“The Wife Acceptance Factor”, my first high-end audio purchase decision and how I fell in love, by the wife of an audiophile

 

Special matte color finishes of the Vivid Giya and Oval series available upon request

Special matte color finishes of the Vivid Giya and Oval series available upon request. (photo credit: Timeframe Fotografie – Riksmuseum Matte Blue for G4 and Matte Monarch for V1.5)

I was on LinkedIn and saw a post in a group I belonged to, mentioning how over 50% of a line of speakers this gentleman retailed was purchased by women.  That piqued my interest. For years, I have been hearing rumblings in the high end audio industry that “we need to bring both the younger generation and the women into the hobby”.

I scrolled down but saw the conversation degenerate with someone, a male audiophile, explaining how WAF really meant “Tiffany for her and high-end audio purchases for him”. That struck a nerve but a different one than you are probably thinking.  Continue reading