Post by Digestive Biscuit on Oct 4, 2017 20:53:48 GMT
Courtesy of Strat-Mangler:
And McDonald's sells more hamburgers than 5-star restaurants sell meals.
Guess that's a terrific argument if you like illogical thinking and prefer quantity over quality.
later, same thread...
Your posts are puzzling to me as you have very strong opinions about stuff you seemingly have no experience with and romanticize your low-end gear to no end.
Quality isn't subjective, no. Nobody with any experience will ever look at a Crosley and brand it a quality record player. Just like nobody in their right mind would brand a Big Mac a nutritious item either.
Post by Digestive Biscuit on Oct 5, 2017 19:32:32 GMT
Strat-Mangler isn't about to let this go
Don't know where you're getting French from but you counter-argued your previous stance on your understanding of the word "quality" above, you missed the point of the Big Mac analogy, and you also confused me with another poster, earlier. It's therefore not surprising that reading your posts can occasionally be confusing.
The fact is that you post the same chorus in every thread. Yes, we all know you have old gear that still runs. It doesn't matter what I have, what you have, or what anybody else has. What I *don't* do is belittle other people's gear at every turn, put mine on a pedestal, and turn every exchange into an exercise in pumping my own ego. Truth is, it's off-putting. Maybe you don't mean it to be but your writing is in an excessively condescending tone and you therefore can come across as somebody who brags and believes to know everything.
It doesn't matter where it's made, how it's made, which materials are used, and whether it meets your strangely narrow standards. If it sounds great, that's all that matters. It might seem silly to you to let my ears decide when its weight, looks, a "Made in" or "Made from" stamp all seem to carry more weight in your eyes but this is all for the purpose of listening to music. You can throw in all of the engineering and "Back in my day..." arguments you want but the reality is that once the music starts and I close my eyes, none of that matters in any way.
Post by Digestive Biscuit on Nov 8, 2017 0:57:42 GMT
People who are obsessed with gear are always going to be pushing the expensive options, and why not? They probably DO sound incredible, but that doesn't mean that more modest options are crap to be avoided. It's the same with anything - is the local foodie going to tell you to drop by the local supermarket and pick up some ground chuck and a bottle of McCormick's steak seasoning? Heck no, he's going to recommend you grind your own Angus beef if you want a REAL hamburger.