Ask The Readers: What Headphones Do You Use?
As you may have heard, Jimmy Iovine has been advocating for better headphones for MP3 players and better sounding music files in general. Thus, he's looking to put some high-end headphones on the market that capture the full-range of sound and deliver a richer audio experience to music fans. In a line of dialog with the NYT, Iovine critiqued Apple, saying that, “Those headphones that come with the iPod are only there to see if the iPod works.” I have a feeling that most of us are aware of this to some extent.
Through, it still makes me wince when I see people unknowingly buying those bright pink and blue earbuds at the checkout for 10$—those aren't headphones.
They play sound through them, but that's about all.
Personally, I've settled on some Koss PortaPro's for now. Had a pair of Sennheiser PX 100's before that, but I stepped on them and they broke.
What headphones do you use? Are low-end headphones — and MP3s — part of a wider problem that's damaging how fans experience music?