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After awhile, you start wanting an upgrade from your current setup. 

You get used to the sound & quality. 

But then, once you let your friends try them, and you can see their first impression is a big smile, then you understand that your **** is really good, and an upgrade is maybe not necessary! :P 

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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post

After awhile, you start wanting an upgrade from your current setup. 
You get used to the sound & quality. 
But then, once you let your friends try them, and you can see their first impression is a big smile, then you understand that your **** is really good, and an upgrade is maybe not necessary! :P 

The problems comes back again when you type "head-Fi.org" in your browser xD
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Well people nowadays spend so much money on stuff they want but in small amounts they don't really realize that they've probs spent enough money for at least a he-500. Hence when us audiophiles go BAM I WANT THIS....ITS ONLY 3K...other people go holy **** you are crazy...when they've actually spent 3k elsewhere...

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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post
 

Well people nowadays spend so much money on stuff they want but in small amounts they don't really realize that they've probs spent enough money for at least a he-500. Hence when us audiophiles go BAM I WANT THIS....ITS ONLY 3K...other people go holy **** you are crazy...when they've actually spent 3k elsewhere...

 

I'm not sure this is quite accurate, LOL. 

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I'm not sure this is quite accurate, LOL. 

well numbers may have been exaggerated but when I look at people around me(I'm still in college)...a lot of people eat out a lot so thats like what 15-20 dollars a meal....but they have a meal plan and hence wasted...a month later..thats at least 450 bucks + the wasted meal plan..

When they see me get something they go :o

I go...stop eating out and you will see what happens 

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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post

Well people nowadays spend so much money on stuff they want but in small amounts they don't really realize that they've probs spent enough money for at least a he-500. Hence when us audiophiles go BAM I WANT THIS....ITS ONLY 3K...other people go holy **** you are crazy...when they've actually spent 3k elsewhere...

I love your accuracy! Very very true! xD I have a friend who buys new clothing, jeans, wristband, watch etc almost all the time but uses a <$30 headphone frown.gif
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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post
 

well numbers may have been exaggerated but when I look at people around me(I'm still in college)...a lot of people eat out a lot so thats like what 15-20 dollars a meal....but they have a meal plan and hence wasted...a month later..thats at least 450 bucks + the wasted meal plan..

When they see me get something they go :o

I go...stop eating out and you will see what happens 

 

What I mean is that you're not understanding how all that works. You tell someone to stop eating out so they can get a pair of $500 headphones and they'll stare at you like you're from Mars. It'd be like someone telling you not to buy any audio equipment so you can get a high-end Rolex, a $400 pair of sunglasses, or tickets to the Super Bowl.

 

In fact let's go with the sports tickets thing. People spend thousands and thousands on tickets to games. Some people get it, others look at it and go "why would you spend that kind of money when you can see the game on TV??" 

 

My point was that they have cheap headphones because their desire to have friggin HiFiman HE-400's or whatever is WAY less than their desire to spend their money on the things they spend it on. They'll try them out, go "wow that's awesome," but have no interest in dropping that kind of cash on it.

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If I could trade in all my gear for the total amount spend in this hobby I would/could buy a good hd800 rig or a decent sr-007 rig and an acceptable portable too..
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

What I mean is that you're not understanding how all that works. You tell someone to stop eating out so they can get a pair of $500 headphones and they'll stare at you like you're from Mars. It'd be like someone telling you not to buy any audio equipment so you can get a high-end Rolex, a $400 pair of sunglasses, or tickets to the Super Bowl.

 

In fact let's go with the sports tickets thing. People spend thousands and thousands on tickets to games. Some people get it, others look at it and go "why would you spend that kind of money when you can see the game on TV??" 

 

My point was that they have cheap headphones because their desire to have friggin HiFiman HE-400's or whatever is WAY less than their desire to spend their money on the things they spend it on. They'll try them out, go "wow that's awesome," but have no interest in dropping that kind of cash on it.

The point of the argument was that people who are ignorant of all things related to audio express unbelief or derision over money spent on good headphones and at the same time they waste their moneys in idiotic ways. The point was to expose their illogical attitude.


Edited by zorin - 2/27/14 at 1:57pm
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The point of the argument was that people who are ignorant of all things related to audio express unbelief or derision over money spent on good headphones and at the same time they waste their moneys in idiotic ways. The point was to expose their illogical attitude.

 

I think it's funny, but not illogical. To me, I recognize the fact that spending $400 on headphones is kinda silly, not to mention the $1800 I plunked into the audio system in my car. I don't look at these as rational choices. They ARE, however, MY choices. I'm happy to have what I have and I don't regret it all, and when people ask why I spend what I do?

 

"Why make the money if ya can't enjoy spendin' it?"

 

I feel some satisfaction in seeing people compliment my headphones or say they sound great, but I'm not such an arrogant knob that I think I'm superior to them for how they choose to spend THEIR money versus what I do with MINE. Remember that to THEM you're a weirdo who tosses money away on headphones instead of going out and having fun. 

 

Perspective, folks, perspective...

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i've had many friends listen to my k701 - xonar essence but their reaction was somewhat mediocre..yeah the sound is great but not that great!

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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

I think it's funny, but not illogical. To me, I recognize the fact that spending $400 on headphones is kinda silly, not to mention the $1800 I plunked into the audio system in my car. I don't look at these as rational choices. They ARE, however, MY choices. I'm happy to have what I have and I don't regret it all, and when people ask why I spend what I do?

 

"Why make the money if ya can't enjoy spendin' it?"

 

I feel some satisfaction in seeing people compliment my headphones or say they sound great, but I'm not such an arrogant knob that I think I'm superior to them for how they choose to spend THEIR money versus what I do with MINE. Remember that to THEM you're a weirdo who tosses money away on headphones instead of going out and having fun. 

 

Perspective, folks, perspective...

Uhh you took me wrong....I'm just saying....it's how we spend our money and because spending money on audio systems is not the "in" thing yet in modern society...

I know girls who have to spend 200-300$ a week on clothing but they go wtf why did you buy that headphone...

so INDEED PERSPECTIVE :D

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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post

well numbers may have been exaggerated but when I look at people around me(I'm still in college)...a lot of people eat out a lot so thats like what 15-20 dollars a meal....but they have a meal plan and hence wasted...a month later..thats at least 450 bucks + the wasted meal plan..
When they see me get something they go redface.gif

I go...stop eating out and you will see what happens 

You are good with your money. This usually cannot be taught. One either 'gets it' or does not.

Good for you, bodes well for your future.
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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post
 

Uhh you took me wrong....I'm just saying....it's how we spend our money and because spending money on audio systems is not the "in" thing yet in modern society...

I know girls who have to spend 200-300$ a week on clothing but they go wtf why did you buy that headphone...

so INDEED PERSPECTIVE :D

 

My rule for clothing purchases is that I must wear it at least once for every dollar spent.

 

Along that same vein, I think I should institute a rule for myself for head-fi spending... maybe minimum 1 hour per dollar spent.

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My rule for clothing purchases is that I must wear it at least once for every dollar spent.

 

Along that same vein, I think I should institute a rule for myself for head-fi spending... maybe minimum 1 hour per dollar spent.

Just make sure that you DO enjoy each hour you spend with it;)

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