golden age as in for the hifi industry and home entertainment in general.Even though many of us are enjoying that aspect, I doubt that anything enforced will be viewed as golden by many. And so little listening seems to be done on what I'd consider to be hifi that I'd have to disagree with the thread title anyway.
Now, if you'd asked whether people are listening to more music at home rather than elsewhere the answer is yes, but that's rather starting the obvious during lockdown.
Er... Sadly nope! Problem here is musical genieuses! There are fewer and fewer of these genieuses being created! Children today are so well brought up compared to 50-60 years ago the great talent from misfit children has completely diminished. Children today are more like drones of sickly goody too shoes types. They look at us old farts and think were weird. Yes that's because we were beaten, abused used and violated. That's where gratuitus geniuses came from. Total misfits fighting back. That's not happening so no fantastic music from the depths of despair. Also copyrights go on forever so no way of being creative with old sounds. So modern music is borderline.....You know hat I mean!with all the new formats, ways of now listening to music in the home and with bars and clubs being closed due to covid, is there now a golden age of home listening upon us ?
i think dealers have to get much more invloved in the music scene in their respective areas. Do more pr, Facebook etc. They rest on their laurels waiting for someone to turn up because the music is almost incidental to why they do it. and they need to stock reasonable price gear rather than going for the linns of this world etc. Align music with hifi more , get artists and musicians turning up etc, sell tickets for concerts etc.Unfortunately most people nowadays wouldn't even consider buying hifi separates in fact I'm sure most don't even know what they are....
A Bluetooth sound bar or Sonos speakers are most people's choice.
and that was my point !Definitely. Spoilt for choice with products, availability, internet connectivity, new era for turntables and quality is right up there for hifi, home cinema and portable audio. These days, you'd need to screw up pretty badly to get a system that sounded like junk. And all that's been true for a few years now. The golden age is very much here.
Couldn't agree more. Back in the dim and distant I had a full system, Technics plus Hitachi speakers adn Beyerdynamic headphones and, I thought it was great. Now I have CD quality files on my PC feeding a DAC/headphone amp and a pair of headphones.and that was my point !
lots of ways now of listening (different formats) plus kit choices meaning you no longer need multiple boxes to get a great sound.
i spend many evenings listening to all types of music via youtube and its free. i can then purchase the albums as downloads, vinyl, cd or sometimes cassette tape !
The tyranny of choice increases with many brands launching newer version's.with all the new formats, ways of now listening to music in the home and with bars and clubs being closed due to covid, is there now a golden age of home listening upon us ?