Earbuds are incredibly convenient, and there’s no arguing that slipping them in your pocket makes them super portable. But if that’s all you’re using to listen to your music, whether it’s hip-hop, classical, contemporary jazz or just Top 40 R&B, you’re missing out. It really is like watching your favorite TV show on a tiny black & white set instead of the latest ultra-high-def 4K color television.
There’s so much more to your music than you’re hearing and while you might need to make that trade-off of audiophile quality and reproductive quality versus portability when you’re on the road, certainly when you’re in your office or at home you can step up to something better! And if you’re a musician, you know exactly how important great audio reproduction can be!
That’s why I’m so enamored of the new Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO studio headphones. They’re big, but oh, the sound. My video review:
Now I’ll be honest with you, I don’t carry these with me – heck, the carrying box is big enough that either of my cats could curl up comfortably for a nap! – but when I’m in my office and able to enjoy them, the sound on the DT 1990 PRO headphones really is extraordinary.
Brand new for 2016, they’re a great choice if you’re a recording artist, foley artist or otherwise really need the best audio reproduction without regard to portability or how compact they are. And that Mini-XLR headphone jack? A bit odd, but you’ll probably just pick your favorite of the two cords (coiled or straight) and never unplug it again, so no worries!