Why so much condemnation of the customers by people in this thread? If it were you spending your money, would you take the advice of a random stranger over the experience of family and close friends, or a store employee? Furthermore, it isn't as if LFF demonstrated any type of advanced credentials that could have helped his case. "Oh, I write about headphones on an internet forum for audiophiles! Believe me!" Sure they might do well to at least entertain your opinion and believe that you truly knew what you were talking about and were indeed helping them out out of good will, but I don't think they should be condemned for not bending over and instantly accepting your "superior knowledge". I also like how you worded the dialogue of everyone else in decidedly less sophisticated language, while yours was in slightly better -- albeit not perfect -- English, to make us perceive them as foolish or stupid. Clever.