Overclockers Australia Forums
OCAU News - Wiki - QuickLinks - Pix - Sponsors  

Go Back   Overclockers Australia Forums > Specific Hardware Topics > PC Audio

Notices


Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!
Search our forums with Google:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11th July 2014, 10:22 AM   #1
mitsimonsta Thread Starter
Member
 
mitsimonsta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 2192
Posts: 10,483
Default AT Headphone stand for $119?

I spotted this in the new products over at PCCG.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=28138

I mean that's a lovely looking stand, but $119? Is somebody having a laugh?

I am very close to buying a pair of ATH-AG1's, and they are an expensive headset based on what I have previously paid, so I would like to look after them and not just throw them on the desk. However this stand is more expensive than my current headset.
__________________
Opinions expressed are my own, correct, and generally unpopular with others. All rights reserved, some wrongs still available
Are you an OCAU Wet Shaver? Visit paste-and-cut.com.au - Australian Shave Forums
OCAU Folding Hall of Fame Inductee | 55 Million F@H Points for OCAU | 600K PPW Club | Folding Stats
mitsimonsta is offline   Reply With Quote

Join OCAU to remove this ad!
Old 11th July 2014, 10:23 AM   #2
Kommandant33
Member
 
Kommandant33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cheltenham VIC
Posts: 2,737
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitsimonsta View Post
I spotted this in the new products over at PCCG.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=28138

I mean that's a lovely looking stand, but $119? Is somebody having a laugh?

I am very close to buying a pair of ATH-AG1's, and they are an expensive headset based on what I have previously paid, so I would like to look after them and not just throw them on the desk. However this stand is more expensive than my current headset.
It's feckin' ridic.

But headphone stands are expensive across the board, really! At least other expensive ones look better than that one..
__________________

Battlefield 3 - ollien33
Steam - ollien33
Kommandant33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 10:34 AM   #3
mitsimonsta Thread Starter
Member
 
mitsimonsta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 2192
Posts: 10,483
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kommandant33 View Post
It's feckin' ridic.

But headphone stands are expensive across the board, really! At least other expensive ones look better than that one..
I don't mind the look of it personally. Have spotted them on eBay for just over half that price.

There's some cheaper ones around too, there's a ripoff of the Sony 'Omega' style wooden one for about $40 on AliExpress.
__________________
Opinions expressed are my own, correct, and generally unpopular with others. All rights reserved, some wrongs still available
Are you an OCAU Wet Shaver? Visit paste-and-cut.com.au - Australian Shave Forums
OCAU Folding Hall of Fame Inductee | 55 Million F@H Points for OCAU | 600K PPW Club | Folding Stats
mitsimonsta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 10:51 AM   #4
Modafroman
Member
 
Modafroman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 9,808
Default

Stand looks like it would be annoying to deal with the cable etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitsimonsta View Post
I don't mind the look of it personally. Have spotted them on eBay for just over half that price.

There's some cheaper ones around too, there's a ripoff of the Sony 'Omega' style wooden one for about $40 on AliExpress.
I've got an Omega clone from Massdrop due for delivery today. Think it was like $50. Will let ya'll know it is. Apparently the QC on the latest ones are really good.
__________________
Audio: Westone 3 | Hifiman HE-400 | MrSpeakers Mad Dog Pro | Meier Audio Corda Classic | Photo: 5D Mk3 | X100S | 17-40mm/24-105mm/70-200mm f4L | Σ 50mm f1.4 | \o/CHAIR RAVER \o/
PC: i7 4930K | Asus R4F | 16GB Gskill | Asus GTX680 DC2 | XSPC Raystorm+RX360 | Samsung 830 256GB | OCZ Vertex 3 120GB | 8TB HDDs | Creative X-Fi Ti HD | Fractal Designs Define XL | Corsair HX1000 | Dell U2711+U2311 |
Modafroman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 11:33 AM   #5
Sarsippius
Member
 
Sarsippius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Darwin
Posts: 371
Default

Most Audio Technica phones have that same design with the two large wires connecting the cups which makes them easy to hook onto something. I bought a cheap wall hook from woolies, one of those plastic ones which sticks with the double sided tape. Stuck that on the side of my monitor and hook the headphones on that. Easy and cost a couple bucks
__________________
Freedom costs a buck o'five.
Sarsippius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 11:35 AM   #6
^catalyst
Member
 
^catalyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: melbourne
Posts: 11,031
Default



Get a big set of these for $20 I reckon, attach to desk. Done.
^catalyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 11:37 AM   #7
Dr Evil
Member
 
Dr Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Perth
Posts: 2,717
Default

