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RE: Are HiFi products luxury items?

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If you don't need it then it's a luxury.

No-one needs a hi-fi.

Can't say I'm onside with this view chebby, I need music in my life...

You don't need a hi-fi for that.

 

True, I have a few guitars and can sing but I do like to listen to music. Try going a month without your hifi, I doubt you’ll be very happy about it.

(I’d like to add as things have been getting a bit heavy on some threads round here that I respect your view as much as my own.)

Hi-fi is not the only way to listen to music. (Plenty manage to listen to music without one.)

I am just answering the question in the title. And I think hi-fi is a luxury.

My happiness (or yours) is irrelevant.

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RE: Are HiFi products luxury items?

namefail wrote:

chebby wrote:

namefail wrote:

chebby wrote:

If you don't need it then it's a luxury.

No-one needs a hi-fi.

Can't say I'm onside with this view chebby, I need music in my life...

You don't need a hi-fi for that.

 

True, I have a few guitars and can sing but I do like to listen to music. Try going a month without your hifi, I doubt you’ll be very happy about it.

Happiness isn't the point, survival is the point, if you don't need it to survive (and you don't) then it's a luxury. It's amazing how far away from the reality of survival that some people have become.

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And my freind who i was with told me to sleep in a different tent, i alway's wondered why.

 

Perhaps you were "snoring" out of the other end, Simon.  A tent won't shut out noise but...................

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If you treat it as an exercise in semantics, then luxury is black and white. I'd argue that the definition evolves with society. 

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We lived for three months in a rolled up newspaper in a septic tank, had to get up at 6am in the morning, clean the newspaper, work 16 hours a day down t' mill, week in week out, for sixpence a week and when we got home our dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt.

Luxury !

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i need music every day it moves me, makes me happy and feeds my soul. It did that when i was on the dole in the 80's when all i had was a walkman half a dozen tapes some headphones and lived in a horrid little flat - it still does now and i am significantly better off have a big (detached) house can play my music as loud as i like when i like on a variety of systems, nothing has changed except my circumstances. We buy what we can (and choose) to afford and i personally cut my cloth accordingly. I don't view things i need to be luxuries. It's all a matter of opinion though, one man's meat is another man's mustard

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DandyCobalt wrote:

We lived for three months in a rolled up newspaper in a septic tank, had to get up at 6am in the morning, clean the newspaper, work 16 hours a day down t' mill, week in week out, for sixpence a week and when we got home our dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt.

Luxury !

It would be a 'luxury' for me to never have to hear, see (or read) tired old Monty Python sketches ever again.

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chebby wrote:

DandyCobalt wrote:

We lived for three months in a rolled up newspaper in a septic tank, had to get up at 6am in the morning, clean the newspaper, work 16 hours a day down t' mill, week in week out, for sixpence a week and when we got home our dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt.

Luxury !

It would be a 'luxury' for me to never have to hear, see (or read) tired old Monty Python sketches ever again.

What have tired old Monty Python sketches ever done for us?

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Listening to music is a must for me,..believe it contributes to my well being.. So do i see it as a luxury no i dnt..

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i need music every day it moves me, makes me happy and feeds my soul. It did that when i was on the dole in the 80's when all i had was a walkman half a dozen tapes some headphones and lived in s horrid little flat ...

I am not disputing  anyone's 'need' for music.

I am just saying I think that using a hi-fi system to meet that need is a luxury.

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chebby wrote:

knaithrover wrote:

i need music every day it moves me, makes me happy and feeds my soul. It did that when i was on the dole in the 80's when all i had was a walkman half a dozen tapes some headphones and lived in s horrid little flat ...

I am not disputing  anyone's 'need' for music.

Ok, I will then. If someone tells you you can't listen to music for three months, are you going to die? No.

Now try the same question with food.

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Thanks to the democratization of luxury, I believe that it definitely does classify as a luxury. 

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chebby wrote:

knaithrover wrote:

i need music every day it moves me, makes me happy and feeds my soul. It did that when i was on the dole in the 80's when all i had was a walkman half a dozen tapes some headphones and lived in s horrid little flat ...

I am not disputing  anyone's 'need' for music.

Ok, I will then. If someone tells you you can't listen to music for three months, are you going to die? No.

Now try the same question with food.

 

I may die without music!!!! i wouldnt like to put it to the test tbh

I could last weeks without food the flipping size of me ha

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The_Lhc wrote:

chebby wrote:

knaithrover wrote:

i need music every day it moves me, makes me happy and feeds my soul. It did that when i was on the dole in the 80's when all i had was a walkman half a dozen tapes some headphones and lived in s horrid little flat ...

I am not disputing  anyone's 'need' for music.

Ok, I will then. If someone tells you you can't listen to music for three months, are you going to die? No.

Now try the same question with food.

I don't disagree with you about music - but I think whether you die or not is not a valid definition in today's society. Taking your food example, would you consider a fridge a luxury? What about an oven? What about utilities - water on tap? Electricity at the flick of a switch? Would you honestly say these are luxuries, given that you can feasibly survive without them all? 

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Listening to music is a must for me,..believe it contributes to my well being.. So do i see it as a luxury no i dnt..

 

Let's say that we all accept that listening to music is a need (which I know we all don't), that still doesn't make HiFi a need.

 

Many persons listen to music on their laptops, TVs, cellphones etc... 

 

It's like saying that I "need" to know the time, hence having a nice watch is a necessity... Nope, lots of persons no longer own watches, since their cellphones tell them the time.

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