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I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:21 am

I love high-end stereo equipment.

The equipment that gets made fun of all the time is BOSE.
Horrible quality for the money and everyone knows that it's just over-hyped, over-marketed and over-priced.

So what knife manufacturers are like this? I have my ideas but I'd like to hear from the experts.


Oh, and if you have BOSE..... sorry to disappoint. For the money.... .it's crap.
Looking to buy Bose headphones? Get Grado. Far better for the money. They've been around for decades, quietly making awesome stuff.


Back to knives.... anyone... anyone.... bueller?

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:29 am

Cutco comes to mind immediately. LOL

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:45 am

Is that the company that kids sell door-to-door ?

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:52 am

Yep.

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:12 am

I am also an audiophile. My favorite aspect of it all is driver cabinets. Specifically open cabinet tower designs in a MTM 3-way parallel configuration. 13 years ago I built my first set of speaker boxes, dropped some very nice drivers in them and since then I would never spend money in a deparment or retail store again.

The Haiku brand knives seem to be pretty junk. Owned one (I think it was the Chroma?)for 2 months then sold it. I would assume the 301 Porsche or whatever they're called, are over-hype too. They have a line in the $500 range but I'm too scared to gamble that kind of money :)

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:08 pm

I thought for sure someone was going to mention SHUN.

From piecing together comments it seems they are good, fun to use, but there's much better for the buck.

I personally own a 7" Shun Chef's knife that I got for $99 a few years ago.

Actually, I love the thing. Thin blade, light-weight (which I didn't think I'd like), stays sharp,
feels good to use, not too big, not too small, great for just about anything.

It did chip just a little near the tip but that can be fixed, easily, once my sharpening skills are a wee bit better.

I just wonder if the experts would tell me that for the money, there are far better knives out there.

Regardless, it's still one of my favorite knives to pick up and use.

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:29 pm

MR.D <> I am not a Shun hater. At the same price point (210 gyuto), I would choose a Hiromoto G3 or MAC Mighty, but Shun f&f is outstanding & the knives do perform very well. I don't like the Gyuto profile, the VG-10 has its limitations, but its a damn good knife in the grand scheme of things.

I am a Cutco hater. :evil:

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:55 pm

I think a lot of folks would say that Shun is overhyped and overmarketed, so they don't offer the best value. Their VG-10 has a reputation for being chippy. I did succumb to an Amazon Gold Box special on one a few months ago. It took me a couple weeks to return it. It was beautiful, and it felt great in my hand--they do have nice fit and finish. But ultimately I sent it back, and don't regret it.

Re: I'm an audiophile

Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:05 pm

The one Shun we have at home I got fairly cheap on ebay. Nice knife for what I paid for it. But I sure wouldn't pay anything close to retail for one. A status symbol for some I expect. I'm going to pick up another in SG2 for experimentation and comparison.

Re: I'm an audiophile

Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:09 am

For a lot of people Shun is the only J-knife they can name.
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