View Full Version : music or gear?
05-26-2002, 12:23 PM
So fellas, what's more important to you, the actual music or the gear that you use to reproduce it??
I been thinking about this for a while. You have guys like Micah for example, who, from appearances is more into the content of the material (be it music or movies) and could care less if it's played through computer speakers, boombox or whatever. The lovely Wendi is SQUARLEY in this camp. Being savvy with the beads and shells it also agrees with her financial program as well but that's another topic.
On the other hand, you have others, for whom, it's all about the gear. Speakers, amps, wire etc etc etc.....
And not that there is anything inherently wrong with either, I'm just curious what others think
I would have to classify myself as being middle of the road. I mean, I got music in my sole as much as the next broham but I dig the gear as well.....
What you guys think??
05-26-2002, 01:40 PM
i think that it is a 30% equipment 70 % music. cant have the good music with out the good equiptment
05-26-2002, 02:02 PM
For me I will but it this way.I have been into music all my life,Home theater since it's been availble in the home.Long ago I was more into the software, now today as I sit here typing this I find myself more into the gear.At the end of the day ,its a harmony that involves you, takes you out of reality for awhile,releaving the day to day stresses of work, money ,family,life.I feel the better you accomplish this, the better you can relax.Thats whats it's all about for me...relaxing.
Then again I have a problem with absessing over gear!!!
05-26-2002, 03:17 PM
I think, plot, plan & dream about equipment. But I spend more on the music source and not its' reproduction. I have no doubt that I could make a $1500 investment in better equipment, but then again this would be about 100 CDs.
05-26-2002, 08:41 PM
I've often pondered this question as well. I've always been attracted to the hardware, first with computers, then with mountain bikes, and now with stereo/HT. Oh yeah, cars too. I guess that's the engineer in me. While I thoroughly enjoy the experience that all these things bring, I can't help but obsess over the gear. Why? Because it makes the experience better. Ultimately, what made you interested in the gear? The experience. I doubt anyone went out and bought a stereo system just to have the gear; they bought it to listen to their music.
05-27-2002, 01:51 AM
as long as the music sounds good i dont care if it was played on spoons
05-27-2002, 10:31 AM
I'm not sure if I can answer this without lieing to myself? I want to say it's 99% music and 1% gear but I know for sure this would be a lie! I would also like to take TroyD's approach and say 50-50, but this too would probably not be true for me? There is music that I can't listen to at all on lets say a boombox, but play it on a kick ass rig and I can enjoy it very much. But on the other hand, there is music I can enjoy even if Russman sang it?(maybe a stretch but you get my point) But to really say to what degree one means over the other for me it would probably be 65% gear and 35% music? But it is hard for me to say for sure?
05-27-2002, 02:13 PM
King Wannabe......Mad funny brotha.
05-27-2002, 05:39 PM
I created a monster.
05-27-2002, 07:46 PM
Yeah, but it's HILARIOUS....at least to me...
05-27-2002, 07:56 PM
OK, I am enjoying it also! But please, please don't tell!
05-27-2002, 09:15 PM
05-28-2002, 09:59 AM
First comes the music, then the gear. My first choice is the go hear it live. Nothing compares. But since they won't play at my house I need some gear to play the recorded version. The gear is second, but man I dig shopping, buying, trying it out. I do this alot, so as the room fills up, and bank account dries up, I have to sell some of it.
05-28-2002, 03:29 PM
For me it would probably be 55% gear and 45% music? But it is hard for me to say for sure? I like tweaking with the gear a lot so it may be more like 65% / 35%. I like to get the most out of what I have.
05-30-2002, 03:14 PM
I like almost all music, good or bad, so long as it was mixed well and is being reproduced well. I like only a few selections of really good music which are not mixed or reproduced well. At first these facts tell me that I am 90% into the gear and 10% into the music but I think there is more to it. When I listen to any music live I tend to like it better than most anything recorded. I think another catagory is needed for this question, reproduction quality. I guess I can't really answer this question anyway because I tend to like sounds more so than music.
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