Music has been a part of my life since I (Pavlo Dmytriiev) was a child. My father, who was an audiophile, had a good collection of tapes and a relatively decent audio setup for the Soviet era. He introduced me to the world of music and instilled in me a love for it.
But my personal journey as an audiophile began in my mid-20s, when I finally got a job with a decent salary. I wanted to listen to music with better quality, so I got an iPod Nano 5G and Creative Aurvana In-Ear.
For about a year or two, I was content with my setup until I started writing articles for the macosworld.ru site. I decided to review some earphones and reached out to MEEAudio (now known as MEElectronics) for review samples. They provided them and I wrote some well-received reviews. This sparked my interest in reviewing different brands, and soon enough, I became a reviewer and started my YouTube channel (Porta.Fi).
Now, my reviews serve as a way for me to share my subjective opinions and connect with audiophiles worldwide, especially during the war. Through my reviews, I've expanded my musical preferences, embracing classical to jazz, and it's been a great journey to see the evolution of the personal audio market in the last decade. I am proud to be a part of this community and grateful for the opportunities it has brought me.
Audiophile is more than just a hobby for me, it's a passion that has allowed me to connect with others who share the same love for music. It brings me great joy to be able to share my thoughts and opinions on gear and music, and I am thankful for the supportive and helpful community of local audiophiles who have made this journey all the more special.