Monday, February 25, 2013

Field Testing a New Set of Cans

My Mom gave me my first pair of active noise cancelling headphones this weekend. After I bust them out of the package, I asked my dad for a few suggestions as to what songs I should first try them out on.

His responses were: Sergei Rachmaninov's, Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. My Dad then went on to tell a story about his college days. Apparently he had a buddy down the hall with an especially sweet sound system, and every day he'd go down there to blast Tchaikovsky's 5th. He also told me about the time that they were blasting the 1812 Overture out the window of his Frat house, that is, until the cops showed up to shut them down. Way to go Dad, I'm impressed!

The pieces of music were beautiful, and the headphones work great.

Here, give them a try:

By the way, I especially like the occasional very delicate hand/finger gestures from the conductor of piece by Rachmaninov. I wonder what they mean and how scripted they are, or whether he's just making all this up to look good? I'll have to get the skinny from my Dad.

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