Having flown first class I can assure you it is a waste of money unless you travel VERY far and a LOT.
Well, I don't fly a LOT, but I usually only ever fly VERY far!
But I wish
I could fly first class always
In fact, I wish that I could afford to own and maintain my very own private jet!
But you are deluded if you think that a quality hierarchy does not exist.
I drive a Honda. I want
a Porsche 911, but I don't begrudge a person that can afford to own (and maintain) a Lambo! I wish I
So some people think a car is just
a car. To them it's silly to want anything but a basic automobile for transportation. Others live for the performance and aesthetics of high end automobiles. To each his own I say.
Here in the south, some "fellers" will spend $150,000 on a freakin' bass boat! I think that's insane... but I could care less about fishing. If I had that much $ to blow on a toy I would most certainly spend it on something that I
love... like audio (pro/hi fi) or a car.
But I can
appreciate the passion over finely crafted _______(whatever
). If those boats are what the discerning
fishermen digs, then hey, that's cool!
Some people are content with the average, common and ordinary.
Other people are connoisseurs of things. I've always aspired to those
kind of hedonistic pursuits myself.
Coffee, wine, cigars, women, art, fashion, etc., are just a few
of the things people become connoisseurs of. Life's to short to settle for "good enough" imho, but, ymmv...
Like all that yummy talk about homemade Thai curry. Some people think a frozen burrito is just as good. I mean, it's all just food, right?
I believe great audio is in the ear of the beholder. If you are content with your system then great! Just don't poo poo others who spend a lot to achieve what they
are looking for.
It really is hard to convince people who have never even heard
any high end gear.
But of course they always have an opinion on it...
Provide me with empirical evidence that there is a discernible difference between high quality electronics and you will convert me.
I'll leave the "converting" to the missionaries.
But I would
like to know... have you ever actually heard a really high end hi fi system?
I have. You cannot
kind of bang for only a little buck. It takes good gear. Good gear generally cost money.
I'm just an aspiring
audiophile. I have good ears and I appreciate good sound, but in the scheme of things I'm probably just in the upper mid-fi end of the spectrum. I would love
to explore the higher end of audio though.Instead of this: I would much rather have something like this:
Seriously, why should us audio snobs have to educate you coarse featured peasants anyway?
Give me anecdotal evidence and I say its just a piddling contest.
Well, I call your piddle
and raise you a dribble
my good sir!