Jay's "Ugly Truth" video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkveZGS2dSI

Why does this get mentioned so rarely? 

I've experienced the "dark side" and have never had the means to afford gear that's remotely close to the level that Jay focuses on. 

What about you -- can you relate or have you always been able to maintain a healthy balance and avoid being overtaken by obsession? 

stuartk

Jay struck me as a very honest person...Once this is said...

He did not know  at first that marketing make people forget that audio is about learning synergy and learning acoustic and mechanical and electrical embeddings controls FIRST not about buying spree...

Anyway he cannot analyse this objectively because he decided to become a reviewer then he decided to sell products...

If you sell something the focus must be the product "perfections" not the embeddings and acoustic controls... The focus is purchasing and selling not thinking...

And audio is about the best ratio S.Q. /price for most people anyway not about the best in the absolute...

Because Jay is honest and very conscious he decided to face this obsession or OCD in audio... Myself i cured it by me experiments with only homemade creative low cost solutions... It worked ... And my S.Q. is the best there is for the price...😊

 

I am going to throw out all the cardboard boxes I have for my audio gear.  The hard one will be the speaker boxes.

Confronting one's demons is a good thing. Right?

Once I got to my present system I decided that going any farther would deposit me in that point of diminishing returns zone: a place where I never wanted to go. What I have is good enough.

All the best,
Nonoise

Sorry mate but I don’t drink any of his KoolAid with his overblown exaggeration and misguided hyperbole at best. . These is just another lame YouTube blogger airing his own obsession sufferings in the public forum for unknown personal reasons . . Yep… they DO walk among us .

To suggest that progressive audio equipment outlay or striving to an ascending wish list to recreate a better “perfection” audition performance, is a harbinger for a dark “obsession”, or an impairment risk to one’s personal life and marriage , is ridiculous. Only a moron could or would succumb .

Our forum common bespoke indulgence is just a a simple esoteric hobby to best enjoy the music performing arts as best as we can. A fine system can stir the heart and trigger an emotional response. A better performing system can do it better.
The Holy Grail in this hobby is to nobly ascend as close as possible to recreating a live performances in your own domain.

MY TAKE: If one’s circumstances permit this music appreciation to indulge into an oxygen-breather’s equipment/ system strata in …. Bravo ! Carry on , sir! It’s worth it
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

WARREN BUFFETT