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This isn't intended as being sexist in any way. Smile

 

But expensive hifi equimtment is generally owned by men and I was wondering what equipment your wives/girlfriends use to listen to music? I also wondered why most women care less about sound quality then men?

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

iPod on arcam dr dock through my hifi system. She likes being able to play it at high volumes but is not bothered about sound quality hence all her music is saved as compressed files.

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

steve_1979 wrote:

This isn't intended as being sexist in any way. Smile

 

But expensive hifi equimtment is generally owned by men and I was wondering what equipment your wives/girlfriends use to listen to music? I also wondered why most women care less about sound quality then men?

 

Hey... that's unfair....I've been informed that most people who buy AVI kit, are gay!

Oh wait, um, er, maybe I read that somewhere else about B&O buyers...LOL...  excellent!

With respect, I think most women are too obsessed about other stuff, to be worried about further trivia in life such as the sound of my cable, or the smoothness of my knobs.  *cough*   rolling on the floor laughing

 

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

The same as I do!

The main system in the living room, and in the bedroom. 

An she do mind of the quallity of the album, she as I like to listening to vinyl the most.

And like some one have propose before Wink i'll not upgrade her, so, hand off!!!!  excellent!

 

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

The CD player on the Marantz (occasionally) and the FM tuner on the Marantz (often).

Ruark Audio R1 in the conservatory (often).

TV/Blu-ray/DVD/iPlayer sounds through Marantz (sometimes).

iPlayer and ITV player and YouTube via iMac (and bedroom PC) with Sennheiser PX100 Mk II  headphones or Creative Inspire T10 desk speakers  (often).

 

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

JMacMan wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:

This isn't intended as being sexist in any way. Smile

 

But expensive hifi equimtment is generally owned by men and I was wondering what equipment your wives/girlfriends use to listen to music? I also wondered why most women care less about sound quality then men?

 

Hey... that's unfair....I've been informed that most people who buy AVI kit are gay!

 

 

They are: In fact most hi-fi enthusiasts are very jolly. excellent!

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

plastic penguin wrote:

JMacMan wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:

This isn't intended as being sexist in any way. Smile

 

But expensive hifi equimtment is generally owned by men and I was wondering what equipment your wives/girlfriends use to listen to music? I also wondered why most women care less about sound quality then men?

Hey... that's unfair....I've been informed that most people who buy AVI kit are gay!

They are: In fact most hi-fi enthusiasts are very jolly. excellent!

You've missed a whole evolution of the word 'gay'. Nowadays it just means 'lame' or 'stupid' apparently...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/off-topic-and-miscellaneous/confused#comment-956235

...although that was 4 years ago. So, by now, it's probably changed again.

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RE: What does you're wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

Mrs C seems to like to put three walls and a metal fridge between herself and the speakers.

I've tried to understand her approach, but I can't seem to hear anything.

The latest experiment was when she also closed the  back door when I put on Bisch Bosch by Scott Walker.

Bizarrely, the record also made sense to me when I stood in the garden Wink

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RE: What does your wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

That's an easy one. 

The hifi set up especially when she listens to her beloved Beatles lps

her iPod with all tracks in lossless with her grados.  She actually owns more music than mme about 

200 albums at the last count 

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Her ears Wink

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Dont get me started!

On some EDITED gear4 ipod dock thing - it sounds truly horrendous especially when its playing all the chart rubbish she inflicts on me!

God give me strength - I have tried to get her to appreciate music, hifi etc but to no avail!

 

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RE: What does your wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

Probably her lover's ipod

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RE: What does your wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

To answer the question (and ignoring the politics) when putting on a cd the mrs uses the proper Hifi but when watching TV even if its a movie or music based it is generally the TVs very poor quality speakers that output the sound (until I arrive and send it via the Hifi).

In the kitchen the Mrs iPhone is often hooked up to a 1990s sony radio via and apple universal dock and having tried to suggest this was only ever meant to be a temporary measure it is not allowed to be upgraded Sad

In the bedroom I managed to seek in a Pure Avanti Flow as it is neat :) 

Headphones wise the mrs did request better quality headphones for her use out and about and after her trying Sony xba range, Kliosch X10i and B&Q c5 amongst others she settled upon Bose Mie2. 

 

 

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RE: What does your wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

Spotify via Sonos, she loves the capability to flit from room to room and listen.

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My girlfriend used to just listen to music through her iphone speakers sitting on her bed!!!!  So I bought her some Aktimate Mini's to plug it in, must say a big improvement.....

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RE: What does your wife or girlfriend use to listen to music?

steve_1979 wrote:

This isn't intended as being sexist in any way. Smile

 

But expensive hifi equimtment is generally owned by men and I was wondering what equipment your wives/girlfriends use to listen to music? I also wondered why most women care less about sound quality then men?

With a few notable exceptions such as shoes, I consider women to be (marinally) more sensible than men even if the gap is closing. Perhaps women have enough imagination not to need expensive equipment & so are able to enjoy the essence of music without the last word in detail or bass.

Are women into gadgets less than men or just have different gadgets? Are women equally likely to setup email on their phones or access social media from such devices? If my girlfriend wants to watch TV, she'll simply switch it on then turn up its volume from the remote. I would switch on the TV, DAC & amplifier to acheive the same objective! If she wants to listen to music, she will use her iPhone. Men want better whereas women prefer simpler - a generalisation with possibly some mileage.

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