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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

So, in an interesting twist, the guy who I mentioned yesterday who recently bought a Monster DNA tried to lecture me on the history of Monster Cable's headphones (completely unknowing of the Turbine line), as if I didn't know anything about that already. Then, to get him to go away, I mentioned the other product lines that Monster offers (Diamond Tears, VEKTR, etc) besides his DNA. At that point, I just wanted to get back to my desktop setup.

 

About half an hour later he tried again to discuss headphones with me as equals, and I played along despite the fact that he's not exactly an expert on the subject. I kind of felt bad for him, so I tried as hard as I could to converse. When he asked to listen to my headphones (at that point the T5p), I saw opportunity. As soon as he heard the climax of the introduction to Money For Nothing,  he was completely hooked. I didn't get my desk back until work ended.

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

So, in an interesting twist, the guy who I mentioned yesterday who recently bought a Monster DNA tried to lecture me on the history of Monster Cable's headphones (completely unknowing of the Turbine line), as if I didn't know anything about that already. Then, to get him to go away, I mentioned the other product lines that Monster offers (Diamond Tears, VEKTR, etc) besides his DNA. At that point, I just wanted to get back to my desktop setup.

About half an hour later he tried again to discuss headphones with me as equals, and I played along despite the fact that he's not exactly an expert on the subject. I kind of felt bad for him, so I tried as hard as I could to converse. When he asked to listen to my headphones (at that point the T5p), I saw opportunity. As soon as he heard the climax of the introduction to Money For Nothing,  he was completely hooked. I didn't get my desk back until work ended.
So he brought the monster back to the shop and bought something different?
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Noooo! But there are so many good stories in here..

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One of the worst things a photographer hears is, "That's a great picture.  You must have a good camera."

 

I have not read the entire 386 pages but I wonder how Headfiers feel if the compliment goes to something else than the headphone.  Or the entire gear.

"Wow, great sound!  Ipods really make the best out of music!"

"Oooh, that sounds awesome!  Which app are you using?"

"Nice!  Really nice!  I never knew Pink Floyd's music is so intricate."

 

Just a few examples of "what ifs".

post #5780 of 6431
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

So, in an interesting twist, the guy who I mentioned yesterday who recently bought a Monster DNA tried to lecture me on the history of Monster Cable's headphones (completely unknowing of the Turbine line), as if I didn't know anything about that already. Then, to get him to go away, I mentioned the other product lines that Monster offers (Diamond Tears, VEKTR, etc) besides his DNA. At that point, I just wanted to get back to my desktop setup.

 

About half an hour later he tried again to discuss headphones with me as equals, and I played along despite the fact that he's not exactly an expert on the subject. I kind of felt bad for him, so I tried as hard as I could to converse. When he asked to listen to my headphones (at that point the T5p), I saw opportunity. As soon as he heard the climax of the introduction to Money For Nothing,  he was completely hooked. I didn't get my desk back until work ended.


If I was king of this Can-dome I would Knight thee Monster Slayer and top adviser to the royal headphone throne. OK, I think I used up all of my minute nerd power on that one cool.gif

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Originally Posted by Phoenix Jackson View Post

One of the worst things a photographer hears is, "That's a great picture.  You must have a good camera."

 

I have not read the entire 386 pages but I wonder how Headfiers feel if the compliment goes to something else than the headphone.  Or the entire gear.

"Wow, great sound!  Ipods really make the best out of music!"

"Oooh, that sounds awesome!  Which app are you using?"

"Nice!  Really nice!  I never knew Pink Floyd's music is so intricate."

 

Just a few examples of "what ifs".

I used to do freelance 3D modelling and animation as well as digital 2D paintings. I got the irritating comment of "That's a cool image, you must have a really good computer." quite often. Infuriating.

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Originally Posted by Phoenix Jackson View Post

One of the worst things a photographer hears is, "That's a great picture.  You must have a good camera."

 

I have not read the entire 386 pages but I wonder how Headfiers feel if the compliment goes to something else than the headphone.  Or the entire gear.

"Wow, great sound!  Ipods really make the best out of music!"

"Oooh, that sounds awesome!  Which app are you using?"

"Nice!  Really nice!  I never knew Pink Floyd's music is so intricate."

 

Just a few examples of "what ifs".


Now that you mention this, my iPhone does take pretty good photos. But, as an artist who has actually made music and let people listen to it on my iphone with my grados, I do get pretty mad when they say how nice the headphones sound. frown.gif

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My girlfriend and I were staying at a hotel a few months ago and she forgot her headphones for the gym so I gave her my new (at the time) set of Bowers & Wilkins c5s to use, forgetting that she normally uses ipod headphones.  She came back from the gym with a smile on her face and said "you're not getting these back."  For some reason she still gives me **** for spending money on audio gear.

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So he brought the monster back to the shop and bought something different?


That's a work-in-progress. I think he's keeping them because he bought them with Christmas money and would feel bad going back on his purchase when he seemed so excited at first, but he's got the bug now and said he's open to suggestions on his next purchase.

 

It may take a bit until I'm willing to convince him to allocate the funds himself (he's very impulsive with gift money, but is a miser with his own), but I see a pair of MDs in his future, at the very least.

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post


That's a work-in-progress. I think he's keeping them because he bought them with Christmas money and would feel bad going back on his purchase when he seemed so excited at first, but he's got the bug now and said he's open to suggestions on his next purchase.

 

It may take a bit until I'm willing to convince him to allocate the funds himself (he's very impulsive with gift money, but is a miser with his own), but I see a pair of MDs in his future, at the very least.

MDs as in Mad Dogs? Great job! 

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Originally Posted by broomtrop View Post

suggested many good brands of headphones to a classmate and he went and bought souls.....

At least he didn't buy beats.  Souls are way better than beats, and they dont cost too much.  They actually are not too bad for the price. 

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a kid on my bus tried my v-moda m80, put them on, looks shocked and takes them off, puts them back on and off almost like hes scared and was like "WHOA it sounds like im in like a car!!"

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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

a kid on my bus tried my v-moda m80, put them on, looks shocked and takes them off, puts them back on and off almost like hes scared and was like "WHOA it sounds like im in like a car!!"

Why is it good audio = car for a lot of people??

post #5789 of 6431
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Why is it good audio = car for a lot of people??

Wondered about that as well. I've yet to hear a sound system in a car that actually sounded good.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Why is it good audio = car for a lot of people??

Wondered about that as well. I've yet to hear a sound system in a car that actually sounded good.

True.

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