Originally Posted by Garman
Just curious on what other brands you think sound good? I like Joseph Audio as they come close too the sound of Dynaudio...
Man, does this illustrate...what a different track I take in the hobby. I'm not trying to pick on Garman certainly; I know he didn't mean this literally. But for me...why would you want to try another speaker; that sounds the same
as something else?
I'm all about dichotomy; mixing it up. I go from 500 watt class-D amps, to low-watt tubes; big-balls slamma-jamma speakers, to neutral, natural mid-excelling designs. Oh...and then back
I mean...far be it, for me to tell anyone how to be an audiophile; but to me...what does it even mean? We love music...and
we love the gear that makes it. We also love the gear
! Well how are you loving the gear...and actively participating in the hobby; if you've had the same system, for 10 years?
Don't get me wrong; I'm at the extreme...I get it. But you guys, who have had the same stuff...for sooo long (and I'm not singling anyone out); aren't you ever curious about something else? If you say "sure...I listen to it at the shop, or shows; and it's not as good, as my XYZ"...you're missing the point.
Of course it's not. We're resistant to change; including, and maybe especially our ears (and yes, eyes). Man...you have to live
with kit; get used to it, the way you've gotten used to your "A". Then
you can A/B it. And again...for me, it's not always about getting "better". Often, I'll go sideways...just to try something "different".
Many times, it's "equally" as good; sometimes not. I mean...I never try (or keep), "bad" kit...for the sake of being different. But sure...I might trade "down", just to mix it up. I can do it...because of used gear; I don't lose money (or much...and it's a small price to pay, if it is; to satisfy my curiosities)...and uh, hello...McFly. I can always go back to something, that I let go but miss (and have).
Case in point...I am very excited, to have just bought a sweet, little EL-84 based tube IA; and some very high-effciency, single-driver speakers (which shall go nameless). Now...this isn't a replacement, for the Main rig; and who knows how long it'll stay around. As long as I'm enjoying it. If that stops...well, then on to more good kit (although I'm frankly, running out of the things I want
to try...and have a house-full, of really
satisfying gear at the moment
BTW; the thread has been riveting lately: headphones, Aaron's fingers...the fights. Whoever put us back "on track"; well done.