I can trace my first stirring as an audiophile back to the days of my grandfather's amazing system, at least to my eyes. Here was this system with lots of colors and lights, and more importantly a sound that I can still hear in my mind to this very day. Of course, was only seven at the time and while its true the system was pretty amazing by the standards of the times, things have only gotten better from there.
Through high school and undergraduate college, I sought out the best in sound that one could possibly afford. When I couldn't afford something, I either borrowed or sometimes just sat at stereo stores for hours enjoying music that was something it appeared only a select few had the time, passion and energy to truly enjoy, or so I thought. Ultimately graduated, got married and finally got my first "reference" system.
Fast-forwarding about ten years, so I don't bore anyone too much, discovered by two-channel stereo and home theater. My house was full of equipment that I had collected over the years, some even dating back to my late grandfather's system. Alas, I got divorced and learned just how important audio and video was in my life.
Luckily about five years ago, I went through a metamorphosis of sorts. Learned that I could not only write, but I could write things that people were interested in reading. Additionally I found that spending hours in front of my home theater and stereo systems doing reviews for sites on various albums in vinyl, CD, DVD, DVD-Audio and SACD taught me more and more about the way things sounded. I began to learn what sounded "right" and more importantly, how to describe it for everyone, well most people to understand.
From there I have since developed a passion for reviewing audio and video equipment of various levels of performance. Am passionate about audio and video equipment and will continue to review in the future, perhaps one of my favorite things to review is cables. I know this is one of those touchy subjects that if you were to ask ten people how important they were, you would likely get ten answers, but sometimes that is what makes things fun, and all the more exciting.
Ultimately, am a student of audiophile and videophile principles and ideas. Wish the perfect system was out there and everyone could afford it, but unfortunately that is not the case. So, my goal in every review I do is to help readers make more informed decisions, learn something about the worlds of audio and video myself, and hopefully teach a little something in the process. I know from past responses from my readership I have done well so far and look forward to doing even more with Enjoy the Music.com.