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Old 01-10-2011, 05:28 AM
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Heh, such a subforum would almost be appropriate.

It's sad that this bullshit marketing ruse works so well - even if all these celeb-endorsed cans get mostly mocked here on the forums, we *do* talk about them. In the end, all publicity is good publicity, as the saying goes.

Seeing as even reputable companies like AKG, Sleek, or Ultimate Ears jump on that endorsement bandwagon (next to the usual loudmouthed style-over-substance suspects, like Monster, Skullcandy, etc) shows that something's wrong in the headphone market - or at least that there is a shift of focus. Headphones as a whole are pretty good already, technically, not that much to improve in that aspect - so instead of spending more on R&D, they seem to give the money to marketing instead, and thus (probably) selling a lot more units.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:50 AM
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Are we going to get a new subforum of "gears of jokes" or something? The frequency of these joke gears seams to have risen a lot lolx
I was thinking the same thing the other day, so you have my vote, something like "Exposed again by the Audio Police, Snake Oil" a place to post all the scams and garbage they try to sell the unsuspecting audio enthusiasts.
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Those things surely aren't marketed towards the "audio enthusiast" - it's just cashing in on teenager fandom and fashion trends.
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I was thinking of one place (forum) to post all the other garbage like the amp/cable stone, cables and general audio related snake oil that's marketed to the unsuspecting audio enthusiasts, not just headphones.
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Yes, I am with you WG! Perhaps....ABc?

AnythingButCrap thread/sub-forum/sticky

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AvoidBuyingCrap...

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sorry, stuck on the ABC thing
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Heh...
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Glad to see there are some who agree with me. My other intention is that those that make it into the forum "gears of joke" would be an informative one, a place to gather stuff you should never ever buy. Since it will be a forum, it will be more updated also instead of something like hall of shame etc...
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