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post #271 of 11312
I've seen several pairs of the white PX100 around the WLU campus, all worn by female asian students, not sure why that is... I also saw one guy with silver triports, I wanted to say something but I didn't have my stuff on me at the time to compare.

I love it when people ask me why I have a black box velcroed to my "ipod" (iRiver H120). Then I start telling them about amps, ogg and rockbox and you can see their eyes just glaze over... it's alot of fun!

I was actually sitting in the library working the other day when a couple of girls that I had met once before decided that my table where I was working away on my laptop, deep in thought with my Vibes on, was a good place to sit. Turns out I didn't get any work done for the next hour or so, as they felt like chatting. I noticed one of them had a black ipod, and we started chatting about music for a bit, and as soon as the topic turned to something else, a buddy of mine who had been sitting nearby spoke up, asking me why I hadn't told them all about "linux" on my iriver, how ipods are terrible, etc.

Sometimes it's just better to keep your geeky habits to yourself until you know someone (read : until you know the woman) so they already think you're awesome, THEN you tell them all about the silly things you do. After they know you I've found most women find geeky habits cute or endearing. I'm not really sure why that is, but I've been affectionately called a "cute geek". Has anyone else gotten this?
post #272 of 11312
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I've seen several pairs of the white PX100 around the WLU campus, all worn by female asian students, not sure why that is... I also saw one guy with silver triports, I wanted to say something but I didn't have my stuff on me at the time to compare.

I love it when people ask me why I have a black box velcroed to my "ipod" (iRiver H120). Then I start telling them about amps, ogg and rockbox and you can see their eyes just glaze over... it's alot of fun!

I was actually sitting in the library working the other day when a couple of girls that I had met once before decided that my table where I was working away on my laptop, deep in thought with my Vibes on, was a good place to sit. Turns out I didn't get any work done for the next hour or so, as they felt like chatting. I noticed one of them had a black ipod, and we started chatting about music for a bit, and as soon as the topic turned to something else, a buddy of mine who had been sitting nearby spoke up, asking me why I hadn't told them all about "linux" on my iriver, how ipods are terrible, etc.

Sometimes it's just better to keep your geeky habits to yourself until you know someone (read : until you know the woman) so they already think you're awesome, THEN you tell them all about the silly things you do. After they know you I've found most women find geeky habits cute or endearing. I'm not really sure why that is, but I've been affectionately called a "cute geek". Has anyone else gotten this?
Lol, must have been an awkward situation when your buddy spoke up

Oh yea and I forgot to mention that a couple of months ago, I was at a marching band competition with my school marching band, and one of my band mates was wearing a pair of HD650's. I was like wow, nice headphones. Other people around us gave me a weird look and laughed. At that moment I regretted speaking up, because of that AND the fact that he was disturbed from his listening. I found out later that it was his DAD's headphones (no surprise, as I saw him with a pair of triports on the year before). He obviously has no idea how good those headphones are. It was just like that time when I saw that girl with the pair of SR-80's on (at the beginning of this thread). "I don't know; they're my dad's." Lol.

And my school:

95% iBuds, 4.99% other, and 0.01% actually GOOD headphones (I convinced one of my friends to get a pair of KSC-75's - He was amazed)
post #273 of 11312
Funny stories RedLeader and vyu223! Thoroughly enjoyed reading them. At university here in Edinburgh, I only know of one person who is into headphones (also a member here, has a pair of HF-1, E500 and Supermacro-III). I wish more people knew about the joys of hi-fidelity listening.
post #274 of 11312
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Funny stories RedLeader and vyu223! Thoroughly enjoyed reading them. At university here in Edinburgh, I only know of one person who is into headphones (also a member here, has a pair of HF-1, E500 and Supermacro-III). I wish more people knew about the joys of hi-fidelity listening.
i see the usual carp around my campus, with plenty of cheapy sony style phones on wana be cool students. They gave me weird lloks with my modded sr-60s with senn 414 pads lol. THen i wore my hf-1's in last summer and a load of people on my course came over to have a looky. They loved how they sounded
post #275 of 11312
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Lol, must have been an awkward situation when your buddy spoke up
Haha, a little bit at first for sure. But that's the sort of thing you have to turn into a compliment. I just said "That's all well and good for us to talk about, but I wouldn't want to bore beautiful young women with those sorts of trivialities"
He says "You mean they don't care?"
I reply "well, that too "
post #276 of 11312
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Haha, a little bit at first for sure. But that's the sort of thing you have to turn into a compliment. I just said "That's all well and good for us to talk about, but I wouldn't want to bore beautiful young women with those sorts of trivialities"
He says "You mean they don't care?"
I reply "well, that too "
Wow, your sentence was so well thought out - do you guys really use that kind of language in college?

