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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Oh, I think they don't need any help in that department. : P

 

No probably not, but we shouldn't encourage them.  They might cite you and think that they should go about doing something equally non-sensical.

 

Oh BTW, you were cited recently...  http://www.head-fi.org/t/583950/shure-srh1840-and-srh1440-unveiled/1755#post_8685494

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Actually contrary to popular belief, the Studios (I think that's their name... the first ones) don't sound that bad. Overpriced, but not as bad as some others. The Solos on the other hand are horrendous. Overall though, I can't work up the hatred toward Dre's earmuffs that some head-fiers seem to be able to at the drop of a hat.

 

Hmm, that memorable huh?  I never actually had a Solo, only a Studio and a SoloHD.  For me, at the end of the day, I found them unredeemable in just about every category.  And when a pair of cans make me work that hard to enjoy them, I usually end up putting them down (for good).  They were good for that street cred urban brand cache thing, but as I ususally don't hang with hipsters I found that "feature" to be of somewhat limited usefulness.  rolleyes.gif

 

Oh I assure you, it took a period of ownership to work up the ire that I have for Beats Studios and SoloHDs.  biggrin.gif

post #14912 of 15119
Quote:warrenpchi
frown.gif  I don't get it.

I grew up watching Capt Harlock. I remember being 10 years old and getting up every Sunday to watch it at 10AM. It was my first exposure to Manga.

 

 

Quote:lee730
That's because he wasn't disrespectful towards you Muppet but he was very disrespectful to many in general (not sure if you've noticed this, its quite hard not to). Just seeing that alone made me have zero respect for him at all. As they say "treat others the way you want to be treated".


I noticed the absence of a certain individual and thought either he/she had gotten banned or had stopped coming back here because most of the regs had stopped answering his/her posts. Considering I've run across him/her posting in other threads I now know better as to why said user doesn't come here anymore. Can't say I'm surprised he/she was booted from this thread.

 

 

Quote:Tilpo
Hmmm.

Jude has not responded to my custom title request. Should I contact Currawong instead? It has been several weeks after all.

I wonder if all of us regs requesting the custom title of The Team Diary Audio Tribe or something to that effect would be to far fetched?

 

 

Quote:james444
I'm not a regular member of "team diary", so (technically speaking) I don't have a skin in the game......

Tut tut tut i beg to differ, you may not post on the thread as most of us but when you do it's usually very insightful and entertaining. I think most of us on here consider you one of the bro's.beerchug.gif

 

 


Quote:driver 8

Huh?  I knew a lot of gay gamers.  I mean, your statement's true in the sense that most people aren't, but I've never noticed heterosexuality being more prominent among people who like video games (unless we're talking about Xbox Live).  

 

To put your curiosity at rest, one was in the early stages of the MtF transition and the other was a woman.  I used to identify as bisexual but became hetero over the past few years.  I think I was just curious.

I remember my cousins kid telling me this one story where he went to this Halo meet to play for prizes at some video game store. First prize was a new game council of your choice and a 500 dollar credit towards purchasing any games in the store. He gets there and it's mostly teen kids around his age and there was this one kid there who was known by some of the other kids. The kid is openly gay and some of the more redneck hillbilly type kids were snickering and saying how easy it was going to be to hang him out to dry once the contest started. Long story short, the gay kid ran the whole gamut, took first prize and kicked everyone around so badly at Halo nobody wanted to play him ever again lol.

 

 

Quote:Coq de Combat
So, back from absense. I hope you guys are doing well. I saw there were some turbulence here a while ago, fortunately, I missed it.

Dude I missed you welcome backbeerchug.gif

 

Quote:MuppetFace

There are several headphones which cost more than even the SR-009, but those are the most expensive earphones in existence. Prior to that I believe Final Audio had the most expensive earphones, the Piano Forte X-CC.

 

I mention Ultrasone because they are "stereotyped" (to use your previous term) as making products that are all flash and glitz and no substance. Given that those I linked to are essentially diamond encrusted iBuds, I thought invoking their brand was fitting.

I think most of the people who work and run Ultrasone are hipsters

 

 

Quote:tomscy2000
I don't hate on Apple, but Apple enthusiasts annoy me... tongue_smile.gif

I hear you man I hear ya


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/9/12 at 8:22pm
post #14913 of 15119
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I might be starting a war here, but I always think that in every enthusiast culture there are brands that people love to hate just because they are generally popular or successful. It seems to be less of a question of the product quality and more of a identifiable enemy and a rallying point for a community to maintain an idea of exclusivity. I can think of any number of brands that are overpriced, aren't all that bad, but are just popular to hate. It actually seems like a natural tendency - the hipster gene? I never see the point really - it seems really terribly condescending and simple minded to disparage people for liking what they like. 

Of course, its a different question when companies actively lie to their customers by making products that always fall apart, or melt in the rain, or explode and burn or otherwise maim their users. Here's an observation though: those companies are NOT popular and do not stay in business for long. 

