By Anonymous - 19/05/2013 04:16 - United States - Great Falls
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Tbh who lends someone $250 pair of head phones. Should of just bought him a $3 pair from a supermarket.
Tell him to mail it back otherwise threaten legal action, that should ensure him mailing it back :)
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...
Who spends 250 on headphones? Just buy some more if you could afford that in the first place
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
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).
YDI. Why would you buy $200+ headphones when $20 ones work just fine.
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.
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. So yes, there can be a real difference, but not one that matters to everybody. And a higher price does not necessarily mean better sound quality.
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.
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 sound you're looking for and just buy them. Not everything is expensive. Example: one of the best IEMs I've had and still use are the Vsonic GR06. Just $63 bucks. And for headphones the best I've used were the Audeze. Used, meaning borrowed (I can't afford 2K on that). The next best that don't break the bank were the Grados. Around $100. Everyone seems to want that "bass". Neutral sound with a little bit of a low end roll off is one of the best in my opinion. Google headfi and go through the site. You'll like.
@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.
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.