every time i flew jet blue airlines i would purchase their headphones for $1 which i think a good deal for buck.
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It should be interesting to see what other people here consider "peanuts", but I agree. Depending on your standards it is possible to put together a system that sounds very nice for very little. I've spent most of my time in this hobby cobbling together systems out of traded/pawn shopped/craigslisted gear.
The nice thing about this approach is that if something doesn't work in harmony with your other equipment, back on craigslist it goes. With this approach (largely because the stuff is so cheap to begin with) you take much smaller of a hit for depreciation. There's also less guilt and second guessing involved.
Here is a previous thread that has similar stories:
I have an Onkyo mini system in my office at work I got "reconditioned" for $129. It is over the $100 threshold, but sounds great. A sales person at another store suggested getting different speakers, and I might play around with that eventually, but the balance of the stock system is pretty darn good. A subwoofer might add the most value to this rig, but finding even a "three-note" sub whose articulation is up to the level of the Onkyo gear - even on Craigslist - for less than the price of the entire mini system could be a real challenge.
Bottom fishing can be as fun as surfing the high end, and sometimes you can boat a real whopper.