If you’re anything like me, you welcome the opportunity for new tech in your life at every turn. And not just cell phones, laptops, and audio equipment—but also smart home equipment, like wi-fi enabled door locks, lights and thermostats. A bluetooth connection is gold when it comes to your every day stuff. A smart-phone connected ottoman that helps you identify weak points in your ankles? Why not! A bluetooth dresser that lets you know when you’re running out of socks? Sign me up!
We all love a good bluetooth speaker, don’t we? They’re like headphones…there are 723,000 options for under $45, and then there’s a jump to the $100 range, then you get to the big players at $200-$300. Anything over $400 is very hard to justify.
And you buy. every. single. one of them.
I spend a good amount of time listening to music every day…at work, in the car, at home, doing yard work…and I also spend a decent amount of time reading and watching reviews on headphones. Sound review is an incredibly subjective thing, and so more often than not, it’s not about whether a pair of headphones’ sound is good or bad. In most cases, it’s a game of business decisions, where the manufacturer is positioning a pair of headphones in a certain market with a certain use case in mind.
In my experience, there are two types of people in the world: people who care a great deal about the sound quality of the things to which they listen, and then everyone else. The first group of people know the difference between a good and bad set of ear buds, and they know the importance of testing audio equipment that they are going to spend some money on.