i agree. i think many make choices because they have a deep human need to control things in a world where most things are uncontrolable
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Interesting proposition. I don't see why personality would not play a role in selection. Who would suggest that personality does not play a role in selection of an automobile, a career path, even a spouse? So why not selection of audio gear?
Oh dear! In the last 30 years, I have had 5 CD players. A Pioneer, 2 Denons, a Cambridge, and now a ModWright Sony. I've had 5 pre amps or passives, an Adcom, a McCormack, Endlers, and 2 Promitheus. 6 amps, a Kenwood, 2 Adcoms, 2 McCormacks, and 1 Cary. 3 speakers, one ADS and 2 Maggies. That is not much audiophilia nervosa to show for something that is so important to me. So Herr Doctor Professor Mr. Tennis, care to apply your Jungian theory to my history?
Cyclonicman is a music lover, so am I. Once I discovered the high end, it was plain that it offered a better doorway into the music. I would be content with a number of "high end" systems, as long as I kept my speakers. The correlation between this, component selection, and personality is for you to decide.