I don't allow my wife to speak or leave the kitchen. No that I'm sexist, she just has a really deep voice and makes incredible sandwiches.
Edited by Kirosia - 3/9/12 at 8:27pm
Perhaps she wants you to get the HD 800 and not the Beyer T1? Maybe she doesn't think that the T1 is worth the $1k price?
Nevertheless, being young and wifeless and all that, this makes me realize that I gotta find a girl that will accept my hobby.
Jokes aside, I think your wife should respect your space and let you 'breathe', getting pissed off over some hobby is pretty unreasonable. It's not like we are talking about smoking, gambling or drug addiction....
OH GOD EVEN BETTER
Out of site, out of mind.
Do you have any other place you could have your packages shipped to besides your house?
Just need to provide your credit card companies with that alternative address.
Just bring it into the house when she is not around.
Keep you audio stuff in an out of the way place, like in cabinets when your not using them.
Do not talk to her about your audio stuff unless she asks about it, keep answers to a minimum.
hahahaha - made my day :D
THIS MADE MY DAY
@Magick Man - As you already did - talking it over is the best way.
My girlfriend has never really asked me to stop so to speak - but then again, things I buy...I buy sensibly - I wouldn't buy £500 earphones for no reason -> but that's me -> I know how you guy here on head-fi are like
Well anyway, like anything in life, noting in life is perfect, us included. If you have an "addiction" in shopping for audio, and if your wife/gf or whoever it is complains, I bet that you could EASILY spot out what they waste their money on
And once you find that "easy target" its like shooting a sitting duck.
My example that got my gf to stop asking "why are you buying more" was:
I enjoy it, and the money you spend on that purse that you won't wear, on those clothes that will be "out of fashion" in 2 weeks - I spend my money wisely, and more so, I can sell on (for a little loss) the items on, whereas you, my dear can't.
I can't really justify spending £720 in under 2 months...but gosh I'm I glad of the money I've spent so far - I'm not looking back - even though that figure looks and is huge for your ordinary joe - i personally find it "well spent"
I'm no psychologist, but getting so worked up over that when it aint no biggie, maybe they're angry about something else? With themselves or angry at you over something? Whether they're aware of it or not.............
To some guys spending money on "Decorations" is clutter
I always wondered how those guys with giant speakers and double cylindrical SVS subs got away with it I even saw a guy who had dual CRT projectors in his theater, with heavy duty beams holding those suckers in place, i wondered if he had a WAF factor of his own around
^ NEver understood the ones with tons of clothes/jewelry calling people out for "Wasting" money