I lied to my wife about the price of Stax 009S headphone

My wife is the youngest of my mom in law who is 88 years old.

Recently my wife is staying with her mom to take care  expecting her mom can live just one more year or so.

Thus I am having happy life playing music loud even during midnight.

My house is seated on 2 acre lot so that my neighbors does not get bothered unless windows open wide.

My wife dropped at home yesterday ( She drop once a week to clean the messy kitchen while she is away.  She is an angel Ha ha).

She happened to see my new headphone of Stax 009S headphone and asked its price.

I could tell her the real value ( new price 4,500$ and I got 4 months used one for 3,200$).

I did not mean to deceive her but answered it costs me 1,500$ by chance.

Then she had listened to K-Pop using both  Stax 009S headphone driven by Carbon amplifier and Massdrop  Empire Zeus IEM( I told her the real value as 1,000$ No lie here Hehe).

The source was  Cocktail Audio X30 music server feeding  Chord Dave and Mscaler ( I did not tell her how much Chord Dave and Mscaler cost, if she find out, I may have to buy her diamond necklace)

On first few songs, she prefer  Empire Zeus IEM  to  Stax 009S headphone on lively sound of the former.

But after listening few more songs, she expressed that  Stax 009S headphone sounds more natural than  Empire Zeus IEM .

Whew if I had told her that I had spent 3200$ on headphone, I may have to go out to buy her something like expensive bag or clothing.

Reality is I had also spent additional 3300$ on  KGSSHV Carbon headphone amplifier.

How many of your audiophile had lied to your wife or girlfriend about the cost of audio components?

I guess 98% from my 41 years of audio history.

@acresverde   The GTS slots in above the 'S' but below the GT4. All are Porsche Cayman models.
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Are you guys all making 7 figures, or does no one here save for retirement or give philanthropy? My family is in the 98% percentile of American earners, music is my main hobby, and I can’t afford anything at all like the items mentioned on here. 

20% of Income—retirement
7%—school tuition for kids
3%-risky investments with high upsides


Not a lot left for toys. 

How do people here apportion their resources so that they can get such high end toys? And maybe this should just be a separate post if people would find it interesting to discuss how and what financial decisions we make. 
If she comes home to clean your kitchen, she is a keeper.  Better buy her a nice vacuum cleaner. 

Cannot speak for anybody else but if you have planned well through life by the time you reach my age of 59 you should be all set!

My 401k puts a smile on my face.
No car or mortage payments puts a smile on my face
Already having enough in a seperate fund to pay for my daughters education puts a smile on my face.

Blowing some of my hard earned on toys whether they be automotive or audio puts a huge smile on my face.

I do realise not everybody can be in this state of Ubervana ( Thx David!)
but rest assured neither was I always but maybe it has been a combination of my hard work, my wifes good financial planning and a bit of good fortune that has enabled my stars to be in alignment for now.

I plan to enjoy it while I can!