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post #106 of 147
My friends act like im wierd but the one I gave my HD 555's to now understands and I recently talked another friend into some Grado's and he went all out and got the 325i's so I have dragged a few to our side.
post #107 of 147
My mom was shocked when I told her what I had paid for my RS-2, but then one day I took my gear with me home to my parents for a visit, and forced her to listen to her favorite artist through my phones, now she like to listen when she comes by for a visit, but she still think that I am completely mad...
post #108 of 147
My friends are used to me buying expensive things. When they find out how much my e500s cost they usually say something like "wow, they must be good".
post #109 of 147
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Originally Posted by warchua View Post
My friends are used to me buying expensive things. When they find out how much my e500s cost they usually say something like "wow, they must be good".
That's what my friends said too when I bought the E500. They wanted to try em out but sadly I sold them before they could because I wasn't overly impressed with the E500. I climbed all the way up, and back down I come
post #110 of 147
I have a guitarist friend who has spent multiple thousands on various guitars and amps, and owns a pair of SR80s. He's also got a large (MP3) music collection. He knows how much my 650s cost. I have yet to tell him how much the DA220, GS-X, or TakeT gear cost. I doubt he'd tell me I'm crazy, but he'd certainly be startled.

On the other hand, I've been told by a friend's wife that I'm crazy for spending over $5,000 on an audio system, and that audio is for "45-year-old accountants." I didn't bother justifying myself, because she's an airhead.

I've got family members who know how much I've spent. They don't say much about it because they've learned that when they annoy me, and try to tell me right from wrong, I tend to intentionally keep out of touch with them for a few months at a time.
post #111 of 147
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Originally Posted by kite7 View Post
Not everyone is serious about music, us on the other hand...spend like crazy
Working in retail has taught me that it's not what you spend the money on, but that you are spending it, period. People buy stacks of clothing for over $100 a pop and end up coming back after a month, to spend another lot on the latest denims or graphic tees. The only reason that they aren't being told that they're nuts is that almost everyone else is doing the same thing.

However, audio is a different, far more discreet beast that doesn't show itself to other people like a dress or a shirt. It's more intimate, and requires a bit more studying to understand, which is why even my coworkers who unload quite a bit with their associate discounts are surprised that I mention owning a mere 5 headphones ranging from $20-80. Unfortunately, I cannot poison them with the obsession, as mp3 players are fitfully banned from the work place
post #112 of 147
My friend said he heard no real difference when auditioning my HD650s, compared to his ipod earbuds.

He thinks Im crazy to spend the money that I do. Odd thing is he wants to be a radio DJ. And he hasn't bought a music cd in like 3 years, lol.

Then he went and spend over $1000 dollars on an Xbox 360 and games in one go. And Im the crazy one
post #113 of 147
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Originally Posted by SR-71Panorama View Post
My friend said he heard no real difference when auditioning my HD650s, compared to his ipod earbuds.
There are plenty of people like this...sadly my wife is one of them. She cant tell the difference between good recording and a bad one. Good headphones or ok ones. So... I dont say anything bout the 40 plus pairs of shoes and the clothes that still have the price tags on them, and she doesnt say anything to me about my Headphones/amps, Cd's and game consoles. ignorance is bliss sometimes
post #114 of 147
My friends scoffed at the fact that I would wear some large black clamps (Senn HD 280s) and were absolutely perplexed as to why I'd spend money on a headphone amplifier; needless to say 3 hours later they were thoroughly convinced (and I haven't even let them listen to the DT 880s yet!)
post #115 of 147
Not near as much as spending over $50 for a cable to connect my Ipod to my amp, but in the end does any of us really give s#!@ what others think.
post #116 of 147
i've heard several times are they noise canceling? they're always a bit surprised when i say no. as if the sound quality comes second to the noise canceling ability. and then i tell them that they're open hehe.
post #117 of 147
Yes but thats okay, I think they're crazy for doing the opposite!
post #118 of 147
Its funny to me. I have a friend who likes to brag about the sound quality of his Zune (at least he cares and truth compared to iPod). He likes to listen to it with his Sony sport clips. I STILL have a hard time convincing him to even try my KSC75.

The sad part? We both own ~$5000 computers made by Voodoo PC. It really has to be something you care about on your own, I generally let people cling to ignorance if it makes them happy. Its not like they are like they are among those refusing to try birth control or other more important things at hand.
post #119 of 147
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Originally Posted by manaox2 View Post
The sad part? We both own ~$5000 computers made by Voodoo PC. It really has to be something you care about on your own, I generally let people cling to ignorance if it makes them happy. Its not like they are like they are among those refusing to try birth control or other more important things at hand.
Pre-built computers are the Bose of the computer world. They may not be bad, but they are heavily overpriced.

Honestly, I see a crap load of elitism in this topic...It's not like we're better than other people because we care about how we listen to music...
post #120 of 147
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Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
Pre-built computers are the Bose of the computer world. They may not be bad, but they are heavily overpriced.

Honestly, I see a crap load of elitism in this topic...It's not like we're better than other people because we care about how we listen to music...
I'm sure you do. I'm getting really really tired of you seemingly trying to start arguments. I haven't noticed any "elitism". I've noticed semi-funny stories dealing with the topic at hand and that's it. If you want I can mail you a "King of Controversy" crown and you can just stop all of this knowing that you have that title.
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