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post #4036 of 6356
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I've always liked the idea of really simple wedding rings. Like, just a matching pair of gold rings without any diamonds or any of that crap on them. The whole point is that it's symbolic and that the true value of the marriage is the love each person has for each other, which is priceless. Why does it have to be symbolized with an expensive and largely useless piece of jewelry? Why should anything material compete with the value of the union itself?

In other news, I'm single. Can't imagine why...biggrin.gif

For the most part this makes perfect sense.
I think part of the reason people get an expensive ring is because that seems to be the norm now.
Another part I find is that it might show commitment to the relationship for some people.
post #4037 of 6356
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post


For the most part this makes perfect sense.
I think part of the reason people get an expensive ring is because that seems to be the norm now.
Another part I find is that it might show commitment to the relationship for some people.

 

I think this is probably true. Suppose everybody else gets the expensive engagement ring and you're the odd one out. How does that make you feel? Also, I guess there's a lot of stuff that can get said without using any words at all, so if all you've got is a gold band, if you're a girl maybe your friends think your husband is cheap or not even committed enough to buy you a rock.

 

Incidentally, I've always wanted a ring with a cat's eye Alexandrite. I haven't looked at prices in a while, but when last I looked you probably could have gotten any one of the vast majority of the top headphones in the world for cheaper than a fine specimen of this stuff, especially if you're looking for one that's chatoyant.

 

 

 

You know you're an audiophile when you think of the price of expensive things in terms of which headphones you could get with the money.

post #4038 of 6356
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I've always liked the idea of really simple wedding rings. Like, just a matching pair of gold rings without any diamonds or any of that crap on them. The whole point is that it's symbolic and that the true value of the marriage is the love each person has for each other, which is priceless. Why does it have to be symbolized with an expensive and largely useless piece of jewelry? Why should anything material compete with the value of the union itself?

 

In other news, I'm single. Can't imagine why...biggrin.gif

Which is why you use an expensive but not equally useless headphones!

post #4039 of 6356

...when you give someone special an hd650, and then you get furious when you found out she's not using it because she bought a beats studio, and her hd650 is just lying around somewhere gathering dust. Grrrrr! 

post #4040 of 6356
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Originally Posted by audiocool View Post

...when you give someone special an hd650, and then you get furious when you found out she's not using it because she bought a beats studio, and her hd650 is just lying around somewhere gathering dust. Grrrrr! 


The HD650's have no sex appeal. Given the choice between the HD650 and Studio's, I would pick the Studio's if I didn't know anything about how they sounded.

post #4041 of 6356

Pfft if i saw a girl wearing hd650's she would be way sexier than if she was wearing beats, in fact im turned off when a girl wears beats.

post #4042 of 6356

HD650 does look kind of classy i feel, the beats look kind of overdone

post #4043 of 6356
Beats are ugly, hd650/600 look good smily_headphones1.gif
post #4044 of 6356
You know when you are an audiophile when people on the train curiously watch you boot you mobile music device, amp, and headphones. And you can almost hear them thinking "That's no bomb is it?" at the sight of all the wires and blinking lights...
post #4045 of 6356

lol i think therell be an issue if she sees the price of your rig compared to the price of the wedding ring

post #4046 of 6356
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You know when you are an audiophile when people on the train curiously watch you boot you mobile music device, amp, and headphones. And you can almost hear them thinking "That's no bomb is it?" at the sight of all the wires and blinking lights...

Heck that's what my girlfriend said to me.

post #4047 of 6356

You know you're audiophile when the whole time you're listening to music at someones place you're oggling for their audio equipment in disgust or admiration. If latter then you usually have a starter for a conversation...

post #4048 of 6356

when someone stops you to ask you about your headphones (SE-700) and you think they might be an audiophile...

 

...then the only thing they ask about is the bass and you just stare at them and leave.

post #4049 of 6356
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

when someone stops you to ask you about your headphones (SE-700) and you think they might be an audiophile...

 

...then the only thing they ask about is the bass and you just stare at them and leave.

 

Yeah, bass is what most people are concerned about since it's usually novel for them. Sadly, even for people with those XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXtra SuperUltra MegaBass eXXXXXXtreme mini systems or Beats or lower end Skullcandy headphones real bass is novel. They get the hyped upper- and midbass, all right, but real subbass extension is quite rare. Neither of my headphones has stellar extension, but they both have more than most consumer class equipment.

 

You know you're an audiophile when you know the difference between subbass, midbass, and upper bass.

post #4050 of 6356
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

 

Yeah, bass is what most people are concerned about since it's usually novel for them. Sadly, even for people with those XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXtra SuperUltra MegaBass eXXXXXXtreme mini systems or Beats or lower end Skullcandy headphones real bass is novel. They get the hyped upper- and midbass, all right, but real subbass extension is quite rare. Neither of my headphones has stellar extension, but they both have more than most consumer class equipment.

 

You know you're an audiophile when you know the difference between subbass, midbass, and upper bass.

you know you're an audiophile when you finally realize having a lot of bass is over rated. you know you're an audiophile when you realize that quality bass sounds better than quantity bass.

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