Well this is rather interesting our fearless leader MuppetFace and everyone's favorite reviewer Joker have become known as audio guru's in my neck of the woods.
I just came from a electronics box store called Futureshop. I was there to pick up some stuff for my computer and me being me decided to kill some time nosing around the headphone section seeing if anything interested me. I noticed a P5 on display and for old times sake I decided to give it a listen on my rig. One of the employees, a punk rocking sort of looking kid, came over and asked if I had any questions or needed any help. I politely answered "thanks but I'm just looking around". What happened next served to demonstrate to me that there are still people out there who take the time to research and have no qualms involving calling a certain product a pig and the internet has made the world become a smaller place. The conversation went roughly as follows
Punker Kid: if you're looking for a good set of headphones I would recommend not looking into the P5's
DF: Oh, not that good in your opinion
Punker Kid: I wouldn't say they're not good I just think if you're going to spend that kind of money there's better sounding out there
DF: You've heard quite a few headphones I take it
Punker Kid: I've heard a few not a lot. The P5's are nice headphones I just think you can do better for the price
DF: Really now, so any recommendations from whatever else you have here
Punker Kid: (quiet laugh) Mind if I'm honest with you mister
DF: By all means please
Punker Kid: If you really want good sounding headphones don't look here. Most of the stuff Futureshop sells is pretty crappy in my opinion.
DF: (grinning with amusement) I'm surprised you would say that. You best not say it to loud when the boss is around
Punker Kid: Meh who cares this is just some stupid minimum wage part-time job. I'm not going to lie and say something sounds fantastic when it doesn't
DF: Nice to hear, so tell me why are you working in some cruddy box store and not at a place like Advance Electronics that sells real headphones
Punker Kid: Tried applying there but they weren't hiring. I'm walking my application around town to some other shops though.
DF: Good one on you, what would you consider a good sounding headphone that's worth the money
Punker Kid: I only own some Audio Technica M50's and a Sennheiser HD25 mister. They sound pretty good but there's better out there. If you want to invest a little more look onto a company called Grado Sennheiser or Audio Technica. If you really want to know what I mean go on the net and check out a site called head-fi.org. There's a lot of people on there who know what they're talking about they'll steer you right.
DF: (really amused) I've heard of head-fi.org. Nice to know I'm not the only one in Winnipeg who goes on there. Do you post on there often.
Punker Kid: Nah, I just surf around on the boards and read impressions from people I know know what they're talking about.
DF:So anyone specific you follow
Punker Kid: Well there's this one guy called joker who has a huge review thread. He has reviews of tons of mobile headphones. There's also this one woman who calls herself MuppetFace who writes some interesting stuff involving headphones. She has this huge collection of amps and headphones and her stuff is a really cool read. Her reviews make me wish I had the money to buy some of the killer stuff she owns.
Needless to say the conversation went on for awhile and it was to say the least an enlightening conversation. So Romy, hows it feel to be considered an audio guru amongst the Winnipeg teen punker crowd LMAO.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/14/12 at 6:36pm