Closet? Hah. Everyone I know knows about my addiction with... Music. I have no rediculous prices to go on about however, since most of my equipment is either built by myself or something of very low cost that I modified to increase potential. People love my new $8 Sony single tray cd player, with it's new powersupply and output stages. It already had dual high-end BB dacs in it (who would have thought) so theres no need to go there, really.
Everyone in my family knows I'm extremely sensitive to sound, and that I'm addicted to music. I've never had a friend or family member listen to my system and say that their bose system is better, either. Or any of their systems, for that matter. Put on some good classical and a pair of HD580s powered by the latest and greatest of Xanders op-amp powered weirdness, and away we go. I've yet to have one person NOT be extatic about what they were hearing.
I'm sure there are those few people however who can't stand it if it doesnt sound horrible rumble the floor and shred your ears off with soaring treble and crap like that..... When the local teenager gets cocky about his fisher speakers, just bring up the fact that fisher manufactures mass-market mid-fidelity audio systems that are sold in retail chains and sold to millions of people at about 75 percent markup. Do you know what imaging is? No. I wouldent think so, since you're speakers are barely capable of it. Stereophonic sound was invented for this purpose, not just to sound "fancy", average 60s fullrange speakers of the higher end nature can do this, you're bose aplasticmess or fisher speakers fail miserably, yet my headphones are quite good at it. Having ear mounted drivers without phase distortion and other anaomly, which can represent instrumental timbre with one thousand times the accuracy of those "speakers."
Theres also this thing about making recordings like the one you're listening to, and how we all love to use great speakers to do so. The only fishers I know of in the studio are the ones next to the RadioShack Nova's, and the Yamahas and cheap JBLs.
I mean, afterall, we DO ABSOLUTELY have to make sure it sounds good on a piece of **** system like yours, as well as a high end one. How i wish that werent true.