Looks like I was wrong about the Koss Sporta Pro headphones. With a little help from the SRS WOW technology in my Jens of Sweden (useless without Flash installed) MP3 player. the headphones were able to deliver high quality, crystal clear sound, with enough bass boost to blow my brains out. It felt a little like I had sub woofer strapped to my head. Great sound both on the bus and on the plane to Trondheim this weekend, my latest CD purchase – Airdrawndagger by Sasha (useless without Flash, too) – sounded excellent. Who needs an iPod now, eh1?
And while we’re on the subject of purchasing music. Some people say that downloading MP3 files from the Internet kills the music industry. This might be right in some cases, I guess a lot of kids download a lot of their music instead of buying it, but for some people – like me – the MP3 technology and the Internet have opened the door to a whole new musical world. Take Matthew Good, for instance. The first song by Matthew Good I heard was from a compilation CD Hallvard had downloaded from the Internet. Great stuff, and I ended up buying every new Matthew Good and Matthew Good Band release. Airdrawndagger was an album I ordered after having heard Wavy Gravy on Digitally Imported Chillout and I just ordered What You Thought You Heard by Borialis because their excellent song Don’t Mean A Thing was played on radio.wazee.
In short: MP3 + Internet = The Good StuffTM.
I wrote this entry half a sleep. Try not to notice.