I have yet to read one of these blog entries/rants that has changed my feelings about Head-Fi, audio, the pursuit, etc. As you pointed out, there are usually major flaws in their argument(s). And they typically come off sounding resentful that everybody doesn't share their views or everything is not done their way. Head-Fi is by no means perfect, but neither is democracy; and that is how I view this forum. Everyone starts with an equal say and then works their way around from there. If you can't take the time to figure out who's views or ears you share, that's the price for being lazy and not doing your homework. There is nothing wrong with starting off here and then moving on to a different forum that closer suits your needs. But the scorched earth tactics that some of these guys use are never persuasive IMO. I would rather read or hear from those (cooler heads) who stopped using the forum on a more amicable note- of which I think their numbers FAR outweigh those who went away angry. I'm sure there are a lot more with ASR's sentiments who just don't state them as eloquently as he did.
Draining one's wallet and then being angry after looking back on it- I suppose that's one of the dangers of chasing unicorns?
All too often people take this stuff far too seriously.
Originally Posted by estreeter
With the exception of the collectible woodies, I suspect that A-T is often overlooked in the mad dash to orthos/HD800/T1/whatever. I belong to an Aussie board where almost every regular owns the AD900 and its routinely recommended over the AD700 despite the price difference - I kick myself for having resisted the pressure to get a pair of these cans for the first 2 years on the board. Soundstage and detail retrieval are sensational - I know the AD2K is a different headphone but I cant wait to get my hands on a pair.
Trying not to derail this thread (sorry), but the first few things I read on the AD2Ks said that they were really expensive and top-tier (in cost)- and such writings were from around 4-5 years ago or before the wave of $1000+ cans. So I was somewhat 'relieved' to find that that they were only ~$700. LOL.