Musicians and high end audio

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Ever notice how few musicians are into high-end audio? Most I know have meh systems and seem happy about them. Shoemaker’s dilemma?

There are exceptions to every rule. I happen to know quite a few musicians who are into high-end audio, but the vast majority are not.

You’d imagine when those who know the sound of real instruments more intimately than most want to playback music it would be with the highest fidelity. It’s a mystery then why that isn’t true.

I offer two observations: the percentage of musicians with high-end stereo interest seems to mirror that of the general population. Very few. The second observation seems a bit more remote but perhaps worthy of some consideration. Master chefs prefer simple food for personal nourishment, staying as far away from the perfection of their craft as possible.

Too much of a good thing?