New guy here with some thoughts and observations
Being new to this forum and this being my first post I have been reading various questions and answers all day long. Seeing some of the vehement disagreements and outright war of words amazes me. Is not the enjoyment of music subjective? What sounds good to one may not sound good to another, but is it wrong? What difference does it make if one person enjoys a $20,000 Krell system, while another enjoys the sound of $1000 worth of Yamaha components? To see someone say that a $69 Wal-Mart special Blu ray player sounds as good as the $1500 OPPO unit, and the person buying that is just an idiot wasting money and compensating for personal shortcomings leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Nobody and no amount of audio test equipment can measure what the persons perception of the sound is. I have read arguments about CD players, amplifiers, distortion and just about everything else today. Experts of all genres and self-proclaimed audiophiles arguing over everything under the sun. There is a lot of fantastic information here, great ideas, limitless knowledge and brains to pick, but hearing is subjective. Ten different people will hear ten different things and what may be pleasing to one is harsh to another. I love this site and I love the knowledge available but wading through the quarrels is tiresome. Instead of coming together sharing ideas and the love of audio pursuits, I see a several people in d@#K measuring contests.