I hate beats because of dr dre. It is what it is. I would never spend a dime on beats anything even if i liked the sound. And all the celebrities wearing them and advertisement only pushes me further away. Not to mention the people I tend to see wearing beats out in RL. I do not want to be one of those people. Perhaps thats inexcusable to some and maybe I should give them a shot. But part of the fun of head-fi for me is the "obscure" stuff average joes dont know about.
Same with bose. Long ago I started seeing their commercials on tv with rich people in lavish homes listening to bose shtuff and i immediately think "that stuff probably sucks pretty hard".
Anyway... letting other people try my phones. They just try to blow them straight out along with their own eardrums. Then give me this dumb look like "is that it". And then I try to explain that just because it doesn't actually shake your chest cavity does not mean it isn't plenty loud and in fact DAMAGING for your ears. "I say it like im talking to a retard like that because you just basically tried to blow out my phones that i just told you were several hundred dollars."
I know few people personally who appreciate hi fi sound at all. Like others said earlier. Most people I know just scoff and laugh at the money spent. Which is absolutely hilarious if I were to elaborate on what some of these people waste their money.
Edited by rock&rollfrenchfries - 7/15/14 at 5:52am