It seems like when I see comments on high end gear there is a lot of negativity. I have been an audiophile for the last 20 years. Honestly, if you know how to choose gear and match gear a lot of the high end gear is just better. When it comes to price people can charge what they want for what they create. If you don’t want it. Don’t pay for it. Look if you are blessed to afford the best bear and you can get it. It can be very sonically pleasing. Then do it. Now if you are also smart and knowledgeable you can get high end sound at mid-fi prices then do it. It’s the beauty of our our hobby. To build a system that competes with the better more expensive sounding systems out there. THOUGHTS?


"I haven’t complained"

@calvinj  - For clarity, I never said you "complained" but if you want to argue about that you will need to pay for an extra five minutes...

@mitch2 add it on my bill.  It’s cool. Lol. Anyway I get what you are saying. Take care 

@jacobsdad2000 i saw that article before and I agree with most of it. When I go to audio shows the prices for gear are all over the place. There is a segment of the population that can afford the gear. There is also less of a middle class now. In addition to that the music sometimes becomes secondary. I listen to a lot of fast quit hitting jazz that I want to sound live. Some people have taste that don’t require that and don’t need gear to the level of what I have. We all have different goals in audio and sometimes just a warm relaxing full sound will do. Some of us have taken it to extremes. But reading the article he makes several great points about affordability, need, accessibility and the actual music. When I demo tracks I know the artists, when it was made and the story behind it. That makes the music more enjoyable to me. Also I can’t stand the same track that we ALWAYS LISTEN AT THESE SHOWS!

@cmsgolf look I thought you were a pretty cool guy when we met up briefly. Not gonna get sideways over an Audiogon post. Take care man hope to see you soon again. Will you be attending Axpona next year?