In the market for new headphones

YO, ladies and gents!

Because I’ve been downloading so much music, I feel I am justified in purchasing some form of high-end, amazing-sounding headphones. While I truly do love my $4.99 Koss headphones from Walmart (I’m serious, they’re durable and sound pretty fantastic for costing less than a gallon of milk in Canada), I would really derive pleasure from a good over-ear symphony blaster.

Yesterday my mom and I went to the Apple store in the Oakridge Centre and, in between fondling iPads and convincing my mom to buy a Nano (mission accomplished! She loves it), I happened to try on a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre.
First impressions: comfortable, amazing bass, noise-cancelling.
Second impression (upon seeing the price): oh shit, these are expensive.

As enamored with Beats as I was, I wanted to see some reviews on them, so I checked them out on Amazon to see what people had to say. During this process I happened to stumble upon these, which are on sale (regular price = $330!) and appear to be either just as good or better (more balance with respect to bass/treble) than the Beats.
The only problem is the fact that I’m super picky about headphone comfort. I love Sony, for example, but they’re headphones feel horrible to me, so I don’t buy them. I actually got to try on the Beats and loved the way they felt, and unless I can find a pair of Sennheisers at a Best Buy or something around here, I won’t be able to do the same thing with them.

Any of you guys know of any super good headphones?

EDIT: So I went to a Best Buy on Saturday to see if they had Sennheisers there. They had one model (it wasn’t the model I was looking for), but it was substantially less comfortable than the Beats. I could judge this more objectively, too, because there was a test pair of Beats sitting next to the Sennheisers and the Beats definitely feel better on my head. So now it’s back to Amazon to see if I can get the Beats for a cheaper price, even if it means cheating the system a bit and using the US store.

EDIT #2: ordered Beats from Amazon. Anticipating their arrival in a few weeks.

One response

  1. Matt Farnsworth | Reply

    I’m definitely not a good person to ask about headphones, I seem to have weird tastes. Sounds like (pardon the pun) you already got a good pair though.


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