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    Women in High End Audio

    A couple of interesting posts of late:

    (A Man's Perspective)
    How Not to Get Women Interested in Audio | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    (A Woman's Perspective)
    No Girls Allowed: Why I Hate ?Wife Acceptance Factor? | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    My wife read both and her take is:

    A. Yes, the audio industry is NOT very welcoming of women.
    B. The Photography industry has worked wonders over the past 10 years or so to be more inclusive of women and no longer suffer these stereotypical challenges.
    C. Women, generally, tend to be more interested in the "visual" than the "audible".
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    A couple of interesting posts of late:

    (A Man's Perspective)
    How Not to Get Women Interested in Audio | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    (A Woman's Perspective)
    No Girls Allowed: Why I Hate ?Wife Acceptance Factor? | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    My wife read both and her take is:

    A. Yes, the audio industry is NOT very welcoming of women.
    B. The Photography industry has worked wonders over the past 10 years or so to be more inclusive of women and no longer suffer these stereotypical challenges.
    C. Women, generally, tend to be more interested in the "visual" than the "audible".
    Well there's a big frickin' surprise.
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Men have their hobbies, women have theirs.

    And then they both have hobbies together. Next
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    Men have their hobbies, women have theirs.

    And then they both have hobbies together. Next
    I read an obituary the other day and the only thing they had to say about the guy's hobbies was that he liked to walk his dogs and spank his monkey.
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    A couple of interesting posts of late:

    (A Man's Perspective)
    How Not to Get Women Interested in Audio | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    (A Woman's Perspective)
    No Girls Allowed: Why I Hate ?Wife Acceptance Factor? | Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

    My wife read both and her take is:

    A. Yes, the audio industry is NOT very welcoming of women.
    B. The Photography industry has worked wonders over the past 10 years or so to be more inclusive of women and no longer suffer these stereotypical challenges.
    C. Women, generally, tend to be more interested in the "visual" than the "audible".
    I get my wife involved by playing Blue Ray concert videos of her favorite artists. She lasts about 20 minutes during two channel only listening. Then out comes the iPhone and she starts texting and becomes disengaged.
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    The only way I could get my wife into my listening room is if I left a trail of diamonds leading into my room. Once she had collected all of the diamonds, she would head back out.
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    The only way I could get my wife into my listening room is if I left a trail of diamonds leading into my room. Once she had collected all of the diamonds, she would head back out.
    So true, mine is the same way. She always had this saying " what's wrong with the other speakers or that amppy thing don't they still work. I always come back with, well how many freaking pair of shoes do you really need, don't the old ones you only wore once still work.



    oh PS: we all know how the outcome of that went.
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    The only way I could get my wife into my listening room is if I left a trail of diamonds leading into my room. Once she had collected all of the diamonds, she would head back out.
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    Re: Women in High End Audio

    Maybe a nice pair of Cream leather & natural Walnut Sonus Faber Liliums would get them interested:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    The only way I could get my wife into my listening room is if I left a trail of diamonds leading into my room. Once she had collected all of the diamonds, she would head back out.
    it would take something more than diamonds for my wife. why is our society so bent on making woman into men and feminizing males?? my spouse is no more interested in joining me in the garage fixing stuff as I am helping her choose outfits or stand with her at the cosmetics counter.
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