People never say things like this, do they?

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I enjoyed the concert but felt the guitarist's guitar was a bit too highly strung?

That was a great gig, i really enjoyed it, but the kick drum could have been tighter?

Yea that open air concert was brilliant, but the violinist's violin just didn't sound musical.

We wouldn't say things like that because a live performance is not about critical listening, it's about enjoying the sound that real instruments actually make, the singers and the atmosphere, the whole occassion.

So when we want to listen to music at home, do we not want to just hear the music portrayed as accurately as possible? And if we/some don't, why not?

Do those that don't want accuracy raise any of the above complaints after a live performance? And if they don't, why do they not want accuracy when listening at home?
 
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You are maxflinn AICM £5.

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I went to see my favourite band in Brighton, and all though they performed fantastically, the gig was sullied by poor room acoustics and an under powered PA being pushed to hard. I was not the only one who thought this.
 

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Paul Hobbs said:
I went to see my favourite band in Brighton, and all though they performed fantastically, the gig was sullied by poor room acoustics and an under powered PA being pushed to hard. I was not the only one who thought this.

This. Maybe not exactly the same kinds of criticisms I hear people make about their home stereos, but I've heard plenty of performances with poor sound from bad PA systems, or even in spaces with terrible accoustics. I've also commented on how badly mixed things were and how certain parts were almost inaudible.
 

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I've attended many gigs that have been completely ruined by poor sound & walked out of quite a few.

But the obvious difference between a live performance & listening to HiFi is the visual input. Sound is only a part of the overall experience of a gig/concert whereas it's the sole sense used for critical listening.
 
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John Duncan said:
snivilisationism said:
John Duncan said:
You are maxflinn AICM £5.

That's quite a few recently John... :)

I'm saving up for this

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just to see the foaming at the mouth.

If you can afford it John, go for it. It's a touch more expensive than sugar tablets though :)
 

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snivilisationism said:
John Duncan said:
snivilisationism said:
John Duncan said:
You are maxflinn AICM £5.

That's quite a few recently John... :)

I'm saving up for this

NaimXP5XS.jpg


just to see the foaming at the mouth.

If you can afford it John, go for it. It's a touch more expensive than sugar tablets though :)

It doesn't even work with the Uniti, I just want it to sit there and glow.
 
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John Duncan said:
Overdose said:
John Duncan said:
I'm saving up for this

NaimXP5XS.jpg


just to see the foaming at the mouth.

What is it?

The £1.5k (entry level) Naim XP5 XS power supply.

I'm happy with my 0SEK home power supply that is accessible from multuiple convenient outlets around the house. But buying that will at least help the UK economy a little bit. Unlikely help anything else though :)
 
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My JD is all gone. I'm on the Remy martin VSOP.

Very nice too.
 

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