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post #8791 of 18094
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

I'd call that a guide to end up like guys like spitzer

 

Hehe yep, I think it's a pretty good "one size fits all" life of a head-fi'er. Some go deeper, some don't.

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Originally Posted by ngyu View Post
 

LOL well said! hahahahahahaha had a good laugh reading this.

Lol glad you enjoyed it :D

post #8792 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

There sure isn't! I remember telling someone a short story of a typical budding head-fi'er. It kinda goes like this. Many don't go past past #6, less past #10, and even less to #14.

1) In search of something besides Beats and Skullcandys, dude stumbles upon Head-Fi. Mind is blown.
2) Dude lurks for a while and balks at obscene prices of gear.
3) Dude finally joins Head-Fi and ask for advice to get something decent under $300.
4) Mind is blown.
5) Dude buys something like Fiio/O2/STX/Magni
6) Mind is blown. Since this is the best dude has heard, declares himself expert and defends wallet against bigger purchases.
7) Plan fails, dude scours Amazon thanks to upgraditis.
8) Dude either gets banned from Amazon for abusing return policy, or takes first major step into the world of "audiophilia" and graduates from Amazon, never to return there for gear.
9) Mind is blown from upgrade, now this is the best he's heard. Everything else is inferior.
10) Dude repeats 6 & 7 and 9 for a while.
11) Finally after spending much $$$ and effort in finding "The One to Rule Them All" has epiphany there is no such thing, and realizes he has more questions than answers now.
12) Dude realizes naivette and futility from steps 1-10 and goes off the deep end searching for his favorite flagship products.
13) Finally tired of all the $$$ he spent on finished products that cost no more than a pair of Skullcandys, dude has epiphany of going "DIY" and gawks at awesome gear.
14) Dude goes DIY and enjoys the "journey" of Head-Fi, realizing there is no end game, but it sure is fun to create gear that is specialized to his purposes.
15) The End?
Love this! Right on biggrin.gif
post #8793 of 18094
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Love this! Right on biggrin.gif

:beerchug:

post #8794 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

There sure isn't! I remember telling someone a short story of a typical budding head-fi'er. It kinda goes like this. Many don't go past past #6, less past #10, and even less to #14.

 

1) In search of something besides Beats and Skullcandys, dude stumbles upon Head-Fi. Mind is blown.

2) Dude lurks for a while and balks at obscene prices of gear.

3) Dude finally joins Head-Fi and ask for advice to get something decent under $300.

4) Mind is blown.

5) Dude buys something like Fiio/O2/STX/Magni

6) Mind is blown. Since this is the best dude has heard, declares himself expert and defends wallet against bigger purchases.

7) Plan fails, dude scours Amazon thanks to upgraditis.

8) Dude either gets banned from Amazon for abusing return policy, or takes first major step into the world of "audiophilia" and graduates from Amazon, never to return there for gear.

9) Mind is blown from upgrade, now this is the best he's heard. Everything else is inferior.

10) Dude repeats 6 & 7 and 9 for a while.

11) Finally after spending much $$$ and effort in finding "The One to Rule Them All" has epiphany there is no such thing, and realizes he has more questions than answers now.

12) Dude realizes naivette and futility from steps 1-10 and goes off the deep end searching for his favorite flagship products.

13) Finally tired of all the $$$ he spent on finished products that cost no more than a pair of Skullcandys, dude has epiphany of going "DIY" and gawks at awesome gear.

14) Dude goes DIY and enjoys the "journey" of Head-Fi, realizing there is no end game, but it sure is fun to create gear that is specialized to his purposes.

15) The End?

 

Guess I'm at #12

 

16) Sell everything and get SR-009

17) Sell SR-009 for a speakers rig, like it was meant to be all along.

post #8795 of 18094
Can't figure where to get such vintage goodies at decent prices...
post #8796 of 18094
Im somewhere in 11-13...
post #8797 of 18094
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

Guess I'm at #12

 

16) Sell everything and get SR-009

17) Sell SR-009 for a speakers rig, like it was meant to be all along.

