Originally Posted by SoundNation
now of course these people will reply here talking about how stupid this post is bla bla bla
THINK AND DONT BELIEVE THE INTERNET HYPE
I think for 19 posts, you've made some good observations. Yet, you've also overlooked the ability of others - not connected to any headphone brand, who have been quite capable of trying to offer you some great assistance. For example, here is your thread where Malveaux provided some excellent responses for your question. Not once, did he try and force the opinion of one brand on you. Instead, he offered half a dozen choices for you to consider. The "community" here is what makes this place great. I've loved sharing and collaborating on many items and areas here. This is my hobby. I don't seek to make a dime here.
The post if great information from Malveaux: http://www.head-fi.org/t/648028/advice-for-headphone
However, there are some things that do bug me here, and currently hinge my thoughts about hanging around here too much longer.
- When I post an item for sale, I usually ask a very realistic price. The forum allows you to click the option "or Best Offer" that you can add to your listing. However, I rarely do that. But, this doesn't stop those from still trying to offer you a lower price. To me, I'm not here to participate in a marketplace. I just want to sell my items to another member for an honest, realistic price but not over-priced. I often consider a lower bid to be an insult to me.
- I've taken on volunteer duties to ship leather J$ Beyerdynamic pads to purchasers who would send their PayPal payment to J$ (Jeremy) and then the shipping payment to me. I'd then ship the pads out within 24 hours, or the next business day that the post office was open. There are "fixed" costs in this project, and none of them have any profit built it. Especially, the shipping part, which is all my time volunteered. However, I've had some people who want to negotiate with me. This is not fun. I'm not a charity.
Feeling like it's time to soon retire from this place and keep the hobby to myself.