Originally Posted by largemouth bass
For the most part I have found this to be classy forum. Doesn't have the back and forth chest inflated arguing tirades that is found all over the internet. I learn a lot of new stuff on here also. But I cringe everytime I have to read a 'Beats bashing post'. It's kind of like when I'm at a stop light and the guy in front of me has that sticker of Calvin (?) pissing on Ford, Chevy, Dodge whatever....I am embarrassed for him and feel a bit sorry for him also. Why perpetuate something that means nothing to you? Why have such disdain for what others enjoy? Enjoy what you want. Just let it go.
I believe Tyll Hertsens explained it quite succinctly in a CNET podcast I watched. Beats are a double-edged sword to the hi-fi industry. They open countless people up to the world of hi-fi, but in an incredibly mediocre fashion. When a lot people get a hold of Beats, and then they listen to those, they think that "oh, this is the best that audio can sound like, meh", and get a false and bad impression of hi-fi audio.
I want to spread my knowledge and love of sound to other people, so I do something that makes them challenge and question me. It also doesn't hurt that it strokes my ego a little bit, but the point isn't to be an elitist.
Edited by Tus-Chan - 6/6/12 at 11:28am