The secret life of Audiophiles

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I am smack dab in the middle of writing a memoir of sorts, one I’ll share with you when done.

In the meantime, I have a question. Why do so many Audiophiles keep their passion a secret? It’s the oddest thing. Amongst members of our community, we’re as vocal as all get out. Step outside the fold and we rarely talk to people about our passion.

Why is that?

I can tell you the reason I don’t share it with folks. I am constantly misunderstood.

Fellow airplane passengers always get around to the same question. “What do you do for a living?” My stock answer for many years was “I own a company that makes high-end stereo equipment.” Their inevitable follow-up question was “Oh, you mean like Bose?”

I got tired of correcting them and now I just say “I own a company that makes stereos.”

But, I am not you. Curious to find out why most of us keep our passion close to the vest.