10 Wonderful things and 10 bad things about the audiophile world.


10 Problems with the audiophile world.

#1  Speakers and amps need to be made synergistically.

#2  Room acoustics are so much more important than they realize.

#3. High End audio companies rarely show scientific measurements. Why not?

#4  Audiophiles have very little knowledge of music production.

#5  The dealer system in high end audio is not working.

#6  Snake oil is not loathed but treated as an amusing possibility for better sound.

#7  Expensive equipment, confirmation bias, ego, no standards, will eat people who don’t like expensive cables.

#8  Very little blind listening tests.

#9  No use of audio files showing differences in components, before and after.

#10 Audiophiles make subjective decisions claiming to be scientifically objective.

 

10 Wonderful things about the audiophile world.

#1   People who love music.

#2  Smart people who are passionate about the latest technology.

#3  Audiophiles rarely eat people for not liking their new expensive cables.

#4  Being an audiophile is a great hobby.

#5  Being an audiophile is mentally healing.

#6  Audiophiles are trying to make fidelity and quality paramount unlike other industries.

#7  Audiophiles are a strong community.

#8  Samsung / Harden is making lots of money.

#9  Audiophiles are always moving toward a goal.

#10 Audiophiles appreciate beauty.

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10 Problems with the audiophile world.

#11  Some take this hobby way to seriously.

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#1  Speakers and amps need to be made synergistically.

Why "made"? Why not just matched?

#3. High End audio companies rarely show scientific measurements. Why not?
 
Would they guide people? Why? My sense is that most do not know what to do with them, and those who think they do often overestimate single data points.
 
#4  Audiophiles have very little knowledge of music production.

Why is this relevant? I don't know much about food production, either, but I'm capable of tasting, grading, discriminating what I eat. 

#6  Snake oil is not loathed but treated as an amusing possibility for better sound.

I've never seen an adequate definition of snake oil. Do you have one?

#7  Expensive equipment, confirmation bias, ego, no standards, will eat people who don’t like expensive cables.

Why is this bad?

#10 Audiophiles make subjective decisions claiming to be scientifically objective.

Isn't it a scientific fact that they subjectively preferred X over Y? Not sure what you're getting at.

#9  Audiophiles are always moving toward a goal.

Is a circle a goal?