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."


@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.

Wow...thanks hilde45!  One of the best posts ever.  Inspiration to be more objective myself.

I have found Shane over at aussieaudiophile to very informative, humble and a worthwhile YouTube audio reviewer. I have learned quite a bit by watching OCD Mikey's videos. He freely gives out valuable information from which I have learned quite a bit.