I'm Andrew, a brand new member of this site. I'm mostly here to receive some much needed help. Other than that, I'm always happy to join a new community. I lurked for a little while before making my account (no more than a day), doing research on various headphones. So, I all ready have a lot to be thankful to this site. I plan on sticking around for quite a while!
[EDIT:] I noticed that I hardly said a thing about myself. So, I think I'll add a bit more.
Like I side, my name is Andrew. I've always been a lover of music, but I haven't had the pleasure of owning a superb pair of headphones. Honestly, the best cans that I've ever owned are some Skullcandys that I had in early high-school - that's saying something. Regardless, premium sound is essential to me, so I often find myself browsing the web in search of something that I'd be proud to own. Unfortunately, times are tough, and jobs are hard to come by - especially when you're a senior in high-school. Because of that (along with the fact that I don't come from any sort of wealthy family), I don't have the means to go out and buy a nice pair of headphones or a boisterous sound system. That doesn't discourage me, though, and I'm looking into products that are in my price-range.
Now, that's enough of about my financial situation. I'm an avid music listener of all sorts of genres. Underground hip-hop legends such as MF DOOM and Kool Keith join the ranks of the soulful bellows of Charles Bradley, the controlled chaos of death metal groups, and the colorful voice of Regina Spektor in my music library. There truly aren't many artists that I turn down without second thought (sadly, that doesn't include most of what you find on the Top 40 list). Right now, I'm focusing more on today's underground and up-and-coming emcees, such as Isaiah Rashad, Chance the Rapper (fitting name, eh?), Ratking, Bishoh Nehru (thanks to MF DOOM), and Vince Staples. That doesn't stop me from listening to Death or Sleep from time-to-time. Don't even get me started on how I can fall into the stories created by The Decemberists in their lovely songs.
Outside of the music world, I'm a relatively normal teenager. My intelligence is higher than my work ethic, which definitely isn't a sight seldom seen. Basketball is by far my favorite sport, both to play and to watch. Most others bore me to sleep when watching, while I can enjoy participating in just about anything that involves physical activity. I used to run cross-country, but I quit because of issues with my coach. In my sophomore year of high-school, I joined my school's JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program. For those of you who don't know, it's essentially military school for one period of the day, every day. There are multiple teams involved (Raider Team, Leadership Team, Color Guard, Marksmanship Team, Sabre Team, PT Team, and more), and I'm a member of quite a few. Through JROTC, I gained the majority of the people who I now have the pleasure of calling my closest friends.
Outside of the 'real world', I like to spend my time on forums. My real-life personality translates into me enjoying being part of the community online as well. I used to play Minecraft, so I became involved in the forums for that. I used to play Runescape, and the same thing occurred. Basically, my interests draw me to forums, and forums draw me to become a member of the clan. Perhaps the same will happen here!
Edited by Deathly - 6/29/14 at 12:57am