I also wish that more people were into high-end listening. My best friend's older sister (in her 20s) asked me, "Why are you so obsessed with your ears?" I laughed and couldn't think of an answer.
post #277 of 11312
I met a guy in our library who was wearing hd 280s. I talked to him a while and he knew about Audio Technica but had never even heard of AKG or Beyerdynamic .
post #278 of 11312
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After they know you I've found most women find geeky habits cute or endearing. I'm not really sure why that is, but I've been affectionately called a "cute geek". Has anyone else gotten this?
I get that from my girlfriend. Unfortunately I haven't yet been able to convert her to the cult that is high-end audio.
post #279 of 11312
I just saw what might have been 2 seattle Head-fiers in under a minute.

at 2:45 today at the intersection of 3rd ave. and washington I first saw a tall asian bloke with a green vest and white hat on with some CX300s in his ears, then right after than i walked right by a skinny white guy with short blonda hair red jacket and what looked like Ety ER6/6i.

cheers

-Mikael
post #280 of 11312
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I just saw what might have been 2 seattle Head-fiers in under a minute.

at 2:45 today at the intersection of 3rd ave. and washington I first saw a tall asian bloke with a green vest and white hat on with some CX300s in his ears, then right after than i walked right by a skinny white guy with short blonda hair red jacket and what looked like Ety ER6/6i.

cheers

-Mikael
I've seen my share of CX300 users and I don't think any of them are Head-Fiers tbh... The CX300 are very common headphones in the UK. Head-Fiers are generally spotted using harder-to-obtain headphones such as Grado, AT, Etymotic, Shure, UE, Westone, custom IEMs, etc... That said, the general public are becoming more aware of IEM brands such as Etymotic and Shure that seeing them being used doesn't immediately mean that their users are Head-Fiers. However, if I saw a person using a pair of custom IEMs with a portable amp then I'd be willing to bet my last penny that he/she's a Head-Fier
post #281 of 11312
This story needs some background for it to make sense so bare with me. I work at a Costco Wholesale in Phoenix, AZ. This particular Costco is in a shopping mall (ghetto shopping mall) along with a Wal-Mart. Well this kid that worked at Wal-Mart used to walk by the Costco entrance all the time with Shure e5s and some vintage PCDP. I saw him a lot for a while, but I never felt compelled to go ask him if he was a Head-fier. To be honest he kinda looked like one of those uber-bitter nerdy guys who has an axe to grind with the world. Anyhow, I kinda wished I would have talked to him now. One thing, though, is that I'm sure he saw me with my Super.fi 5Pros in several times. I did hide them very well though (wires under my overshirt) because I wasn't supposed to use headphones at work.
post #282 of 11312
Never have I seen anyone with high quality earphones at the SFU university here in BC. On the bus, I see tons of ibuds and sometimes some Fontopia's . Never seen anyone with CX300. I only know one friend who has a ep-630 and one with e2c

I could have gotten an ipod but nah, I rather settle with my $20 iriver mp3 player and im716's
post #283 of 11312
Perhaps we should have some sort of organization to this. I know when I posted, I was hoping for an "Oh, that was me!" kind of response. I know I always walk around in public with headphones on, so I really wouldn't be surprised if someone saw me and posted in here. The thing is though, people will barely ever know it's them. Perhaps we should create new threads for different areas, or a sub-forum with threads with the different areas. Just an idea, but I don't think the mods, or anybody for that matter, care enough to do something of the sorts.
post #284 of 11312
I went to the Berklee College of Music Five Week Performance Program over the summer. With such a group of talented musicians, I expected to see some decent hardwear there. I did see a lot... of Bose Triports. Almost everyone who had headphones larger than iBuds had a pair of Triports on.

A solid third of them were duct taped.
post #285 of 11312
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A solid third of them were duct taped.
Best. Statistic. Ever.

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