Rofl anything new that PCCG sells it somehow gets its own thread.. $119 for a headphone stand is somewhat average to the common audiophile. Personally I think its hideous but yet people will still buy it cause they can. Maybe it matches there completely transparent room or house.. or they have headphones next to there shower.
__________________
Main Rig : System | Setup
PlayStation Network / Origin / Steam Username: YourGraveyard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akh-Horus View Post
I forgot the bogan stamp, the Southern Cross tattooed on the inner forearm!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foos View Post
won't the electric handbrake annoy the bogans?
Dr Evil is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 11:44 AM   #8
mr626
Member
 
mr626's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,323
Default

I've never understood why people pay so much money for something like this. I mean sure, I like my headphones and I wanted a stand, but I'm not going to pay that much for one.

My solution was to make my own using recycled hardwood. Cost about $5 in raw materials (wood was free, but I'm counting the nails, varnish etc) and about 30 minutes of my time. Looks way better than most of the headphone stands I've seen (person opinion, obviously).
mr626 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 11:54 AM   #9
Radley
Member
 
Radley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: 2010, Darlo
Posts: 615
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Evil View Post
Rofl anything new that PCCG sells it somehow gets its own thread.. $119 for a headphone stand is somewhat average to the common audiophile. Personally I think its hideous but yet people will still buy it cause they can. Maybe it matches there completely transparent room or house.. or they have headphones next to there shower.
Yes that's because most audiophiles are idiots.

I use. Rubber coated hook under my desk to hang my ad900s. Easy.
__________________
16+ successful trades so far...
i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz | ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe | G-Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz 16GB| GTX780 Ti Superclocked with XSPC block | Audioengine A5 | ASUS Xonar Essence STX | Seasonic X-750 PSU | Enthoo Primo | Custom water loop | 2 x Dell U2713H

[ Intel Owners Club Member [#93]
Radley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 2:34 PM   #10
jjinh
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rowanr View Post
Yes that's because most audiophiles are idiots.
+1

I just leave mine sitting on the table/desk and put them away in a box when I'm not using them.
jjinh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 2:35 PM   #11
Copie
Member
 
Copie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 9,018
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitsimonsta View Post
I spotted this in the new products over at PCCG.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=28138

I mean that's a lovely looking stand, but $119? Is somebody having a laugh?

I am very close to buying a pair of ATH-AG1's, and they are an expensive headset based on what I have previously paid, so I would like to look after them and not just throw them on the desk. However this stand is more expensive than my current headset.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Evil View Post
Rofl anything new that PCCG sells it somehow gets its own thread.. $119 for a headphone stand is somewhat average to the common audiophile. Personally I think its hideous but yet people will still buy it cause they can. Maybe it matches there completely transparent room or house.. or they have headphones next to there shower.
Glad im not the only one that thinks that.

Besides they are like half the price from amazon, personally ive got a silverstone solid aluminium holder on its way from amazon, looks far nicer.
Copie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 2:45 PM   #12
Snufkin
OCAU Sponsor
 
Snufkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Surrounded by headphones
Posts: 6,641
Default

Most of my headphones are just stacked on top of each other around the place.
Currently to my right in a pile are a T90, ESW9, M500, T51p, HM3 and a pair of Jaybirds.
I'd rather spend headphone stand money on music/movies/games/beer/food/higher end headphones/cheese/toilet paper.
Snufkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 2:55 PM   #13
mr626
Member
 
mr626's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snufkin View Post
I'd rather spend headphone stand money on music/movies/games/beer/food/higher end headphones/cheese/toilet paper.
Heh, in fact you could likely make a good headphone stand with some of those things!

Toilet paper roll, upside-down beer bottle in the centre and you've got a stand
mr626 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 3:45 PM   #14
Huggy_Bear64
Member
 
Huggy_Bear64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Melbourne, VIC, 3127
Posts: 3,056
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr626 View Post
Heh, in fact you could likely make a good headphone stand with some of those things!

Toilet paper roll, upside-down beer bottle in the centre and you've got a stand
Why not just carve one out of cheese?
__________________
2600k @ 4.6GHz - Maximus IV Extreme-Z - 16GB 1600MHz CL9 - CrossFire HD6970 - 120GB SSD - Asus Essence STX - Corsair AX650 - Silverstone RV02
Huggy_Bear64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2014, 4:40 PM   #15
mr626
Member
 
mr626's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huggy_Bear64 View Post
Why not just carve one out of cheese?
See, plenty of options!
mr626 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 1:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. -
OCAU is not responsible for the content of individual messages posted by others.
Other content copyright Overclockers Australia.
OCAU is hosted by Internode!