Today is my coming out of the closet. I've been living with this pent up anxiety since 2009, but only a handful of people would even know (unless you looked at my profile, which states that I've been a member since 2009). Unfortunately I didn't even understand the magnitude of my problem until tonight, when I tried to post my first sale ad. 5 years on this site, and only 2 or so posts. I'm a "new member"! I've been reading, reading, reading...always reading articles, opinions of other members, and occasionally using the For Sale forum to blow ridiculous amounts of money on a hobby that usually only achieves a $100 or less annual budget for most people.
I originally came into head-fi hot and ready for some craaaazy nice headphones. I ended up with a pair of Sony MDR-SA5000's. I used those headphones every day at work from 2009 until the end of 2010 when I left my job. After that, my headphones spent most of their time in their box, in the closet (with me). I didn't feel comfortable laying out my Yamaha stereo and Sony headphones at my new job. I tried leaving them on their stand out in the room, but they ended up dusty and feathered from a down blanket I had at the time. Of course I was unhappy about this and back in the box they went. Somewhat recently I found a pair of Sennheiser headphones on my coworkers desk and started using them. This was the beginning of a new financially irrational era.
I picked up a nearly new set of HD800's after rationalizing the huge purchase price. After all, what a great value at $1000, right? Someone would have to be financially unstable to purchase a set of headphones for $1500, but only a thousand bucks was almost socially acceptable. My family and friends would understand when I explained that they were actually $1500 new. The sound from these headphones was superb, and brought so much amazement that rather than satiating my desire for quality sound, they fueled my new headphone adventure. If the HD800's are so amazing, some of these other classic headphones must also offer something special. Thus began my PayPal challenge, trying to transfer as much money as possible to other members in the shortest amount of time.
Now is the time, however, to turn the tables. For all the thousands of dollars spent, I finally wanted to be on the other end. I made up my mind to post my first For Sale thread and let the community have a set of my headphones. While trying to figure out how to post a For Sale ad, the truth hit me like a 132,000,834 millivolt blast from a doorknob: the lack of a Post to Classified option is due to my lack of participation in this beautiful online community. Let this be the case no longer!
With this post, I will be 1 post closer to posting a for sale thread. With a reply or two, and even a mini conversation about my weekend, or why I decided to get the MDR SA5000 over the comparably priced HD650, I will be working my way towards the 1,000 post mark!
Edited by Blastomussa - 12/1/14 at 8:27pm