I don’t suppose that after all these years I should be surprised when a presumed expert shows off a stereo system that sounds dreadful.
It happens more than it should.
How many times have I walked into a HiFi showroom and did an immediate 180?
Far too many times.
And it’s not just audio where presumed experts get it wrong. Doctors, lawyers, professors, experts.
None are without fault and sometimes embarrassingly so.
An expert is someone who gets it right, time and again. It has nothing to do with credentials.
It’s ok for you to be an expert.