Reply Fridays #8

It’s Monday, so it’s time to write my Friday article?

Once again, the week got away from me, and I’m replying to replies a few days late.

But hey, I put up some new headphone content today. Which is what you’re all really here for, right?

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I had 75 notifications this week. Yikes!

BrecMadak follows up on their quest for a good Metal/Rock headphone, and points out that AKG hasn’t done a good job keeping their web site up to date. A little baffling, considering all that Samsung cash they got, isn’t it? :)

James shares his impressions of the Steelseries Arctis Pro and GameDAC. I love posts like this that provide different perspectives that aren’t mine.

Misbah asks if the AKG Samsung Galaxy headphones sound better than the Bose SoundTrue Ultras. A good question…and they’re actually in the same ballpark!

Also, regrettably, it seems like Bose has cancelled that pair in favor of focusing on the rest of their lineup. Bose has largely moved away from passive headphones in the last few years. The most disappointing discontinuation for me personally was their excellent QC25, which I still think was a little better than the 35 for some uses due to its lighter weight and easy-to-replace AAA battery.

JJ asks if I can compare the Cowin E8’s to the M50X’s. Unfortunately, I’ve never heard the E8's…and I’m not that personally interested in buying a pair. Since I have to buy everything I review, I’m probably not giving JJ the answer they were looking for!

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Mike asks me to share my definition of fun listening vs critical listening. That’s an interesting question, and one with a specific answer that I was all too happy to provide! He then also shared a bunch of things he was considering purchasing, and thankfully he didn’t ask me which one was the absolute best.

That’s it for this week plus a weekend! Maybe the next one will actually come out on Friday…who can say? I certainly can’t. But I can tell you how to write a viral self-help article and it’s a method that’s guaranteed to probably not fail!

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