Originally Posted by Lhasa-lover
My disagreement with you isn't that vinyl does or does not sound better, regardless of whatever argument anybody presents. It's with your broad statement that "vinyl lovers" won't admit that it's an basically in inaccurate medium. We don't argue with that. At least "most" of us don't. Your brush is MUCH too broad. Many of us just like it better due to the compression/loudness issue. Well mastered CD's are very hard to find these days. So we "added" vinyl back into our choices. Not replaced.
On a personal level, I am a vinyl lover. And I freely admit that it is an inaccurate medium.
BTW apologies in advance if I have mistaken you for somebody else but if my memory serves me, aren't you the person who has often posted that music, to you, is really only background noise. You don't really listen, critically, to music much and MP3 and/or your ipod serves you just fine? If so then your statement: SQ isnt subjective for me.
is rather silly. But maybe I've mixed you up with somebody else.
Far enough, I will correct my statement in saying Im wrong about all vinyl lovers!
Im not sure why it matters how I choose to listen to my music. Its never background noise for sure though but I choose to not sit and do nothing when Im listening. I have headphones on right now, sometimes I have to mute for conference calls but other times music is just playing. I also listen to it when Im having fun tweaking or building speakers. I also enjoy a great live music locally but with kids, 6 pm and after is no fun any more
I have never posted once saying anything about SQ and how I listen so Im not sure why you think its silly when I talk about SQ. You are aware that I have a long list of equipment to choose from if I choose to listen in a high SQ environment. Heck my HT room is a damn good room for that if I again choose too...$50K room or $100 Ipod in the garage while building something....give me the garage
You do not have to listen to music a specific way to have incredible passion towards music, You dont have to use a specific medium to have incredible passion towards music. Im fully aware of the compromises in my choices. That does not mean I have not experienced the other side. I have many times, My critical listening experiences with 5 guys sitting around saying nothing, with their eyes closed is like watching paint dry...you might as well put fire ants on my skin because its that painful to experience. I want action, I want thought, I want the "other" things involved with a music experience too.
For me music brings back incredible memories of life experiences. Sometimes its overwhelming because they events were incredible!
Both sides will brush broad strokes sometimes but a little cage rattling is okay isnt it