Went to the Dynaudio showroom at Adelphi after some shopping. Saw that they were having a 27% disocount on all Dynaudio speakers. I am quite happy with my BM6 currently LOL.
The Dynaudio Contour bookshelf was being played via the chord CD player and powered by Chord/Plinus amplifier.
Hmmm... key things i note: the sound is choked when vocals are being played- the pitch is higher, like at a different key, the singer sounds like she is "forced" to sing beyond her comfort zone; sound is grainy and noisy blackground (not crisp) when percussion is being played.
To think that this was the sound i was so impressed a year back.
So much has changed- my perception of quality audio has differed. I used to be impressed with an equipment when it reveals an obsure instrument that i have not realised was there with other equipment. That was the reason i changed my CDP from a Marantz CD6000 OSE LE to a CEC TL51XZ.
I have learnt to listen to the music as a whole and to look at the full picture first. It is like looking at a painting- do i like what i see?
Of course, whether i like the painting or not boils down to one's preference and reference.
Indeed, we should listen more to look for that reference.
Question is how do we identify a good sound that can serve as our reference?
I believe that one must be open minded and humble and learn from people who have been there. Their honest opinion and guidance is crucial.
In case you are wondering, i am still learning :P