A guy came over to audition a headphone of mine to see if he liked them enough to buy them. They weren't for him, but this is where I feel petty, but I don't think he even gave them a proper listen. He came over and just wanted to listen to them on his iPhone with mp3 files, even though he isn't buying them for that purpose specifically, he just wanted a rock headphone. I don't care that he didn't end up feeling they were for him, I sold them a few days latter, but I think if somebody goes to the trouble of hosting you in their home, it isn't unreasonable of them to want you, the prospective buyer to at least audition the headphones in a better system than an iPhone!
I tried to get him to listen to them through my source components because there is no way anybody should form an opinion of a headphone from an iPhone, unless that is the source they intend for the headphones (which it wasn't in this case as I understood things). He didn't spend more than 10 minutes listening, seemed unable to just sit still and listen, and his argument for not using my system was that I didn't have the exact same artists he listens to. However, I had really similar artists. Am I being unreasonable in thinking that as I was taking the time to provide him with a proper opportunity to hear what the headphones were about, and even though he was the customer, it would have been more fair to both of us if he had been more flexible in his approach? Like I said, it isn't that big a deal, I sold them to another head-fi member so it isn't sour grapes, I just somehow feel like my time wasn't respected. I'm sure I am over-reacting and this is just a rant. There, I feel better already. For the record he seemed like a really nice guy and I don't mean this as a personal attack. I'm not even sure why it has stayed in my mind?