Headphones are a lot like expensive wine. Everyone knows which ones are the absolute best — the really expensive ones. Both arenas are the domain of intense snobbery. But do a blind taste test and you’d be hard put to tell the difference between cheap and best-in-class. It’s a perfect example of the narcissism of minor differences.
There comes a time when you want to listen to music and you don’t want to do it through those dinky little Apple earbuds any more. So you start looking at headphones. What makes a good set?
I’ve owned a few pairs but the best set I’ve had are the Audio-Technica ATH-M30’s.
There are a lot of different things that you’ll want to take into account when you’re buying headphones. Frequency response, midrange, tonal balance.
Don’t. Just buy these headphones. Let’s face it, it’s not like you’re listening to anything that really needs that perfect replication that you won’t be able to hear anyway. Who are you kidding? These are durable, extremely comfortable, and will block outside sound. They sound as good as your stupid ears will be able to detect.
They cost $40. Stop being such a spoilt little brat.
Published on May 30th, 2014