POLLS: How Old Are You?; and What is Your Gender?


Audiophiles are often stereotyped as an aging/dying breed. Let’s see what the age demographics are on this forum. Votes are completely anonymous. No one including me knows who voted or how a particular person voted.

POLL: How Old Are You?

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18 to 24 years old
  • 25 to 34 years old
  • 35 to 44 years old
  • 45 to 54 years old
  • 55 to 64 years old
  • 65 to 74 years old
  • 75 to 84 years old
  • 85 years old or older

0 voters


Yes, that was intentional . . .


OMG, no.


Elk, did you say it with your best Valley Girl affectation?


Whaaat? Can I vote more than once?
Will somebody please answer that phone!!!


I channeled my inner Moon Unit Zappa.

(She absolutely owns Valley Girl.)


Rether proves the stereotype - 44% over 65! Retired with spare cash and time?


Nearly 80% over 45. You next poll should be on gender. Over 90% male I’m sure.


I’ll bet the over on your 90% prediction!!


Probably 99%+. Now if this was a baking forum, or show or actual baking…I must say I do enjoy the Great British Baking Show (with my wife of course).


The high-end audio hobby is seemingly so male-dominated that I think the results of a gender poll on this forum would be of dubious statistical value. Hence, I’d rather not start a separate thread for a gender poll. But by request, here it is within this Age Poll thread. (Note: Facebook offers more than 50 gender classification options. Apologies to anyone who feels the below four choices are in any way exclusionary.)

POLL: What is Your Gender?

  • Male
  • Female
  • Transgender
  • Other

0 voters


If you are curious as to race, I am agouti with ASIP.


No females so far! And 2% under 34. That’s staggering.


Unless I am missing something, I see 27% over 65, not 44%.


I can’t be the only person under 35 ?


So far you are :):grinning: seems that if you are born after 1984 (hello Mr Orwell) you have no interest in high-end audio. You didn’t save your money from your paper route hoping to buy a stereo to impress your friends when you were a teenager. And, you have no time for audio forums.


I have a strong sense i’m the only one on the forum with significant car audio experience… or nobody every talks about it for some reason.


Just out of high school my car stereo system cost more than the car that I bought new…I have a ton of car audio experience from the 80’s. It’s not much use today. Plus, I don’t care much about car audio these days.


I have never cared about car audio.

Listening to music in an irregularly shaped, glassed-in, partially carpeted, noisy closet replete with many randomly reflective surfaces while sitting against one wall never did anything for me.

My daily driver will rip CDs to an onboard hard drive and one can load MP3s etc. from USB. The drive contains perhaps three CDs of music as all I have done is to see how it works.

All I ever listen to in the car is NPR.


Full disclosure: I am a canine brain surgeon… no really… yes, I am a canine.

Bruce in Philly