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?


Some audiophiles go to extremes that many would never even consider.  FBOFW.   To each their own.   Let it be.  




@mapman I agree. A lot would consider us kind of out there because we take music and our systems so seriously. 

@calvinj Perhaps it's because a lot of people hate the rich. Because once people get that rich, something is out of whack. This happened in the French Revolution. 

I'm not saying that's correct the correct attitude to have. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with 81 billionaires having more wealth than 50% of the world combined, or the fact that they are taxed the least (only 4 cents in every dollar of global tax revenue coming from wealth taxes).

No, I'm not saying anything is wrong with this picture at all. But some people are annoyed about this, so when they see examples of "conspicuous consumption," it triggers them.

@hilde45 i agree with you on that I come from very humble beginnings. Built my law firm starting with $1500 I’m in my 21st year of business. I definitely understand. The cost of some items to some people are just not how they see the world and money. I can respect that.