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Why are collecting expensive headphones frowned upon here?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
From my experience, I got replies such as, you should collect stamps instead. I don't see what the problem is..If you want to a buy a hi end headphone & never open the case thats fine IMO.. I collect & use my headphones.. I cant have too many cause the ones I want are expensive..
post #2 of 34
Jealousy?
post #3 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post
Jealousy?
You know her to? dang I dated her for awhile, then as the years passed she changed her name to Satan..

or was it santa? well i just dont know anymore.

wats the topic again?
post #4 of 34
Enjoy your hobby and have fun collecting whatever floats your boat.... How many albums did the stamp collector offer for your phones? Nevermind
post #5 of 34
bah. why is collecting stamps anymore respectable than collecting headphones? at least with headphones you can use them for listening to music with
post #6 of 34
I am not the most active person on these forums, I digress, however I was actually under the impression that the opposite was true...this being head-fi.

However I would guess Kirosia is right...
post #7 of 34
You can only use one at a time. To some it may seem pointless to own more than even two as why would you want to listen with anything but the best you own.
post #8 of 34
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You can only use one at a time. To some it may seem pointless to own more than even two as why would you want to listen with anything but the best you own.
Because often there is no "best". Some headphones/amps/etc. can excel with one type of musical genre and suck at others. (though this is can be attributed to personal taste as well as accepted opinion)

I.e. if a guy likes his rock music fast, hard, and in-your-face, he'll put on a pair of grados. If he's listening to orchestral and prefers a more spacious, balanced sound; he'd wear some sennheisers/akgs. You get my point.

(I personally only own one home headphone, amp, and cd deck)
post #9 of 34
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You can only use one at a time. To some it may seem pointless to own more than even two as why would you want to listen with anything but the best you own.
*Whew* That's where I'm lucky! Luckily two of my phones are the best that I own and since they are both the same quality/performance level, I can easily jump back and forth!

Maybe even the most expensive cans CAN have one brands leader have a different sound that's better for one music type than the other.

....I'll never get to find out on my own; however.

Yup; jealousy's the correct answer.
post #10 of 34
Personally I'm philosophically opposed to collecting headphones. What would you do with more than one pair anyway? (Well unless you're Billy that is).
post #11 of 34
It's Head-Fis’ equivalent to penis envy.


Mitch
post #12 of 34

Back Up, Testing and Sharing?

flashnolan makes logical sense. I do generally only listen to my 'best' equipment combos.

3 reasons for other headphones:

1. BackUp - if something fails (God forbid) I've got something to use whilst repairs are undertaken.

2. Testing - I never commit my HE60s first to a new amp - I use my SR-001 Mk2s first.

3. Sharing - Others can have the 'best' experience and I'll listen at the same time with my next best headphone.

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Originally Posted by flashnolan View Post
You can only use one at a time. To some it may seem pointless to own more than even two as why would you want to listen with anything but the best you own.
post #13 of 34
I've never experienced anyone objecting to a collection of headphones here. I've read some people expressing their personal preference for one home and one portable headphone, which holds a pleasing practicality totally foreign to my nature, but I have yet to feel that I am being looked down on for choosing to have more. It wouldn't matter anyway. Where have you read such comments?
post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
I like collecting & balancing phones that haven't been balanced before, or been balanced rarely..Every time I get a new headphone I get a high..I'd love to get a L3000 some day, but more then likely I would get the K1000 due to the cost..& if I have kids they will appreciate the value & SQ of excellent headphones..
post #15 of 34
Collect whatever your heart desires and your wallet can afford. As long as it hurts no one, why not? Although I'd thinking collecting some things (ex: used condoms?) might get you locked up in the looney bin faster than Charles Manson's parole is denied.
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