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Accosted in the toilet

post #1 of 17
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I will admit that I have always been on the look-out for good headphones or at least some interesting headphones on people's heads when I am out and about: that is only fair as a head-fier. Bose, Sony, Grado, Senn of many different flavours I have spied around campus, at work and in Toronto's business section.

When reading headphone spottings threads, I had sort of thought how nice it would be to have a chat with an absolute stranger about headphones. Today, I had that conversation. I was on my way to the loo when I opened the door and suddenly, this bloak looked my way hungrily. Something is up I thought and surely, as soon as those thoughts lept into my morning-slowed brain,

"Hey, you can still buy those"? Came the voice from this rather normal looking 'the guy' who just happened to be eyeing me in the toilet. (To add to surprise, he had long hair and a ruck on his back or something strappy - a ranger perhaps, exploring the dark lands of Vanier College in YORK University).

"hmm"?

"You can still buy those"? This time, he looked directly at my head and I figured it out... he was eyeballing not my prodesign glasses not perfectly tweezed brows, but my Koss PortaPro/KSC75 hybrids (The snap-the-KSC75-into-the-PortaPro-headband-mod).

"Yeah, got them 5 years ago somewhere", (afraid to mention the nearly Best-Buy-bad audio/video 2000).

"But now, can they still be bought"? He was eagre and I enticed him.

"I reckon so, but they may be hard to find... maybe if you order them". Probably Canada has never been as blessed as any developed English speaking country, even our friends down under are less ignored than we in the white north. (Funny saying that as we are as far north in Toronto as the very south of balmy Nice, France). North American perspectives are very askew.

Anyway...

"Yeah, those are great", said 'the guy',"they are cheapish and sound great". I was suprised. I have many times ridden in absolute anonymity when out in public with these Koss' but here was someone who knew the power I carried... yet, he noticed it in the somewhat threatening space of the toilet.

"For the money, they are probably one of the best", I admitted. He turned and to go.

"Cheers", said I still taken aback.

"See you again". This had me a little suprised. See me again? How does he know this? Perhaps this is a very deep Canadian expression that these immigrant ears are unused to or perhaps... he would seek me out ... a PortaPro stalker.

As he turned and disappeared out of the door, the strap that was over his shoulder showed itself "Bose". (Note, I have no such hate for Bose, just no love). On such a dark note, I hate to leave this message, but I have soup to mix, soup to eat and Utopia to play.
post #2 of 17
Ok, that was just damn strange! I was expecting some beat-down ending! Just for GP you shoulda sidekicked him in the head for wearing Bose!
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Morph201 View Post
Ok, that was just damn strange! I was expecting some beat-down ending! Just for GP you shoulda sidekicked him in the head for wearing Bose!
well, he was not wearing the bose, just toting them! as for me, im a looper not a fighter.
post #4 of 17
Nice story but all I can think about is the "perfectly tweezed brows" line
post #5 of 17
Guys... give him a break....

Aren't you glad to see a Bose marketing guy admits that the Koss cheapo is superior to the "Luxury Bose" ?

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post
Nice story but all I can think about is the "perfectly tweezed brows" line
If only everyone could have them like this. I feel keener even in the wind. Haha, but those damn Koss KSC75/portapros make the wind sound funny.

Still in all, a headfi-story through and through I reckons
post #7 of 17
Great story! Now for a little mash-up editing fun:

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
I will admit that I have always been on the look-out... for many different flavours I have spied around campus, at work and in Toronto's business section.

...I had sort of thought how nice it would be to have a chat with an absolute stranger...I was on my way to the loo when I opened the door and suddenly, this bloak looked my way hungrily. Something is up I thought and surely, as soon as those thoughts lept into my morning-slowed brain,

"Hey, you can still buy those"? Came the voice from this rather normal looking 'the guy' who just happened to be eyeing me in the toilet. (To add to surprise, he had long hair and a ruck on his back or something strappy - a ranger perhaps, exploring the dark lands of Vanier College in YORK University).

"hmm"?

"You can still buy those"? This time, he looked directly at my head and I figured it out... he was eyeballing not my prodesign glasses not perfectly tweezed brows, but He was eagre and I enticed him.

Anyway...here was someone who knew the power I carried... yet, he noticed it in the somewhat threatening space of the toilet.

"Cheers", said I still taken aback.

"See you again". This had me a little suprised. See me again? How does he know this? Perhaps this is a very deep Canadian expression that these immigrant ears are unused to or perhaps... he would seek me out ...

As he turned and disappeared out of the door, the strap that was over his shoulder showed itself... On such a dark note, I hate to leave this message, but I have soup to mix, soup to eat and Utopia to play.
Perhaps a career in pulp fiction awaits you after-all, shigzeo!
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
haha, yeah, that is ... well, having never seen the movie, "I am missing out" on this joke is all that comes to my head... thanks for the laugh.
post #9 of 17
Yeah, I'm disappointed as well. I thought this story was going to end with a mugging for sure. Midway through the story I was like "well, OK, KSC-75s...if you have to get robbed you could do worse than losing a pair of those--even if they have the cool headphone band mod..."

post #10 of 17
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not the mugging, it was the strange place... that is why i take ksc75, not the dt770 or 880 or hd600. just was very strange and fantastical
post #11 of 17
lol....Thanx for the story... Like a song that get replayed in the mind... Somehow, I think I'll be remembering your tale, and chuckling inappropriately in the public loo........lol
post #12 of 17
I thought I was reading a dirty book for a second there...
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

I wanted to revive this thread. Why? Because I miss the old, new days where I was a newb poster with no whuffie (good or bad). And, I've not been lucky enough have another headphone tryst in any toilet from Toronto to Tokyo. Bugger.

post #14 of 17

Perfectly tweezed eyebrows makes the story. 

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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

I got past that. I grow them into a professor's scrub now.

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