Most of us carry our music on some sort of iDevice, which is definitely handy. My iPod is portable, sleek and sturdy, allowing me to hear any music that I desire in any time and place. It is light and fits neatly in a pocket, which is why I take it virtually everywhere. However, one of the key drawbacks to this is that the earbuds that go with an iPod or other portable media devices tend to have really horrible sound quality. I don’t mind having less than ideal sound while I am at the gym, but sometimes I want to hear my music in its intended high quality.
To deal with this problem, I have begun having a nicer set of headphones at home and a standard set of earbuds for times when I am on the go. It can be difficult to find fitting headphones for when I am at home because there are many brands on the market that claim to be premium while offering earbud quality and clarity. In fact, most of the brands seem to fall into this category. Sennheiser is the exception to the rule.
Sennheiser already is one of my favorite audio brands, but they have really outdone themselves with the Sennheiser RS 220. These wireless headphones actually offer better quality than most wired headphones thanks a new proprietary technology known as DSSS, which stands for Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. I don’t really understand how the technology works, but I can assure you that it does, indeed, really work. It involves splitting the sound between several different frequencies, which actually improves its quality.
The Sennheiser RS 220 can flood your eardrums with up to 106 decibels of sound as long as you stay in the generous 100 meter price range. They come with a rechargeable battery pack that will keep you in music for up to eight hours at a time. In addition, there are controls actually on the headphones that allow you to change volume, move through tracks and more. They are the perfect solution for listening to music at home. You can get up and walk around, pause tracks when the phone rings, and generally live your life—doing so with high quality music.
I spend so much on music and music storage that buying a nice pair of headphones seems like a no-brainer. My music collection is worth very little if I can never hear it in its full glory. Further, I am a lover of convenience. The Sennheiser RS 220 headphones seem to have been designed with people like me in mind. All I can say is: it’s about time!
If you are dying for a pair of your own, you may have to wait a few weeks, until the headphones have been released in all American markets. A few pair are trickling out into the internet and brick and mortar specialty shops, so you may be able to enjoy your music in peace tonight if you make a few inquiries.