If you recall we did a poll a while back, and that wasn't the conclusion. I'm not saying the results represent 'fact', but that's not the point.
Hi-Fi is a minority/niche market with the vast majority of listeners happy with an mp3 player and boom box.
Go back over the decades (From memory it first started in the late 70s early 80s) this has never been resolved, however while there have been plenty of level matched double blind tests over the decades, and if you look at forums, magazines over the decades there are only a few that refuse to believe the results. (It’s recycled every generation as newbies come in)