OCD mickey website and negativity.

I see videos from this individual frequently he's got a show every night almost on YouTube which is live. It's interesting.

I'm not familiar with the brands on his website and he doesn't seem to be happy about lots of stuff. He visits stores and complains about how terrible their equipment is and that no one knows what they're doing without really explaining him himself.

I've learned many things from him but I don't know why his gear that he represents seems lacklustre, I'm not gonna mention it here but maybe I'm wrong. There are many outstanding so-called higher end audio gear that's out there and he doesn't seem to carry any of it.  




OCD Mikey just released a new video. It’s a digital versus turntable rendition of John barleycorn must die. It’s been around for a really long time. Video takes place in what appears to be a customers home and these types of videos are always cool to see what other people are doing.

It’s a bare bone presentation without much commentary. It’s a record being played on a very expensive turntable versus a streaming of a remastered version of this song. Frankly I hate sometimes when they remaster older songs from the 70s and perk up Instruments and tonal frequencies to embellish things. I’m not sure it does great service to these wonderful classic recordings. Perfect example are the Beatles albums where they have screwed around by doing all the remasterings and most new versions don’t seem very good but there are a couple that seem better but overall it’s kind of annoying. Let’s respect the Beatles for what they did and after all this is what they heard when they did things and this is much preferred versus how someone else wants it to be sounding regardless of all the technological advances in the current age to make things sound better.

I think today’s video from mikey is somewhat positive although it would’ve been good to have some commentary as to what he was hearing but that didn’t happen so kind of disappointing. And maybe a rundown description of the individual system would’ve been of interest. Very impressive to hear him talk about technical aspects of a record being played near the end of the video in the way he rattled off lots of terminology. I learned a few things from the video.

Lots of Mikey’s videos are rambling and go on and on and then you have to be patient to hear the value of the video. It is quite an investment to listen for 20 minutes for purposes of capturing a few morsels of knowledge and his brain is just chalk filled with knowledge. The volume of videos is pretty impressive and lots of time goes into these videos every day and then there’s these Live streams he does almost daily which can be compelling to listen to along with 150 other people which doesn’t seem so bad

. I’m at a loss to understand why these audio oriented YouTube channels produce so much video content when they only get 5000 to 10,000 views which is a really good thing for an audio youTuber but the amount made from these videos is probably less than $50 so I guess it’s more about creating Goodwill with his audience which ultimately leads to sales of product.


Hilde45 did a spot on breakdown.  Only thing to add is Mikey is building his brand with the contrarian schtick. Likely more down to earth in a one to one situation. Would like to see a cage match between Mikey and Amir.  

@texbychoice "Only thing to add is Mikey is building his brand with the contrarian schtick..."


On that note, a funny analysis from Quora Bot Assistant, LOL, quote:


"Some people may prefer negative attention to no attention at all for a few reasons. Negative attention, such as criticism or conflict, can still provide a sense of validation or acknowledgment of their existence. It might also be a way for them to feel in control or to provoke a reaction from others, even if it’s negative. Additionally, some individuals may have experienced a lack of positive attention in their lives and have become accustomed to negative attention as a way of receiving any form of interaction or recognition. It’s important to approach this topic with empathy and understanding, as there can be complex psychological and emotional factors at play.", unquote.



I've learned many things from him but I don't know why his gear that he represents seems lacklustre ... There are many outstanding so-called higher end audio gear that's out there and he doesn't seem to carry any of it.  

I too have learned from Mike as he is very experienced in the business side of audio as well as the technical side. As far as the gear he offers ... He concentrates more on gear that generates (to his ear) an enjoyable musical sound vs. hi-fi-tech sound that seemingly much gear these days provides. He also shares his knowledge in the field, and also points out gear which he thinks is over-priced or over-hyped and demonstrates specifically WHY he thinks so, often by dissection of the gear to show you, to save you, the consumer, from unknowingly making a bad purchase. So not only does he provide gear, but also a service to the consumer.  For these reasons, I value his opinion more than some other dealers'. You can choose to disagree with his assessments, and that's OK. But IME/IMO he is honestly trying to provide a better audio experience for the consumer.

 He does offer more "affordable" gear than the NAT and Rowland. You'll need to speak with him to find out what he has. I purchased a Simon Audio CD player, NewOntech DAC, and one of his power cords - all for very "reasonable" prices. When I first contacted him, I made it clear that I didn't have much of a budget and would possibly NOT purchase anything. He didn't mind. He graciously invited me over to his place to hear his gear. He also came over to my place with gear so I could hear it in my system/room. We spent hours of time together on several occasions and not once was I ever pressured into buying anything or made to feel inferior (budget-wise). We always had a good time talking and listening to music. That's been my experience with Mike - always informative, pleasant, fair, and above all, human.