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post #5941 of 6431
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Originally Posted by EzAlmoN View Post

Thats the problem I'm facing, I have the money for the HE500's and want to get them really bad however my parents won't let me spend my money on them, let alone amp/dac combo for 500$+. Luckily I already have a large amp/dac at home that will power any headphones sub1000$ without any issues, I wouldn't be able to imagine how I would be possibly able to convince my parents to spend money on a headphone amp. 

You could get the HD400 and run a lot more amps comfortably. My DAP runs all my headphones o.k., so a nice DAP may be an option, at least. Have you checked out the W4S uDacHD. It's new and i think it may handle orthos, but you could call them and ask them for sure. It's so small, nobody would ask how much you paid for it.

http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p/74030/117839/803633

post #5942 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Phoenix Jackson View Post

Oh!  I remember when I asked my boss to order me my headphone.

So far I've noticed that nice audio equipment has a pretty nice resale value, so buying nice stuff is an investment in some ways. My best experience here is when i got an Akai Headrush guitar pedal about 8 years ago for $200 on sale at a local guitar shop. It was their last one and they were going with a new model or brand. I used it for a couple of years, but one day I needed money so i started selling some stuff, like the Akai. I put it on eBay and it sold for $250 plus shipping. This is why I always try buying low production and high quality stuff now. The resale value is almost always higher. I think your boss could appreciate that aspect. 

post #5943 of 6431
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Originally Posted by EzAlmoN View Post

Thats the problem I'm facing, I have the money for the HE500's and want to get them really bad however my parents won't let me spend my money on them, let alone amp/dac combo for 500$+. Luckily I already have a large amp/dac at home that will power any headphones sub1000$ without any issues, I wouldn't be able to imagine how I would be possibly able to convince my parents to spend money on a headphone amp. 

 

That's another audience. How many of us are parents? I have a 4 year old and he's about to get his world rocked by audio, books, movies. He just doens't know it yet. cool.gif  It's our duty to expose them as young as possible to quality music, product and experiences. While were at it, teach 'em how not to become elitist snobs. lol.

 

I think good high end experience, especially with headphones is reasonably within the grasp of most people today. The mid-market is getting really good.

post #5944 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Phoenix Jackson View Post

Oh!  I remember when I asked my boss to order me my headphone.

 

Boss:  Wha... what?  Wh... why are these so expensive?

Me:  These are different from just an ordinary earphone.

Boss:  You can get your girl some other cheaper and more impressive stuff.

Me:  Sir, it's not for anyone else but me.

Boss:  B-but why?

Me:  *Smile ("You'll see when I get them" I thought).

Boss:  Oh, well.  It's your money.

 

I may be ignorant... by why is your boss involved with your purchase? Or are you buying these for work with work money?

post #5945 of 6431
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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

Friend listened to my LCD-2.2s and ALO Pan Am: "I don't really hear the difference between these and my $40 desktop speakers...they might have better range"

/cries

There isn't much you can do about that. They aren't hearing the same thing you are. You can lead a horse to water, but....

post #5946 of 6431

probably some people probably expect the lyrics to magically change when they listen to our cans

post #5947 of 6431
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Originally Posted by EzAlmoN View Post

Thats the problem I'm facing, I have the money for the HE500's and want to get them really bad however my parents won't let me spend my money on them, let alone amp/dac combo for 500$+. Luckily I already have a large amp/dac at home that will power any headphones sub1000$ without any issues, I wouldn't be able to imagine how I would be possibly able to convince my parents to spend money on a headphone amp.

 

Are you spending your money, or your parents money? If your parents are giving you money, then I can see how they might want input on the purchase. However if you are working outside of home, then I can't see their issue. It's part of growing up. You get to discover the world in ways they don't expect.  Just tell them at least its not drugs. :)

post #5948 of 6431

Sorry, I didn't mean to reply to EzAlmon's post twice. Short term memory loss.

 

 

 

Don't do drugs kids.
 

post #5949 of 6431
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

 

Don't do bad drugs kids.

 

FTFY. biggrin.gif

post #5950 of 6431
When a close friend looks at your Tera Player and says,

"THAT'S it? For $1000???"
post #5951 of 6431
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

When a close friend looks at your Tera Player and says,

"THAT'S it? For $1000???"

I'll be honest, that's my reaction as well. I think I'd rather buy snakeoil cables than that thing.

post #5952 of 6431
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

 

Are you spending your money, or your parents money? If your parents are giving you money, then I can see how they might want input on the purchase. However if you are working outside of home, then I can't see their issue. It's part of growing up. You get to discover the world in ways they don't expect.  Just tell them at least its not drugs. :)

drugs would be cheaper :D Your wallet would like it more

post #5953 of 6431
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Originally Posted by stainless824 View Post

drugs would be cheaper biggrin.gif Your wallet would like it more

At least thats what your wallet would tell you after you've used aforementioned drugs.
post #5954 of 6431
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

When a close friend looks at your Tera Player and says,

"THAT'S it? For $1000???"

Those are very expensive. But I'd never heard of them or that company and enjoyed reading the Altmann site, so thanks.atsmile.gif

post #5955 of 6431

When people mistake you for a person with hearing disability and offer you their seat on the bus, because your Westone 4R's look like hearing aids.

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