Hi - Fidelity
As most of us on here listen to lots of music and, judging by one recent thread, a wide variety of music, it might be interesting to get some insight as to how we listen to it. Is a high-end audio system worth the huge cost? Does a simple system do the job effectively at little cost? Are we obsessive about what we perceive to be pure sound, striving to improve the quality instead of concentrating on the music? Basically, is Hi-Fi a form of snobbery? My own favourite listening pleasure was trying to catch snippets of John Peel, under the blankets on a cheap transistor radio, nearly 40 years ago, nothing since has come close. For the record (no pun intended), my current set-up cost considerably more than that radio.