Originally Posted by gn77b
Arny, I understand your anger.
You seem to have a overwrought imagaination.
just today I read on a local audiophile forum about a guy who spent more on cables than on the rest of the system (and the rest of the system is very cheap, speakers cost $1000 and are 3 ways floor standers). I am not joking. he repeatedly suggested in online discussions that he gets a boner just by looking at cable price tags.
It is his money to waste.
so I can totally understand why you think we're the same and all audiophiles deserve to be ridiculed.
Except I don't. There's that hyperactive imagination working overtime, I guess.
yes, some guys indeed deserve to be ridiculed.
Yes, the guys who think they know it all and are going school the guy who invented ABX on the topic of how to do proper listening tests...
Poor schmucks who believe audiophile myths need education more than redicule. The world sure has enough of them!
I happen to know about cases where hifi dealers initiated denigration campaigns directed towards people who dared to speak their minds and said that this or that sounded like crap.
Merely saying that certain stuff sounds the same gets similar treatment.
this included threat calls and I am not joking. it is a cruel world and it is all about money.
..for some people.
I agree that the vast majority of the audio makers and dealers are indeed cold hearted bastards out to get our money.
Who is this that you are agreeing with?
but not all of them are.
I think most of them are well-meaning enough. After all I used to work for an audio dealer and I still think those were good days.
Some of my best friends are audio manufacturer reps...