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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Well of course.  But after learning what his last pair of cans were (and knowing something about his new pair of cans), I find it unlikely that he will be happy with said purchase.  Pretty sure the only reason OP is upset by this is because he cares his friend and wants something better (however subjective that may be) for him.

That is worrying, it seem she must have bought them solely on looks.

 

I wasnt criticising the OP :)

I have a friend who uses $3(nzd, $2.36usd) ear buds... probably should surprise him for his birthday by 'splashing out' on some $40 brainwavz.

post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by regicide View Post

That is worrying, it seem she must have bought them solely on looks.

 

I wasnt criticising the OP :)

I have a friend who uses $3(nzd, $2.36usd) ear buds... probably should surprise him for his birthday by 'splashing out' on some $40 brainwavz.

 

Yeah, I think so.  It certainly looks outrageous enough that someone going for that kind of thing would want one.

 

Oh I know you that weren't criticising the OP. biggrin.gif  Just pointing out that no matter what anyone says to console him, he's probably going to feel a little stung about this as he had a chance to help someone he cared about.

 

Wow, I cannot even fathom the noise that is supposed to pass for sound in a $3 pair of buds.  Seriously, you're gonna get him some Brainwavz?  Can I be your friend too?  smile.gif

post #18 of 27

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Wow, I cannot even fathom the noise that is supposed to pass for sound in a $3 pair of buds.  Seriously, you're gonna get him some Brainwavz?  Can I be your friend too?  smile.gif

What makes it even better is that he got them and they broke, he managed to convince the retailer to replace them under warranty biggrin.gif

 

I have considered getting him some alphas/betas for a while, but part of me thinks he won't notice the difference and may just respond with "but I already have a pair of earbuds" and pointing out the price isn't really a good idea with a gift.

post #19 of 27

Lol, guess it wasn't even worth it to the merchant to risk bad feedback for a matter of pennies (or is it pence?).

 

Well you could always rationalize it to him as such:  "***** buds require you to turn it louder to get better detail from your music - which in turn ruins your hearing mate.  And if I'm to be honest, I wouldn't be a friend if I let that happen."  Of course having said that, even something relatively economical would suffice.

post #20 of 27
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He's going to get M80s for his Birthday so its all good beerchug.gif

post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

He's going to get M80s for his Birthday so its all good beerchug.gif

 

He's getting them whether he likes it or not right?  LOL, good man!

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

He's getting them whether he likes it or not right?  LOL, good man!

Well he thinks the white looks sick and that there unique and not everyone has a pair.

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Well he thinks the white looks sick and that there unique and not everyone has a pair.

hahaha awesome, thankfully audiophile-grade headphones can also be pretty :D

post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by regicide View Post

"EarPollution"

Comment of the day.

Hey at least there honest with you into what your getting in terms of sound quality biggrin.gif

post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by regicide View Post

hahaha awesome, thankfully audiophile-grade headphones can also be pretty :D

 

+1  Now there's a pair he'll be happy with - both inside and out.  Does he still have his Beats?  I bet that an A/B session between the two would be fairly revealing.

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

+1  Now there's a pair he'll be happy with - both inside and out.  Does he still have his Beats?  I bet that an A/B session between the two would be fairly revealing.

Make sure it's as blind as can be, don't want a bias 'losing' this A/B for us... :D

post #27 of 27
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Make sure it's as blind as can be, don't want a bias 'losing' this A/B for us... :D

Haha. I'll ask him to do that to show him really how bad Beats are.

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