Headphones almost nobody has heard being bashed because they are made by a company you have decided to hate.
A company that created two special editions of headphones just for the head-fi community being bashed for not supporting the community.
I love this forum for the invaluable information, the chance to get information on just about anything headphone related, and for some of the people who provide support to the community.
This forum frustrates me because of the petty, narrow-minded, and juvenile negativity. Not everybody is going to like a specific company, model, or genre of music. Not everybody hears things the same way, not everybody has the budget to buy the latest and greatest.
I've seen people here insulted for their taste in music, their taste in headphone, their lack of budget and it makes it really hard to want to be a part of this community.
I would never insultingly refer to somebody's gear as mid-fi, I don't give a s&*t if someone likes a headphone I don't (personally I can't stand the HD800 but have great conversations about music with a friend who swears by them), and I don't see the need to constantly bash something just because I don't like it or I've had a bad experience with a certain company.
Over and over I see people who seem to comment on posts just to be negative. If you don't like _________ (company x) why on earth would you waste your time posting on the thead? just move on and enjoy what you enjoy.
I totally agree with this, there is a surprising amount of people on Head-fi that can go ranting about a particular brand of headphones based on ONE model they have heard or entirely based on something they read elsewhere. Head-fi is becoming more and more elitist by the day. It's somewhat disappointing really, the entire mood of the forum has changed so much since 2006 when i first came here and so many regulars have already left. Let's bring back the meaningful chatter people!