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December 31, 2010

#841: Audiophiles


[[Two people are talking by telephone. The first two panels are split diagonally. The first person is at a store, and the second is consulting with them.]]

[[The first person has a small box.]]

Person: Do we have an RCA-to-3.5mm female-female plug? I’m getting some speakers for the new xBox, since the monitor doesn’t have any.

Second Person: Are they crappy laptop speakers?

[[The person is moving away from a sale rack. It says “Sale!!” several times.]]

Person: Does it matter? I just want to hear if I’m getting shot at, not saor eery detail of a beautiful musical soundscape.

Second Person: You’ve never


a beautiful musical soundscape. You listen to 96kbps flv rips from YouTube.

Person: Whatever. I’m just going to get these $20 speakers. Five watts will be plenty.

Second Person: Five watts for a living room sound system? Is that a joke?

Person: No, this is a joke: How many audiophiles does it take to change a lightbulb?

Second Person: How many?

Person: I’ll tell you later - you wouldn’t appreciate the punchline over this 12kbps cell phone codec.