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greatest non-cliche lesson learnt from head-fi?

post #1 of 30
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post #2 of 30
Greatest lesson I think I've learned? I guess I have two:

1. Don't pay new prices for this stuff because the mark up is ridiculous.

2. Everyone is different and has different tastes so reviews must be treated as such and not as gospel truth. (Also, just like any other forums, n00bs that haven't heard anything will recommend things just because they've read about them a lot or the item has a certain amount of presence)



Hopefully my next greatest lesson is that the er4p has enough bass for a normal person like me!
post #3 of 30
I think ZoNtO nailed it -- I agree with his two "lessons". Let me "amplify" both:

(1) Always check here and other communities, then audiogon and eBay, before buying anything. Last year's model, heck five-to-ten year old stuff -- is as good or sometimes better than new.

(2) Right on! In fact, you better LISTEN (audition) before you buy nearly anything, especially HPs ... this is what meets and CanJam is all about.
post #4 of 30
Buy and test a lot of headphones..there's no universal truth.
Bookmark the forsale/fortrade section and have your PayPal account ready.

get ready to experience what we call the
"blackhole in your wallet symptom".
post #5 of 30
Nobody hears music the same as I (you) do - so listen to the (headphones, DAC, Amp, etc.) for yourself.
post #6 of 30
That there are two types of members on head-fi:
Type A - only believe in measurements, never trust their own ears. They argue vigorously against ideas like burn-in, cable differences, wav vs lossless and so on.
Type B - Trust their ears and believe that measurements don't always tell the whole truth. They will burnout their new equipment to burn it in, spend megabucks on cables, and rip all their music to wav because they can hear the difference.

Consequently, to avoid getting flamed I try very hard to avoid certain threads/posts.
post #7 of 30
"wav vs lossless"

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Am I the only one who would say that there is no difference?
post #8 of 30
more money doesn't necessarily = better product is my biggest lesson I learned on head-fi
post #9 of 30
The relationship between musical bliss and money is not linear. Step off when the curve gets too steep.

-Pony
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by PouncePony View Post
The relationship between musical bliss and money is not linear. Step off when the curve gets too steep.

-Pony
a lot of things are like this especially luxury products
post #11 of 30
At first spend spend spend and try tp enjoy your stuff but after 3-4 years you might learn the value of budget-fi.
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"wav vs lossless"

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Am I the only one who would say that there is no difference?
You mean like a file before being zipped/rared and after being un-zipped/un-rared?

No, couldn't possibly be the same. </sarcasm>

Let's not get into that, though.
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by TacticalPenguin View Post
"wav vs lossless"

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Am I the only one who would say that there is no difference?
I'd have to agree with you Maybe he's getting at placebo? Or he made a mistake? Or he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Originally Posted by LTUCCI1924 View Post
At first spend spend spend and try tp enjoy your stuff but after 3-4 years you might learn the value of budget-fi.
yes, i am amazed by your post counts and your sig collection, a rare sight indeed
post #15 of 30
Bose is not awesome genius?
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