Here's to the temperate, the gentle, the moderates in audio

Just a shout out to the audio dealers and youtubers who:

Don’t rant

Don’t eviscerate hobbyists and others in the industry under the guise of some kind of "truth bomb"

Don’t claim to be the only one "on your side" and then tell you to buy from them.

Want to understand what it takes to connect an individual, however limited they are, with gear that brings them music and fun.

Understand that this is for fun and that people want to enjoy audio and keep their serious attention on issues that really matter.

Provide informed and temperate commentary about audio -- Hans Beekhuyzen, Tarun, Darko, Steve Guttenberg, Lachlan (Passion for Sound), Sean, Harley Lovegrove, and many others. I don’t always agree with their analyses but they’re not trying to be "shock jocks" or leaders of "tribes."


Right on @hilde45 and here's to those with the courage to admit it when two things sound the same to them, and those realize that dogma is not the best method of persuasion.

I like watching all of the YT guys listed. Randy “Cheapaudioman” cracks me up. He’s a funny guy. Tarun, IIWI, Steve G, NRD. Just Audio is commercial but with humor and honesty.

I am subscribed to all the names mentioned and I quickly ran away from several who are not. But one name I just resubscribed to is Jays Audio Lab. Some of his videos are actually fun to listen too.

@hilde45 Ron Brenay & Thomas Tan have been very good to me. My Channel grew because of them. But Toronto Jay I find very Condescending and everything is “the best” he’s ever heard.

i have both friends and foes in the YouTube universe. My channel is small and I don’t care if people like it or not. I’m not sponsored but I am a Schill for specific brands and make no bones about it.

”Time Worth Wasting”


Nice additions.

One thing I especially like about some channels (E.g., A British Audiophile, Hans Beekhuyzen) is that they always open the hood and can discuss what is happening in the design and parts. I come away with a better understanding of some of the reasons a product may (may) sound good. 

Not that this kind of internal analysis is necessary to explain what is good or bad about a product -- I learn from those who don't do it, too -- but I advance in the hobby when the presenter incorporates well-grounded technical knowledge as it could apply to what I might hear.