I caught the bug hard after listening to a podcast on Headphone Audio. I went out that night to grab a set of low-fi Sony's from Walmart, wondering if that would quench my thirst... Nope, it just piqued my interest even more!
So I read these great forums, bought a pair of ATH-A900X's, then an O2 amp, then wouldn't you know it? A pair of HE-400's show up on Craigslist a week later so I couldn't pass up on a discount right!?
I bought a TC-716 switcher, Rockbox'd my IPod Video (glad I hung onto it), and have been visiting the library regularly so I can rip a nice lossless collection.
And of course all of this has given me a greater appreciation for all my old music that feels like I am hearing again for the first time or the new music I am discovering.
This whole journey had been because of your posts and sharing, so thank you Head-Fi members!
Aloha From Hawaii!