Do headphone cables have sentience?

Or are they possessed? Either way, they have an uncanny ability to get trapped under feet, furniture, pets, chairs.. but mainly my own feet. No matter how careful I am, as soon as I stand up or move in any way, there’s that familiar tug (stop sniggering at the back there) against your head as the living cable tries to wrench the headphones off your head. Mind you, the AKG’s do have rather a long cable. But I swear the cable creeps under my feet of its own accord. DSC_1216Would somebody please invent a repellent cable which automatically moves away from objects ? Thanks awfully.

AKG 712k Pro – proper cans

I have too many headphones. In-ear, over-ear, on-ear, (“underground, overground, wombling free..”), wired, bluetooth, wireless, noise cancelling .. and now.. studio monitors.

Suddenly however, all of my previous headphones sound thumpy, congested and muffled. It’s official. I’ve seen the light. Or more precisely, I’ve heard a neutral and realistic sound from around my head for the first time, and it’s a revelation.

Of course no transducers, be they speakers or headphones, offer ‘perfect’ sound. There’s a flaw or something you wish could be better in every set of phones, or speakers, or indeed any hifi component. In the case of the AKG’s, I find that I do miss some of the subsonic, rumbly bass that, for example my B&W P7’s produce. Trouble is, they also produce a lot of upper-mid bass too and this tends to get wearing after a while.

But it’s a trade-off I’m more than happy to make.

More to follow.

I’ve got a lot to say. I’ll be back…

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