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Audio snobbery

I can't tell you how often I am asked about audio snobbery—the sticking up of our noses at the thought of listening to music on something other than a curated high-performance rig.

And though I am often asked about it I actually don't see that so much. 

Old labels are hard to remove.

Most Audiophiles I know—including me—just enjoy music. As long as that music is not offensively reproduced (to where it hurts me to listen), I am all in.

I am guessing this long-held label was acquired years ago when many of those who I knew at the time actually were snobs. But, that was back in the 70s and 80s at the beginning of this passionate hobby. I am guessing the snobbery was really just a way of differentiating them and defining them as an actual group—like sports fans.

Today I find most Audiophiles are kind and generous.

And that's a good thing.

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