I’m fed up and words you can’t use when talking about audio gear

I was at an event with a large audio club last week and I guess I ran across the straw that breaks the camel’s back. For the thousandth time I witnessed deplorable behavior from one of the members towards a table full of people. It was the usual “I’m more important than you, you are all ill-behaved and losers, etc.” Completely uncalled for of course. Suffice it to say that at least half the members of this club are similar! I am just sick and tired of the attitudes of audiophiles and their ilk. The further underlying problem is that this behavior is now the new norm! We already have more than enough of such behavior and what makes it especially irritating is that this behavior is systemic in a hobby that like all hobbies, is supposed to be fun and where one would think it would normally be unwelcome. Hi Fi is supposed to be fun! Continue reading

From the “Now I’ve heard everything” Department….

I just recently read an article from a major audio magazine that once again gave me pause as to the logic or lack thereof for some of these “reviewer audiophile” types. (I’m not willing to give advertising to the article and author of it here and equally unwilling to violate my ethics and throw someone under a bus, so to speak, no matter if they are wrong about something or how much I may disagree with them). Continue reading

Are the advances in audio gear that far ahead?

Winding up or having wound up my lists of what I consider affordable high-end audio gear, I will be focusing more on writing about music, album reviews from my own library, news, tips, maintenance and such (although I may have already covered the maintenance and tips in detail ad nauseam). It got me to thinking though…… Continue reading