My first university degree (1976-80, UK) is in Sciences, majoring in Physics. It’s no coincidence that my teen passion for visceral rock music continued into studying the apparent alchemy of capturing and reproducing joy-inducing sound. This has continued in my now 40+ years music and hifi hobbies.
It’s all about materials and their interactions, applied to transducing energy from one form to another (vibration, current, heat, sound) to capture, store and render auditory stimuli that are pleasurable.
It’s no surprise then that I study product performance and benefit claims in terms of the physical capabilities of media and transducers.