A few weeks ago I urged beginners to heavily skew their spending toward speakers by suggesting that audible differences b/w modern amplifiers that are engineered to be linear (which is pretty much ALL solid-state and any good tube amps these days) will sound pretty much alike. As a followup and to support my point, take a look at what this audiophile club in Guadalajara Spain did a few years back. http://matrixhifi.com/ENG_contenedor_ppec.htm They compared two entire front-end systems that sh
Another topic that is hotly debated.
Have you listened to high-res deliverables (e.g., SACD, Blu-ray, hi-res download) for recordings that have hi-res provenance (i.e., recorded and mastered in hi-res)? If you can’t hear a difference – then OK. (Some people reportedly can’t hear a difference in amps.) C'est la vie. To each their own.
It’s important to point out a distinction. There are still people who copy a CD to their PC, convert it to 24bit/96kHz FLAC