600's capabilities (or lack thereof) as a CD player.