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.