I really just wanted a copy of this because it is an interesting point of view.
But I will ask a question: do you think a violinist knows what a violin sounds like?
The perspective of a musician is very individually subjective but we are taught to listen, develop and refine our tone as brass players - same for string players and woodwind. The important thing for me is that this leads to different players having their own tone, style and signature but to be professional this will be beautiful in its own way and far from a non-professional sound.
Coming back to hifi - a huge proportion of systems don’t have a vague tonal resemblance of reality - not even close.