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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Why would you spend $2k on an audio system that has like... NO BASS? 

Agreed!

 

 

Denon D5K + Lawton pads + Hardware EQ = 

 

My mate freaked out when he heard the bass from this rig!

 

As much as he asked, I wouldn't tell him how much it has cost me.

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Small but competitive... very. 

 

Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II

Why would you spend $2k on an audio system that has like... NO BASS? 

This was me, 10 years ago:

"Wow this must be expensive huh? My chest feels tightened by the bass!"

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Agreed!

 

 

Denon D5K + Lawton pads + Hardware EQ = 

 

My mate freaked out when he heard the bass from this rig!

 

As much as he asked, I wouldn't tell him how much it has cost me.

Tell him, be honest. Tell him that quality comes at a cost.

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Originally Posted by zorin View Post
 

Tell him, be honest. Tell him that quality comes at a cost.

I have come to a conclusion to not tell some people the true cost I spent on audio... In my country, you can probably by a second hand used car already 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

In my country, you can probably by a second hand used car already 


If only I can say that for my country 😂
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I have come to a conclusion to not tell some people the true cost I spent on audio... In my country, you can probably by a second hand used car already 

That's the reply I get when I tell people how much my HD800 retails for. Not even talking amps or DACs. "Dude you could've gotten an all inclusive vacation, or a used car for that money!". Yes, that would've been possible, but I find my money to be better invested in a pair of headphones as I use them over 8 hours a day, I don't like vacations, and I'm not even close to my drivers license, is the usual response I give. And ofcourse offer them a listen when possible.

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That's the reply I get when I tell people how much my HD800 retails for. Not even talking amps or DACs. "Dude you could've gotten an all inclusive vacation, or a used car for that money!". Yes, that would've been possible, but I find my money to be better invested in a pair of headphones as I use them over 8 hours a day, I don't like vacations, and I'm not even close to my drivers license, is the usual response I give. And ofcourse offer them a listen when possible.

As much as I love audio, I would take vacation over it which is why, I usually have vacations once or twice every year. But I would agree with you! I spend a lot of my time listening to music via speaker/headphone so investing in audio is worth it.

Here's the formula: 1hr = $1. If you spend 5 hours a day using it, it will be 1825hours a year. Headphones like HD800 are expected to last 10 years and thats 18250hr!
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


As much as I love audio, I would take vacation over it which is why, I usually have vacations once or twice every year. But I would agree with you! I spend a lot of my time listening to music via speaker/headphone so investing in audio is worth it.

Here's the formula: 1hr = $1. If you spend 5 hours a day using it, it will be 1825hours a year. Headphones like HD800 are expected to last 10 years and thats 18250hr!

It's your formula...so you can ignore me. :biggrin:  JMHO but I would say my enjoyment/time is worth more than a $1 and hour, quite a bit more actually, but that is just me... :beerchug: 


Edited by bearFNF - Yesterday at 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

As much as I love audio, I would take vacation over it which is why, I usually have vacations once or twice every year. But I would agree with you! I spend a lot of my time listening to music via speaker/headphone so investing in audio is worth it.

Here's the formula: 1hr = $1. If you spend 5 hours a day using it, it will be 1825hours a year. Headphones like HD800 are expected to last 10 years and thats 18250hr!

That's actually a good formula and even conservative. It makes sense to spend money on something you like (food, clothes, computers, etc.). If you like food but only ate bread every day would that be good? No. Same with anything else!
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Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post


That's actually a good formula and even conservative. It makes sense to spend money on something you like (food, clothes, computers, etc.). If you like food but only ate bread every day would that be good? No. Same with anything else!

I like that thinking!

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

It's your formula...so you can ignore me. :biggrin:  JMHO but I would say my enjoyment/time is worth more than a $1 and hour, quite a bit more actually, but that is just me... :beerchug: 

The amount can be anything of your choice. So let's call it x now :D

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