A cool new product came across my desk, and I think you guys would really be interested in them. They are a pair of Limited Edition New York Yankees Headphones made by BiGR Audio out in California, and man, are these things sweet.
I've never used anything aside from the crappy headphones that came with my iPod, and I can't believe the incredible difference these BiGR headphones made. For those of you that know me in real life (wait, this isn't real life?) you know I'm a bit of an amateur tech geek. I like to do my research when it comes to electronics, and I put these BiGR 's to the test. First up was a limited edition gold pressed CD of Pink Floyd's 1971 album Meddle that I have tucked away in my collection (nerd alert). I was blown away, plain and simple. The headphones give an amazing sound, and I heard elements of the record that I never knew existed.
From there, I went to the iPod (and the mp3's that come with it) and I was very impressed. As I said, I'm a bit of a geek, so I'm sure to rip my own music at high bit rates. But even with internet sourced mp3 files, sound was a tremendous improvement over the stock headphones. For those that care about the particulars, I figured out my test like this:
Testing the highs: Listened to a bunch of horns and guitars the first night...Mostly old Mighty Mighty Bosstones and then some Gov't Mule and Derek Trucks Band.
Testing the lows: Old school rap, all day long. Wu-Tang, Beastie Boys, Redman and lots and lots of Biggie
Testing the power: Soundboard recording of Metallica's set from the Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium (practically made my head explode. and yes, that's a good thing!)
All in all, I was incredibly pleased with these headphones. They don't feel big and bulky, and they have an extra long cord (with volume and phone controls) that I found convenient to use while working. They also come in a reusable bamboo box to keep them safe when not in use.
They retail for $199 (worth it) but as a special for my readers, you can use coupon code baldvinny to save you $70 off of your purchase on www.bigraudio.com
As if saving money wasn't good enough, the fine folks at BiGR Audio have graciously donated a pair of headphones to give away. To enter, you must follow both @BaldVinny and @BiGRAudio on Twitter, and send a tweet to both accounts using the hash tag #BVSentMe. One winner using that hash tag will be randomly chosen to receive their very own pair of Limited Edition Yankee Headphones ( BiGR will choose the winner, so don't try to bribe me!).