It just shows that the problem is not that unique. My wife also belongs to the "not so understanding" ones but I am standing my ground and always use the right arguments in conversations. To me a compromise would be a great solution to the problem but it looks like it just doesn't work with some people. My wife's logic: an antique piece of furniture is OK to bring home but speakers are not. Having no space on any of the shelves in the house due to nick knacks and vases is OK but stand with headphones is "out of the question". Hmm?