May 14, 2009

THINGS THAT DON’T SUCK: A long time ago I mentioned my inexpensive Sennheiser PX-100 headphones, with which I replaced the lame earbuds my iPod came with. It’s now been going on 5 years, and they still work perfectly. (I had doubts about the ruggedness of their folding setup, but it’s held up fine). In fact, the Insta-Daughter has permanently “borrowed” them for her iPod, so I just bought another pair. Speaking of which, I just upgraded to a new iPod Classic and I like it a lot. To my surprise, it’s actually not bad watching videos on it, too. I downloaded a Star Trek episode (“I, Mudd” — mentioned here the other day) and it was quite watchable.

Note that there’s a closed-ear version of the Sennheisers, too, but I haven’t tried that one out. The reviews are decent, though.