Originally from the UK, Simon has been an avid music and hi-fi enthusiast since the 1980s, when he acquired his first separates system. This enthusiasm carried him into hi-fi retailing, where he enjoyed introducing new people to the hobby. He also wrote for an audiophile magazine, contributing reviews of hi-fi retailers and equipment. Today, Simon lives in California and works in the tech industry. Outside of work, music remains one of his primary passions, and when it comes to headphones, Simon rocks Sennheiser, Koss and Sony models, each adding something different to his listening pleasure.