I've been pretty busy lately with school starting. I haven't really had time to listen to my system this past week, in fact other than watching some tv with the family a couple of nights this week I hadn't listened to any music at all this week which is very, very rare for me.
So, I come downstairs this morning and turn on some music.
As much as I love the sound of music in here when I am in here day in and day out (actually more like night in night out in the summer), for some reason music sounds that much better after the rare occasions that I have a few days off.
Have you guys noticed this?
To me this is yet ANOTHER reason (one of many) why listening impressions of different speakers is so subjective. For me a huge variable in how much I would like a speaker would be how long it has been since I have spent some time listening to music.
So many variables... the longer I've been in this hobby the more reluctant I get to recommending speakers to others. I still do, but it's becoming less and less. If something as simple as the amount of time it's been since someone has listened to a system will affect their impressions and then you throw in different room, possibly different style of music, mood of the listener, etc. what chance do our ears have.....
A big turning point for me was when Archaea was over here recently to check out the 215's. I posted this before, he did not perceive a strong center image with 2 channel music. What?!?! As I sat down today and turned on some music for the first time in a week that was the very first thing that jumped out at me. The singer is in the room and standing in front of me dead center. Almost chillingly so.
The fact that Archaea doesn't have the same perception of a strong center image without moving back to the second row just shows how different everyone's ears/brains are at interpreting sound. To me that is a massive difference and is very interesting to me that people can be so different.
So, when I get PM's about JTR and specifically the 215's I am much more careful to say any impression is my opinion and they should go hear some speakers before making a decision. I'm even nervous about doing demo's since it's a different room and there are all those variables mentioned above.
Ahhhhh, whatever, haha, I'm basically just blabbering and posting what is currently in my head. No real point here. I've been busy lately and haven't been on the forum so just catching up today and spewing non-sense.
BTW, I got a message that someone said that I am selling my 215's. No friggin way that is happening.