Tumblr is a funny thing, I see some teens with really expensive headphones, that would not be a problem if they or their parents were buying really good stuff but most of the time that's not the case. You guys & gals should already know that I really don’t like marketing bullshit and with headphones … Continue reading Headphones marketing, teens & parents.
So I said to an audiophile store owner that I don’t like to call myself audiophile and that I really didn’t get why so many audiophiles only hear Jazz in their systems, like it was the holy grail of audiophiles. True Jazz audiophile lovers I’m sorry but even you guys must notice that people who … Continue reading A curious tale of prejudice in a audiophile store.
The big stores in Portugal don’t have much choice if you want a dedicated portable audio player. Ok, you got the typical Apple products, some stuff from Sony and Philips and a lot of white brands on the shelves! It sucks hard because the stores have tons of cheap stuff and a lot of expensive … Continue reading The Portuguese crisis of dedicated portable audio players.
Like all fans I always try to buy the most complete edition of an album and this means I sometimes need to choose between many different editions to find the best one. I find this task boring and not even the Internet saves the day! I loathe multi-edition music albums! As an example I´ll give you the … Continue reading Collector, special, limited or bullshit edition?
I live in Portugal, a country in the economic tail of Europe, my monthly pay is about 750€ after all discounts, it’s not bad if you think about the minimum wage they pay here. That brings me to the fact that most consumer audio websites and magazines make me uncomfortable with my bank account. Maybe … Continue reading Ultra-expensive gear and normal wage.
People love new stuff, from smartphones and tech gadgets to furniture and clothes. Most people don’t like keeping the same old stuff around, but why are we so in need to upgrade tech gadgets? We live in a consumer oriented lifestyle, there is a constant need to consume or economic shit happens. Don’t believe it? … Continue reading The lust for upgrading tech gadgets.