In a follow-up to the series of articles by W. Jennings highlighting the problems in the audiophile community, Emiko (aka @ThatHiFiGirl) has a some strong feelings about this topic.
She knows all too well the abusive and insulting comments that can be cast at anyone that doesn’t fit into the “Old Boy’s Club” in audiophile circles.
The audio establishment is also segmented into different groups and ideologies and it’s rare to find consensus on some topics.
Healthy debate, however, is good for any industry when it comes to moving the ball forward and expanding the base. The issue is that some audiophiles feel the need to be “right” about a topic even when the ugly discourse turns existing and prospective audiophiles off.
This hobby is about the enjoyment of music and appreciation of technology that makes that experience better. Nothing more.
For an industry that is all about “communication” — we’re really terrible at communicating with one another.
If only audiophiles could listen to one another as intently as they listen to music, then maybe, just maybe, there is a path toward progress.
Watch the full video on YouTube or click play above.
Related reading: Does the Audiophile Community Have a Problem? (Part 1)