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September 18th, 2002

Headphones

When I was growing up, our living room had something most living rooms had in the late 70s and early 80s: a large, furniture-like stereo unit. Ours resembled a modern day buffet table: wooden and wide, it concealed its record player and speakers. But man, did that thing sound good.

I remember when I started noticing my dad wearing headphones while listening to music. He’d put on something by Harry Chapin or the Moody Blues (particularly In Search of the Lost Chord), and plug in his large headphones. He’d then sit with me on the floor in front of the stereo. While I checked out the liner notes and packaging, he’d pay full attention to the music. And occasionally, I got a chance to wear those enormous headphones. The sound was amazing and totally blew me away.

Since then, I’ve taken a liking to large headphone sets that do a good job of blocking out other sounds. I don’t have a pair at the moment, though, and really do want one. I’m wondering what Pingers might recommend as a brand or model to check out. And, of course, do you like headphones?

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snakesting April 25, 2011, 12:46 am

RadioShack Optimus Nova 71’s are the best, I have a pair and am dreading the day that I have to replace them. I have listened to many headphones ranging up to $600 and have yet to find some that sound as good as my 71’s. Wish I had bought 10 of them.

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