What is it you expect to hear from hifi gear that you have not yet?

One thing for me is a noticeable difference in streamers. I need to work on that.
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Direct brain stimulation by implanted electrodes! 
The approval silent smiling of my wife....

But nothing in S.Q. i dont really have a bit already.... I prefer then to keep my money safe....

And imagining some other crazy devices that work or simple thing that would do the work....It is more fun to create heaven yourself than to bought it...

If someone give me a Berning ZOTL amplifier i will take it tough contradicting my last sentence....

Thanks in advance...


That cue that I hear from real musicians playing. It could be the kid next door practicng his trumpet inside the house or a high school band playing in the mall or on the football field...you immediately know it’s really people playing real instruments. I haven’t heard that yet from any HiFi rig.
But I keep on pushing on!
@mapman   Keep working on it. I've heard very significant differences in sonic quality from digital music servers/streamers.  Ranging from my initial efforts at a dedicated computer set up, through an Antipodes DX II, then a step back with a Roon Nucleus (the Antipodes got overwhelmed by Roon's bloatware eventually), and now with a Taiko Extreme I have heard very significant progression.  The Extreme has been an amazing improvement, providing digital music that is emotionally involving to the point that it competes with vinyl.  No kidding.  Source first!

Difference in streamers only to same DAC?