Mikey knows how to work his constituents like any good politician...And not all high end audio politicians are bad...there are still a few good guys left... Mikey is very entertaining and knowledgeable in his own way! Love him or hate him... he still provides a service that people like. Go Mikey!!!

@maxima95 because he did not put the context in which those were sold. He had just purchased a $15K DAC, was an existing client from years ago, so I threw the 3 power cables in at a very low price. I would do that for any returning Tribe member. ;-)  They are discounted down to $450 from that link in the video. 

@coralkong Im FAR from subversive about a sales pitch. Im a dealer and founded a cable brand. I am very outward that my channel is made in order to sell as the result im after. I dont want youtube stardom, I want your business. My options are to hide my intent or be outward with it. Im the outward guy. Isofar as ME telling YOU what YOU will hear, using words promising virtue and pleasure, THAT is subversive selling. Its very essence. I sell a result.. "It will beat what you have"  and I guarantee it 100%, or all your money back. There is no more simple and direct sales pitch ever spoken. Why would I treat you like a child and promise you fantasy or sell you a shiny thing ? I have more respect for myself and my buyers. I dont need to charm you into buying. My product proves itself and my client testimonials back it up. Words are cheap. I sell a result..  

The part that never ceases to perplex me is that I am on the buyers side.. I speak out against the industry and wear the black sheep moniker in order to expose the borderline contempt for the buyer in this industry. Then I offer solutions. If I cant find them, I build them. Yet, people still post threads like this to slam me... lol... 

mikepowellaudio

The part that never ceases to perplex me is that I am on the buyers side.. I speak out against the industry and wear the black sheep moniker in order to expose the borderline contempt for the buyer in this industry.

As a long time audiophile, I'm not feeling the industry contempt that you claim. Sure, I've found dealers that I thought were dubious, but it is easy to quickly move on from them. I don't consider the relationship with my dealers (or the industry) adversarial at all and I don't begrudge them a fair profit.

@maxima95 Hey, long time! I hope you are well. I am the author of the comment from OCD Mikey’s YouTube channel you cited. (I go by “Drago Celander” on YouTube. lol) I’ve been one of Mikey’s clients since 2019, having bought a Jay’s Audio CDT2 MK2 transport, an Exogal Comet Plus DAC, a Puritan Audio PSM156 conditioner, and more recently, a $15k Playback Designs MPD-6 DAC. As part of that last transaction, Mikey offered a few power cords at special pricing. I have a great things to say about Mikey, because I’ve had great transactions and discussions with him. 
cheers, Dan