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post #256 of 4029
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Recently let a friend who owned beats before and now has Bose try my HD 650s.  He was definitely impressed, saying how he could still get good bass but hear so much more clearly.  Within the next half hour he asked me at least 3 times how much my rig was... you could tell he was thinking bout his budgeting plans biggrin.gif .  Two days later, he declares that he will save up $500 and then come ask me for recommendations... we may have ourselves a new convert popcorn.gif

 
This is the type of thing I love to hear. Good job and good luck.
I'm having some luck with my mother. I got her a pair of Phillips she3580 because her work headphones broke. Today she told me "those things sound so much better than my old set". Im pretty impressed myself for $5.
post #257 of 4029
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Recently let a friend who owned beats before and now has Bose try my HD 650s.  He was definitely impressed, saying how he could still get good bass but hear so much more clearly.  Within the next half hour he asked me at least 3 times how much my rig was... you could tell he was thinking bout his budgeting plans biggrin.gif.  Two days later, he declares that he will save up $500 and then come ask me for recommendations... we may have ourselves a new convert popcorn.gif
 

YES!

post #258 of 4029
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Originally Posted by JohnnyCrash8 View Post


I have tried something like that, but most people don't even understand why one wants hi-Fi headphones in the first place.

Time for some new friends who "get you". Like us.... biggrin.gif

post #259 of 4029

I let my little sister, who is 15 years old, listen to my Pioneer Steez; she thinks her generic $5 earbuds are just great...she did not think my steez were any better. She stinks lol

post #260 of 4029
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

Time for some new friends who "get you". Like us.... biggrin.gif

Yep, and maybe I can convert some of my non-audiophile friends too.
post #261 of 4029

I let a coworker listen to my Grados. His response. "Sounds good. Yeah, my son got some beats - those sound really good too"

 

I almost wished I had some beats just to be able to provide a comparison on the spot for situations like that.

post #262 of 4029

Not really high end but.

 

I managed to convince a friend of mine to buy an ATH-AH900X and he loves it. However I have another friend who says that he doesn't "See the point in spending so much on headphones", sad really but to each to his own I guess.

 

My older brother asked to try my ATH-A700X's, he enjoyed it a lot more than the Beats he purchased and regrets in doing so. 

post #263 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Spastic View Post

Not really high end but.

 

I managed to convince a friend of mine to buy an ATH-AH900X and he loves it. However I have another friend who says that he doesn't "See the point in spending so much on headphones", sad really but to each to his own I guess.

 

My older brother asked to try my ATH-A700X's, he enjoyed it a lot more than the Beats he purchased and regrets in doing so. 


It's just like how some people can't enjoy fine dining in a proper restaurant seeing it's like $20 per dish. We all have our preferences, its alright for us to let them taste it, but we have to be neutral and acceptant of their preferences, but who knows, maybe with the right headphones and their favorite track they could actually pick up and catch the bug.wink.gif

post #264 of 4029
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post


It's just like how some people can't enjoy fine dining in a proper restaurant seeing it's like $20 per dish. We all have our preferences, its alright for us to let them taste it, but we have to be neutral and acceptant of their preferences, but who knows, maybe with the right headphones and their favorite track they could actually pick up and catch the bug.wink.gif

$20 per entree is fine dining where you live?  Where is that?!

 

Jokes aside, the best city I've ever lived in regarding food was San Francisco - even a $3 burrito there is so good!  The worst (not counting my home town) was probably Roanoke, VA, although the sushi place there is amazeballs and there are a few other nice little places.  In Savannah, it's very hit and miss, mostly miss...

post #265 of 4029
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

$20 per entree is fine dining where you live?  Where is that?!

 

Jokes aside, the best city I've ever lived in regarding food was San Francisco - even a $3 burrito there is so good!  The worst (not counting my home town) was probably Roanoke, VA, although the sushi place there is amazeballs and there are a few other nice little places.  In Savannah, it's very hit and miss, mostly miss...


Really fine dining wouldn't even be in terms of entrees, you'd more likely get a prix fixe.

post #266 of 4029

Some places I've eaten only have one meal that night....but of those that do offer apps/entrees/deserts, 'fine' dining is a lot more expensive.  Me, I'm a head-fi'er - I eat ramen.

post #267 of 4029
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

Some places I've eaten only have one meal that night....but of those that do offer apps/entrees/deserts, 'fine' dining is a lot more expensive.  Me, I'm a head-fi'er - I eat ramen.

R'amen to that brother.

post #268 of 4029
Is ramen really that cheap?
post #269 of 4029
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Is ramen really that cheap?
You can get a 100g portion for 8p here. Might take 4 portions to make you remotely full...but yeah, it's cheap.
post #270 of 4029

Where is this thread goin?

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