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post #61 of 147
I get it occasionally, but people have come to terms with it as it is my nature with everything to have the best of...everything (: Although I can't afford it due to my age, but I suppose that is a good thing as I have no bills to pay and I work a fair amount so it all goes into my hobbies (clothes, computers, audio, gaming...soon to get into cars next year and also photography hopefully). If I don't get a well paid job when I'm older I'm ****ed.

The thing that sends they just don't get is my headphone amp so I don't take that to school anymore They laugh at me as I don't own an ipod (oops, better update sig), only a portable CD player yet I have my Shures.
post #62 of 147
My housemates nearly died when I told them how much my AKGs cost... but then again, one of them owns three very nice, expensive guitars that put my extravagance to shame.

Speaking of price/performance though, I would love to let a Bose-head listen to my recabled KSC75! (thanks to el_monkey btw) Ohhh so delicious.
post #63 of 147
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Originally Posted by strangemusic View Post
Speaking of price/performance though, I would love to let a Bose-head listen to my recabled KSC75! (thanks to el_monkey btw) Ohhh so delicious.
Nothing like taking the ripe fruit of Bose Enthusiasm and smashing it to tiny pieces with a large hammer.
post #64 of 147
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Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
So do I.
Honestly with all due respect, no-one asked you.

Everyone has their own opinions and you should not criticize or demean others because of them.
post #65 of 147
Listening vs. Hearing music... exactly
post #66 of 147
My parents don't even ask me the cost anymore. My mom gets depressed every time she sees a new set of cans, and my dad prefers to act like he hasn't seen anything

The problem is with my friends. Besides an insanely high price, each pair of headphones that I own has an abnormal caracteristic, so I always have questions about that...
rs1 : wood ??? wtf ??? Those are carpenter headphones !
k340 : 30 years old ??? They must sound like crap !!
em2-ifi (custom iems) : they are usually really impressed, the custom thing looks professionnal, but it still looks strange to them...

Recently I had to send my rs1's back to Grado for a driver replacement, I should have taken a picture when I asked to insure the package for $600. That much for wooden headphones... the guy at the post office stared at the headphones and said "wow, this is really special" ^^
post #67 of 147
Depending on who it is I either change the subject or give them my amp and headphones to listen to.
post #68 of 147
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Originally Posted by ericj View Post
Yeah, that's more common.



Yeah, so far I've mostly just limited the number of people i let know that fact about me.

I figure one tactic might be the way i defended owning more than one computer before my geekiness started paying my bills -- that being:

"Do you ask a man what his model train set is FOR?"

"uhh . . . "

"This is my model train set."


that's a good one!
post #69 of 147
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Originally Posted by EFN View Post
The very same people who think spending over $20 on headgear is crazy happen to be spending over $1000 on a golf iron or a Shimano Fishing Rig or a Canon L Lens or a designer watch etc....

Let's face it, Big Boys toys come in many form, audio headgear is just a faction of those. While one balked at another for spending more on a particular "toy", they themselves spend even more on something that the other guys could not understand.

I am quite unfortunate to have passions in several areas. Cars, Photography, Audio - all those drains the bank faster than I can say "I am broke"

I say exactly the same...
post #70 of 147
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Originally Posted by shomie911 View Post
Honestly with all due respect, no-one asked you.

Everyone has their own opinions and you should not criticize or demean others because of them.
Oh that's right, I forgot everyone's opinion on this forum is automatically correct and being adverse to it in any way means you get attacked by the community.

I'll stop now.
post #71 of 147
I never tell what the headphones cost, or amps for that matter. My wife just wonders what are all those boxes needed for.

At work people wonder what is that box (Corda Aria/HD-650 combo) and when I explain that it makes sound out of headphones they don't understand what's wrong with the computer. Nobody has ever asked what it costs, they don't even notice the headphones.
post #72 of 147
they are just ignorant
post #73 of 147
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Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
So do I.
Whats your problem? Why are you in a forum of people who are dedicated to their audio spending hobby? You obviously don't belong here.
post #74 of 147
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Originally Posted by m11a1 View Post
Whats your problem? Why are you in a forum of people who are dedicated to their audio spending hobby? You obviously don't belong here.
I don't belong here because I don't think gold-plated silver-plated solid-core copper wire sounds better than regular old lamp cord?
post #75 of 147
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Originally Posted by m11a1 View Post
Whats your problem? Why are you in a forum of people who are dedicated to their audio spending hobby? You obviously don't belong here.
...So I guess being dedicated to his audio spending hobby isn't enough to belong to a forum of people who are dedicated to their audio spending hobbies?

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