Headphone Overkill

benenglish

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What is it with human beings that pushes us to go overboard on whatever we love? I love guns and freely admit I have too many.

I recently bought a new DAC, amp, and headphones. While researching my purchases, I found this picture. Once again, I realized that people often go way too far with their hobbies.

This guy likes headphones. No, this isn't a retail display. This is a personal collection. (NOT MINE!) Holy cow!

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Ben, what on God's green Earth do you do for a living??
I'm retired. Believe me, the headphones, amp, and DAC I bought, all added together, would cost less than a quarter of what that guy spent on those Audeze headphones (the wooden ones, top center).

Or did you mis-read my post and think that pic was of my collection? If so, then, well...I could only wish. ;)
 

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Sorry to interrupt, Ben your inbox is full. Thanks for the link though, I forgot about that thread.
 

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I'm retired. Believe me, the headphones, amp, and DAC I bought, all added together, would cost less than a quarter of what that guy spent on those Audeze headphones (the wooden ones, top center).

Or did you mis-read my post and think that pic was of my collection? If so, then, well...I could only wish. ;)
Ahhhhhh. Gotcha. Totes jelly

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Believe me, the headphones, amp, and DAC I bought, all added together, would cost less than a quarter of what that guy spent on those Audeze headphones (the wooden ones, top center).
Holy Fuuuuuuuuu! $1800 for a pair of phones!!!
 

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Holy Fuuuuuuuuu! $1800 for a pair of phones!!!
Yeah, about that...

The MSRP on these suckers has recently been marked down by about $800: https://www.staxusa.com/stax-sr-009.html

Of course, they need a dedicated amp to run them and there are several on the market that cost roughly twice as much as those phones.

High end audio is stupidly expensive.
 
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I'd be interested at $950 but $1000 is too much. :p
 
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