It would be amusing to compile a list of enthusiast groups and the brands they hate, to see if there is any similarity between them.

Headphone enthusiasts: Beats
Coffee enthusiasts: Starbucks
PC Enthusiasts: Apple / Apple Enthsiasts: PC (That's almost by definition :P )

Is there one for cameras? Cars? I'm really not sure what is public enemy no.1 in those cases. 

I think with cameras you have to get into the higher reaches of the hobby before people get sneery, though there's a bit of a purist element in the digital/film and Lomo/everyone else divides.

(I say this purely as an observer.)
post #14914 of 15119
http://cosmicears.com/

Custom IEMs... for pretty damn cheap (I saw 65 pounds for the cheapest one).

Interdasting!
post #14915 of 15119
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Originally Posted by rroseperry View Post

I think with cameras you have to get into the higher reaches of the hobby before people get sneery, though there's a bit of a purist element in the digital/film and Lomo/everyone else divides.
(I say this purely as an observer.)

There's always the SLR vs P&S arguments that periodically spring up on camera forums. In the earlier days of digital, there was quite a lot of hate for the non-traditional camera makers that came from the consumer electronics or video camera world instead of the photography world, for example: Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc. I haven't followed the world in several years so I really don't know if that is still the case. I doubt it - they are all simply electronics companies now.

I actually think it is not so much the "brand" that triggers the hatred - I think the trendy fanbois often do more to cause the backlash from the hobbyist community. "Trendy" tends to mean popular, and that means a high number of purchasers. With a higher number of owners, there is a MUCH broader set of the population, including a ton of people that don't know a headphone driver from golf club. That's unlike the more audiophile brands which tend to be known and bought by "knowledgeable" hobbyists. (But I suppose that was probably more true before all the brands decided they needed to be trendy!)
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I might be starting a war here, but I always think that in every enthusiast culture there are brands that people love to hate just because they are generally popular or successful. It seems to be less of a question of the product quality and more of a identifiable enemy and a rallying point for a community to maintain an idea of exclusivity. I can think of any number of brands that are overpriced, aren't all that bad, but are just popular to hate. It actually seems like a natural tendency - the hipster gene? I never see the point really - it seems really terribly condescending and simple minded to disparage people for liking what they like. 

Of course, its a different question when companies actively lie to their customers by making products that always fall apart, or melt in the rain, or explode and burn or otherwise maim their users. Here's an observation though: those companies are NOT popular and do not stay in business for long. 

It would be amusing to compile a list of enthusiast groups and the brands they hate, to see if there is any similarity between them.

Headphone enthusiasts: Beats
Coffee enthusiasts: Starbucks
PC Enthusiasts: Apple / Apple Enthsiasts: PC (That's almost by definition :P )

Is there one for cameras? Cars? I'm really not sure what is public enemy no.1 in those cases. 

I think this is pretty true. With audio in general I would say Bose is the more popular brand to hate, but I've noticed Beats has taken a lot of that ire at least on Head-Fi.

Regarding cameras or cars - tough to say. They have much larger fanbases, and they're much less "conspicuous consumption" kinds of objects. I mean, sure, there's jokes about British cars in general ("if there ain't oil under it, there ain't oil in it" ; "you buy two, so you have one to drive while the other's in the shop" etc), and long-standing "rivalries" like Ford or Chevy, but I don't think there's any universally despised or hated automobile marquee. The same goes for cameras - sure there's a lot of film v digital back and forth (as barley alluded to), at least a few years ago (anymore though, just because of market proliferation, film is pretty rare). And then the age-old Nikon vs Canon thing, but because Nikon has changed so much in the last decade, again, it changes the tone of the debate.

I'm not sure it's so much about "hipster gene" though - I think it's more of an identity formation act. In other words, "oh I'm an enthusiast, I can't like the mainstream, because then I can't demonstrate that I'm an enthusiast." Like people who refuse to drink Starbucks and prefer whatever the newest "obscure" brand is, just so they can act/feel cultured or enlightened for going against the grain. I don't see hipsters (at least in the American sense of the word) as being in that alignment - most of them are quite content to go with the grain.

And that's where I think it's a difference in enthusiasm or whatever - between actual gearheads and mere consumers (this isn't meant to turn into a true scotsman argument).
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

PC Enthusiasts: Apple / Apple Enthsiasts

 

Actually, PC enthusiasts have quite a bit of self-loathing because they also hate Windows.

 

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

I grew up watching Capt Harlock. I remember being 10 years old and getting up every Sunday to watch it at 10AM. It was my first exposure to Manga.

 

Ahh, I see.

 

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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

http://cosmicears.com/
Custom IEMs... for pretty damn cheap (I saw 65 pounds for the cheapest one).

 

They offer a self-impressions kit?  What if I screw that up and get gunk in my ear?

 

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

but I don't think there's any universally despised or hated automobile marquee.

