Originally Posted by FantaXP7
808? If so don't those have a terrible reputation for firmware issues?
Not really sure about that. I stopped following closely the audio and video market when I left Circuit City as a store manager in 2004.
I am 34 and my hearing is not what it used to be. I have high end roll off, and slight hearing damage from playing loud music live in band. We practiced in my home in a room 12x12 for years with volume turned up. In our 20's we were stupid and did not know better. I also ride motocross for years, and attending many concerts and such. Headphones, loud music in car... it all adds up. I can't hear well above 15k hz and I have trouble distinguishing sounds like vocals in a noisy resturaunt. Noise treating your room really helps BTW... spend a little on that and save on the equiptment you buy- It will sound better for less $$
Genetically- my father and his father had bad hearing as they aged.
But at this point while I can still hear and enjoy- my hearing has degraded to the point that I can tell bad sound from good sound- but I struggle to notice much difference between one good sound and another good sound.
I used to be into the high end audio scene. I sold my Polk LSi's and Earthquate Cinenova Grande Amp about 4 years ago on ebay.
I just run an ordinary consumer level AVR like the Onkyo 808 or Denon 3312. I also run ordinary $1000 level sub/sat speaker set with the wire in walls because my wife to be thinks it looks nice.
Sadly I can't appreciate excellent sound the way I used too... So it's more video and PC these days.