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Audiophile or Music Lover?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by shacky, Aug 7, 2011.

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Are you an Audiophile or Music Lover?

  1. Audiophile

    52 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. Music Lover

    239 vote(s)
    82.1%
  1. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    "Music"

    I grew up listening to a hand held transistor radio in the sixties which inspired me to learn how to play guitar & drums.
    My equipment is better than ever now, but the music remains the same for me.
     
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  2. libertycaps

    libertycaps Analogue "AAA" vinyl.

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    Finally more equity in this obsession now. But for every dollar i've spent on hardware, i've still prolly spent $100 on soft.
     
  3. AnalogDigit

    AnalogDigit Realistic fan.

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    I'm going to go with Music Lover. It don't matter if I'm listening to music on a boom box or a 120 watt per channel receiver. I do have a lot of equipment, but that is because I have a lot of different types of media that my music is on to choose from.
     
  4. hardrock94

    hardrock94 Super Member

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    Music Lover, I've a few nice pieces,but it all souds the same to me.

    (maybe I need to turn my hearing-aid up more):D
     
  5. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Music first....always. I can get just as much enjoyment hearing a song I like on a portable or car radio as I can my system at home.
     
  6. Bill in MD

    Bill in MD New Member

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    Me? I'm a badly outdated low-grade audiophile, and a very highly-trained musician. Audiophilia comes and goes from what I experience, but music...never. It is an essential and utterly indestructible part of who I am.
     
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  7. BMWCCA

    BMWCCA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm a music lover . . . but I really can't stand listening to good music or a good recording on a sub-standard system. So, given the two choices, what does that make me??

    Other than another member in need of a third option . . . "Both"!
     
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  8. RT Fan

    RT Fan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It has always been and will always be about the music. The equipment I own has improved over the years but the joy is in the music itself. Of course I enjoy having nice equipment but I have spent much more money acquiring music than I have spent on the conveyance of it. :music:
     
  9. jimfet

    jimfet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Music made me an audiophile.
     
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  10. roofjumper

    roofjumper New Member

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    Music lover always, no matter what its coming out of. I really enjoy finding out how good the music sounds from older vintage equipment.
     
  11. cubby01

    cubby01 aka Buck

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    Are those the only two choices :scratch2:
     

     

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  12. RossW

    RossW AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm more of a tinkerer. I enjoy working on the gear as much or more than I enjoy listening to it.
     
  13. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Neither..Over worked,under paid, multi-skilled technician.With to little time to enjoy my own toys.
     
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  14. portnoy

    portnoy AK Member

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    music lover - can't afford to be an audiofile.

    give me moody blues on a clock radio and i'll be happy
     
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  15. Elroy

    Elroy was here.

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    Not enough choices. I am both. :nerd: :sing:
     
  16. BadassBob

    BadassBob Digitally rendered

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    Both. If I hear a song I love while in the car, I crank it, even though the system in my car sucks lol. I also enjoy hearing every last detail in my music, hence the partial audiophile moniker.
     

     

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  17. Illusions

    Illusions VNV Nation Fan :3

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    I'm a music lover xD I love listening to music..though A good sound system is nice :p
     
  18. theprofessor

    theprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Music lover, audio enthusiast.

    I get so much more of a thrill exploring music than agonizing over placement, speaker wire gauge, isolation, and power management. Sure, everyone loves to get new gear, but I can't let the gear take precedent over my music. Once I get my system dialed in, I forget about it and return to the jams.
     
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  19. South3rn

    South3rn Active Member

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    Music lover.

    Pretty well through with the audiophile mode that I had to get into, while I built my system.

    Just need a great cartridge............Benz Glider anyone?....and I will be done.



    Love the system. Lotta bang for the buck.

    Already setting for hours.......just listening. And buying vinyl like Roy Orbison Master Recording.....tho latest buy was.......... 3 blossom Dearie CDs.........Heaven!
     
  20. spartanmanor

    spartanmanor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I want it to sound good but the music is what it is all about.
     
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