Our discussion forums are a great place to ponder your most interesting audio-related thoughts and get others’ opinions. We’ve summed up the liveliest discussions for you in this convenient section.

Live Music: Do you find it “re-calibrates” your ears?

On December 3, 2012

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Many audiophiles strive to create an audio system that mimics the sound and experience of a live performance at home, but after spending so much time and energy trying to recreate that sound, some find that when they go to another concert, they forgot what they were going for in the first place.  Do you […]

How do you train your ears to listen critically?

On December 3, 2012

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There is a definite difference between passive and active listening.  Do you let yourself get swept away in the music or just let it play in the background? Do you listen for specific instruments or tones? User Alonski shared a critical listening document he obtained over 30 years ago from a man named Peter Cuddy, […]

Could you ever stop tweaking?

On November 28, 2012

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Some of the longest running threads on our forum have been pondering the impossible for years: What could make you stop tweaking your system?  Could you ever be truly satisfied with it?  How do you avoid “audio nervosa?”  Is it even possible?  Here are some of the responses we found most interesting. Tom6897: It is […]

Musicality: Does it reside in the system or the listener?

On October 17, 2012

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Musicality is one of those terms that doesn’t really have a firm definition. Seriously, if you look it up in a dictionary it will just refer you to musical, which is defined as “of or pertaining to music,” like that even means anything! Yet we hear the word musicality tossed around a lot on the […]

Why don’t more people love audio?

On October 1, 2012

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Here at Audiogon, we are very passionate about what we do. We love working with audio and understand the audiophile’s desires to acquire more equipment until the sound of their system is near perfection. Yet do you ever feel like you are in the minority? It seems the average person doesn’t understand the world of […]

What have you gained from joining the Audiogon community?

On September 24, 2012

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We are proud that we’ve created such a great community for our users through our discussion forums. We hope Audiogon is a place where new audiophiles can learn from more experienced users how to best upgrade their system.  We strive to make our forums an outlet where all audiophiles can feel open to express their […]

What is a “warm” system?: A Discussion with byroncunningham

On September 24, 2012

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Many audiophiles set out to assemble a system with a certain temperature to the sound. A system can sound “warm” or “cool.” We talked with member byroncunningham about his definition of a “warm” system and how to create one. AUDIOGON: How would you describe a “warm” system? BYRON CUNNINGHAM: It seems to me that the […]

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