Who are the bigger bunch of idiots...
Ignorance of how to properly set up a sound system is not in itself a sign of idiocy. But having idiotic beliefs is a sign of idiocy. So your ideas on this matter are completely backward and wrong.
I might also add, many people are not rich and do not have the money to have a dedicated audio room, and consequently they put their sound system in a room used for multiple other things. In such cases, compromises are likely necessary, and so it will out of necessity be less than ideal, even if the person knows how things should be.
You reply to things as if you do not read them. How does buying something to be pretty entail having idiotic beliefs about it? If someone wants a pretty watch, and they buy it for its beauty, that is entirely different from buying it because they believe it will somehow affect time itself.
In the case of different cars, they can have significant performance differences. One might be willing to pay for such differences.
Now, buying a fancy power board because it is pretty is fine. But that is not what the idiot in the video claimed. If you watched it, you know that he claimed it made the sound better. That is what is idiotic. That is like some moron buying special floor mats for his car because he believes that they will increase his acceleration. Or someone buying a fancy watch because he thinks it will give him more hours in his day.
Again, if someone bought the fancy power board JUST for its beauty, that is one thing. But it is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT to believe that it improves the sound. It is completely idiotic to believe that it improves the sound, and anyone who has such a belief is an idiot. It does not matter if they also do some things right in their lives (after all, who could be so perfect as to be wrong about absolutely everything?).
Now, don't you agree that someone would have to be an idiot to believe that special floor mats will increase the acceleration of their car? Or that a fancy watch would give them more hours in the day? It is not the mere possession of a thing that is at issue. It is the idiotic beliefs that the people have that leads to the judgement that they are idiots.
So, saying idiotic things in the videos is what led to the judgement that they were idiots. Anyone who believes such idiocy is an idiot.
Now, why don't you pay better attention to what is stated before you reply to posts in threads?
That is missing the bigger point. The bigger point is about pointless waste caused by irrationality and stupidity, not about using things that actually help one.
Imagine someone who uses up some resource and who actually benefits from that use. Then imagine someone using up a resource without actually benefitting from it. Don't these two situations seem significantly different to you?
You quite literally do not know what you are talking about. If a poor person believes in magic outlet strips, he or she is just as much of an idiot as a rich person who believes in magic outlet strips. It has absolutely nothing to do with wealth, or how much money one has spent on audio equipment. It has to do with whether or not the person has idiotic beliefs. Anyone, rich or poor, who is full of idiotic beliefs is an idiot. Is that plain enough for you to understand?
Do you have any source for your claim "the most common profession [sic] for high-end audiophiles is being a lawyer or a doctor," or are you just making it up? Please show us your source for this claim. If you have an actual source for that, we can then discuss the fact that there are lawyers and doctors who are incompetent idiots, but my guess is that that will not be necessary, as I do not expect you to give us any real evidence for your claim.
As for convincing the idiots at the links, that is not the function of this thread. If one wanted to convince them of something, contacting them would make a lot more sense than posting on some internet forum that they may never visit. This is so obvious that you being confused on this point is either indicative of you being disingenuous or of you putting little thought into the matter.
People are free to believe any idiotic thing they want (insofar as it makes sense to speak of people believing what they want). That does not make their beliefs any less idiotic.
Being an idiot freely does not make one less of an idiot.
Yes, exactly. No one in this thread has made fun of the speaker placement in the video of the opening post or spending >$60k on speakers. People have made fun of the snake oil nonsense in it, and only the snake oil nonsense in it. That is because the snake oil nonsense is what is laughably idiotic. Of course, believers in such nonsense, and sellers of snake oil, are likely to object to such ridicule.