rocknrollchef wrote:it's never about the engineering - it's ALWAYS about the song & performance.
For most people it should be about the song, but - Have you ever met a true audiophile? They *ONLY* care about sound quality, they don't care for the song or the performance.
I had a friend who fell into the audiophile hole and he was spending something crazy like 2k/meter on speaker cabling to listen to CDs!!! - he couldn't even afford it all at the time and got into serious debt building his system.
Once complete, If he ever put music on for me to listen to, it was nothing he actually liked musically and i wasn't allowed to listen unless i sat where he had marked the carpet in his apartment to get the EXACT sound as it was meant. It was just a quest for quality, fuelled by dream-laced magazines that he was reading.
I used to argue with him for hours on the subject, it used to annoy me greatly. Who cares what quality a bland song is? Or maybe it's beyond my comprehension... i dunno, but 90% of my favourite songs aren't the greatest of quality, cause of when/how they were recorded - a lot of which are live.