Hey Guys and Gals,
Please discus how you either tried or got your significant other to accept and/or appreciate your love for good sound and music.
Now I know there are a lot of "Convince my friends" threads, but this is different. With friends, you can just pass them off and go on your merry way if they don't accept it. With your significant other, not the case. If you don't convince them, then it's gone. You've got to live with them on a daily basis and they are imbedded into your life, so conflicts cannot arise. Hence me starting this thread.
I've got a girlfriend currently and we've been together for about a year and a half and I can't seem to fully convince her about accepting my appreciation for music.
I'll start off the thread describing what I've tried:
So first, I gave her my first headphones, the MDR-V150's, to see if she noticed a difference from her favored ibuds like I did when I first got them. Nothing.
So I let her play around with those and ended up getting enough skullcandy credits on all the crappy ear buds I bought from them and got her some Skullcandy Fix Buds. (she likes buds because inserts fall out. More later...) Nothing still.
Later on I was able to procure a deal on some Se215's NIB for $70 shipped (I was quite proud of myself, still am today) and I let her play around with those for a little bit (about a week) since I had bought some Skullcandy Aviators back when I gave her the first set. Now the Se215's are inserted headphones and I knew she didn't like them cause the "fall out of her ear" all the time. Low and behold she never tried the different tip sizes. *facepalm* Turns out the medium shure olive tips work perfectly for her so now I can get her inserted headphones (she would never spend $100 on headphones let alone $10 *double facepalm*).
At any rate, all she noticed was it "has a lot of boom boom" (yes you may laugh. I did too). Hey! At least we've got a live on here!
In the month of May 2012, I luckily won the Razordog Deals monthly headphone give away and won a pair of HD-25's. I'm sure Brian at Razor dog was pissed, because I was just about to buy a pair. Hahaha. At any rate, FREE HD-25's!!!!!!! Turns out, they are horribly uncomfortable on my head and I could care less about SQ. If I can't bare to wear those headphones, then screw the sound quality. I already has some circumaurals (Aviators), which were beautifully comfortable. So I just gave my girl friend the HD25's.
Often times I find I don't hear the difference in headphones from a short listen, and by the answer I got when I was talking to her about them was that she would only use the Sony's when she could and switch around with earbud and headphones. So I figured she should listen to just listen to good headphones for about a week straight and have no contact with cheap ones. I'm not sure she actually did it, but it still didn't work....
So being that she still doesn't accept my audio passion, and I decided to get rid of my Aviators because they just didn't get head time because I wasn't satisfied anymore, I bought a pair of DT1350's in like new condition for $220 shipped (yeah I can find great headphones for hella cheap, don't hate) and we had to come to a consensus about my purchase. At first, she said I get NO NEW HEADPHONES FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! Not an option..... So being the great negotiator that I am (not really I'm good with a search engine that's all), we decided that I wouldn't get the headphones until late August, and she would be in possession of them.
So I have yet to hear about the SQ impressions on the DT1350's, but I think this might be the pivotal moment (I hope...).
As you can see, I've not successfully convinced my girl friend to appreciate my passion for audio, but I hope some of you have accomplished the task! So let's hear how you did it!