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post #31 of 147
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Originally Posted by m11a1 View Post
Some people don't think that there's a difference between the $20 headphone and the $500 headphone. Either that or they don't think that the difference in sound quality is worth it.
The problem is, once these people start getting higher end headphones, they're going to get mad since the sound is going to suck...

...because their music is usually encoded at 128 or 96kbs.

Then we'll drive even more people away from this hobby.
post #32 of 147
my family couldn't understand why i need more than 1 HP....

my friends couldn't understand why i read about HP everyday....

sigh......
post #33 of 147
Most of them think i'm crazy. One has some ER6i's and another has a mad speaker setup so they understand
post #34 of 147
That only ones' that think it's crazy haven't heard my equipment.

Generally people are cheap asses though.
post #35 of 147
The ironic thing is the people who calls us nuts for buying such expensive stuff are spending even more on other stuff i.e. clothes, watches and phones
post #36 of 147
What the **** you mean there are headphones for less than $100!!



post #37 of 147
My wife and daughter think I am completely nuts. End of story.
post #38 of 147
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Originally Posted by sHaRkKaE View Post
The ironic thing is the people who calls us nuts for buying such expensive stuff are spending even more on other stuff i.e. clothes, watches and phones
Yeah and worse. Boats, car mods, jewelry, etc.

Having nice headphones is often a lot cheaper than having a nice HDTV setup. It's simply a matter of personal preference for what people like to be entertained by. HDTVs seem much more socially acceptable, probably because there is so much more advertising and money driving sales of these higher quality setups.
post #39 of 147
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Originally Posted by sHaRkKaE View Post
The ironic thing is the people who calls us nuts for buying such expensive stuff are spending even more on other stuff i.e. clothes, watches and phones
a problem would occur if you were into cars, watches, headphones, cameras, computers, and AV simultaneously...oh wait i guess its lucky i don't give a rats ass about phone/text messaging or fancy clothes (i have enough work clothes/suits)

i've actually satisfied all those on a somewhat budget level, with the D50 + 50 1.4F + 18-200mm VR coming in first for cost actually, though I think thats enough for me at the moment. The Westinghouse 42" 1080p HDTV would be second at around 1k. The Asus W3J was actually a gift so that doesn't count..but on the watch front I got a Seiko Blue Monster, which most of you would probably have to google. As far as headfi goes, just see my sig

On the car front I'll have to be satisfied with my venerable A to B car for the moment, with its low hp and 34mpg...but its definitely the most financially affecting hobby of the groups I listed, so it'll probably be a few more years.
post #40 of 147
I had a co-worked raving about his new toy. Went back to his office, and he had a new Zen Vision M. And he proceeded to talk about how wonderful it sounds. I asked him what HP he used, and he told me the buds that came with them. I just laughed and said brb, went back to my office nd got my AKG K26P's and let him listen to them, on his Zen. The look on his face was priceless. Until I told him they were a 40-60 dollar HP. He said "why did you make me listen to those. Now I gotta spend more money.." Some people would never spend the money, some will, it just depends on how serious they are about LISTENING..and not HEARING the music.
post #41 of 147
of course I get the same reactions over price of headphones, but then I can also tell the people from whom I'm going to get that reaction. Like one friend was kind of skeptical at first, until I brought my phones in to work and let him try them out, and now is looking at a pair of SR-125s for himself.

the other reaction I get though, is "why do you need more than one pair of headphones?" I got this from my girlfriend's mom a couple of months ago when we were all sitting down at dinner, and I looked at her and asked, "why do you need more than one pair of shoes?" she replied "touche" and hasn't commented on my headphone hobby since.
post #42 of 147
Suggest you stick to standard ibuds or marshmellow like normal people, and conform... That is of course, if you let them also tell you what vegetable's are most palatable, cost effective and good enough too
post #43 of 147
$20 is a bit low, you can easily counter, 'because they're crap'.

When you get into the $50 and up range is where you'd need to properly explain.



I'll often retort with, 'do you have an iPod?'

Do you honestly believe using $10 iBuds on a $300 player makes any sense, choking.
post #44 of 147
They probably think i'm too poor to afford an ipod.


But when I seriously talk to people about music and audio, they always change their mind.

My grandparents didn't care for music until I sat down and talked to them on how to "properly" retire. Now they have a pretty decent speaker rig and what was just AM radio is all music baby.

My mother hates my dad's 2 channel system but then I talked to her about high-fidelity and now she is seriously thinking about a nice ampless rig (with my help).

If everyone had music we would all be happy.

Next step is to slap everyone wearing ibuds in the city, before they go deaf.
post #45 of 147
Oddly enough people don't think I'm insane for spending $300 on headphones, but they find it madness I spend $150 on an amp!

Many around here would think it's madness for very different reasons

On a related note, most people express no shock at all that my Grado's cost a bit under $100 (SR-125's, got them used about 7 years ago) and some people have actually picked up a set after listening to them, but my HD600's are a completely different story.
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