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post #61 of 105
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

Read the title again, GREQ, it says, "headphones". :)

Don't need to read it again.

"how many headphones" is correct. 

It's just the "much" at the end of the question that's wrong.

 

Because "how much headphone is too much" doesn't make sense - there is only one correct answer. 

If the question was about pie, instead of headphones, then it works because it's inferred in the question that either a number of pies or a large pie is consumed. 

But the question is about headphone(s) and putting a singular headphone in a question of quantity is incorrect. That's like saying "how much lamp is too much?" which is just wrong.

post #62 of 105

I personally, think, one is enough, provided you have found the headphone, which you percive as the most closer approximation to the real sound of live music. I did find, Stax sr-x 3, and I sold all my other headphones I had (Sennheiser HD 650, AKG 240 DF). One important note: I ma exclusively hearing classical music. Maybe, If I would hear rock or pop also, I may opt for having a second headphone (Sennheiser HD 650) for those kind of stuff. 

post #63 of 105
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Originally Posted by Andrasdesoria View Post
 

I personally, think, one is enough, provided you have found the headphone, which you percive as the most closer approximation to the real sound of live music. I did find, Stax sr-x 3, and I sold all my other headphones I had (Sennheiser HD 650, AKG 240 DF). One important note: I ma exclusively hearing classical music. Maybe, If I would hear rock or pop also, I may opt for having a second headphone (Sennheiser HD 650) for those kind of stuff. 

 

I think it also depends on the type of music you listen to and if you are ever portable. I listen to wide range of genres and rock/country will sound great in some headphones while Rap/hip hop/EDM will sound terrible through those same ones. As for portability, I can't wear my HE-300 outside because they are open back and massive so I wear my IEMs. For some 1 pair is enough, but for most people just for the portability factor need at least 2. 

post #64 of 105
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Originally Posted by Kernmac View Post
 

Based on that logic, you only need one pair of trousers and one pair of shoes, because you can only wear one at a time.

 

 

Very helpful. I have deployed the "trouser defence" to good effect several times already.

post #65 of 105
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post
 

 

Very helpful. I have deployed the "trouser defence" to good effect several times already.

If you're a woman, you can use the shoe defense.

post #66 of 105

Still poor reference though, you don't wash headphones and they generally cost a lot more.

post #67 of 105
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Originally Posted by Xinze View Post

Still poor reference though, you don't wash headphones and they generally cost a lot more.
I am yet to see my gf wash a pair of shoes and trust me, my headphones dont cost much more than her pair of uggs
post #68 of 105
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post
 

 

Very helpful. I have deployed the "trouser defence" to good effect several times already.

Yes indeed, the trouser defence has been used to positive effect ever since man discovered the meaning of life....."He with the most toys wins."

 

As for the equivalent female shoe defence strategy, women don't need a defence.   They simply threaten to cut off supply, and kaboom -new shoes, new dress, additional pair of headphones, whatever they want really.

post #69 of 105

If you find you're not using some of them regularly, you probably don't need those any more.

post #70 of 105
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

If you find you're not using some of them regularly, you probably don't need those any more.

Need?  When did need become a consideration in this thread?  If people are going to start to use logic and/or moderation around a needs vs wants perspective, it is time to close this thread.

post #71 of 105
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Originally Posted by Kernmac View Post
 

Need?  When did need become a consideration in this thread?  If people are going to start to use logic and/or moderation around a needs vs wants perspective, it is time to close this thread.

on some fora you can get banned just for thinking the word "need"

post #72 of 105
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Anymore than one portable and one home headphone is excessive for me.

+1. now here is an audiophile who loves his wallet as much as his headphones. I approve!! :cool:

post #73 of 105

So much for my trying to find a middle ground.

post #74 of 105
My collection is now at 17 pairs of headphones and 4 IEM's.

I will let you know when or if this collection becomes 'too many'.
post #75 of 105

I personally have a fairly large collection which to even my own mind seems excessive, but I'm happy keeping them as I don't need to sell any financially. I think as long as you can afford them and enjoy owning them then all power to you.

 

Too many is when you are struggling to afford them with your day to day cost of living needing to also be paid. I'd never be buying headphones or audio equipment if I had to eat staples and constrict my life for them.

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