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Guys, I´m hopeless.

Got some automatic subscriptions e-mail, so ran trough its topics, and found this one. Started to read very good and funny things at first page, one poster mentioning about 10 pages. Then went down and saw 240 pages of utterly nonsense geeks trolling - in which I fit pefectly and which is so funny! I dare you guys, who do you think will read 240 pages of text in dark evenings? :-D Okay, I´ll do that.

 

And here´s mine:

I´m not really audiophile, but I like healthy quality, power and ranges of every kind of device. Just like to have that usefull quality, power and headroom for emergencies, unlike that crap which when you "put that thing(some torture)", it will catch fire :-) I believe many of you are that way.

 

It´s some time when I bought Emgeton E5 Cult MP3 player and Sennheiser PX 100s. Total cost was about $400 these days if memory serves me well. I took it eveywhere and listened everywhere, so people finally started to ask why do I do that all the time, and what do I see on just MP3 player and tinny headphones? I said "well, it´s just good quality and powerfull setup I like". Many people wanted to listen it, and all of those (usually bassheads) always freaked out when they listened it, with those headphones literally jumping on their heads (yes, PX can have powerfull bass).Then I really had people coming to listen it and then buy their own set of E5 and PX100. :-)

I have the same with moderately cheap cam - Canon EOS M. People say something like "you took just this compact cam? If I knew it, I could take that shot with my phone instead". And when they see/feel that result, they go OMG, and I go laughing "TROLLFACE".

It´s funny, how people understand to qualities, like it very much, but very small percentage of people goes for it. Why is that?....

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It´s funny, how people understand to qualities, like it very much, but very small percentage of people goes for it. Why is that?....

 

Plenty of reasons for this. It may not be worth the money to them despite hearing the audio quality. They are probably not that enthusiastic about music and audio as the most of us on Head-fi. Etc, etc.

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I'm sure there are people who honestly feel their gear is superior to that of some expensive audiophile setup. I know people who enjoy their Razer gear above all else even after they went to a Headfi meet. Sounds crazy, but it's true.

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I'm sure there are people who honestly feel their gear is superior to that of some expensive audiophile setup. I know people who enjoy their Razer gear above all else even after they went to a Headfi meet. Sounds crazy, but it's true.
Well, sound is subjective... tongue.gif
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Plenty of reasons for this. It may not be worth the money to them despite hearing the audio quality. They are probably not that enthusiastic about music and audio as the most of us on Head-fi. Etc, etc.


Yes, can be. But I often get into situation when I show them that thing, they like it and they also often buy it. They just didn´t have the right impulse or somehow didn´t know about it - didn´t go for it, even when all objective requirements are met. Somehow passive people.

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So I've had a pair of Q701s for a fair while, and like to let my family listen to it. My mother was pretty impressed with it when I first demoed them with an E17. She could tell they were better, but the cost probably still wasn't worth it to her.

 

Fast forward to more recently: I had just purchased a Schiit Vali, and had her try again with Carry On Wayward Son... she didn't realize she'd started singing along.

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