Beats and blah and blah are just too commonly known as the brand to get, and not many are aware of hifi names. That doesn't bother me at all. But it also feels nice when once in a while, someone makes me feel I'm not alone.
A lot of things played in my mind while I was eating at McDonalds, there were two dudes staring at me for uncomfortably long periods. I thought:
- Maybe I look familiar or remind them of someone else.
- Maybe I look weird.
- Maybe I'm eating the burger wrong.
- Booger on my face?
But when I was done and hurriedly went for the exit (it really was uncomfortable), one of them muttered "Beyerdynamic... that's Beyerdynamic" while the other stood up, called out, and asked if my headphones are good. If the brand is trusted. Where I bought it and how much. I felt so relieved.
I then asked what music genre they like and both of them like rock ballad. Got a local singer on my player and they nearly scoffed at my J3, but then got curious with my Fiio E17. I just smiled and let one of them wear my DT770 playing 박완규 (Park Wan Kyu). And this is a picture of his face:
Anyway, after about half an hour letting them listen to my gear, we parted with me feeling glad some people (in my community) appreciate non-blah brands. I am not alone.