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The Know it all Audiophile

Discussion in 'audio' started by Ian M, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Ian M

    Ian M pfm Member

    Darko’s latest video made me laugh. I think he is describing everyone on this forum, especially the bit about DIY streamers. :)

  2. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Reviewer in ultimate lack of irony post.

    Nice bit of FUD spreading about streamers, as if we cant build a server that performs the same or better than a commercial offering. Its 0s and 1s.

    The reason the audiophile market is declining is because pricks like him try to flog overpriced do nothing boxes.
    SteveS1, fried, evand and 9 others like this.
  3. Ian M

    Ian M pfm Member

    Ha ha, he was right.
    duckworp likes this.
  4. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Enjoy your 10k streamer I'll be enjoying my 600 quid integrated streamer and dac.
  5. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    I’ve noticed Darko insinuating before that anyone who doesn’t like Rap is a racist. He also has weird ideas about Classical listeners, and male listeners, and Electronic/Indie Rock music being frightening for hi-if enthusiasts. I’m sure he’s very happy living in Berlin.
  6. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    I like that guy, he knows what he is talking about!
  7. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    5% of what he says is bollox but 95% of the time he is on the money.
    duckworp likes this.
  8. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    I bought a pair of Neat Motive 2s from Darko via Stereo.net.au when he lived in Sydney and I lived in Melbourne. He was a thoroughly nice chap.

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I think the simple reason the audio market is dominated by ‘cashed up middle aged dudes’ (as he anachronistically puts it) is simply because such Hi-Fi is bloody expensive and very much a luxury purchase!
    fraserking and DANOFDANGER like this.
  10. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    Yep, and people are renting into their 40s now, so not much budget left for luxury hi-fi. I’m sure the ‘Smart phone with headphones and a Bluetooth speaker system’ seems a good choice under the circumstances.
  11. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Indeed! Also, I feel I should add that, in the thirty five years I have been involved in this audio hobby, it has always been dominated by ‘cashed up middle aged dudes’ and likely always will be.
    denni55, Weekender and Woodface like this.
  12. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    On the whole though, I can’t help but feel that this YouTube report is more a comment on the type of people who leave YouTube comments more than ‘audiophiles’ as a whole because I honestly don’t recognise the majority of ‘experts’ he describes - perhaps the DIY DAC guy and perhaps the format snob (I’m one of those myself - sometimes).
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I'm getting really tired of self-righteous self-appointed iconoclast narcissists on Youtube.
    denni55, albireo, evand and 3 others like this.
  14. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Go on then, I’ll be the one to bare my arse and ask, who is he and what’s his motivation for publishing this?
    evand, sq225917, JTWzen and 1 other person like this.
  15. Tantris

    Tantris pfm Member

    I think his observations are spot on.
  16. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    Aha, seems I have met a few know it all audiophiles in my time.

    He should also do one on the music know it all, a few here recently laying claim to all things musically superior.

    Or simpler than that, start a cable thread on pfm, watch the flock arrive to save our sorry ass's from ourselves.
    duckworp and suzywong like this.
  17. dtd

    dtd pfm Member

    His livelyhood depends on box shifting. Can't really expect an honest reply from the sales guy.
  18. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I have no idea who this Darko bloke is or why I should?
    Rockmeister, Mr Pig and Guinnless like this.
  19. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Speak for yourself

  20. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    bla bla Berlin

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