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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post

Ending the pattern of behavior altogether is a lot more difficult than ending participation in one particular expression of it.

 

Frankly, I'm not convinced that ending consumer behavior patterns is even a good idea.  I live in a culture without consumer-driven demand now, and it has its own problems.

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post

 

Frankly, I'm not convinced that ending consumer behavior patterns is even a good idea.  I live in a culture without consumer-driven demand now, and it has its own problems.

 

I do most of my shopping on Taobao, soon 10% of Americans will do all of their shopping on Taobao, and it will keep increasing.


Edited by Theta Alpha 1 - 7/31/13 at 10:26am
post #18 of 28

I would not call the HD700 a good representation of hifi headphone performance capabilities.  I would also bet money that many who like the M100's sound signature would not particularly enjoy the HD700 or even the HD800 for that matter.

 

$1500 headphones like the TH900 are not for people who need to save up for months and months to buy them.  If you're in college or just starting out and don't have money for hobbies in addition to life, by all means have fun going out and actually living life, I think everyone here would agree that it's more important than owning a luxury headphone.

post #19 of 28

What he said, plus the fact Fostex already released the the TH600.

 

Think of the TH900 as a "limited edition TH600" with Urushi lacquer and Platinum accents.  Think of it like a normal computer mouse versus this http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/japanese-ryou-urushi-lacquer-a-70926

 

If you want to spend some of your savings and quit, a second-hand Beyer T70 or T70p will suffice.  http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-70-Over-Headphone-Black/dp/B005EEOTFY/

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

 

I do most of my shopping on Taobao, soon 10% of Americans will do all of their shopping on Taobao, and it will keep increasing.

I just took a look. $220 for some AD900x when I can get them via japan fro $170 or US amazon for $200. 

 

No thanks. 

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

I do most of my shopping on Taobao, soon 10% of Americans will do all of their shopping on Taobao, and it will keep increasing.

So, 10% of Americans can read Chinese? That's a good trick considering the 2010 US census shows that Asians (either Asian alone or with some Asian ancestry - and from ALL Asian countries) comprise only 5.6% of the US population. Of that 5.6% that are Asian, only 23% of them have some Chinese ancestry. That means 1.3% of the US population is Chinese alone or Chinese in combination with another race.
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-11.pdf
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

 

I do most of my shopping on Taobao, soon 10% of Americans will do all of their shopping on Taobao, and it will keep increasing.

This is a large divergence from the original point of the thread, but that's a ludicrous statement.  Taobao sellers don't like shipping to the US, on balance, and even people who feel good about their written Chinese (way less than 30 million Americans, I imagine) still have to learn Taobao lingo to negotiate a price .

 

That, or they go through a secondary service who reboxes everything, but now you're back to Amazon prices (on legitimate products) and it takes two to three weeks to get to you.  What is the possible advantage over Amazon?

 

in any case, my original post was in reference to ph0rk's comment regarding a culture of consumption.  I was implying that, while consumption does drive the economies of many western cultures, China tends to be driven by the housing market.  it's a different style of economy, and I'm not sure it's better.  That's all.

 

I'm happy for the OP's decision, be it based on real contentment or frustration.  more music is more better.

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post

 

Frankly, I'm not convinced that ending consumer behavior patterns is even a good idea.  I live in a culture without consumer-driven demand now, and it has its own problems.

Every culture has their own problems. The EU is not a consumer-driven economy per se (arguable) and it doesn't do that bad. China is slowly growing due to (***long conversation***) policies.. Implying that only consumerism is what makes an economy grow is a simplistic way to see the whole situation.

 

Consumerism doesn't necessarily translate in good quality: people in the US tend to emphasize "bang for your buck" at expenses of quality. That's why a lot of Chinese stores are flourishing but that's another subject of conversation...



The point here is: somebody realized he doesn't have to spend that much on headphones (found his humble and reasonable headphones' nirvana) and decided to do more with his own life.  

And should be applauded by everyone. Well done thread starter. I wish you the best


Edited by squallkiercosa - 8/1/13 at 5:33am
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

 

A few weeks ago, I had a reality check. I had nearly $800 in my TH900 fund and was spending much of my free time reading all of the reviews on Head-Fi. Then, to my good fortune, I won a pair of V-Moda M100s in a giveaway. 

 

When I put them on the for the first time, I decided to listen to Daft Punk's "Contact." 

 

I felt as if the music was ALIVE

 

The sound coming from these headphones utterly astounded me, and even after several weeks of ownership, they still do. I love everything about them.

 

 

 

 

That's all that matters.....you loving the music. I'd say you're making a wise decision. Maybe down the road, in a year or so, you'll decide you want to try something else.....that is certainly your right. But if right now you're grooving away with a big grin on your face with the M100, then I'd say just enjoy them. If you can keep sticking money aside, I would do that, too....you never know what might happen, car trouble, job trouble, health issue....it's good to have a nest egg stashed away. 

post #25 of 28

Sup bro! betta not stop posting head-fi gear on instagram at least.

 

Kinda funny to compare SQ's with a Senny and a V-Moda though. Since they approach sound in completely opposite directions.

 

I'm kinda with ya in regards to pursuing audio nirvana through headphones. I'm happy with my myriad of lowcost gear.. I have too much other hobbies that detract from spending $400-$1000 in headfi equipment ...although I've already spent upwards in that regard :(  (Rx7/G37/home theater/guns/ruckus is sidetracking my headfi hobby)

 

If you're happy with the M100s.. enough to not want to pursue upgrading anymore.. then do it!
I def support you spending it/saving it for other occasions..

 

Just not dates with your girlfriend.. they don't need to waste your money! Be selfish! It's more fun that way.

post #26 of 28

Forgot to say: Now run! far away from this site! if you don't, you'll end up checking for new equipment everyday and the headphones' quest will never end!

 

RUN! 

post #27 of 28

hd700s - LOL 

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

 

Truth.

I completely disagree :D I love reaseraching and buying, then testing and comparing headphones and rigs and music OH the detailed listening sessions OH the modding OH to b an audiophile, and the best part, you can sell what you have purchased for close to what you paid for it :D, usually about 75% for me, and I have managed to profit a few times with headphones

 

So if your happy with your M100 that's cool. And if your quitting... well that's cool to! Glad you could join us enjoy :D 

 

But still, I spend as much as I sell with Headphones <3 seems to work well

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