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Here's yet another informative video from our friends at Audioholics.How to Achieve Realism in Audio with Dr Edgar Choueiri.The good Doctor's findings might surprise some of us here. Some of his comments certainly made me think. Here he is with M... 
APPLE PHONES.......NO SERVICE
@audioguy85,"They are difficult to use with usb storage media without buying additiinal proprietary Apple gadgets to make it work.""The battery life also sucks,"All true. Every single iPhone user I know constantly frets about their battery dying o... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@boxer12,"Bark Psychosis / Dust sucker"??It's a small world after all!A small world indeed!I never thought I'd see the day when they might get a mention on an audio forum.An ex-member of the band is a friend of mine.I must mention this to him the ... 
Demos - To Charge a Fee or to Not Charge a Fee?
@gents,"I'm sorry, but have you ever said to the place where you get your paychecks, 'no boss, I don't want this $1,200. Gas for the car only cost me 20 bucks this week and I'm just happy to do the work to provide service with integrity and see... 
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
@johnto ,It used to puzzle me why that song used to get so much flak in the first couple of decades after the release of Pepper.I guess gradually the world is finally catching up with George:"We were talking about the space between us all And the ... 
APPLE PHONES.......NO SERVICE
Try Xiaomi next time. Equivalent hardware and a far less restrictive operating system to boot.The sub £300 Redmi Pro Note 10 is an excellent phone and more than capable of holding its own against anything Apple can offer.The last good phone Apple ... 
Quantum Science Audio Thread
@georgehifi,"Just a real dislike for "snake oil" voodoo that’s a scourge in audio aimed at the gullible."I believe that nothing is hurting this business more those extremely cynical people that continually seek to exploit the gullible or the inexp... 
Demos - To Charge a Fee or to Not Charge a Fee?
@zavato ,"Sorry- but the dealer mark up includes the cost of doing business and that includes marketing."This is where it gets sometimes gets messy. The often beleaguered dealer can find themselves between a rock and a hard place.What to do then? ... 
Upgrade my CD player or futile effort?
@baylinor,It should be interesting to see the outcome of your quest. I’ve tried various CD players over the years and they all sounded more or less the same. Therefore I stopped at my current deck, the Marantz CD6000ki. I gradually diverted my ene... 
Demos - To Charge a Fee or to Not Charge a Fee?
@audiojan ,"Maybe we should define demo... are we talking in-store or home demo? If in store, no fee, that's part of doing business. In home demo, then I think a fee is perfectly acceptable (as long as that fee is deducted from a purchase)."You're... 
The Beatles upcoming '' Let It Be '' Documentary Film .....
[“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with.]... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@tomic601 ,Yes, what happened to the cable null test?Or the cable measurement comparison?Or the joined coat hanger comparison?The only thing about cables that’s beyond dispute is Noel Lee and his bank balance.The first and the most successful cabl... 
What is a cost effective way to level match, for comparing different hifi components?
@tomic601 ,"OP strict level matching is essential.""As you probably already know, the ear brain likes louder and louder is just chasing your tail from a qualitative perspective, unless you can level match."A couple of excellent and informative pos... 
Critical listening and altered states
@jdane,"Tacitus (I think) says the Germanic tribes used to make decisions: (1) at night when they were all sh*t-faced, and (2) in the morning when they were sober. They only followed their own counsel if the decision was the same in both cases."Th... 
Putting it to bed
@testpilot ,"If he really wants to put in to bed and go out on a high, get Peter Gabriel on board."Or even better, let Gabriel ’put it to bed’ whilst giving himself some time to contemplate his 3 failed marriages and the wisdom of tying the knot w...