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.

RE:  shkong78 refers to his spouse as ‘angel wife’ yet he feels no shame or remorse lying to her.
As previously quoted by @axeis1 “It’s not what you have, it’s what you are that matters”.

Are you guys for real ? ... "Holy'er-than-Thou" ? Give it a rest.

To OP -thanks for sharing,


Uhhh think this is all a little tongue in cheek of course but if what your lying about doesn’t wear lipstick than it really doesn’t matter much.What you might or kick around with your priest,rabbi or pals is if your really intend to buy $300K speakers.I know first world  world problem on’s first world forum
for a first world hobby and most of us aren’t St.Francis of Assisi,that
but  think you might get better bang for your buck spending oh100K on speakers endowing a music school on the continent of your choice.Who knows what it could produce?Just sayin’
Cheers in any case

I got the Sennheiser HE-1 three weeks ago and it looks so innocent closed that it hasn’t been spoken about. My wife’s lovely but I don’t think she’d understand this one!

Wow you got  Sennheiser HE-1.


Then it must be hard to tell its price to your wife.