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?


Myself being an Audiophile for 40+ years ,and owning a Audio store for a decade.

I  know build quality. And shortcuts taken in both speakers ,as well as electronics.

many Audiophile ,or most Donot know about say the many shortcuts - being cheap  

in the Internal Xover , in electronics many have pretty cases and average at best build quality, and living on its laurels of the past .and trust me there are many ,

and many $$ paid for play reviews . I have been to many audio shows and horror 

stories from quality small companies who could not say pay$50k in adverts to get glorious reviews ,sadly many went out of business. The politics has been a open wound for a long time.  Markup many times is Waay over in electronics some charging up to 10 x what it cost them in parts , yes R&D counts , cables some 20x markup.  This is why many people get pissed off because of a lot of Greed.

20 years ago many companies were owned by True audiophiles , not corporations,

which I won’t mention any names. Sad but true , people do your home work ,ask questions ,and inspect the parts ,brand name do count then say OEM brand which is a cop out for lower quality, This is my sole opinion and viewpoints 

be a wise 🦉 owl and seek out Best Buy for your $$ spend, and System synergies 

is most important , Happy listening music 🎶 🎼 🎵.

I’m out, I wish you all peace. Sometimes I ask God for peace and it occurs to me if I shut up and quit focusing on what I don’t agree with- I find it. An answered prayer. 

@audioman58 , also a good point.

Everyone has a budget. Choose wisely, but enjoy what you choose. 

I would never crap on someone's system, but I do get tired of being told by a novice what I can and can't hear.

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