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Being an audiophile is as expensive as being a drug user.

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Just a random thought.  People that buy apple earbuds are like the codeine users barely spending any money, and people that buy amps/dacs and High-End headphones are spending as much as full blown smack addicts.

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Addicts can't sell their smack when they want to get purer smack.

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A lot of people go to smack because they can't afford OxyContin and other prescription drugs they've become addicted to. For some smack is the high end at mid level prices. The HE-500, LCD2 etc if you will.
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The thing about audio gear is that there is a misconception that spending more money will guarantee that you'll enjoy the listening experience more.  

 

A person that is new to headphone audio might buy some quality headphones and think "Wow!  For only a C-note I get to listen to some awesome audio. I'll bet if I spend another couple of hundred on an amp or DAC then I'll enjoy my tunes even more."  Anyone who's ever been to a Head-Fi meet and not been biased by the sexy laser engraved machined aluminum case work knows that budget-fi is just as enjoyable as the kilo-buck rigs, given the same transducers.

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The thing about audio gear is that there is a misconception that spending more money will guarantee that you'll enjoy the listening experience more.  

 

A person that is new to headphone audio might buy some quality headphones and think "Wow!  For only a C-note I get to listen to some awesome audio. I'll bet if I spend another couple of hundred on an amp or DAC then I'll enjoy my tunes even more."  Anyone who's ever been to a Head-Fi meet and not been biased by the sexy laser engraved machined aluminum case work knows that budget-fi is just as enjoyable as the kilo-buck rigs, given the same transducers.


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Even though I haven't listened to anything really high end, this post is very honest and genuine, and I tend to agree.

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