I know personal preference for audio sound signatures is really what it boils down to.
But, I have never heard exactly what anything is supposed to sound like.
Lots of car stereos, but who knows if it is actually what it was supposed to sound like....lots of home stereos etc.
But I have no reference to what a song is supposed to sound like to compare.
Given the endless supply of varied content and speakers, how I am I supposed to ever know what it was originally intended to sound like to compare to my system ?
I have heard and have settings that give me what I think sounds good.
I know as flat as possible is a rule of thumb......
Where does one go to find perfect sound or at least exactly what it is supposed to sound like......how can I ever say, that's how it is suppose to sound.
Concerts are a poor place to find accurate true sound....movie theaters are not that great, .......are even sound demo rooms any good for this.
I want to hear a song exactly how it should sound and then compare it to my room.
Is that futile, should one just set his or her room until they think it is perfect or set the room flat no matter if they like it or not.
Seems like to get that perfect sound signature I like for music, I could re do all the settings for each song to be happy. Setting the room flat, some songs sound great, some horrible......setting everything for the content being played back gets great results, then the next song or album needs all the settings different to sound what I consider great.
How does everyone deal with this or has anyone ever heard how anything is supposed to sound beyond a live unamplified orchestra ?
I just pick a album, play with the settings until it sounds outstanding, then listen to the album/cd/recording and change it all for the next one, otherwise it never sounds just right for all the different content. I have found no one group of settings that sound great for all content.
Is this what it means when one hits audiophile status....in the old days it was crank it loud and party on. Then later just blaming the recording itself when one cd sounded great and the next one horrible.
Now I would like to know what is the song even supposed to sound like to begin with......