Originally Posted by Evshrug
I think what you're trying to say, is that bluntly saying "I think I know better, based on my perspective it seems crazy that other people don't hear the same result as me and thus have the same values as me," isn't exactly a way to earn respect. I think the hooligan means well, in some kind of... Wake up call way I guess, but it's your choice to let words get to you personally.
Anyway, my grammar is only making half-sense to myself since I'm so tired, so I would just advise not to be offended by the opinions or word choice of others. If you're like me, then you have your own experiences and idea of how much you value the differences in audio reproduction. I pretty much only let the opinions of others sway me if they're my friends, and they can express themselves with authentic positive intent.
I am really not here to earn respect. I am here to learn, read about what I don't know and also voice my opinions about the community and its members if needed. First of all, I am not even a bit offended by Amesthehooligan's post or let it get to me personally in any way. I just found what he/she said extremely insensitive. I don't think what he said would be considered "mean well, in some kind of..." by many people here. I am extremely new to this hobby myself but I would never say the people here who spends $$$ on a cable, $$$$ on HPs, and $$$$$ on amps are insane people in anyway. Just because I can't distinguish, hear and appreciate differences in HPs, cables, amps... doesn't mean others can't.
Saying things like "And maybe I'm wrong here, but whether I use good headphones, bad headphones, or even my laptop speakers, everything just sounds the same. So at the moment, I'm starting to think that all of you are insane for spending your hard earned money on players, amps, and headphones." This is what I didn't agree with and just pointed it out to the poster simply that. I can certainly ignore what he/she said but unfortunately, I am not one of those who can do so. But rest assure, it didn't get to me at all. Thx for your advise and input though.