SQ I think. It just doesn’t engage enough. Not sure why. Isn’t quite sufficiently believable. That isn’t to say all analogue recordings are great and involving either. They aren’t, but some, enough for me, are.
Nothing to do with ritual or faff. I’m lazy & would prefer less hassle than more.
Of course I listen to CD’s & files from the computer via a DAC but wouldn’t be happy if that/they were my only source.
I find that I’m ambivalent either way. I mostly listen to vinyl because I like it and Narelle insists that I buy only black plastic.
My digital listening is mostly Spotify streaming with the exception of CDs under certain circumstances.
My listening these days rarely involves “intense” listening sessions. I give very few fucks.
I listen to 95% vinyl but my inability to not buy everything that I even sort of like makes it very expensive.
I don’t seem capable of changing that, so I’m trying to build a digital front end that I enjoy enough to stop keep buying vinyl.
My very real fear is that my plan will be stymied by both the SQ and my enjoyment of the ritual/faff
Doomed I tell you, doomed !
I get that and I’m pretty similar.
I find that my enjoyment of music isn’t really curtailed by my source. I am in it for the music, not the system.
I think a lot is mental. This will fuck a lot of people off but hey ho !
I listen to a lot of digital, probably more now than ever. The ease of access offered by Roon/TIDAL/Bandcamp means that I almost exclusively use digital during the day. This is typically for a background noise while I work but since the Aesthetix DAC arrived I’ve also done a fair bit of close listen to FLACs.