Always have a amount in mind to spend on getting the gears i want, but once u step into the shop and see...Wow...so many good stuff...!!! BBB...in the end it always overshot the amount u say u can spend...hehe...!!!
Definitely agree with your statement that hifi indulgence can be alot more expensive than photography. A pair of high-end speaker cables can buy a Canon 1DX with L lens I've got a friend whose home hifi cost almost half a million but he is using a 5dMk2 only. As for me, I try not to spend too much on photography as I am just a hobbyist with a 5dMK3 and a few lens - total cost around 20k. I do spend quite a bit more on hifi though, more than 5 times as much as compared to photograhy eqpt