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post #16 of 55
Kirosia is one of the funny guys on Head-Fi, one liners mostly. I used to laugh, but after the first couple hundred (thousand) they no longer raise a smile.



EK
post #17 of 55
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Originally Posted by evilking View Post
Kirosia is one of the funny guys on Head-Fi, one liners mostly. I used to laugh, but after the first couple hundred (thousand) they no longer raise a smile.



EK
I stay mostly in the portable amp/home amp/portable earphone section, so I may miss him (wherever he is). For that reason, I have probably only seen 50-60 of his quips.
post #18 of 55
Not really.
I am an audiophile for sure, but does not make a lot of fuzz about it. Outside Head-Fi that is.
post #19 of 55
I just like to talk about my gear to friends who show some interest, even if i don't know any other "audiophile" in person, only a couple musicians and true music lovers who care about sound quality...

Usually the last lines of a conversation about a certain piece of gear sound like that:

"...however it's just mid-fi stuff, nothing really high end"
"...ok, but...how much ?"
"xxx $"
"You're mad"

post #20 of 55
Nah. I never talk audio with most people because it would fly right over their heads. This also happens with other audiophiles.

Other Audiophile: "Have you heard the vinyl? It sounds much better than the retail CD!"
ME: "Yeah, I know...it was mastered by different people, that's why."
OA: "Really? I thought it sounded different because of the format."
ME: "No...it's because the CD is brickwalled and the vinyl is properly mastered by X person."
OA: "WOW! Well, this vinyl kills the CD!"

Hands me the following album on vinyl:



ME: "Actually, it's sourced from the CD master."
OA: "What! Really?!"
ME: "Yes."

OA:

ME:










OA:
post #21 of 55
I'll admit I'm an audiophile if anyone asks/cares but I don't feel the need to advertise it. I'm not going to have someone try a headphone unless they ask or then say "you know, that cost $500" while they're listening. People like that are obnoxious.

And I guess I just haven't been desensitized enough to Kiro then because I still find him funny. Keep up the one-liners Kiro but what's with the 3rd person thing?
post #22 of 55
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Originally Posted by evilking View Post
Kirosia is one of the funny guys on Head-Fi, one liners mostly. I used to laugh, but after the first couple hundred (thousand) they no longer raise a smile.



EK
Kirosia stopped being funny circa 2007
post #23 of 55
I never really talk with other people about how much I like music, but I definitely am proud that music is something I'm really into. It's very fulfilling and a great hobby.

I'm not snobbish but I do like good audio. Of course, I'm perfectly happy listening to music at work on the built-in laptop speakers, but there's always a part of me that wants to lug my tube amp and headphones into work and just chill out.

I also try to respect people's opinions. If they like Bose, I won't start an argument... I'll just not encourage it. "Oh, you like Bose? That's pretty cool." Then I'll try to change the subject.
post #24 of 55
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post
Kirosia stopped being funny circa 2007
That's what I'm talking about!!
post #25 of 55
i do judge people using cheap cans.
post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
Are you saying you haven't met Patrick yet?

And yeah, Kirosia used to be married. Go search through the Member's Lounge - I think there was one thread left that managed to get locked instead of deleted like the rest. I'm ptetty sure that was his second wife. He wasn't a member yet during his first marriage.
Patrick, unfortunately, caught the banhammer.

OP: I'll talk freely about my equipment if asked, but only go into depth if the person inquires further about it.

Person: "Oh hey, is that like some kind of super headphone?"
Me: "Yes, yes it is."
Person: "My friend has a pair of Dr. Dre headphones, you should try those sometime."
Me: *single tear*
post #27 of 55
I don't talk about my gear since most people would just roll their eyes if I go on and on about them.

As for my music collection, I generally don't mention it at all. It seems to be a social stigma for me to mention that I still buy CDs and listen to them on an "old fashion" CD player. I pretty much have to hide the fact that I am a CD collector....I didn't tell my ex-fiancee and I didn't have the guts to tell the postal workers why I keep getting registered packages from aboard.
post #28 of 55
What really is an "audiophile"?
post #29 of 55
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Originally Posted by Rossinator View Post
What really is an "audiophile"?
Audiophile
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


An audiophile, from Latin audio[1] "I hear" and Greek philos[2] "loving," is a hobbyist who seeks high-quality audio reproduction via the use of non-mass-produced high-end audio electronics.

Some audiophiles try to listen to music at a quality level that is as close to the original performance as possible using high-fidelity components. Others try to recreate a particular sound belonging to a piece of equipment that is old or no longer current, such as the sound created by tube amplifiers.

Audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home setting.

High-end audio refers to expensive, high-quality, or esoteric products and practices used in the reproduction of music. Electronic gear used by audiophiles can be bought at specialist shops and websites.
post #30 of 55
I prefer to say I am into music and hifi. The problem is any follow up questions and people do glaze over very quickly. But I do that when people start to go about their passions such as fishing, golf, stamp collecting etc.
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