Allow me to introduce all of you to some old friends of mine.
Whenever I listen to music in the house, I (of course) prefer to have it come through my good speakers. But I live in a house with two children, and they have their own stuff going on that doesn’t always involve listening to Daddy’s music, and they have bedtimes fairly early in the evening. So when these times happen, I drag out my trusty old Excel CDS850 headphones.
I call them ‘the good headphones.’ They’re probably not good headphones, in the big picture of way more expensive headphones out there. I paid $12 for these headphones, years ago and, you know, for so few dollars they sound freaking fantastic. All the ranges are crisp and clear, there’s really nothing lacking.
They’re light and comfortable to wear. The ear muffs aren’t too big or too small, and the headband part is curved perfectly, great for wearing for hours on end despite being unpadded.
We’ve been through a lot together, over all the years we’ve shared everything I’ve played, and I hope they last a long, long time yet. Sure, the padding on the ear muffs is starting to peel off, and the shells are a little dinged up, but that just adds to their charm.
Folks, meet The Good Headphones.