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Vital hi Fi accessories that don't cost all that much?

Discussion in 'audio' started by colasblue, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun pfm Member

    i like the dog. is he/she a vital hifi accessory, too?
  2. whatsnext

    whatsnext Naimless

    So you have formed the opinion that Spotify sounding enjoyable is a bad sign. I bet you are open minded as well.
  3. radamel

    radamel Music Fiend

    I use spotify premium and IMO it sounds kind of... acceptable.

    Even using a dragonfly DAC and Rock it Sounds R50 IEMs to my ears it sounds far from sublime alas. In my main stereo setup that is more transparent it gets worse.

    If you can't spot the big difference between spotify and a lossles file (saying that spotify sounds sublime) I would say there is something very wrong with your setup.
  4. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    High end vibration absorbing feet. Aka squash balls. Otherwise my Audio Technica stylus cleaner.
  5. radamel

    radamel Music Fiend

    It is a beautiful dog. What breed is he/ she?
  6. paskinn

    paskinn pfm Member

    My pot of gloop for cleaning dust off the stylus....zerodust. And a cup of tea. Made while the system warms up. In an orange mug.
    That's the tea in the mug, it's not a mini system.
  7. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I was going to ask too. Beautiful dog!
  8. CHE

    CHE pfm Member

    Reading PFM every day. Has helped me develop my Hi-Fi no end.

  9. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Audio technica stylus cleaner has got to be the best and it has worked really well for years .Maplin dac also a bargain
  10. bownose

    bownose pfm Member

    That be mischa (the house-bear)... a Leonberger.

  11. Mike42

    Mike42 Heard it all before...

    Nobody said anything about spotting the difference between 320kbps and lossless. All things being equal lossless is obviously better...but well mastered 320kbps will beat poorly mastered lossless.

    The Gregory Porter album on Spotify is stunning. Try it. I am not asking anyone to compare the same album to a lossless format though...
  12. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    She's absolutely gorgeous Clive. I often prefer dogs to people, they are as loyal a friend as you can get. I haven't had one since mine passed away six years ago (she was seventeen, I'd had her since I was 10), I was devastated but refrained from having another one due to my working hours.

    It doesn't look like I will return to full time work now (luckily I have a pretty self sufficient business providing a decent income) so I may reconsider and get a pooch to keep me company. I often look after my friends Dalmatian anyway.
  13. AndrewM

    AndrewM pfm Member

    Here's my listening companion. Perhaps I need some cat's pee deflectors:D. (not really, he's house trained)
  14. bownose

    bownose pfm Member

    Mischa is a he :) despite many people using it as a girls name.
    My best buddy.

    Spotify sounds great at 320kbps. It was my only source for two and a half years and is still an important source now in the age of 16/44.1 streaming. If it's not on Qobuz/Deezer/Tidal/Pandora etc it's usually on Spotify.

    And hey, it beats piracy.
  15. omega3

    omega3 pfm Member

    Heck, your dog is really something, Clive.
    A lot different to the Jack Russel/Dandy Dinmont terrier we had for 13 years.
    Cannot let the family see your photo - I would be pestered to death!

    Best wishes.
  16. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Sorry for doubting your dog's masculinity Clive, he's beautiful.

    I often have my best friends dog whilst he is working, I love him like he's my own.

    Here is is with my daughter.[​IMG]

    And yes, I use spotify and quobuz too, can't imagine being without them now.
  17. abbydog

    abbydog pfm Member

    Does he like music?

    My girl insists on having the best central stereo seat and protests if the music stops.
  18. John

    John TDS free

  19. radamel

    radamel Music Fiend



    I must congratulate you for your impeccable taste in dogs.

    Cannot say the same about your views on spotify's SQ though. :)
  20. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    So finding your system sounding sublime using Spotify actually means it is wrongly set up.

    Give me strength.

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