You don’t miss what you’ve never heard

I have fallen into the trap of spending money on Hifi equipment some time ago and people generally don’t really understand why I would be doing that. The following is a very true statement to describe the situation:

I know some of you are thinking you can’t hear the difference. The thing about quality audio is that it’s something of an acquired taste, few people yearn for high-end sound, and even a brief encounter with a great speaker or headphone might not win you over. You don’t miss what you’ve never heard, and I’m reaching for analogies here, but if you never tasted fresh-squeezed orange juice and only drank OJ from a carton, would you automatically appreciate the superior taste of the real thing?

via The $1,350 ‘earbud’: Is it worth it? | The Audiophiliac – CNET News.

Just in case you are wondering, I am not going to buy those earbuds, but I have spent more than average on the ones I am using…