Is being an audiophile a disease?


I’m new to this audio world. I bumped into this video and it explains a lot.

https://youtu.be/fcwpOXfuHUw

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Someone may list Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for sale after seeing this ....
Interesting video, I liked the Pioneer and Zenith commercials that followed. But the initial video does make me realize that sometimes the obsession can be a little over the top. But hey if you enjoy...then enjoy to the fullest.
OCD, oh yea.. disease no, disorder yes. The old Corner horns, cost a fortune today, Garrard 301 and old Victrola.. I have 2 of the 3....If you have all 3 then head for the hospital..

Another thing, there is no garbage cans in a true audio nutters house, piles maybe, but no dumping.. That’s the stuff some other nut job is gonna try to fix.. Geeeezzz

Regards
An audiophile love music but gives some thoughts to take care of the 3 embeddings of his audio system: the mechanical resonant field, the electrical field of the house, and the acoustical field of the room...

Compulsive buying and upgrades are a disease increased by disinformation in the marketing of electronic components and promoted in most audio forums...

Creating Hi-Fi experience cost peanuts if we learn to embed our already relatively good audio system...

It is fun, more simple than you thought, and we dont need to be an engineer at all, it is even better if you dont are one.... :)


The reason why is simple: the acoustic dimension of a room is way more important and impactful than the electronical design of an amplifier or even of speakers....In the video someone say: "machine more sensitive than the ears they play to"... 


Being an audiophile is not a disease, not being able to separate head from ass is one..... :)
Speak for yourself dude!!!
That was a great video....its like 70 years old ...WOW....everything true ,just like now....lol
It's called GAS -- Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It is rampant in other industries as well -- or else, I wouldn't currently own 57 F-mount lenses and 10 F-mount bodies (not to mention all the ones I no longer own). There is always something that is just a little better or a little different that might make a big difference in the outcome. Expensive cables, anyone? Yeah, right.
Well as best I can tell it’s not normal.  But normal is boring. So is average. 
Gear Acquisition Syndrome
I consider myself an audiophile precisely because i dont buy anything....


First off, the delusion of perfection or authenticity ought to be dispensed with. It is the utmost in foolishness.

But to seek improvement and novelty--what's wrong with that. We are wired to seek new experiences, and so much of human society is dependent on that drive. 

We tend to mock the foolishness in other people's hobbies or interests, while being endlessly fascinated by our own. Just the other day, I smirked at someone who dislikes the American president, yet invested time and money to read his nieces account of Mr. Trump.

But why should I smirk? It is no stranger than me drooling over high end tonearms that I would be foolish to acquire. 
YES,but at least there's no chance of dieding from it.  But ,You may ended up in a mental unit.