My High End Audio Gear As A Long Term Investment!!!

I’ve had enough years of fiddling around with all this expensive High End Audio gear. No more speaker musical-chairs for me or switching out my amp every few years, or chasing the latest new shine penny, etc. It’s far too costly (and a headache to boot). So a couple years ago I decided to take time and care in diligently putting together a fine audio system, within my budget, of course, that would preform at such a high level of proficiency that I could be sonically satisfied for many, many years to come. Mission accomplished!!! My audio system is soo musically satisfying to me that I could honestly live with it for the duration (but it didn’t come cheap). I know it’s hard to believe. At this juncture, and yes I’m old, I’m just flat-out tired and weary (so is my wallet) of all the hassle of buying and selling gear and (losing $$$ every time), never being satisfied with what I have even though what I have is already quite outstanding. Lets face it, it’s a fun hobby, but it can be an extremely expensive hobby, especially for an average guy like myself. So, I’m done trying to keep up with the Joneses. And now I just want to be content and happy with the wise long-term investment I made in my wonderful sounding audio system and just enjoy it without the constant burden (cloud of uncertainty) of thinking about switching out anything anymore. What a relief it is for me to finally after all these years be able to settle down in front of my audio system with the music being my only concern with a glass of fine red wine and just forget about all my troubles. It good feeling!!!  Anyone else have the same attitude toward the hobby as me?  Are you content with the decisions you made on your audio system?  Are you done with it like I am?   


I am done with upgrading because when you enjoy "immersiveness" you listen music not sound defects anymore and new gear reviews appear more as useless expanse ...


Audio system are investment in and for acoustic experiences and the occasion to learn how to listen using acoustic as a tool...



The post of erik_squires say it all more eloquently than me because he design speakers anyway then he know what he talk about more than the average consumers who often purchase because it is the only solution for him....Most audio consumers pay a heavy price for ignoring acoustics and not only room acoustic ...Money dont buy knowledge...


Like many here I'm an old fart too. My speakers are fixed, my set-up is fixed (pretty much), but I'm still thinking about how I can deal with my loss of HF without changing mid-range. I can deal with loss of a bit of volume, but loss of HF info is hard to fix without getting an upper mid-range glare. I've thought about getting a parametric equalizer, but........maybe I can do as much with a 30band, or even a 12 band equalizer. I don't know. :-)

My system is my kids inheritance! I've worked hard over the years now will enjoy my life & most important my friends.

I am not at the old age level yet but I have also finished my gear, with 2 systems and 2 headphones. Looking back at my buying and selling history over the last 5 years on A'gon, USAM, and Head-fi, shows a crazy amount of gear. 

I no longer can sell any of my gear because I threw out all my boxes to remove the temptation. Great thing is I am not spending time online looking for gear anymore.


Interesting thread


i don’t know about investment but I sure know the hobby keeps me sane.  Truly.