Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II
Mar 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM Post #151 of 4,655

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I took my Stax SR-303 to school today. Reactions were universally pleasant, but I didn't get a chance to bag a rapper can listener.

Pics to come.

 
You serious? 
will wait for the pics 
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Mar 5, 2013 at 9:48 PM Post #152 of 4,655

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I took my Stax SR-303 to school today. Reactions were universally pleasant, but I didn't get a chance to bag a rapper can listener.

Pics to come.

That sounds insane!
 
Mar 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM Post #154 of 4,655

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One of my three brothers was in town. I sat him down with my Mad Dogs and had him pick a song. After the first half of a live Led Zeppelin song he looked at me and said "wow, it's like I'm there. I can hear everything separately."
Made my day.
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM Post #155 of 4,655

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I took my Stax SR-303 to school today. Reactions were universally pleasant, but I didn't get a chance to bag a rapper can listener.

Pics to come.


Wow, and you lugged the amp to go with it?  Dedication.
 
Definitely looking forward to pics and more descriptions. 
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Mar 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM Post #156 of 4,655

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If he lets down and forgets about his photo promise now, I'll not have lived my life to the fullest extent.
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM Post #158 of 4,655

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Some headphone sellers on Craigslist are a bit grumpy.  In the end I do understand why, but still...
 
"Hello.  I'm interested on your cans but would be possible to ask for a bit lower price?"
"blah blah"  Blah blah "blah blah"...
"What's with the hostility?  I wasn't lowballing or anything.  Was just hoping $10 lower than your asking price would make up for my fare."
"Oh, $10?  That's fair.  I thought you were one of those trolls with Beats bashing my ad.  5 of them mailed me asking for $50 (for AKG K550)."
"Ah.  The typical reaction to non-Beats."
"So when should we meet?"
"Nah.  I was offended by your reply.  Maybe next time.  Good luck though."
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:24 PM Post #159 of 4,655

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Some headphone sellers on Craigslist are a bit grumpy.  In the end I do understand why, but still...
 
"Hello.  I'm interested on your cans but would be possible to ask for a bit lower price?"
"blah blah"  Blah blah "blah blah"...
"What's with the hostility?  I wasn't lowballing or anything.  Was just hoping $10 lower than your asking price would make up for my fare."
"Oh, $10?  That's fair.  I thought you were one of those trolls with Beats bashing my ad.  5 of them mailed me asking for $50 (for AKG K550)."
"Ah.  The typical reaction to non-Beats."
"So when should we meet?"
"Nah.  I was offended by your reply.  Maybe next time.  Good luck though."

No offense, Phoenix, but this doesn't exactly put you in a very flattering light.  He immediately backed off and had a reasonable explanation for his response - one with which you empathized.  Kind of a d-bag move to prioritize your own entitled sense of offense even after understanding and empathizing.
 
Mar 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM Post #161 of 4,655

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No offense, Phoenix, but this doesn't exactly put you in a very flattering light.  He immediately backed off and had a reasonable explanation for his response - one with which you empathized.  Kind of a d-bag move to prioritize your own entitled sense of offense even after understanding and empathizing.

Well it was quite offending for a first reply.  I'd probably change my mind a week later though... maybe.
 
"If you don't know REAL quality headphones leave me alone.  Educate yourself!  Go troll someone else!"
 
But again, I couldn't blame him.  I know how terrible Craigslist bashers are.  I could imagine some people who just don't know much about hi-fi to realize there really are expensive phones out there (even those oblivious to Beats), to react that way.
 
Mar 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM Post #164 of 4,655

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Great pictures; made my day.
 
Mar 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM Post #165 of 4,655

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awesome pics.  I'm surprise you didn't get slammed for the way it looks.  Normally people who don't own good headphones have problem looking past looks before sounds.  I just let a family look at your picture and they said "what were they thinking when they made that headphone." Haha only if they know what role Stax's plays in the headphone world.
 

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