Catsup, you're actually so far off base, and frankly you're being very derogatory with no real cause. First off, I have been in sales and customer service for over 20 years, and while I am not trying to sound like I think I am all that, I have consistently been noted for my excellent customer service skills. I work part time at Home Depot and I have managed to get into the top 10 in the country for sales in my department, so I think I understand fairly well how the customer/seller relationship works. You would have had a point if I was actually pushy or rude with the customer in person, but I wasn't, I was very gracious and did not at all push or insist on anything, I made a very polite suggestion perhaps twice and that was it.
You also have no idea what I think about my system, in fact I am well aware that it is just a nice enough system, but nothing special. Do you really think I believe a Valhalla and a $1200 dollar integrated amp are the cream of the crop? Sure my stuff is okay, but I'm not an idiot, I know what the system is. My point was that virtually any system would be a better platform to audition a headphone on than an iPhone. What is it about this that you don't get? You put words in my mouth and presumed to know how I think and feel. Frankly, some might say in the Freudian sense perhaps there was some projecting happening there. And no I didn't just sit around and wait for him to arrive, I was raised to host somebody so I spent at least an hour cleaning up my home. I had to make sure my young daughter was fed before he arrived and take care of her so that his audition went well. And that day there was a snow storm here and I had to shovel a huge amount of heavy snow to make sure he could get into my driveway, in fact I shoveled a path from the street to my driveway just so he didn't have to walk in deep snow. Not only that, I spent time communicating with him and giving him detailed directions to my home suggesting bus routes for him. So you really shouldn't assume you know about something that you couldn't possibly know.
Eric_C, thanks for being so polite and, yes I'm sure there was a bit of that going on, but not much. I had decided to sell them afterall, so I don't think I was that attached to them. I am the type that doesn't really get to motivated by image or hype, I'm middle aged now so that is hopefully well in my past. That said I'm sure my nose was a little out of joint, and it is fair of you to point that out. Just goes to show if your going to vent in public, you open yourself up to scrutiny. I don't mind when people are being fair, but in my view catsup got personal and quite unfair and to that type of character assasination attempt I will respond to defend myself because I do believe we all deserve to have self-respect.
Edited by Sonic Defender - 3/8/12 at 7:43am