I’ve been looking for a new pair of headphones and I finally found some really great ones. Until now I was trying to use earbuds but the sound is average if you can get them into your ears correctly and they are painful to wear for any length of time.
I guess the main benefit to using your buds that they are small and easy to stuff in your pocket. For me, they are also so lightweight that they tend to fall out of my ears if they get bumped at all. So I decided I needed to go for a pair of headphones instead.
My search began at my local FYE store where I was able to try on every pair of headphones they had in stock. If they had a pair of headphones that wasn’t on display for you to try, chances are they were somewhere in the store connected to a device where you could test out CDs. This was by far the best place to test headphones.
I tested the $300 Beats by Dre headphones, the less expensive (but not by much) Soul headphones and every other headphone they had in stock. Although some did sound slightly better than the others, none were really that impressive for their price tag. And all of them had a response range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz which is the average hearing range for most people. But I wanted above average headphones without the above average price and that seemed to be a challenge.
That’s when I found the House of Marley headphones with a range of 17 Hz to 20,000 Hz for $60. They have a great look and that range would give me more base response, but it wasn’t quite the range I was looking for. (They do have other models with a better range but the price tag goes up quite a bit and I wanted to stay under $100.)
I was looking for something with a range like the Grado SR325is (18 Hz to 24,000 Hz) without the $295 price tag. Sandra has a pair of Grado SR80i headphones and the sound is great (much better than the Beats or the Soul headphones in my opinion), but they are hers and I wanted something a little different.
My search was about to become one of those things that may be accomplished some day when I received an email from ThinkGeek which sent me on a browsing spree through their site. That’s when I found the Mogulz Earpolution Headphones with an amazing range of 10 Hz to 30,000 Hz great styling and a price tag of $70. Sold!
I received the headphones yesterday and the sound is awesome! Much more base than I expected, they are comfortable and I saved $230 by not buying an average product with a $300 price tag.
These things are awesome and I wanted to make sure you knew about them so you could save some money too.