I remember when I bought a pair of shure 535s and I thought that was a true high end audiophile purchase. I was like "omg these sound amazing!!!" Now I have a full sized headphone system roughly valued at about edit: unspeakable amounts (no I'm not using silver cables or any expensive "snake oil" stuff...yet) and I feel bad for anyone who thinks this low end trash sounds good (I mean that in the nicest way possible!!! ). If only people knew! Or had the money to know! Such sound cannot be imagined, only experienced!
That does come off as a little rude, but I sort of get what you mean. I only get annoyed when wealthy people are still using schiit-tier earphones/headphones.
They have the desposable income to buy some amazing stuff, yet they either don't know or don't care enough.
Anyway, found out one of my coworkers is an audiophile, we had a good long talk about our stories. He's more into speaker systems, I'm into headphones and IEMs, so he only has a pair of bose in-ears.
My T-Peos H-300 earphones get brought up and he wants to try them out, I tell him I'll let him try it tomorrow with my amp and everything. So the next day, I bring in my stuff and let him listen to a couple of songs that might offend him the least (I listen to EDM, he listens to latin dance and Jazz) he puts the earphones in and he just stands there, mouth agape. After a minute he yells "I really love the bass". (He probably can't hear himself). So then I decide to play an extremely sub-bass heavy song, and he just stands there again, like he's just seen a bomb explode. He takes them out and immediately says "how much do you want for them?".
"They're not for sale"
"How about $100?"
"I bought them for $285"
"$250 if you throw in some comply tips." (we talked about comply tips earlier)
I couldn't resist that offer, so I'm now giving up my favourite IEMs, but it's good to see someone else get so excited about audio.
Well, at least this will give me a chance to try out new things. Already purchased a pair of JVC HA-FX1100, I'm not sure if I should let him try them out when I get them. XD
Edited by Hapster - 9/22/15 at 9:52pm