Originally Posted by atx
an acquired taste? stop praising yourself. you're just as wacky as those flashlight collectors who makes fun of others because they don't appreciate the beauty of a 1 watt led bulb. enjoy your headphone collection and let others enjoy their ibuds.
I guess the line between enjoying audio equipment and enjoying music is at issue here.
We all know people who have "lost the way" and listen more to their equipment then their music, but I really think that an appreciation of music is necessary to get into this hobby. What irks me is that some people just can't appreciate good equipment because they can't appreciate music. The people who just don't see the sense in spending $500 on headphones as much as they enjoy music are a larger set that I can emphasize with.
Then again, I have a friend who is hugely into fashion*, and they probably look at my closet full of polo's and t-shirts and get the same sinking feeling.*ps, if you don't have one of these, get one, trust me on this