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What percent of your non audiophile friends can appreciate your audio gear?

post #1 of 139
Thread Starter 

Aka the ones who don't think you're nuts ;)

 

For me, I'd say it's about a third. Certain really good recordings help out with that.

post #2 of 139

I have only 3 friends to share my audio hobby. Others thought that I am, nuts


Edited by KLS - 5/10/10 at 7:56am
post #3 of 139

My friends say that i'm weird. "5 pairs of phones? Etymotic? Ortho? Ultrasone? Kenwood mp3player? Get Porta Pro Ipod & enjoy the best sound in the world!" - that's what they say :-)

post #4 of 139

None of my friends actually, they also refuse to listen to my superior audio equipment which makes me to believe they don't want to get sucked in like I have 

post #5 of 139

None.  They think it would be insane to spend more than about $40 for a pair of headphones/IEM's.

post #6 of 139

Like one or two...and thank god I have one or two...

post #7 of 139
Thread Starter 

haha well a third is about 2-3 for me..

but none of them actually was bothered to actually go out to buy a nice set for themselves.

post #8 of 139

Mmmhh, I would say none. Those who appreciate it can be called audiophiles, the others just consider I am crazy.

post #9 of 139

It's all about priorities.. most of my friends appreciate my gear, but nigh-on every one of them thinks the amount of money I've spent on it is insane.

post #10 of 139

Only one, its weird because my group of friends is all about music, but care nothing about the listening experience.  

post #11 of 139

I've sold M11s to a few friends, also convinced a few to get M9s. These people are on student budgets like me, but usually much less.

Sold 3 M11s, convinced 5 M9s (MEelec, you're awesome for budget IEMs), almost convinced a Beyer T50p (woot), convinced 2 to put aside ~$70 budgets. Hopefully future girlfriend to be likes my AD700s. She thinks they're purple and cuddly.


Edited by Trysaeder - 5/10/10 at 9:25am
post #12 of 139

My housemates tell me i'm foolish to spend good money on audio but they always want the Monitor Audio Speakers to come out for any house party's...

 

Actually a few other friends have bought earphones off me as well, (meeM6, Beyer dtx60, Senn cx55) and they seem to like them.

post #13 of 139

none of them, but they go to me for headphone suggestions


Edited by crowley - 5/10/10 at 11:17am
post #14 of 139

I have actually converted and trained a number of my friends to appreciate and enjoy a quality system. 2 of which now own old stereo hifi systems of mine when I have upgraded (and sold to them very cheaply, love to keep it in the family and I can still enjoy my gear even if it lives elsewhere).

Still having trouble finding a partner who doesn't think I'm totally crazy when it comes to audio, they might love hearing the home cinema in a movie, but truely appreciate and feel the same satissfaction as myself....yeh hasn't happend yet.

post #15 of 139

Porta-pro is not that bad really. Most people I know think portapros are ugly and apple stock headphones are the way to go. I have a couple of buddies who seem to be really into music but me trying to promote at least solid headphones to them is like bashing my head against a brick wall. Those are not the worst kind really. The worst kind are people who pay 200-300 bucks for headsets, see me wearing my hd25s and look at me indulgently like I'm 8 and done something really wrong then hand me over their purchase and say - here buddy, listen to some real sound. So basically there's no one I know in real life who is at least reasonable about the sound quality. 
 

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My friends say that i'm weird. "5 pairs of phones? Etymotic? Ortho? Ultrasone? Kenwood mp3player? Get Porta Pro Ipod & enjoy the best sound in the world!" - that's what they say :-)

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