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My roommate does not even want to listen to my headphones. He says he doesn't want to feel like he needs to upgrade (and spend money) and has decided to keep his ears used to the lower quality songs and headphones he already has.

I never would have anticipated this response, but it seems like a good idea considering that we are both strapped for cash while we are in college.

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Originally Posted by Trickster5596 View Post

My roommate does not even want to listen to my headphones. He says he doesn't want to feel like he needs to upgrade (and spend money) and has decided to keep his ears used to the lower quality songs and headphones he already has.

I never would have anticipated this response, but it seems like a good idea considering that we are both strapped for cash while we are in college.
My friend said the same. I asked him to listen to the ZX100 and he said "Don't tempt me I'm saving for an SSD"
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It's definitely not an unfair statement. I mean if you're on a budget the last thing you want is to be painfully aware of how inadequate your belongings are. 

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It's definitely not an unfair statement. I mean if you're on a budget the last thing you want is to be painfully aware of how inadequate your belongings are. 

And then there's me.  I need to magically earn $510 to cover the costs of: a FiiO E17, Sennheiser HD598, FL Studio 11: Producer Edition (I already have fruity).  Let's see what I have now.  I have $110 in a drawer, some crappy YouTube rips that I won't be able to stand with my new HP's, an iPod nano that I'm gonna sell, and I'm only 14.

Anyone know how to make money (nothing involving potassium permanganate)?

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Originally Posted by Danpyre View Post
 

And then there's me.  I need to magically earn $510 to cover the costs of: a FiiO E17, Sennheiser HD598, FL Studio 11: Producer Edition (I already have fruity).  Let's see what I have now.  I have $110 in a drawer, some crappy YouTube rips that I won't be able to stand with my new HP's, an iPod nano that I'm gonna sell, and I'm only 14.

Anyone know how to make money (nothing involving potassium permanganate)?

 

LOL when I was 14, let's see... I was using a pair of Phillips earbuds that I bought at an Ames because that was the best I could get my hands on.

 

Take heart to the fact that if you're smart enough to be squirreling away money now, you'll be rocking one hell of a setup once you're old enough to get real work. 

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LOL when I was 14, let's see... I was using a pair of Phillips earbuds that I bought at an Ames because that was the best I could get my hands on.

 

Take heart to the fact that if you're smart enough to be squirreling away money now, you'll be rocking one hell of a setup once you're old enough to get real work. 

yay!!!

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im 14 and my parents are buying me a HD 800, for me to have a proper home set up instead of always using my portable set up (FiiO E18 and PSB M4U1). I mostly need it cos im a reviewer and i need a reference
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im 14 and my parents are buying me a HD 800, for me to have a proper home set up instead of always using my portable set up (FiiO E18 and PSB M4U1). I mostly need it cos im a reviewer and i need a reference

 

I cannot imagine the situation in which parents would be down with dropping the kind of money on an HD800 setup for a 9th grader.

 

Honestly, no offense, I mean that's awesome and all, but jeez.

 

Who do you review for? Or do you mean you write reviews as a hobby?

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im 14 and my parents are buying me a HD 800, for me to have a proper home set up instead of always using my portable set up (FiiO E18 and PSB M4U1). I mostly need it cos im a reviewer and i need a reference
You took sponsorship to a whole new level.
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im 14 and my parents are buying me a HD 800, for me to have a proper home set up instead of always using my portable set up (FiiO E18 and PSB M4U1). I mostly need it cos im a reviewer and i need a reference

So, is it a thing for Head-Fiers to review stuff, because I was literally going to do just that after I get my FiiO/HD598 (With my own money)

My dad says he'll get me some M-100's for Christmas.  I'm so excited!!!  And then there will be the money, then there will be the presents I can sell (jk), and I'll rule my life.  As an added bonus, I might regain my sanity, and if I'm really lucky, I won't make a run on sentence with an excessive amount of commas, and if I'm really really redundantly lucky, this thread will stop using plastic for its rails.

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You took sponsorship to a whole new level.

TOP. KEK.

All I could say, really.

post #3882 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Danpyre View Post
 

So, is it a thing for Head-Fiers to review stuff, because I was literally going to do just that after I get my FiiO/HD598 (With my own money)

 

I think a lot of us review things here, but saying "I'm a reviewer" implies that they aren't reviewing things they got for personal use but rather are getting things in order TO review them. That's a huge difference. I'm really curious what the answer is in this case.

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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

I think a lot of us review things here, but saying "I'm a reviewer" implies that they aren't reviewing things they got for personal use but rather are getting things in order TO review them. That's a huge difference. I'm really curious what the answer is in this case.

Well, if I were to review stuff, it would be mostly music, I guess.  I've found that a lot of people are grinning when I play them my favorite songs, so I've just assumed I have higher standards than many others.  My ego also feeds on people flat out stating that I have higher standards.  It also doesn't help that I've met people who don't even know what songs are on their own phone.

I honestly believe I'd make a good reviewer, especially given my tendency to passively and critically analyse things.

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