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post #46 of 88

I have 24 years and it is truth if somebody do not have rich family it is not easy to get nice rig in young ages. But there is nice even cheaper rigs like Alessandro MS1 (MS1000)... etc. it is actualy sounds very fine even from portable dac/amp. Another options like cheaper customs or Westone 4 sounds great that I would be happy with it even out of the sansa clip or even some small active speaker like Swans are also good for computer. So it is not always people have to buy expensive rig. Everyone have to find what sounds good for him and it is not easy otherwise this hoby will be very expensive. I found good brigade last two years and now I can afford my dream rig. Young people have to be patient. 


Edited by knopi - 4/7/12 at 12:32am
post #47 of 88
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I do all that...but I don't save money on healthy eating. Health is number 1 for me.

Healthy eating is actually the cheapest way to eat, period.
post #48 of 88
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HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC

 

Okay now I find your avatar really disturbing. Ever since I saw it, I always thought there was something wrong, like the face is somewhat masculine. Now that thought is further reinforced by that (your?) photo.

 

 

Resume thread.

post #49 of 88
Thread Starter 

Yeah, non of my parents drink/smoke/gamble so I don't intend on doing any of those either. When you guys say no drinking do you mean completely clean or just no drinking binges?

post #50 of 88
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HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC

 

Okay now I find your avatar really disturbing. Ever since I saw it, I always thought there was something wrong, like the face is somewhat masculine. Now that thought is further reinforced by that (your?) photo.

 

Resume thread.


Yeah me too actually, I don't think it's the most feminine representation of a girl (that Touhou character, Sakuya Izayoi), but I kind of like my avatar because it fits with Head-Fi's colors... and she's wearing Grado's.

 

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I prefer a tomboy to a fragile/sensible and more feminine looking... still in a Japanese anime girly kind of way

 

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I'm happy that you noticed my avatar :P.

 

But you have trouble telling if I'm a guy or a gal? lololol Personally I don't think it's too disturbing.

 

But I often got teased about it at school, because I looked like this:

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Healthy eating is actually the cheapest way to eat, period.


+1, since I've left my mom's I constantly try to eat for the better, and this year I've made progress that shows up on my grocery bills. I think I went from 75 to 50 to 30-35 bucks on food per week (often less, too). I buy less (actually I haven't bought any since September) pre-made meals, or pre-arranged food. I go to that small Asian grocery store in which the price are incomprehensibly low, started eating tofu, fish, and weird mushrooms... but I always start with a big sack of rice, which accompanies almost all my meals.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Xinze View Post

Yeah, non of my parents drink/smoke/gamble so I don't intend on doing any of those either. When you guys say no drinking do you mean completely clean or just no drinking binges?

 

Me I only drink water, and herbal tea... but not because I think it's healthier, only because it's a lot cheaper

 

When I want to drink orange juice I buy an orange and I eat it. :-)... that's the healthiest, but again, I think juice is overpriced. Just to support what Maxvla said.

 


Edited by devouringone3 - 4/7/12 at 4:05pm
post #51 of 88
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Yeah me too actually, I don't think it's the most feminine representation of a girl (that Touhou character, Sakuya Izayoi), but I kind of like my avatar because it fits with Head-Fi's colors... and she's wearing Grado's.

 

/snip to save space. Thank me, the future! *shakes fist*

 



Surprisingly you look almost like your avatar, barring the anime-silver hair. Of course, maybe if you prematurely gray your hair (or color it), and straighten it, you could do it, IMO. :p

 

Now I get what's bothering me. The proportion of the chest size is not representative of the cleavage. Please disregard my tired ramblings.

 

 

To make my post vaguely in the current conversation, I can't seem to like any carbonated drinks, at all, since childhood. Best drink anywhere for me is plain old water. Mmm, cool, pure water. I miss my home town because my mom is there. Ever since I left for college all these years, her good healthy cooking is what makes me homesick most. :'(

post #52 of 88

You want the future to thank you? :P

 

Actually everytime I post I come back and remove stuff, I don't want the people to see these pictures, but I'm glad you did, and chose to not include them in your quote, lol.

 

 

I also think her rolled-up sleeves looks also fairly "boyish".

 

 

 

Anyway Japanese people, while very fine the way they look, just don't have blue eyes

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Edited by devouringone3 - 4/7/12 at 4:27pm
post #53 of 88

I find that whoever quotes a huge post and didn't snip it or shorten it to be highly rude and making The Future People reading it inconvenienced. If I don't like reading huge quotes, why should I do that to other people?

 

Actually I find it comforting that you removed those photos, honestly. It's not wise to post photos of yourself being vague gender wise. :P

 

Well that may be right, regarding the rolled-up sleeves. But I still think that it has more to do with her proportions than that I think. That or it's my tired brain and various voices in them. Goodnight.

post #54 of 88

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I find that whoever quotes a huge post and didn't snip it or shorten it to be highly rude and making The Future People reading it inconvenienced. If I don't like reading huge quotes, why should I do that to other people?

