Excellent post about the term “budget” and how it is absolutely relative.

Part-Time Audiophile

I get a lot of crap for writing out here on the ol’ Internets. A lot of you consider me to be, variously, and in no particular order, one (or some combo) of the following:

  • An ass
  • Know-it-all
  • Know-nothing
  • Sellout and/or corporate shill
  • Tool
  • Village idiot

I take all of those kind suggestions to indulge in biologically improbably activities with pieces of overpriced audio components in the intent they were offered, though I must confess that I really don’t have any plans to piss off and die any time terribly soon.

Ah, fans. Your outrage keeps me young.

But there is a thread that’s worth pulling out of the noise — audio gear is some expensive shit.

It’s true. Unfortunately, there’s not much to be done about it. I mean, this is a luxury segment. Nothing being sold in, or as, “high-end audio” is actually required for good health, long…

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