These luxurious headphones are now 73% off


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/04/these-luxurious-headphones-are.html


These CES-honored Headphones by A-Audio are 73% off
#2

Anti vibration aluminum.

Call me old fashioned, but I like it when my speakers vibrate.


#3

… and when my vibrators speak.


#4


#5

I’m not wearing any at the moment so for me they’re 100% off!


#6

How do I get this deal?


#7

I will reveal the secret for the small sum of $79 (special offer! 73% off!)


#8

We’ve officially hit peak “curate” now. The word no longer has any specific meaning. Good job, everyone!


#9

that reminds me that I have to recurate my to-do list - the procrastinate stack needs my attention as life curator


#10

Only ship within continental US. But see, the Internet is global. So how bout mentioning that in the offer and not wasting the time of all the rest of us not unfortunate enough to live in the US.
Oh and hey, good luck with the election.


#11

welcome new user! stay a while, simply ignore posts by the BB Store, generally we’re a bunch of happy mutants here


#12

I can see why no one had the guts to put his or her name on this drek.

“A-Audio” - Yes, it always instills confidence when a company uses the same naming technique as a sleazy auto-towing company.

“super high-end” - A phrase worthy of Trump.

“coveted Honoree position” - Sounds like a participation trophy.

“3-Stage Technology that lets you toggle between passive audio, bass-enhanced, and active noise canceling modes” - You can’t “toggle” between 3 modes. By definition, a toggle is a switches between 2 modes.

“so you can curate the sound” - Curate? Good god. Are those also artisanal zinc hinges? Bespoke anti-vibration aluminum (how did you miss using the UK spelling?). Just die already. You’re only making things worse.


#13

For what it’s worth, I usually just assume that if it appears in the ‘boingboing store’ then it’s a terrible piece of crap and that if I were contemplating buying something and then saw it in the bb store I’d immediately cancel that plan. Although I can’t imagine seeing stuff anywhere else - it’s like some weird other dimension where skymall never went out of business. The only point in clicking is to be amused by the comments.


#14

weird that they don’t link to the soud guys’ review, if it’s so important. also, i’ve never heard of the sound guys, are they legit?


#15

The Zinc Hinges sounds like a support act for a slightly more successful alt-blues outfit.

Yeah, they’re, like, totally sound. You can trust them


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#16

They’re yuuge. Seriously, they look like the giant cans we used to use back in the 60s.

Looking around online, these seem to be OK for large over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones, and the stacksocial price is pretty good, though an independent review or discussion at one of the more credible audio hobbyist websites would be reassuring.


#17

I should make one of those but I keep putting it off.


#18

Luxurious you say?


#19

Of course, why not the best!?


#20

Yuck yuck!