Over Christmas I acquired some excellent new headphones, Audio Technica’s MH50. I picked these out thanks to a recommendation by Thomas Frank of College Info Geek. These days I spend a lot more time listening to headphones than my speaker system, so I wanted to move away from the “stock earbuds” and get some nice cans that would deliver a good sound while helping isolate me from ambient distractions.
So far, the difference has been incredible. I’ve suddenly been transported to my own microcosm of sound and concentration. Whole frequency ranges have been opened to me! I didn’t realize just how much I’ve been missing out–this makes me want to upgrade all of my mp3 files to FLAC.
One downside of nice headphones, however, is that I look kind of dorky wearing them. It’s a small price to pay for the benefits they provide.