I and a few of my friends are relative neophytes to this - especially in terms of financial outlay. Being as most of my friends are interested in portable audio only, I've stuck primarily to portable-friendly headphones.
This doesn't mean I/we aren't interested in more full-on rigs, but without the ability to test/try/experience it's been a hard sell, and the money doesn't come easily. :)
I've made connections with people who are interested or tangentially interested in the hobby around here, but was wanting to know if anyone else local would be keen on joining us and/or showing off their equipment sometime. Either way, people who don't have much or have a lot to share.. we have some equipment and we have a good time (and pizza from a great local place)
Edited by chocolatewol - 3/2/14 at 8:26pm