Originally Posted by DavidMahler
That is the most profoundly true statement I've read in a long time. It is very sad.....I don't think people listen to music with much introspection or self-developed opinions. Even high up on the chain, even great musicians I know I think are as Chu puts it fed their conceptions of music. I'd hate to think, but have to accept that even at some points in my life and maybe even still, I too am fed certain perspectives about music and art. It's very sad because it makes me get all philisophical and wonder if any of this stuff is worth anything without explanation. And if it needs an explanation it probably isn't worth anything. Anyway now I feel depressed
Take a different outlook. You are blessed with ability to enjoy this stuff and it can make you satisfied. Others take pleasure in something else. If you have desire to discuss hi-fi, you are at the right forum, while with your close friends you can get into different subjects of life. Simple as that.
And being fed perspectives on different things - well, its present in all areas of our lives. I guess its a certain pleasure to be able to break away and start on a search of your own perspective. If it needs explanation to understand it - it is not worth it honestly...and to give good examples:
Mmy beginning of audio-philia was a simple spark. I put an HD590 and fell in love. A labmate of mine from one of the classes was a musician, we discussed a bunch of stuff. I brought up higher quality products - let him try it when he was at my house to work on a report. I was later selling that headphone (hd595), and he jumped right at it. To him it was also clearly worth it.
On the other hand - my roommate can hear the quality but can't justify the price.
Some people I know who walked in here and saw my phones, listened, but were like 'whatever, its the same thing' ... They would not spend money on anything but upgrading their car - and I would not spend anything on making a faster car because speed to me is a cheap thrill.