I just had a look at the logs generated by searches done through the search box on the sidebar. Quite interesting. Recently, someone has searched repeatedly for the following words and phrases:
Some of these phrases even made it to the list of the ten most popular searches. Do an empty search and have a look for yourself. How bored were you, Klas?1
My search for a pair of new headphones finally paid off today. I went to four stores before I found what I was looking for. The first two stores only sold the Koss Porta Pro. It’s a popular pair, but I wanted to test headphones from other manufacturers, too, just to have something to compare the Koss headphones with.
The third store I went to, a store belonging to a large Norwegian franchise called Expert, had some other brands, both Sony and Philips. I found a Philips set with noise cancellation at a reasonable price and I asked the clerk if I could test them. No can do, I had to buy them before I could take the out of the sealed box. And they didn’t have any set up for demonstration.
What the fuck is that all about?
Am I supposed to buy a pair of headphones without listening to them first? I asked the clerk if they had the same policy on televisions sets. They didn’t, but I still couldn’t test the headphones. Naturally, I didn’t buy anything in that store. This is one of the reasons why I usually don’t shop anything in stores belonging to large franchises. They don’t give a fuck about they costumers and the people working in the stores usually don’t know jack shit about the stuff they’re selling.
So I went to Hi-Fi Klubben instead. I’ve bought every piece of hi-fi equipment I own there, and I’m not sure why I didn’t just go there in the first place. They had a wall of headphones I could test, and I got all the time I needed. I compared a lot of Sennheiser headsets, and considered a pair, but the price was a little high compared to the Koss headphones. In the end I bought a pair Koss Sporta Pro headphones. They’re the same as the Porta Pro, except that you can flip the head strap and make it a neck strap instead. A great feature if you’re wearing a bicycle helmet - which I should also buy soon.
Not sure if it’s you, but that’s my best guess. I should probably log IP addresses on the search, too ↩︎
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