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What's frustrating about any hobby is that for every story of appreciation, there's a hundred of lack of understanding for the passion. My music taste is extremely eclectic and I love all of it, but I find it hard to share it with others. The way a well-restored or fine automobile captures my attention is unfathomable to those around me who are happy with their Corolla or their Prius (though luckily the car community is a big one, and I can find fraternity during car shows, swap meets, etc). So it goes with being an audiophile, regardless of whether you're into headphones or speakers. Even many musicians or people with a passion for their music are apathetic when it comes to the equipment they listen through.

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My mom always says that it is your hobby so it is good as you get high quality things(she was blown away with my he500s and a couple of binaural tracks). My dad has no opinion about it, but when i talk to my cousin sometimes and talk about a little difficulty in finances when talking about expensive things he would always belittle my headphones. He would go on like and say that i "wasted" money on this pair of heapphones or that and i should have rather used the money to include in the budget for something else. He always used the words "wasted money"  when it came to my audio setup, even though i consider it quite mid fi, i really got pissed at him. I lost my temper once and even punched him for that but he is only 18 as i was like 10 times his strength, but i shouldn't have done it though, although it did satisfy me a LOT.


Edited by h4mm3r 0f th0r - 4/26/13 at 11:11am
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Originally Posted by 2pocketdeuces View Post

But those Grados SR80i only cost $99, why would someone make fun of the cost of those when others are dropping $200-$400 on Beats

Boy, I wish the SR80i cost that much in the UK. I could forgive the comfort if they were the same price as my CALs.

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Boy, I wish the SR80i cost that much in the UK. I could forgive the comfort if they were the same price as my CALs.
Yeah man, we are lucky over here in the states in that regard. I picked up a set for $50, like new! And they make fun of the way they look, and the fact that they are NOT beats. It is pretty annoying.
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Most?

Can't really convert hardcore Beats fanboys, hence "most"

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I have a friend who insists on using cheap buds. He heard my m50 and liked them. now 3 months later he tells me he cant stand his bud anymore but still isnt willing to spend more than $ 20 on headphones. he comes to my house and at the time i already upgraded to the hd 518 and he says wow these sound even better. now i have the hd 600 and waiting on that bottlehead crack hopefully that set up will convert him into hifi audio, the next time he comes over. he is still on 5 dollar buds lol.
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Originally Posted by MonoMood View Post

Can't really convert hardcore Beats fanboys, hence "most"


Instead they will try to convert you to beats.

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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

My mom always says that it is your hobby so it is good as you get high quality things(she was blown away with my he500s and a couple of binaural tracks). My dad has no opinion about it, but when i talk to my cousin sometimes and talk about a little difficulty in finances when talking about expensive things he would always belittle my headphones. He would go on like and say that i "wasted" money on this pair of heapphones or that and i should have rather used the money to include in the budget for something else. He always used the words "wasted money"  when it came to my audio setup, even though i consider it quite mid fi, i really got pissed at him. I lost my temper once and even punched him for that but he is only 18 as i was like 10 times his strength, but i shouldn't have done it though, although it did satisfy me a LOT.

You punched your dad?

Jesus you need to relax a little

Pls don't punch me
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Originally Posted by MellonCollie View Post


You punched your dad?

Jesus you need to relax a little

Pls don't punch me

No, he said he punched his cousin, which is acceptable...blink.gif

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This thread got me thinking,

Is it better to buy a 250$ range headphone (Mdr1r) or something around 100$ for starters?

I want something that will last rather than spending more money buying more and more
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

No, he said he punched his cousin, which is acceptable...blink.gif


yup my cousin.... it wasn't a full blown punch as i he would have died... it was a mild punch

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Originally Posted by MellonCollie View Post

This thread got me thinking,

Is it better to buy a 250$ range headphone (Mdr1r) or something around 100$ for starters?

I want something that will last rather than spending more money buying more and more


I jumped up from a Logitech G35 to a Sennheiser HD 800, got a FiiO E10 as a temporarily amp and DAC combination.

After 6 months I got the Violectric V200, and 1-2 months later (now) I ordered the Mytek Digital Stereo 192 DSD-DAC which is on its way as we speak.

 

I would always go for something very good right away and be done with it. Sure I spend around €3000 on gear, but I don't need to purchase anything audio-related for at least 10 years.

In the end this way is definitely cheaper.

 

I did the same for my PC, buid a very future-proof one around 2-3 years ago. If it gets too slow I can just pop another GPU in and done. It'll last for at least another 5 years, probably longer.

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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post


yup my cousin.... it wasn't a full blown punch as i he would have died... it was a mild punch

I guess he should considered himself lucky that you didn't use the mjolnir. . .
 

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While it isn't a high end headphone, my HD650 lost out on looks (to Diamond Tears) as per my gf and comfort (to Phillips over ear) as per my dad... Maybe this is an excuse to get something higher end? 

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Originally Posted by sdpenha View Post

While it isn't a high end headphone, my HD650 lost out on looks (to Diamond Tears) as per my gf and comfort (to Phillips over ear) as per my dad... Maybe this is an excuse to get something higher end? 

 

HD650s not high-end? blink.gif

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