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$550 a lot for headphones?

2007-11-23 05:10:42 by DFox
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That question might seem absurd at first glance, but I guarantee I can change your mind.

Earlier tonight, my headphones died. They were in-ear headphones made by Sony. At the time, they were about $50, and when that was, I'll get to later. I had used them for the main sound source on my computer, and I took them with me into the world everytime I journeyed with my iPod.

Anyway, right after they died tonight, I quickly scrambled to the Best Buy website to see what kinds of headphones were being offered. I only use in-ear, so I went to browse them. Eventually, I came to this guy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.js p?skuId=8348576&type=product&id=117650 6889494 The first thing that came to my mind, which would probably come to anyone's mind at first was "What the fuck, that's absurd for headphones".

All of a sudden, it hit me. My headphones that had just died were a little more than FOUR years old. They served me every single day for over four years. Then I thought about it some more. Nothing that I own is nearly that old. I bought the headphones more than 4 years ago. I've been through a computer since then, 2 cell phones (about $500 each), an iPod, a school, even a major period of my life.

Those headphones came with me on planes, car rides, long trips, vacations, so many places I can't even remember. And they were also with me every single day while I used the computer and required sound (which is most of the time). It's funny how they even have sentimental value because of all they've been through.

But back to the main point -- These headphones gave me 4 durable years. The sound quality was very good. When I look back at all of that, I almost say to myself how can I NOT get these headphones... They are clearly the best on the market (not because of high price, every review raves), and I'm going to potentially have them longer than any other item I will by in the near future. How can you go wrong?

The bottom line is we wouldn't think twice about buying some pricey items, but then when it comes to headphones, it seems like they shouldn't have that price tag. All I know is if something is going to give me 4+ years of enjoyment, $550 is a small price to pay.

EDIT:
My mom was trying to convince me not to buy them because of the steep price tag, and she's like "let's look on the Apple site". We go on there, and sure enough (no pun intended), they are featuring Shure headphones. They had the most reviews on them of any site I found, and the reviews were spectacular and that basically has sold me. You can read them here. That's more than enough proof for me. Apple is selling them, and the reviews are outstanding.

Anyway, as per cumSum's suggestion in a comment on this post, I think I'm going to buy it via tigerdirect.com. Does anyone know how they are? I assume they are pretty reputable... Thanks again cumSum for pointing that out to me.

So I'm going to do a tad more research, and I think I'll probably buy within the next few days. I'll be sure to make a new post letting you guys know how they are.

EDIT #2:
PURCHASED! Took me longer than I wanted to, but it's done. I couldn't get it from Tigerdirect because they were out of stock and said it could be 7-21 days. I ordered them from this site: http://www.earphonesolutions.com/she5p utoheea.html So far they seem outstanding. I ordered at about 3:30 PM today, chose free USPS shipping, and they mailed out the product today with Fedex shipping instead of USPS ground. So, I should have them in a matter of a few days.


Greatest movie speech ever. Period.

2007-08-22 03:39:19 by DFox
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I address you tonight, not as the president of the United States, or as the leader of a country, but as a citizen of humanity. We are faced with the very gravest of challenges. The bible calls this day Armageddon, the end of all things. And yet, for the first time, in the history of the planet, a species has the technology to prevent its own extinction. All of you praying with us need to know that everything that can be done to prevent this disaster is being called in to service. The human thirst for excellence, knowledge, every step up the ladder of science, every adventurous reach in to space, all of our combined modern technologies and imaginations, even the wars we have thought have provided us with the tools to wage this terrible battle. Through all the chaos that is our history, through all of the wrongs and the discord, through all of the pain and suffering, through all of our times, there is one thing that has nourished our souls and elevated our species above its origin. And that is our courage. The dreams of an entire planet are focused tonight on those fourteen brave souls traveling in to the heavens. And may we all, citizens the world over, see these events through, god speed and good luck to you.
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BTW, I love that speech so much that I took the time to type it out by watching the video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/584487/a rmageddon_armageddon/

Win for the speech and win for the movie.


Spammers are Pathetic

2007-08-08 14:12:18 by DFox
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OK, everyone knows that email spammers are pathetic, but I'm not sure everyone is aware of the extent of it.

Once upon a time, I used a certain email address. This was when I was about 11. I was young then, and I basically plastered the address all over the internet. I gave it out to any site that asked, used it for signups, etc. I started using the address sooner than when I was 11, but eventually the quantities of spam I was receiving daily was just unbearable. So, one day, I said enough is enough, got a new address, and put my old, spammed up address to rest. Also to note, this address was tied to one of my dad's domain names, a 4 letter one in fact, so it was a great address.

Fast forward 6 years. I now own the 4 letter domain that my old email address was at, so just yesterday I thought about re-creating the address on my server just to see what was doing there, and if it was still receiving spam. I was CERTAIN that after 6 years of no use, after not even existing, the address would not be receiving any spam. GOD was I wrong. So, I went into my server control panel, and created the old address on the domain that I now own. I start checking it, and to my unpleasant fucking surprise, IT IS STILL RECEIVING ABOUT 4 SPAMS PER MINUTE. Think how unbelievable that is. For SIX years spammers using the address were getting their emails returned, and the address wasn't in circulation for SIX years. I found it unbelievable.

The bottom line in that story is spammers are pretty fregin' stupid. Wherever they found/bought/acquired the address from, they were wasting their resources to send spam to a 6 year old, non-existent address. I imagine most of the addresses on their lists are that old, so I don't honestly see how they could be doing well if they can't even acquire a list of real email addresses.

Anyway, right now it looks like I'm going to have to retire this address FOR GOOD and just eat it. It's ashame though, so maybe in 10 years?


Really funny saying

2007-07-23 00:13:42 by DFox
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Jon Lovitz said this and it's actually a true fact but it's also pretty funny.

What is the difference between Andy Dick and Adolf Hitler?
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SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIKED HITLER. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.


The cool DFox avatar...

2007-07-18 18:38:47 by DFox
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You might have noticed my cool new DFox character for my avatar picture.

It was created by the VERY talented ImpendingRiot! Be sure to check out his great work.

EDIT: I completely forgot to say why he made it... We were all set to do the Flash regs collab together but unfortunately his graphics card conked and he's left without being able to use Flash :( He had that part done before, so I decided to put it to some use.

You can see his full version bellow this post.

The cool DFox avatar...


Well hello there

2007-07-17 19:27:57 by DFox

It's crazy. I usually never have to work from anywhere but my house, but today I had to. I missed the launch, but I'm here now to see it!!

This is basically a test post.