How old are you?

How old are you?
10 or less
1% (4 votes)
5% (37 votes)
23% (186 votes)
25% (196 votes)
21% (164 votes)
20% (156 votes)
6% (44 votes)
1% (5 votes)
Over 80 (congratulations!)
0% (2 votes)
Total votes: 794

Reader "craig" writes: "Okay, let's get right to it. What is the age of <I>Stereophile</I>'s readers? The reason I ask is the choice of 'favorite music' in a recent Vote question." So how old are you?

Westcoastman's picture

And I still listen to all the tunes I purchased in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, except instead of being on vinyl 45s and LPs, they're on CD and on my computer as digital files.

Bill Leebens's picture

I started reading Stereophile when I was in in high school--1973. The magazine has aged far better than I have!

Steve Gray's picture

I just recently fell into this category

Jaime Ballester's picture

Actually, 52 this month. Started reading Stereophile back in 1985! Remember clearly when John Atkinson became the editor!

Joe Nies's picture

Never to old to listen to music. I prefer jazz & rock some classical—no opera or rap. To each their own.

Jimmy's picture

Over 50—and proud of it! Vinyl still rules!

Paul J.  Stiles, Mtn.  View, CA's picture

I'm 54, but do not hold my extreme youth against me. I am a serious person.

Dan Wilson's picture

I think that I enjoy the music rather than the equipment as I get older.

David L.  Wyatt jr.'s picture

Older than dirt, younger than ground-in dirt.

John's picture

Was this supposed to be real age or maturity age?

SJF's picture

I'm sure that the number of audiophile people will continue to grow, a lot. All depends on artists and technicians. I love reading, music and all arts. But books and music leave much more room for imagination and intimacy.

Glenn Bennett's picture

The great thing about being 66 and having been an audiophile for 50 years is having experienced the great, golden age of hi-fi and the advent of stereo. I was at the San Francisco HiFi Show in 1958 when they demonstrated the advent of the stereo LP with a new Electro Voice ceramic phono cartridge playing Audio Fidelity stereo LPs. Now that, folks, is really livin'!

Skellum's picture

Ugh, I just changed demographics.

Walter Woody's picture

HA! I fit right in (barely) in a certain age group! To be honest, if you were to try to figure out my age group from what I listen to, it might be impossible. Other than rap and similar music, just about everything catches my interest. Maybe this leads us to another question; "Does music transcend age?"

Stereo Steve's picture

I'm 38 and I love having a great music system. My wife and I are into vinyl and USB DACs. Long live the hobby!

Gregor Samsa's picture

I'm 54 and I bet I'm near the mean, too. Had to laugh at a recent review of a speaker that had a crossover point of 13khz to the HF driver. I bet the majority of your readers (and the reviewer) couldn't tell if it was connected or not.

Jeremy's picture

I'm 44. An audiophile for 24 years. Music lover for at least 43.

Dan Wong's picture

I love LPs more than CDs. I love LP systems the way they reproduce "music" more accurately than CD/SACD. I never download MP3 music for my hi-fi system. All my LP and CD collections are original copies!

Face's picture

I feel and act much older though.

Shahrukh Dandiwala's picture

I'm 31. Is that old or young? I'd say it's young!

Serpieri's picture

As old as my gums and a wee bit older than my teeth.

Lawrie Allen's picture

My first upgrade was a saphire tipped needle for my 78 rpm record deck in 1957, guess I'm old.

austin k.'s picture

I'm 16 years old with a great B&W system and loving it!

Hifidan's picture

And getting older every day I'm afraid .....

Jon F, Royal Oak, MI's picture

I'm 28 and have been an avid reader for the past six years. I love the comprehensive objective component to the subjective reviews.

Ian's picture

I like it for the articles.

Ghaz's picture

I have been into audio a few years now.

Jotam's picture

Started being an audiophile at 14. First sound rig. Home old radiola.

jimbobber's picture

I have plenty of years and plenty of cash left for this insatiable hobby.

Cliff's picture

Audiophile since 1967.