LOL i like the additions, they fit somewhere in there. I guess there could be a whole host of "a,b,c" indentations and we could have a ball at fine tuning it lol.

 

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Can't figure where to get such vintage goodies at decent prices...

AudioGon and careful selections from ebay. You can also go to some GoodWill stores around the richest part of your city, and maybe even a flea market / antique shop / estate sale.

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Im somewhere in 11-13...

I was there for quite some time until I took the DIY gateway drug known as the Bottlehead Crack :tongue_smile: I feel your pain Dubstep Girl *hug*


Edited by brunk - 10/21/13 at 12:43pm
post #8798 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

LOL i like the additions, they fit somewhere in there. I guess there could be a whole host of "a,b,c" indentations and we could have a ball at fine tuning it lol.

 

 

Yea I suppose.

 

I'm pretty sure we're missing silver cables somewhere in there :D

post #8799 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

There sure isn't! I remember telling someone a short story of a typical budding head-fi'er. It kinda goes like this. Many don't go past past #6, less past #10, and even less to #14.

 

1) In search of something besides Beats and Skullcandys, dude stumbles upon Head-Fi. Mind is blown.

2) Dude lurks for a while and balks at obscene prices of gear.

3) Dude finally joins Head-Fi and ask for advice to get something decent under $300.

4) Mind is blown.

5) Dude buys something like Fiio/O2/STX/Magni

6) Mind is blown. Since this is the best dude has heard, declares himself expert and defends wallet against bigger purchases.

7) Plan fails, dude scours Amazon thanks to upgraditis.

8) Dude either gets banned from Amazon for abusing return policy, or takes first major step into the world of "audiophilia" and graduates from Amazon, never to return there for gear.

9) Mind is blown from upgrade, now this is the best he's heard. Everything else is inferior.

10) Dude repeats 6 & 7 and 9 for a while.

11) Finally after spending much $$$ and effort in finding "The One to Rule Them All" has epiphany there is no such thing, and realizes he has more questions than answers now.

12) Dude realizes naivette and futility from steps 1-10 and goes off the deep end searching for his favorite flagship products.

13) Finally tired of all the $$$ he spent on finished products that cost no more than a pair of Skullcandys, dude has epiphany of going "DIY" and gawks at awesome gear.

14) Dude goes DIY and enjoys the "journey" of Head-Fi, realizing there is no end game, but it sure is fun to create gear that is specialized to his purposes.

15) The End?

i´m near to the point 15

post #8800 of 18094
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

Yea I suppose.

 

I'm pretty sure we're missing silver cables somewhere in there :D

Hehe, i think it would fit in step 10. :wink_face:

 

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i´m near to the point 15

15 is a curious one :blink:. It seems like a breath of fresh air, yet saddening at the same time. I guess you could call 15 "Retirement".


Edited by brunk - 10/21/13 at 1:05pm
post #8801 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Hehe, i think it would fit in step 10.

 

15 is a curious one. It seems like a breath of fresh air, yet saddening at the same time. I guess you could call 15 "Retirement".

yes, i´m thinking about this situation but without sadness at all

post #8802 of 18094
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Originally Posted by alota View Post
 

yes, i´m thinking about this situation but without sadness at all

Well sir, my hat goes off to you then. May step 15 be the most joyous of all for you! :beerchug:

post #8803 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Well sir, my hat goes off to you then. May step 15 be the most joyous of all for you! :beerchug:

thanks:biggrin:

post #8804 of 18094
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

yes the KA-7100 is a wonderful amp and is great with the HE-500, it's also got a fantastic phono section. I'm hoping to get a Kenwood KR-9600 That's a higher end model than my KR-7400 receiver so it might be even better :) 

Cool, I'll have to keep an eye out to try one sometime.  The KR-9050 and KR-9600 are said to be among the very best receivers of all time.

post #8805 of 18094
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

15 is a curious one :blink:. It seems like a breath of fresh air, yet saddening at the same time. I guess you could call 15 "Retirement".

 

Head-fi retirement is even more of a joke than retirement in professional sports. There's always a RMAF or Can Jam around the corner.

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