How tweaky/obsessive an audiophile are you?
Take my two-minute super-deluxe tweak test. Read each statement and then rate it one to five. Mark 5 when you strongly agree, and 1 if you strongly disagree. A 2.5 is neutral. Add up your score when you finish. I'll meet you at the bottom...
I always find I can do something to my system that will make it sound better
Using better quality parts makes my components sound better
I love to see the insides of gear
Nothing is perfect right out-of-the-box
Modifying a component adds value
Break-in is critical for the best sound
Cable makes a sonic difference
A system's sound trumps its looks
Reliability is less important than sonic performance
I often go through several upgrades or mods with any piece of gear I've had longer than two years
I like comparing components
Total score -
Ok, you've finished taking the test, right?
No jumping prematurely to the bottom.
We have a special term for that - testus interuptus.
So, a perfect hardcore first-class heavy-duty super-tweak score would be 55, or a 5 for every question asked. Conversely, the anti-tweak score would be 11 with a 1 for every response. 44, or a 4 on-average, still puts you solidly in the tweak camp. Most of us will fall somewhere in the middle...at least I did, more or less, with a slight left-of-center tilt toward the tweakier side of the curve...