Originally Posted by Mimouille
Cables for Fitear belong on the Fitear thread...
Agree on the cable talk being on-topic. You really can't find much fault in that.
However, I also get the situation from the other side of the fence, how irritating it must be for something to dominate and saturate the bulk of the conversation on the thread. Wouldn't say that it restricts others from bringing up more talk on the CIEMs themselves (of course people have the ability to do so at any time, so that's on the onus of the person and shouldn't even be a complaint), but it can definitely deter others from chiming in on other things when there's a pre-existing conversation that doesn't seem to let up.
Then again, it has been 90+ pages so there's admittedly less to be talking about with regards to comparisons vs other IEMs, new models (apart from that Studio), the usual things when it comes to threads of this nature.
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Part of the reason why this is such a hot thing, at least from what I see but I could just be talking out of my arse as usual, is that this is really limited to the higher-spending Asian-only market, because of the distribution. A good portion of that particular subset of the community over there is hung up about things like cables, for reasons I won't really want to get into without the whole thing veering off-topic. Of course this is true in most audio communities, but the Asian subset is overly dominate on this matter (as a disclaimer I must admit that I have considered myself to be part of that community first and foremost so this really isn't some sort of dig, at least I hope it doesn't get interpreted as being such).
So, why not have people talk about things they're passionate about while being on-topic (heck it's more on-topic than this diatribe). Personally, I suggest tuning out the majority of the way through, and tune back in when the CIEMs talk is in the spotlight once again. As are many of the other lurkers that I've heard from appear to be acting. It's what I've subscribed to doing as well.
Definitely not meant as a suggestion or anything, or as a dig at anyone - there's really nobody to blame, nothing worth blaming about anyways - just farting out some thoughts.
Edit: oh boy, how long was I editing this for political correctness, didn't even see the quote "above" mine that pretty much says it all.
Edited by TwinQY - 10/18/13 at 12:33am