Jay's "Ugly Truth" video


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? 


I met Jay at this year’s AXPONA where Thomas and Jay were showcasing their product collaborations. I remember a few things about the interaction. 1) Jay is painfully shy in a crowded situation and Thomas had to prop him up so that he would push the speakers he had collaborate on with CSS Audio (Typhons). 2) Thomas is MUCH taller than I thought he would be!! 😂 . 3) I hope their gear sounds better in a proper setting because it was only Ok for me.

Jay has extensive experience (for a young person) in highend audio gaining from his sales experience at Audio Excellence in Canada. He knows what a highend sound is. They gear he supposedly owns and was supposedly purchased with his own money is modest compared to what is out there and what he was selling at AE! Those saying his gear is over-priced have not followed his channel very long!

EDIT: oops, wrong Jay!! Probably should have watched the vid first!! 😂😬🤦🏽‍♂️

hobbies aren’t usually the best investment


Hobbies are not investments. They are …. hobbies . They are not meant to be for profit (meaning for making money). There are no RoI expected. It’s stuff you like to spend money on to enjoy yourself. Not to make money of it.

On the other hand, working or investing are money producing activities. Not hobbies. Meaning you either put your time or skills to work to make money, or your capital. In other other (did I say “other”) words, either your human or financial capital.

I have not a piece of equipment in 4 years. However, I found some of his discussion enlightening and prompted some self-reflection. 

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