 

Yugo.

post #14918 of 15119
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Actually, PC enthusiasts have quite a bit of self-loathing because they also hate Windows.

That's still cool to do? I mean I know years and years ago it was the edgy 13 year old thing to do, but that's still "hip" these days? ph34r.gif
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Yugo.

I would bet you that you could find a Yugo Enthusiasts Community if you looked hard enough. The other response to that is "I said cars..."
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

That's still cool to do? I mean I know years and years ago it was the edgy 13 year old thing to do, but that's still "hip" these days? ph34r.gif

 

Don't know about hip, but Microsoft never lets people forget the wretchedness from whence Windows 7 came.  It may be prettier.  But better?  Meh.

 

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

I would bet you that you could find a Yugo Enthusiasts Community if you looked hard enough. The other response to that is "I said cars..."

 

Okay but I would argue that such a membership list reads more like an organ donation list...  It's likely more of a survival tactic than an appreciation list.  Besides, there would be, what 19 people on that list?  Might not qualify as universal hatred in a literal sense, but on a practical level...

 

DeLoreans are pretty vile too (sans a Flex Capacitor that is).

post #14920 of 15119
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Actually, PC enthusiasts have quite a bit of self-loathing because they also hate Windows.


Ahh, I see.


They offer a self-impressions kit?  What if I screw that up and get gunk in my ear?


Yugo.

Pacer, Edsel - and for me personally - Prius! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Pacer, Edsel - and for me personally - Prius! tongue.gif

Oh - and don't forget the Molotov Cocktail of cars - the Pinto...
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Oh - and don't forget the Molotov Cocktail of cars - the Pinto...

What's weird is that the Isuzu Trooper has the same exact fault, and has more documented in-field explosions, and yet does not have anywhere near the same derision associated with the Pinto. There was a recall and everything on this issue. Actually I would say it's not even limited to those two - the Ford Panther platform with the PI package or as an unfinished coach-body is notorious for the same exact explosion hazard (but that's usually due to your coach-builder being DUMB and just drilling wherever the hell they feel like it, seriously do people not understand "look before you dig" and why we have it?).
post #14923 of 15119
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I might be starting a war here, but I always think that in every enthusiast culture there are brands that people love to hate just because they are generally popular or successful. It seems to be less of a question of the product quality and more of a identifiable enemy and a rallying point for a community to maintain an idea of exclusivity. I can think of any number of brands that are overpriced, aren't all that bad, but are just popular to hate. It actually seems like a natural tendency - the hipster gene? I never see the point really - it seems really terribly condescending and simple minded to disparage people for liking what they like. 

 

Of course, its a different question when companies actively lie to their customers by making products that always fall apart, or melt in the rain, or explode and burn or otherwise maim their users. Here's an observation though: those companies are NOT popular and do not stay in business for long. 

 

It would be amusing to compile a list of enthusiast groups and the brands they hate, to see if there is any similarity between them.

 

Headphone enthusiasts: Beats

Coffee enthusiasts: Starbucks

PC Enthusiasts: Apple / Apple Enthsiasts: PC (That's almost by definition :P )

 

Is there one for cameras? Cars? I'm really not sure what is public enemy no.1 in those cases. 


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Even on HERE I can't seem to get away from such people. Ten bones on the table says the guy who posted that comment is a Android fanatic and needs to get a real girlfriend. It's people like that that made me stop posting on mobile handset sites and lose all respect for the gadget enthusiast.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/9/12 at 9:41pm
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post


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Even on HERE I can't seem to get away from such people. Ten bones on the table says the guy who posted that comment is a Android fanatic and needs to get a real girlfriend. It's people like that that made me stop posting on mobile handset sites and lose all respect for the gadget enthusiast.

Lol.

But haven't you heard, ADdroid is the best thing ever, because I heard Apple has this evil sensor in their products that can tell if you've submerged them, because they don't want to honor their warranties when you're just using the product in a normal manner - I mean, who doesn't need to text and update their Facebook status while windsurfing or heli-skiing? tongue_smile.gif
post #14925 of 15119
I'll play devil's advocate and say that there are good reasons to dislike Beats, Starbucks, and Apple. We're getting very meta, but to criticize people for disliking those things because it's cool to dislike them is just as bad as criticizing those things in the first place, no? You're just jumping on the hate bandwagon either way.

I don't like Beats because I think they don't sound good for the price, they don't look very good, and they're popular because of a dumb endorsement and fashion. I actually do kinda like Starbucks, but local coffee shops usually are way better and cheaper. And Apple supports a closed-environment approach to computing which I loathe.

On the other hand, I have drank starbucks and may do so again in the near future, have owned and enjoyed an ipod, and have listened to Beats before.

I suppose disliking something just because it's popular is pretty dumb, but just because people dislike something that's popular doesn't mean they dislike it BECAUSE it's popular...
Edited by compoopers - 9/9/12 at 9:55pm
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