Originally Posted by Rob49
Yes, most of us in the same financial boat, I guess ?
I was lucky I funded most of my recent purchases by selling some gear, that said I've lost about £300+ in real terms when you total it all up. At least with hi-fi I knew it would take me years to get upgraditus, the last 15 months since discovering Head-Fi has been a financial disaster though Amazon, Apple & John Lewis have all been accommodating with their returns policy, bless.
I've found something else I can shift to fund some CIEM's, before I list on Ebay thought I'd offer it up to you guys:-
For Sale: 90 year-old Granny in used condition, comes with three sets of new 'deep fill' tena-pads
Condition: Although getting on a bit & used the Granny is still in reasonable working order, comes with frame-mount & mobile push carrier.
Sound: As you'd expect with something of this age it has a unique 'vintage' quality, the highs are still apparent but can sound a bit croaky at times, the high and low mid's can appear to be loose & bloated but the bass in ok providing the tena-pads have a good seal otherwise the low-end will just disappear into the surroundings.
Soundstage: Can be a bit temperamental at times and may come across as a rambling through the range though if you are patient and can put up with wading through urine to get to the controls, you will definitely be rewarded with those rare moments of unbelievable clarity... hi-res OAP's don't get any better than this.
Only selling to fund CIEM upgrade - £1500 offers considered - payment via 'gift' to save on Paypal fees.
Edited by Noble-Geezer - 11/17/13 at 1:14pm