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I don't share headphones, personally I think it's unsanitary.. However, I would never lend a 250$ pair, ever. Shit can happen and I would never want to have a reason to be mad with my friend.

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#109 How about you act a bit more classy? Calling a woman a bitch.. you are one great man.. the ladies must drool over you.

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Why would OP sue her friend?! It would achieve nothing, it's not like her friend assaulted her to get the headphones from her. There is no case here.

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Technically she could sue... It's stolen property (in a way at least). I dunno if I would sue, I know I'd be extremely upset and try my best to find away to get her to send them back or reimburse me $250. There's no way I'd just let that go.

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Tell him to mail it back otherwise threaten legal action, that should ensure him mailing it back :)

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If he doesn't mail it back, another option is to just hunt that mo-fo down and stalk him until you see him wearing the headphones then you can creep up on him and rip them out of his ears and escape like a ninja. It would work, I'm sure of it :P

What kind of friend doesn't know when their friend is moving? Why would you let some one borrow something if you don't know them that well? That soda must of been pretty tempting...

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Although I agree, there should have been some element of assumption but if I'd paid that much for a pair of headphones I'd be nagging them to remember to give them back as soon as I handed them over. That's a lot of money!

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I'm not sure I can understand why someone would spend that much on headphones. If you have the money, go for it but personally, I think it's such a waste.

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I meant buy yourself some more, not buy them some. If you can spend $250 on crap like headphones you clearly have a decent amount of disposable income (or have TERRIBLE priorities)

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34, that's where you're wrong. OP may have saved for them! There's nothing wrong with saving your money to spend on something nice for yourself. If OP wanted those expensive headphones they had every right to save up and buy them!

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#37 I agree, also they could have been a gift. I hope you get them back OP and learn your lesson for the future.

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My boyfriend bought me BOSE headphone for my birthday. I had no idea how crazy expensive they were until I looked up their information on the Internet. I use them all the time to listen to music while I sleep. They have a soft cushion around them that stays in place while I toss and turn. The idea came to him because I kept losing my tiny earbuds. :P

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I've spent about $200 on headphones before because I can't stand the disgusting sound quality of normal headphones or earbuds. I certainly would not be able to just buy another pair if they were stolen and it took me over a year to save up for them (broke teenager here).

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I can afford $500 headphones, and I need them for working in recording studios. Remember not everyone has the same lifestyle and reasons

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The quality is vastly different. For headphones, unlike other things, you're paying for quality, not the brand(unless you buy beats). And 250 isn't that much for headphones...

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My ass it is. I have a pair of $15 headphones and they're amazing. They provide the best sound cancellation and sound better than Beats or Skullcandy or anything like that.

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That's because almost anything is better than beats or skull candy. Buy a pair of sennheiser acoustic noise cancelling headphones, come back, and tell me your old ones are better quality. I dare you.

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Oh yeah totally #32, I ONLY let sound come into my ears if its through sennheiser headphones. I mean imagine listening to all that nickelback in anything less than studio quality!

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I second 31 on this one. For someone who uses headphones every day to listen to music I'm quite happy with the headphones that came with my phone and the pair I use for other devices. Neither cost me a bomb so to speak. I understand you saying the more expensive the better quality but I think unless you're a musician (a fussy one who sounds up their own ass) or something to do with music production a pair of standard headphones under £20 will do the trick.

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32 - They still don't have to be expensive. I've a pair of €25 Sennheisers that are absolutely brilliant.

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Some people are more sensitive/picky/what-have-you about audio playback than others. My partner, one of the picky ones, has an extremely expensive set of speakers -- and they're honestly the first time I've listened to higher-end speakers and said, "Huh, okay, I *can* hear a difference, and these are clearly better." Most higher-end audio equipment just sounds more or less the same to me. My partner, though, is also more sensitive to ambient background noise in real life, and so on.

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Why buy a Mercedes when a Fiat does the job just fine? It's about quality and comfort. Some people value the experience much higher when listening using better headphones. I've discovered that I can listen for much longer using good equipment, and not get a headache.

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Aaand this is why I have a jacket with earbuds in the strings! Nobody knows I have earbuds, so no arguments!

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IMO it's all about brands and how popular it is. It's kind of like this: A lot of people prefer a $2,000 Chanel bag over a similar bag from WalMart for about $30.

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72 - It depends on who companies market their products to. When it comes to Beats and Skullcandy headphones, you're definitely right. B&W/Denon/Sennheiser headphones on the other hand are less flashy, and more about producing better sound.

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Have you ever seen high end stereo receivers that cost upwards of $20,000? High end audio is a niche and everybody has different ears, but once you move up from lower quality to better the difference is noticeable. Headphones/IEMs should always be burned in for at least 50 hours before sticking them in your ear. If you can afford expensive stuff don't let anyone stop you. But please don't buy the crap at walmart, best buy, brandsmart, or any other similar place. Do research. See what kind of sou

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@87 I can confirm the vsonic ones are amazing, I have the GR04 Flagship edition paired with the MX1 DAC/heaphone from Audinst. All can be had for under $300 bucks and it will forever change your listening experience. If you have a little money to drop you will NEVER go back to the old one. Think scion FRS to Nissan gtr.

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Why do you have to choose between $15 and $250? Have to think that money = quality OR brand? Imo, you do get the quality you paid for (I'd never use shitty $15 headphones - I have them and they're horrible) but at the same time there is a limit to how much you should spend (even if I could afford Beats I wouldn't buy then). All my headphones were around $100 and I'm happy with them.

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