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#13033 - 07/07/03 04:38 PM On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
pmbuko Offline
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That everyone here enjoys listening to music is a moot point. I'd like to know how you do the majority of that listening.


On- or Off-Axis?
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#13034 - 07/07/03 06:28 PM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to mu
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You know, this is a tough question...

I certainly try to listen on-axis when I seriously listen to my favorite music. But then, I almost always leave the music on (usually the classical FM station) whenever I am at home. So, with respect to the absolute cumulative amount of time for music listening, I have to say that it is more often off-axis.

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#13035 - 07/07/03 07:36 PM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to mu
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Same here, only instead of radio, I mostly listen to mp3 mixes off my iPod. Only when my wife is not home and the house is empty do I get to devote my entire attention to the music.
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#13036 - 07/07/03 10:23 PM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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It took a long time for me, after first getting the M60s, to be willing to leave the sweet spot. Like watching a big game and not wanting to miss a second of the action, I sat there and went through disc after disc. Can't do that forever though.

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#13037 - 07/07/03 11:37 PM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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I suppose, believe it or not, Peter, that I do a lot of my listening (on the rare occasions I listen) on axis, usually while reading. Of course, that's easy with my setup, unlike yours ;-), since I've got the couch in the "sweet-ish" spot. However, total listening time would be wandering around, or doing dishes. Or sitting in the car.
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#13038 - 07/08/03 01:08 AM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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I mostly get to listen only on weekends as its a 11 hour workday. Working in the house, I leave the music on and keep doing all the housework. I spend perhaps 10% of my listening time on-axis. But its pretty interesting to see that the poll actually shows more people listening off-axis. So I wonder why we still take so much time off to audition speakers, imaging, soundstage, etc. :-)

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#13039 - 07/08/03 02:32 AM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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In reply to:

So I wonder why we still take so much time off to audition speakers, imaging, soundstage, etc. :-)



C'mom, Aqua!

Even if I had a chance to listen on-axis only for 30 minutes per week, I would quest for imaging and everything just for the enjoyment of that precious 30 minutes...

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#13040 - 07/08/03 08:12 AM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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I know Masa, same here. Even I spend just about 30 minutes a week on an average stationary in front and listen well. In the end.....it was worth the effort. But I still can't help wonder how MUCH time we spend in our quest for that "perfect" sound.

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#13041 - 07/08/03 01:12 PM Re: On or Off-Axis? How do you mostly listen to music?
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Oh, but it's worth it. It is BECAUSE I listen mostly away from the sweet spot that I invest(ed) time and energy into calibrating and arranging my M22s to their optimal positition. After getting to used to how great the M22s sound off axis, I like to wow myself regularly by hearing them at their best.

I love it when a "must-have-sweet-spot!" favorite song comes on and I walk into the living room from across the house and slowly take a seat in front of the M22s. The transformation that occurs in the music still gives me goosebumps.
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