Stupidest thing you've heard about headphones?
Oct 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 90

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OK, i'm all kinds of immune to "those are too pricey\don't worth it\there're no difference with my ibuds\etc.".
But today i had conversation that caught me completely off guard. I talked to some guy who is "tech-geek". Always gets new stuff, gadgets. He also have k701, which he bought in some hi-fi store just because "they were most expensive and technically advanced". He browsed the web at the moment we talked and found announce about AT's new ATH-A1000X and A2000X. He said: "wow, a great replace for my out-of-date k701". I was like
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I said what do you mean out-of-date? He responded - k701 came out in 2004 or whatever, those AT's are new, so they're must be much more technically advanced and better overall...
I was speechless....

What is your most ridiculous headphone-related conversation?
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 3:18 PM Post #2 of 90

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Well, most people who do not know about audio would think that, and as you have yourself said he is a "tech geek". He would be used to things getting better with time (think of the other stuff he has bought) and so he would apply the same logic here. In most "tech" things (computers, video games etc) 4 years is a long amount of time, and things most certainly do get better. So i can see his logic. Doesn't mean its not stupid though.
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Oct 25, 2008 at 3:27 PM Post #3 of 90

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Those "Too pricey" comments, when they don't know what they talk about.
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They can easily spend $50,000 on a car, but me spending $2-3,000 on a headphone makes stir. Hilarious.
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 3:40 PM Post #4 of 90

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I don't have to rely on face to face conversations for stupid stuff about headphones or anything. I just rely on my twisted imagination. When I saw the title of this threat the first thing that popped into my mind was an image of a salesman trying to sell me a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770's and saying "These headphones are the new viagra!" Amazingly enough, I bought 3 pair. I guess I have an active fantasy life. And it is a totally horrible one. Hi ho!
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 4:00 PM Post #5 of 90

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This reminds me of that you tube video"greek audiophile" when they were asked how much money they spent on thier audio stuff and see the look on the wife's face, men that was hilarious
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Oct 25, 2008 at 4:08 PM Post #6 of 90

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I don't talk to real people about headphones. EVER.
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 4:19 PM Post #7 of 90

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jbusuego /img/forum/go_quote.gif
This reminds me of that you tube video"greek audiophile" when they were asked how much money they spent on thier audio stuff and see the look on the wife's face, men that was hilarious
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X2!!

The guy with the pendulum rack thing was the best.
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 4:22 PM Post #8 of 90

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirosia /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I don't talk to real people about headphones. EVER.


Well Metoo .Even I don't talk about headphones to my friends etc or about my hobbies much because people think I'm crazy .This is sad but its true .
 
Oct 25, 2008 at 7:01 PM Post #12 of 90

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-- Recabling --

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Oct 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM Post #13 of 90

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"Big headphones make you deaf faster."
 

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