I finally decided to ditch my Sennheiser phones today on account of a malfunctioning jack, which meant I could only get sound from one ear unless I contorted my body in a strange angle and held the wire in the air in the direction of the wind. So I popped down to my local electronics store with a friend and picked up a pair of Bose TriPort Around-Ear phones.
The price tag is a little more than I would have liked to have spent ($130), but I justified the cost because I wear phones most of my working day and wanted something comfortable with good sound output.
After plugging the Bose into my SB Audigy PC soundcard and plopping them on my melon I realized that the $130 was money well spent. First off these puppies are very comfortable – perfect for wearing all day whilst
blogging writing documentation – and the dynamic range produces a crisp treble and earthy bass sound. I had to play with the sound settings on my PC and turn the bass down because the original setting for my prior phones was too much thump, thump in the Bose.
So far I’ve only played my favorite metal tracks, and I’ve been thrilled with the quality of output, so I am sure that I’ll be as equally impressed with some of the more subdued tracks in my collection. The “Around-Ear” cancels out most background noise – my cell phone rang earlier and I could hardly hear the ringer, and typing this post I cannot hear the keys clack, and let me tell you I am heavy on the keys.
Overall a great purchase.
Current Mood: ecstatic