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What is it about human nature that makes people rubbish some things in audio & elsewhere?

Please note that the sentiments expressed here are not the result of any particular post nor meant to depreciate the opinion of any inmate, but are general musings.

We read in posts here and on other boards statement like ;

* DVD-A (or SACD - take your choice) is faulty and not as good as SACD (or DVD-A)

* The sound from CDs is crappy compared to vinyl

* Who would sanely mess around cleaning LPs, adjusting cartridges, junping up & down ever 20 or so minutes, .....

* Tube sound is the only realistic sound

* Home Theatre is rubbish & its surround sound only good for helicopter noises in the room


and so on & so on

Are such verbal feuds because of insecurity, jealosy, ignorance, .... or a combination of all these and other factors?

Why cannot some people concede that maybe DVD-A & SACD both have their strengths and weaknesses and either or both can be sonically pleasing for the music? Why can those who enjoy the hobby of collecting and maximising their musical result from vinyl concede there are good and bad LPs just as there are good & bad CDs - either can be a spurce of musical satisfaction? Why ...... ?

OK, passion is intrinsic to music, but passion about the sort of things mentioned above is surely a waste of time and energy. But then maybe it is that inane sort of arguing that keeps Boards like this alive & kicking!!!

John

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Topic - What is it about human nature that makes people rubbish some things in audio & elsewhere? - John C. - Aussie 18:44:30 12/29/03 (48)


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