How attached are you to your stereo rig? So attached that you take everything on a very personal level? Detached enough to objectively work on improving its performance?
I find fascinating the art of detachment.
As an engineer, I need to detach from the emotional aspects of the musical listening experience in order to objectively and dispassionately look at facts, measurements, and results.
As a listener, I need to reattach myself into the emotional beauty and connection music brings into our lives.
To successfully produce products worthy of your time and trust it’s necessary for us as engineers, designers, advisers, and craftspeople to commutate between attachment and detachment in service of honoring both the customer and the music.
As in most things the best happens when we do not go too far in any one direction, but rather stay focused on the road ahead.