 

Actually I find it comforting that you removed those photos, honestly. It's not wise to post photos of yourself being vague gender wise. :P

 

Well that may be right, regarding the rolled-up sleeves. But I still think that it has more to do with her proportions than that I think. That or it's my tired brain and various voices in them. Goodnight.


I often shorten it also, but most of the time because I'm scared to erase valuable to full comprehension test, I put in bold the point I'm addressing in my "reply with quotes" .

 

Usually threads are read from left to right and down to bottom, you should never have to read the text inside a quotation box because you just arrived from reading it, so it's fresh in your mind...** at least in threads not too active. When there are many conversations happening at the same time they play a crucial role :P, and like you said you might want to read it, but not the whole story either so yeah, like you said.

 

I don't care about my vague appearance, lol, I removed it because I felt it was inappropriate on a headphone forum ;) (especially pro shots like these, putting me and only me at advantage), my head is still uploaded and displayed in the "So you think you're hot: Head-Fi" thread :P... and at many place but only as a headphone displaying dummy :P, like those wig displays.

post #55 of 88

:on topic: 

 

College student. Work full time and live at home. $15,500 after taxes. No family. Could live on my own if I had to. Don't drink. Don't smoke. I find that budgeting is the key to saving money. Spending that saved money wisely is all about priorities. I drive an old car which I love. It just took a new clutch and next up is the timing belt. Both expensive jobs but it'll be good for another 100k miles afterwards. It's all worth it when you're driving the car you've wanted since childhood. I'm new to Headfi but not to hifi. I'd really really like to drop $500 on a brand new integrated amplifier to last me the rest of my time in school however other more important things do come first. 

post #56 of 88

@Xinze

I will never give up late night listening to my favourite music and a good single malt :D. That is just pure awesomeness.


Edited by Raser - 4/8/12 at 12:23am
post #57 of 88

Oh right, that was the topic. Ahem: college student on loan, not working (Russia is a bit weird in that it doesn't allow foreigners to steal jobs from the natives. Understandable though) and just found Head-Fi and has changed me. Now I think $400 for a CIEM is "that's quite reasonable" and already planning to buy various things. This put a dent to my plan of changing my ancient laptop. FML.
 

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I often shorten it also, but most of the time because I'm scared to erase valuable to full comprehension test, I put in bold the point I'm addressing in my "reply with quotes" .

 

Usually threads are read from left to right and top to bottom, you should never have to read the text inside a quotation box because you just arrived from reading it, so it's fresh in your mind...** at least in threads not too active. When there are many conversations happening at the same time they play a crucial role :P, and like you said you might want to read it, but not the whole story either so yeah, like you said.

 

I don't care about my vague appearance, lol, I removed it because I felt it was inappropriate on a headphone forum ;) (especially pro shots like these, putting me and only me at advantage), my head is still uploaded and displayed in the "So you think you're hot: Head-Fi" thread :P... and at many place but only as a headphone displaying dummy :P, like those wig displays.


Well that's the problem in it though. It's hard to cherry pick which info to keep and to cut out and especially harder if you're about to deny/oppose/whatever an opinion, and not make it look out of context. Well if I'm too lazy, I won't even bother quoting though. :P

 

post #58 of 88
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My biggest money drain is generally unibar and fast food.


Can't be truer. Cooking for yourself saves so much money.

post #59 of 88

I also want to comment that while it is nice having an expensive rig and I do love the expensive stuff, not every audiophile needs to invest thousands of dollars. A mid fi or entry level rig is still worthy and respectable. If you have a $300 headphone, a $300 amp and a maybe a $300 CD player or DAC, it can still give you pleasure.

 

For those on a super tight budget, where money is tight and you have family, kids or other responsibilities, this approach would not be a bad idea. If I were to hit hard times, I would brown bag my lunch, buy clothes from K mart and love a rig that would cost around $1000 and still get good sound.

post #60 of 88

interesting and funny thread;

i agree with you about "super tight budget solutions" Spareribs,actually i am enjoying cheap rig cause i cant afford (or i dont want to) more!

its nice to see how many factors and variables of any of ourselves dictate whether we are able to afford or not expensive eargasmic hifi equipments...

 

in my personal case is not the money -or almost- the primary problem is between desiring an headphone (or whatever hifi rig) and get it,here in brazil there is no cheap electronic device and practically no hifi market;or at least,medium-hi quality is really ,really expensive,so just rich people can afford first class equipment (an iphone cost here about 1250 dollars,i found a m80 at 500 dollars,a gtx460 about 700 dollars).

 

i am a cook,and atm moment i am working in a highly respected restaurant where my earning are a little higher than the same average professional category ,underrated and sub-payed;i can get 800,900 dollars per month,so i can save some money as i have no kids,but definitively i refuse to buy any high quality product here,i find our cost of life and cost of hi-quality products so damn expensive,if you analyze our economic and social situation.

and anyway the most of hi-fi devices are not even commercialized around here so i cant even try anything before buy it,so blind (or deaf) deals all the time!!

i have been working in some european countries in the past and sometime i feel a little pissed off because i should have a greater setup to honor my recordings!!

salute

listening to : Gattaka,music is my blood

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