After discovering the first HDCD played through my H/K DAC, my listening tastes have changed from listening to a particular kind of music to just searching out HDCD's.
I don't even like Mellencamp, but I'm playing an HDCD release of one of his albums that is just plain awesome. The soundstage is so open and the dynamics are mind boggling. A mid-volume level (-25db) listening session is very pleasing to the ears. Seems to be just the right volume to capture the dynamics, but not be super loud.
Just for kicks, I though in the new Daughtry CD for a second.... yuck. This CD rocks for working out with headphones and drives in the car, but has no place in the main rig. It's just no fun. Everything is the same damn volume with no emotion.
Ok.... So there isn't much point to this post. HDCD rocks....pop sucks. Everytime I listen to something down here, it just makes me freakin smile in disbelief....and I needed to share....sharing is good.