In 1963 when I was eleven laying in bed listening to the light turquoise plastic clock radio, on came the first time ever Beatles song played in the US. It was on WLS. I was completely overwhelmed with the amazing sound.
Later I would spend late nights with my ear pressed to the 1950‘s tube-based mono dark wood counsol Stereo, instead of sleeping.
An only child, comfortable alone…actually I crave lots of time alone. I probably enjoy being alone the most. Ten years as a Geologist, working alone. I love eating meals alone when traveling. Backpacking alone, bicycling many tens of thousands of miles alone. Traveling as an executive around the world alone. And, executives are really lone animals, you can’t get close to employees or colleagues.
Audiophilia is very commonly a pursuit of folks that like being alone.