Some of us have systems put together by searching through the dumpsters on the backside of the island of misfit toys.
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I respect that. There's an entire sub-culture into it. I know a guy in Chattanooga who's built a solid system based on garbage finds. He can afford to buy whatever he wants, but that's not where he gets his enjoyment.
Ha! That wasn't what I was intending to suggest, but I think I should have known you weren't open to suggestions. What I was going to suggest was much more specific and much more practical.
I bet your friend in Chatanooga would have a great time comparing notes with me.
There is enjoyment for me in getting "value" - regardless of whether I'm spending big or small. I know many folks who value their worth by the worth of their possessions. I guess I wasn't raised that way. I find the chase for the deal is often more satisfying than owning the item. *shrugs* We all have our own demons...
Completely off-topic here.... I stopped watching South Park a long time ago. It got old. But my father used to be in the business of video distribution. He got his hands on the first 4 episodes of South Park (the one you're showing in the pic being the first episode ever), and myself and my younger siblings watched these and laughed our asses off at a holiday family dinner party. This was about 8 months before South Park finally aired, so I got the privilege of watching this stuff way before the masses did.
How can you go on assuming like that? I'm always open to suggestions, just not your type because you repeat the same things over and over and I know your stance on this matter quite well already. Why would I need to make "modifications" when I'm happy with what I have now? I have no intention of selling my gear to buy cheaper gear that won't please me as much. Even if you were right and it's all just placebo (which for the record, I most certainly don't feel it is), I like having my gear and appreciate it just as much when I look at it as when I listen to it.
South Park viewing is certainly not an exclusive club. It lost it's appeal years and years ago. It's not my fault I got to watch the shows early. They were groundbreaking at the time and none of us had ever seen anything like it. Just as we found it hysterical, so did the rest of the U.S. obviously because it caught on like wildfire. But like any silly humor, eventually it gets old and tiresome.
Why though, are you calling me a liar? Because if so, I can't even believe you would think anyone would be stupid enough to make up something like that. It's not like it's a big deal or anything. (FYI, this was back when people still used VHS tapes, and that's what it was on.)
Edited by IPodPJ - 7/25/12 at 9:08pm
And one more thing -- have you even looked at my user name, good sir? I came from humble roots. Just because I now appreciate better gear
doesn't mean I still don't find technologies like that which is packed into an iPod amazing.
But I'm content with what I have now. Why do I need suggestions on how to change that? I've been using headphones (mainly) since the Sony CD1000 came out which was my first good quality headphone purchase. That was the early 90's. I've seen quite a lot in that time, but the majority of it since I joined this forum in early 2006. Yes, I've spent a lot of money over that time and it's been a great learning experience. I would never want to start at the top, otherwise I wouldn't have enjoyed the journey as much. Are you going to tell me next that a high quality transducer headphone like the HD800 isn't necessary and I'll get just as much detail from a K701? (And I owned a K701, it didn't do much for me which is why I no longer own it. I owned a D5000, did mods to it and outgrew that, too. Same goes for equipment. I've owned quite a few pieces and tried out many more.) You still don't get that what works for you doesn't work for everyone. Why is that so hard to understand?
In fact, you live in Hollywood, right? I'm only about 20 miles from you. One of these days you should come over and listen to what I have before you form prejudices. You can also bring along your headphone gear and we can compare it together. Or you can just come to the LA meet in August.
I have no reason to do things differently than I have been because this process has worked just fine for me. Over time, my tastes have changed and so has my ability to hear the finer things. Speakers are a whole different ball game and I don't use them, as I live in an apartment. The only speakers I have are a pair of M-Audio BX5a Deluxe monitors by my computer, which while decent are by no means TOTL. Oh, and I have a cheap pair of small Logitech speakers and sub for when I don't care about quality. My listening is done 99% through headphones. You use speakers primarily, right? I agree, EQ and other things can work well for that if done correctly, but headphones aren't affected by room acoustics.