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post #106 of 139

Closest friends (female):

Sennheiser CX300 mk II

AKG K518DJ

Sennheiser HD202

Sennheiser HD201

Sennheiser PX100

Male:

Creative EP630 (along with my Koss UR29)

AKG K121Studio

Sennheiser HD202

Sony EX700

 

Only 2 of my friends don't care at all. Most of them think it's strange to spend $100 on headphones, but don't think one who does so is nuts. But some time ago, when I told some mates I spent about $30 on Kosses they thought it's "strange" :)

post #107 of 139
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Ever try talking to your S.O. about custom's? The conversation goes like this: me: "they are described as having tiny musicians playing live music in your ears, not just speakers" her: " but, how do you know that if you have never heard them? And according to you, every one is individual" me: "well, when I was reasearching on Head-fi and comparing sound signatures and detail retreval..." her: " STOP, what the F are you talking about, I don't care, they are 1000 dollar earbuds, is this a joke???"


i think this exact conversation has been repeated throughout head fi many times
 

post #108 of 139

I've been called nuts ever since for my love of Oakley sunglasses. My recent purchase this year is a $600 and $1500 pair of Oakleys and called me crazy. When some of my closest friends found out about my new head-fi related purchases... they called me hopeless :D

post #109 of 139

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Ever try talking to your S.O. about custom's? The conversation goes like this: me: "they are described as having tiny musicians playing live music in your ears, not just speakers" her: " but, how do you know that if you have never heard them? And according to you, every one is individual" me: "well, when I was reasearching on Head-fi and comparing sound signatures and detail retreval..." her: " STOP, what the F are you talking about, I don't care, they are 1000 dollar earbuds, is this a joke???"

 

^also currently my biggest obstacle to upgrading to proper high-end customs :)

post #110 of 139

Of the people that I've let try my equipment (which really isn't much), I usually get comments about how good my IEM's are. I use Denon C710's but I'm looking for an upgrade, hopefully soon. Looking at the Fischer DBA's more than anything, but the W3's, MTPC's, and a couple of other IEM's are still in my line of sight. One of my friends loved the isolation the C710's gave him. Many others comment about the sound quality, bass, and the aesthetics. 

post #111 of 139

^ Well it's easy to see why some friends would say that. Personally I think it's crazy to spend that much on shades because I never wear them lol. 

 

For me, I don't like spending money on things if I can't "use" them. I don't buy things like clothes (just Jordan stuff, nothing more), jewelry, or accessories (hats/shades). I don't have a problem with them or anything, just don't see the point if I can't "use" em ya know? 

 

But hey, to each their own. And I'm sure those Oakleys you got are nice as hell lol :D

post #112 of 139

I actually dont tell my friends that I am an amateur audiophile.  Only one knows and he understands it.  However, he does not know about my Denon AH-D1001S.  He only knows my metrofi 220s which were $60 (MSRP: $80).  He thought those were too expensive, but he understands.

post #113 of 139

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^ Well it's easy to see why some friends would say that. Personally I think it's crazy to spend that much on shades because I never wear them lol. 

 

For me, I don't like spending money on things if I can't "use" them. I don't buy things like clothes (just Jordan stuff, nothing more), jewelry, or accessories (hats/shades). I don't have a problem with them or anything, just don't see the point if I can't "use" em ya know? 

 

But hey, to each their own. And I'm sure those Oakleys you got are nice as hell lol :D


I wear them regularly. I too find it pointless if I buy something I can't use. :)

post #114 of 139
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I wear them regularly. I too find it pointless if I buy something I can't use. :)


Yea. I'm thinking about making the "plunge" and getting a nice white Puma watch that I've been eying for some time. I mean you can always pull out the cell but A) I don't have a watch and B) It looks really nice :)

post #115 of 139

Maybe most of the men, the women think that this is... well these are not clothes =p. The percentage might be as high as 35%.

post #116 of 139

All I have to say is that I think only three have spent more than $100 on headphones. Many like budget Sennheiser cans though.

post #117 of 139

pretty much just only my best buddy here in college.  he has a pair of MDs with a Pico Slim.  has a low end computer setup.

 

he actually got me into this audio gear thing.  it all works out cuz were both spoiled college students mooching off our parents

post #118 of 139

Most really like the way it sounds but few see what I've spent so much on it.

post #119 of 139

I have a couple of friends who has listened to my gear. The one that listens to stock ibuds hears the difference but says "It sounds better but why would you spend that kind of money?" In my head I'm thinking..."Better? more like sweet goddess whispering in you ears...." The other 2 understands as one of them like photography and sinks quite a bit in camera and lens and the other appreciates the sound but rather sinks his money into computer gear.

post #120 of 139

everyone has different valuations on the things they are interested in. most of my friends give me crap for talking about spending a few hundred on earphones, but then again you have the masses who spend hundreds and thousands every year upgrading their mobile phone or whatever hobby they have an see no issue with it (generalisation).

 

but essentially, most of my friends bar a couple here and there, think that my expenditure on audio equipment is unnecessary and more often than not give me the shits for it even though I haven't even spent more than 2k on it.

 

at the end of the day, I know to myself that we all have our different likes and dislikes and we will always have hobbies. I always tell my friends that the gap between a low end earphone and mid-priced earphone is pretty big, but once you get to the upper echelons, it's diminishing returns that comes into play and it just becomes how much are you willing to pay for that little extra.

 

it's like a vice at the end of the day and as long as we don't start thinking that our hobby/audiophile equipment becomes more important than life and friends, then we are all still sane :)

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