I saw a kid wearing porta pros on the bus. I just thought like "cool", although ii must admit that they look somewhat like a medical implement. Some kind of a head brace. But I had to give him respect for his respect for quality.
I ride the subways and trains everyday and I see people with Eggos, V-x00s, Bose QuietComfort, Triports, HD497s, SR60s and all kinds of other full size headphones. No one seems to think this is weird at all.
I live in Hongkong (now 10 yrs). Here everything from cellphones,headphones,mp3,dvd's etc are preferred in small dimensions. I use my SR60 going to work/coming back, walking in the streets,buses,waiting in the bus stations. The only problem i can find is it's too open for very noisy place like HK but i didn't found any substitutes. Peoples here doesn't much care what you wear..instead i've seen some respect as normal thinking goes bigger cans better knowledge of music
. And SR60 looks cool and unique.
One day in work, my RioRiot was lying in table and guys were surprised to find that the thing is actually a MP3 Player. Expression was- SO BIG!!!
In Toronto you dont find a lot of people that actually wear anything besides sony v-crap's. I've seen 1 bose triport, a few sr-60s, and maybe 1 or 2 sr-80s in the past 6 months or so. I take public transit everyday, and I usually get wierd looks with my DT-250's
Originally Posted by zoot2boot its not really a maturity issue... if someone looks dumb they should be laughed at. else how will they learn?
tho neither look good... is it genuinely a good trade off? sacrificing all sense of aesthetics for the sake of the utmost fidelity?
This is exactly what I am talking about. It is completely a maturity issue. There should be no "teaching" people to conform to what you think is "cool" by laughing at them. People think I'm insane for spending $150 on headphones, and I think they are insane for spending $5. They laugh at me because it makes them feel better about themselves and they are insecure. I choose not to laugh at them. You choose to laugh and help people "learn" that's fine, but is most definitely immature, and it definitely stems from an insecurity to that which is alien, or unknown.
I will wear my sr80 in public just to see what happens. Now on dorm floor, everyone who stops by my room freaks out to see that I spent $80 on some weird looking headphones(thats what they say...
). Someone said to me the other day that for that kind of price I could have bought Sony. Only one dude on my floor seems to understand what Grado sr80s are. I let him borrow my headphones for few hours and he is totally blown away by its quality. I told him to visit head-fi and a get a sr60 to start out with
I was walking down Granville here in Vancouver the other day, wearing my SR80s, when I walked past a bus stop and saw...*another* guy wearing SR80s (at least I think they were, coulda been 60s). neat! th revolution is beginning!