I keep sayin' it 'cuz it's true - parents go through puberty too. It's not the concerns they have, that's completely what parents do, protect their kids, it's how they go about it.
How you kept your temper, I don't know. I certainly couldn't have kept mine, having my parents dare to tell me what I can and can't hear. Once you calm down if I were you, I'd be the man here and call a family discussion about it. It's your money, right? And obviously there's the trust issue. Have they had reason to distrust you in the past?
Then there us evil internet people. No amount of printing out good feedbacks will matter because we're all liars, but again, if it's a mistake, then you have to point out that part of learning and growing is making mistakes. If it's a mistake, then it's yours to make.
If it's not your money, then you're at their mercy. If you're not a musician, this can't be considered as something that furthers your love of music. My parents didn't even allow me to have a job (in fairness I'm not sure how my classmates found the time, what with the clubs, and bands and choirs and horses and stuff - and oh yeah, school), so if I couldn't take the music route, I'd be SOL.
OTOH, your money would mean your choice.
But from their point of view, they have a point about chasing an unattainable goal. So you get an iMod. The next thing you'll want is a home setup (haven't looked at your profile yet, maybe you have one, but you get the picture). So many people here chase the unattainable goal of perfection. Not even live performances are perfect, so why bother? Just pick a plateau and be happy. Your parents are afraid you'll end up in the nicest cardboard box with the nicest audio setup around. It's irrational, but they're looking out for you.
Anyway, you get the idea. Kudos to you for keeping your temper. My musicians ego back then would have been way too big to stand for that. However, if you approach this rationally and they still won't hear you, then you tried. You were the bigger man, and this may be something that they just never know really about you.
At that point, you have a choice, accept what mommy and daddy say, or do your own thing and take the heat.
Originally Posted by needanamp
im 16. I got BOLLOCKED by parents last night for buying an imod. had to ask for money back. They said im couaght up in the hype, it wont sound better, it wont even arrive, your not normal - how may teens click away 300 based on faith? i have 600 in th ebank. thats half my money. hmm. i just go sooo tempted. they got really angry. worst telling off in 16 years!!! its like im chasing for an inner satisfaction that ultimately cant be caught. therell always be something more i want to buy. they where ashamed that i could be content and moral and enjy life for what it is, not pay $600 for slightly better sound that is negligatable, considering so many ppl put up with normal ipods.
Yes, they are christian, and so am i sort of. She (mum) said i was being stupid with money and that not to expect any money from her for clothes etc. They think i am being led down a dodgy road, where you pay for things that dont really make a difference. 'How much better can it be?' was constantly asaked. They obviously dont understand music.
NAturally, i begged Ken (ALOAudio) for the moeny back. LIFESAVERRRR. i owe him alot. Now i dunno what to do. I dont want to go down the audiophile route if it will only tear my family apart...its not worth it.
Good job they didnt know i planned on a tomahwak amp and super.fi pro 5 too!!!
ANYONE HAVE ANY GOOD ARGUMENTS FOR ME? What are your opinions on my situation??
however, it is true that i have GCSE's in 1 month, and i never revise, becasue headfi distracts me too much. i spend about 20hours a week on it. Not good!