Originally Posted by NorthSky
Time is a luxury we can't afford to lose. ...The music simply follows us wherever we go, and whatever we do.
And besides, the only great multichannel music worth listening to is Classical music.
Originally Posted by audioguy
Seriously??? I have many awesome Bluray concert videos and only ONE is classical. While I think your comments about why most people don't listen to multi-channel are for the most part spot on, I could not possibly disagree more on this point.
Mostly because it is done realistically/artistically and tastefully, with ambiance in the surrounds.
...And the audience.
Yes too, I have several Multichannel SACDs and Blu-ray video music concerts and DVD Audios multich.
It's fun (Beck - 'Sea Change'), I listened to many of them for many many years (must have over a thousand), in the sweet spot, from a multichannel surround sound setup that is not perfect but good enough.
I simply don't make a big deal out of it because I also got as much satisfaction listening to two-channel stereo music, and even from background music playing on the r.a.d.i.o. (Classical, Jazz, & Blues).
Yeah the audiophile quality is different for sure (sound quality is much better when you're totally serious and dedicated to it and listening from your serious seat), but music is still an emotional chord and you still can get that from your iPod or tablet or smartphone or youtube.
Originally Posted by gbaby
This is a somwhat crass, if not snobbish, observation.
Not @ all, I am simply and comfortably numb in my day to day life's simplicity.
For me the essence is the Music, and Classical music is the essence.
Nothing snobbish about that; I simply vibrate better when listening to this type of music over any other genre.
And I am a big Blues lover, always was. And I am also very big on Jazz. But Classical music for me is the real deal, where my soul is totally relaxed and secured.
And Classical music is fine in Stereo and also fine in multichannel. Nowadays I simply listen more in Stereo, and from the far spot; not sitting in the middle of my two speakers but outside of them, to the side, and farther back.
It's the way it is now (not always), and I answered the OP in total honesty @ the time and in the space I'm in now and then.
If that poll would have been done say ten years ago I would most probably voted differently.
I live in the present, not the past; try my best @ it.
I don't hate multichannel music from Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae, Blues, World/International, New Age, Alternative, etc.; I am simply more into some' else right now, like Classical, Blues, and Jazz too, and in stereo from a farther perspective, just like young lovers do.