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?

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I know that I’m an audiophile and am overly sensitive by nature.  
What I’ve perceived from this forum suggests the OP’s point may have merit.  
I’ve never really spent time with audiophiles in the person-to-person/physical realm, I’ve just seen how often people jump so quickly to an elevated level of nastiness on this forum.
It sounds like OP has non-cyberspace experience with overly sensitive audiophiles, which I think is even better evidence to support a theory that audiophiles may be overly sensitive types by nature.  

I might suggest that “nurture” (as opposed to ‘nature’) may be at play, as well.  
Audiophiles are infamous for snobbery and condescension. Perhaps that causes some audiophiles to enter into conversations with other audiophiles with a leading edge of defensiveness and sensitivity.


" I’ve never feared being talked to death…"

You would if you met my brother in law.

Guy hasn't shut the hell up since I met him.


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Thanks for the information... But i cannot go there ...

For many reasons ...😁

But some can ...

my best to you ...

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.........I've gotten to the point that I prefer my cats to least, I'm basically aware of how I'll be greeted and treated....

I think it is attributed to JimiHendrix  but I know the concept is from milleniums before,  "Knowledge speaks (argues) wisdom listens"

In my world  Data is only noise, analyzed and visualized  data becomes information, add experience to information and it becomes knowledge, wisdom requires contemplation and a broad inclusive view.

Cats or/and dogs.... Or all people with a brain and heart are welcome ...

We are all animals waiting to be recycled on a higher plane of consciousness...

And there music rules , no need for gear ...😊


And you are certainly among the best soul here  and there i bet ...


.........I’ve gotten to the point that I prefer my cats to least, I’m basically aware of how I’ll be greeted and treated....


Recently I came across the meaning of "wine connoisseur", the person that would follow strict rules of tasting wine from cork poppin to pouring certain way then indulging.

I prefer to drink from bottle-neck right after cork is popped till the bottle is dry instead or scoop it right from the barrel of winery and do nearly same. That’s how you get REAL taste of wine, not that itsy-bitsy indulging "designed and socially engineered" for expensive wines.

Same way audiophiles live off the socially engineered products.