I’ve heard of these over-the-ear headphones before, heck it’s basically what the mascot has on in Nova 96.9’s logo. But honestly, they just look ridiculous. I was on the train home today when a school boy around perhaps sixteen came on and sat down in the seat in front of me with his friend. He had on big orange Dr. Dre studio headphones in a disgusting orange colour that clashed horrifically with his blue and grey uniform. And he had them on the whole time his friend was talking to him. Talk about rude.
Not only are the headphones humungous in size, you can’t even subtly hide the fact that you don’t care about keeping a steady conversation with your mate. With them on, you’re basically projecting to the world: “I have on ridiculously large headphones so STFU and leave me alone.” I know headphones are comparably better hearing and damage wise than earphones, but when you’re paying $499 to look like a douche, then I must politely decline and refuse to have anything to do with the hype over these silly accessories.
I may not like people wearing these out of the house, but I do agree with the positive effects it does bring to the user. Because the music is not projected directly into your eardrums, damage to your cochlear is much lower. Unless you’re blasting your music at full volume that is, in which case you’re an idiot and a germ to society. So please, please only wear these fancy ass headphones in the privacy of your own home. I know you want to show them off to your mates, but you have facebook for that. And honestly, you look stupid with them on.
That is all.