And many audiophiles do tend to have truly awful taste in music.many years ago I worked in an animal feed plant, in the lab, testing stuff.
There was a handyman welder in his early 60's who was one of those guys who if he had the access to education would probably have ended up in academia. Very smart and more than a little eccentric.
he was a serious audiophile, used to regal me about making his own amps, speakers he bought etc. after one particular purchase he told me
''it sounds like Red Hurley is right there in the room with you''
what I took from this exchange was that it doesnt matter what system you have, if your taste in music is shit.