ARE AUDIOPHILES OVERLY SENSITIVE BY NATURE?FEELINGS AND OPINIONS?


I have been an audiophile the last 20 years for the last 5 years I have worked with Infigo Audio as my industry affiliation.  It’s been my experience in business and audio conversations that there are 2 areas that are interesting. When giving opinions many audiophiles try to come off smarter than the people they are talking to. Also in conflict resolution if you have disagreements they are more willing to go to extremes. Has anyone else experienced this.  Some seem like they can tell you what to do? How to post etc. which to me is crazy. Most of us are 30, 40, 50, 60,70 plus.  Thoughts everyone?

calvinj

You are right hilde45...

But it is easier for most people to argue at the infinite about cables differences or tube versus digital  ... The only demand here is to PURCHASE something ...

I was totally frustrated myself with any piece of gear BEFORE i enter in simple basic reading about acoustic and then i begin to experiment ...

it is the reason why i am happy with a low cost modified speakers...

I cannot recommend them as a solution as most does with their magical component because i disliked them before learning how to optimize them ...This is basic acoustic , basic electrical noise ratio signal optimization and vibration resonance control ...

it is the reason why even if i like my components i never recommend them as a solution; i recommend studying acoustics ...

People are lazy ... Or dont have the time to do it...I am retired ...

My very best to you ...

 

You make a good point. I guess what I wanted to say is that many audiophiles offer opinions which would only be justified without any basic psychoacoustics. You’re right that some basics are not that hard to pick up, and experiment with, but many people don’t even do that and many more venture out beyond the simple understandings and claim things which really requires deeper knowledge.

 

 
 

 

 

@mahgister i Agree with you. I like to continue to learn in this hobby of ours.  I also try to remain pleasant when discussing audio.  But I’m aware that I’m surrounded by folks that have been in the hobby 20,30, 40, 50 years. I try to talk to them understanding that.  You can’t be dismissive and disrespectful to folks in certain ways. Some of our guys act like they are OZ!

Absolutely! If people did the three things you mention...

  • Basic acoustics -- reflections and frequency curves
  • Basic electrical noise to signal ration optimization
  • Vibration resonance control

...there would be far more satisfaction in the hobby.

We participate in a hobby where people have different experiences. Acoustically and equipment wise. Some of us are completely closed minded to cables making a difference. Some think that certain prices are a waste no matter how good the equipment is. The thing that really interests me is that the level of expertise people THINK THEY HAVE! In addition to that they think that that allows them to speak in ways to other audiophiles that are justified in their minds. There is no certifications Or authentication processes that we go through. I have no problem with one’s opinions. Just the way the deliver it!

I am very satisfied in the hobby, my system and sound.

What bugs me are the manic street preachers and most of them are measurements crowd. Experience in application is worth more to me than a specification sheet, not demeaning a spec sheet it is all part of the process but it is not the process. 
 

Your opinion is exactly that, it is not fact. Also could do with a little less wokeness around here.