I usually wear headphones when I watch TV. It’s a habit I got into when Andrea was born and I didn’t want her to overhear the dialog from shows I was watching, like The Sopranos and Deadwood. At this point it’s just something I’m comfortable with, and it actually enhances the enjoyment for me. I’ve been using a pair of Sennheiser HD 202s for a few years, and have been really happy.
For the price, they’re hard to beat.
I wanted a new pair of headphones for work and thought about getting a second pair HD 202s, but then on a whim decided to throw in an extra ten dollars and step up to the EH-150s.
Now, I’m no audiophile—frankly I rate audiophiles as the only kind of people more annoying than neck bearded Linux fanatics—but these headphones quite simply rock. The bass presence is ungodly and the highs are clear and crisp even on MP3s.
If you’re in the market for new cans, this is $30 well spent.
Incidentally, why did Sennheiser decide to throw in the hyphen in the product name on the EH-150s but not the HD 202s? Budget constraints?
Posted Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.