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post #241 of 306

Is it just me, or is there a serious case of misdirected hostility here? Are people really that upset/frustrated/disappointed at the consumers, or is it at the targeted marketing, exploitation, and sometimes outright lying by the companies selling the "lower quality" products?

 

If I were to be mad at anything in the audio world, it would be at the greedy monkeys trying to undermine my basic human intuition in order to sell me garbage.


Edited by onef - 10/29/10 at 10:29pm
post #242 of 306

Isn't it basic human intuition to buy garbage?  I would presume marketing is successful largely because it preys on basic human responses.  I'm pretty sure Homo Erectus was more inclined to gather as many shiny new mirrors as he could fit in his cave even if he didn't know what they were for.


Edited by Anaxilus - 10/29/10 at 10:30pm
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Is it just me, or is there a serious case of misdirected hostility here? Are people really that upset/frustrated/disappointed at the consumers, or is it at the targeted marketing, exploitation, and sometimes outright lying by the companies selling the "lower quality" products?

 

If I were to be mad at anything in the audio world, it would be at the greedy monkeys trying to undermine my basic human intuition in order to sell me garbage.



Yeah. Those greedy capitalists. Who the **** wants money?

post #244 of 306
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Isn't it basic human intuition to buy garbage?  I would presume marketing is successful largely because it preys on basic human responses.



Exactly, and that's something to be frustrated with for sure. I don't think incessant exposure justifies the gross toleration of being manipulated my marketing techniques. If there's a reason to be annoyed with people, I think it would be that most us perpetuate this crappy cyclic existence of consumerism.

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Exactly, and that's something to be frustrated with for sure. I don't think incessant exposure justifies the gross toleration of being manipulated my marketing techniques. If there's a reason to be annoyed with people, I think it would be that most us perpetuate this crappy cyclic existence of consumerism.


I've said it many times.  How do you fault a producer for giving people what they want.  Or what they think they want.  

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I've said it many times.  How do you fault a producer for giving people what they want.  Or what they think they want.  


Oh no, I wasn't attacking the producers at all. I was just making some vague commentary touching on the human condition and all that rot.

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Oh no, I wasn't attacking the producers at all. I was just making some vague commentary touching on the human condition and all that rot.


Didn't mean to imply you were.    General commentary plucked from the Ether.


Edited by Anaxilus - 10/29/10 at 10:48pm
post #248 of 306
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Must we argue on a thread? As insignificant as I am, why do you choose to respond in a conflicting manner?

I am not trying to insult you, I am just trying to avoid this thread from derailing and killing an innocent person.


Well if you're going to create a thread like this in a public forum, then be prepared to be challenged over it by others who do not share your view. I believe that's how arguments usually start. Given the title of this thread and the opening post, I don't think it's under any threat of being derailed. 

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Didn't mean to imply you were.    General commentary plucked from the Ether.


.. but I am infuriated by people who buy audio equipment below my personal standards.

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.. but I am infuriated by people who buy audio equipment below my personal standards.


The key is having no standards.  

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The key is having no standards.  


You should be God. 

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The key is having no standards.  



No standards? But where's the snob-appeal?

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Deleted comments as  it was redundant to other postings.  I do however  think this thread should be layed to rest.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 10/30/10 at 5:00pm
post #254 of 306

If I was Ultrasone, I would be *HAPPY* for that review.

 

A product like the headphones in question aren't for everyone, or maybe not even for the majority. However, when marketing a unique product like this, it doesn't make sense to say "warning, don't buy this if you are in this xyz group". Something like that would scare a lot of potential buyers off, wondering if there is something wrong with the product. On the flip side, not explicitly excluding buyers means that some times, someone will buy the product and have a miss match between personal taste in music and what the product delivers.

 

However, review forums like Amazon is an excellent tool for filtering out buyer-product miss match through the negative reviews these situations generate. Someone who is looking for a bass heavy headphone to use directly with a MacBook Pro computer will now not buy this $1.5k headphone after reading this review. This is of great value to Ultrasone because it results in less unsatisfied customers, less returns, and less costs. People that Ultrasone targeted with this product will disregard the review anyway, so Ultrasone would not lose an appreciable amount of potential sales because of it.

 

If you study the trend of any new product release on Amazon it always have an initial few months of turmoil as some negative reviews show up. But after a while, a well made product will start having mostly positive reviews, as the negative reviews serve as filters to turn away buyers for whom the product is a poor fit.

 

Jack

 

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Deleted comments as  it was redundant to other postings.  I do however  think this thread should be layed to rest.


Care to join me in the Fuze+ Sushi thread?  

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