What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?

Once in awhile, I hear the term 'this amp is more musical' for some amps. To describe sound, I know there is 'imaging' and 'sound stage'. What exactly is meant by 'more musical' when used to describe amp?


First i dont mention live music because at my age i had been  at some live events multiple times  ...

And the sound of a real piano is familiar to me for my children memory because we had one  ... I used piano timbre and dynamic as a meter for tuning my room for the timbre aspect ... For other spatial aspects i used opera well recorded etc ...

Second there is no understanding of acoustic concepts  with no experiments ... why ? because acoustics concepts cannot be understood mathematically only but by the listening body modifying his position and modifying the physical content and controls of the room ...

Simple ...

You dont oppose to me any valid argument  to my claim that in audio , taste there is for sure but it is not and never has been about taste if we want to understand how fine tuning the relation between any system at any price and the room and the ears ...

It is not as you said  already to me necessary to reply ... 😁

Taste there is, taste it is not ....

@mahgister  It’s curios that not only in your last post but in any other you don’t reffer to LIVE MUSIC. You post about experiments/tests/audiophile adjectives and the like but not live MUSIC. No pun intented.


All people, some conscious of it and other not, " know " about acoustic concepts some way or the other and at different knowledge levels designers or not reviewers or not. Every one know about " acoustic perception " ( example ) even if never read it about in so specific way as you.


" When acoustic of the room is relatively under your controls, inspired by experiments grounded in basic acoustics, you reach this minimal acoustical satisfaction threshold. "


That minimal acoustical satisfaction threshold has a " flavor " as all the experiemnets have a specific flavor and when we don’t like that flavor then we follow experimenting till arrive that threshold and flavor means TASTE even that you don’t like the word and even with all your explanations about.


Look, I was following this dialogue with you trying to discover something that I did not do it even that I arrived at least to that satisfaction threshold with no discover success that could be my fault.

For all those and with all respect I don’t need any following response by you about. I think you already shared very clar and with wider explanations your point. Thank’s for that but for me is enough to read more of the same.



That’s it and I think that’s useless to follow you in the overall subject.


Thank’s again, was interesting and remember that each human being is UNIQUE and what you like/taste could not like me or any other gentleman. Your unique road is your road as I have my unique path too as any one else.


" Live music does not sound like a recording .."


Are you angry or only as always try to " hit " me with out success?


Where posted I that kind of statement in this dialogue with mahgs?


Well the world is full of stupid/bs things.



Live music cannot be equivalent to a recorded music piece... Because the recorded  playback system translate the recording trade-off process taken by  the sound engineer location of mics and types into the acoustic content and control of the listener room ...

The best possible road here will be to use , apart from a very well engineered system for timbre reproduction , a DSP as the BACCH filters to recreate all the spatial dimensions of sound qualities information which are lost with crosstalk destructive effect on the ears/ brain ...

@rauliruegas You left out part of my comment, which invalidates your complaint. The full text was

Live music does not sound like a recording unless its made in the same venue.

emphasis added.