Well ladies and gents, it's that magical time again - the time that only comes once a year. It's a time of joy, laughter, and sorostitutes driving down the middle of the road in their silver Escalades. The time I speak of is indeed the official end of the school year. And what better way to celebrate than with a brand spanking new pair of headphones?
Now, I know what you're thinking. “He couldn't really have bought another pair of headphones... could he?” Yes sir, I could, would, and will again.
“But why? A headphone is a headphone is a headphone... right?” Absolutely wrong. Headphones have personality, character, flavor – each has its own unique identity. And there is no one best headphone. Different headphones are suited to different moods, different styles of music, not to mention the personality of whoever bought them(I'm not sure what this implies about people who like to buy multiple headphones. Hmm...).
“But where do you get the cash to afford all these mighty fine morsels of musical heaven???” Well my good sir, there are some advantages to being an engineering major who hardly does anything during the semester except study(I think I really spent around $100 in entertainment last semester). All the money I don't spend on movies, parties, concerts, and Carl Jung action figures, and all the stuff I depressingly don't get to do during the semester(but would like to) pays off in the end. And in my case, it pays in headphones.
“So what is it that you've bought this time, Jerald?” Glad you asked! Here's a strategically framed, well-composed photograph:
That's right son – made in Germany. Designed in Germany. Engineered in Germany. The Beyerdynamic DT880 is built with big, hairy, sweaty German precision. How hot is that? What's more, Beyerdynamic is a small, family-owned German company, and director Eugene Beyer basically puts his own German heart and soul into every headphone they make. And my name isn't Jerald, moron. Here are some more photos, specially taken for your viewing pleasure:
“Damn that's funky fresh!” Indeed. The DT880 is a sublime beast, no denyin. But the real beauty is in the sound, which is tight, controlled, and as clear as the truth in David Boren's voice. It walks through jazz, frolics with post rock, and sun bathes with indie cello rock, nary a harsh note to be heard. And we don't say “funky fresh” anymore. Damn commie.
“And what is that the headphones are lying in?” That's a premier Beyerdynamic headphone case, kid. They come with that. Now I can carry my headphones around with me if I so choose. About time!
“How about a more serious review? Should I buy this, or something else?” Tune in next time for a more serious review, captain. Imma go listen to my Beyers :)