Had a pretty crappy day at the lab yesterday, didn’t get the results I wanted and I had to repeat. So to let go my frustration, instead of weeping about it, I decided to binge on pizzas.
Then today I was randomly browsing and saw a review recommending best 5 headphones under $200. I’m no audiophile but I don’t mind spending (within my budget) for the music quality. I used to have crappy cheapo earphones and after getting my first headphone Alessandro Grado MS1i two years ago, I never turned back. Like ever. I can’t go any below that kind of quality anymore.
Of course, for portability, I still cling onto my Sony earphones (below) which I think I’ve been wearing for 4 years? Still good although the rubber is starting to wear off.
I bought this pair as a second hand headphone. It was only a few months old and the owner sold it for cheaper price than original, so I got it, just to try out a different kind of music I’m used to listening. This pair gave me a whole new experience, which I’m glad to have discovered. It was one of those defining moments of when you start craving for that certain level of music quality.
The only downside is I can never bring this out. It’s meant to be a home equipment. So I’m looking for something more portable.
I’m eyeing on Audio Technica M50X at the moment. It’s definitely a step up (obviously it costs more than the Alessandro) and I’m hoping for a better quality as well. Alessandro is an open headphone so I’m just curious how it feels like to have a closed one.