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post #46 of 4511
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Originally Posted by DivergeUnify View Post

My mom couldn' see how my HD650s amped were any better than a $20 pair of HP speakers 

I can't see it either. Trololol. smily_headphones1.gif
post #47 of 4511
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Today at lunch I told an older couple I know about my new headphones (HE-500) and the woman gave me the typical 'are you nuts?' look.  I then told her about the Stax SR009 and the amp you need to drive it and her jaw dropped and she gave me a concerned look, but then said "well, it's your money"  I told her I did not have the Stax but that it was one of the best headphones available.  She said she could think of plenty of other things she could do or buy for $11k.  Meanwhile her husband (who has a few classic cars) was being very silent, he was probably thinking, 'If she only knew how much I spend on my hobby'


Edited by bearFNF - 2/10/13 at 4:59pm
post #48 of 4511
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

Meanwhile her husband (who has a few classic cars) was being very silent, he was probably thinking, 'If she only knew how much I spend on my hobby'

Nobody on Head-Fi should ever mention cars. It's just in invitation for me to sidetrack the thread.

post #49 of 4511
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L3000.gifOops!!  Sorry!!!

post #50 of 4511
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

oh and don't forget durian, i know (at least most of) they hate it with a passion due to its fowl smell. but most asians/malaysians (like me) like to eat them and think they smell very deliciouswink.gif

 

Alcohol tastes terrible. But if you expose yourself to it long enough, eventually you will come to like it. In fact it may start to taste really good. You might even eventually become a connoisseur with the ability to detect even the slightest difference in vintage.

 

The moral is that quality isn't always what its initially perceived to be.  It takes time to develop taste and there has to be somewhere to go. If you are dealing with crap, you can become a crap connoisseur, but its still crap. biggrin.gif

post #51 of 4511
A friend told me:
"The instrument separation is too good and I can hear too much details, I just can't concentrate my attention on the music" when hearing my Shure SRH840. 
He used to listen music...through his MacBook's speakers! I sold him these few weeks later.
post #52 of 4511
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Originally Posted by Nashira View Post

A friend told me:
"The instrument separation is too good and I can hear too much details, I just can't concentrate my attention on the music" when hearing my Shure SRH840. 
He used to listen music...through his MacBook's speakers! I sold him these few weeks later.


I can actually understand this. The first time I heard the HD800 back when I had basically nothing, I felt that way.

post #53 of 4511

Let my dad have a go of my portable rig (iPod Video running RockBox> Heir Audio 4>Ai) as he wanted to know how I could be so hooked on hifi gear. Put Dark Side of the Moon on and passed it to him. He zoned out for a full hour, occasionally muttering bits of lyrics. The album ended and he returns to reality and said that I needed to hunt him out a high end set-up. Fortunatley for me he has more money than sense, so I'll be ordering either a iBasso DX100 or iRiver AK100 and hopefully tempt him to buy me a set of 4.A's or 8.A's in exchange for my 4.Ai's. 

post #54 of 4511
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Originally Posted by Nixon View Post

Let my dad have a go of my portable rig (iPod Video running RockBox> Heir Audio 4>Ai) as he wanted to know how I could be so hooked on hifi gear. Put Dark Side of the Moon on and passed it to him. He zoned out for a full hour, occasionally muttering bits of lyrics. The album ended and he returns to reality and said that I needed to hunt him out a high end set-up. Fortunatley for me he has more money than sense, so I'll be ordering either a iBasso DX100 or iRiver AK100 and hopefully tempt him to buy me a set of 4.A's or 8.A's in exchange for my 4.Ai's. 

Very clever putting on Pink Floyd for your Dad... That's right up us "old folks" alley. tongue.gif

post #55 of 4511

Greatest album ever recorded in my opinion. Also makes a great test album, really shows off a good rig. 

post #56 of 4511
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

Very clever putting on Pink Floyd for your Dad... That's right up us "old folks" alley. tongue.gif

 

Hell, I'm not quite 30, and I probably put on Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here at least once a week...

post #57 of 4511

I'm 22 and I do the same. Good music is good music, no matter how old you are.

post #58 of 4511

Right on guys. I agree. Good is good. I listen to all kinds of music even "new" stuff. wink.gif

post #59 of 4511
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Originally Posted by Nixon View Post

I'm 22 and I do the same. Good music is good music, no matter how old you are.

 

+1

post #60 of 4511

I lent my Fidelio L1 to my mother for about 1 minute yesterday and she said:

"I never though that you could get this enveloping sound with guitars. In fact, I never though guitars could sound this well"

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