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Tuesday, 21 July 2020 08:20

Sony headphones: ugly, but practical

Sony headphones: ugly, but practical Image by janjf93 from Pixabay

To start off, let me make it clear that this is not a review. It's not even a full-length article. No, these are just random thoughts about an ugly pair of headphones that I use, one that nobody would buy, let alone use.

I hate headphones that cover the ear. I hate them with a passion, but I still want something that will not keep leaping out of my ears with every step I take, or every time I move my jaws.

And that's where this ugly set of phones, made by Sony, comes in. As you can see, you have a little loop around the bud itself and this can be looped around the ear.

sony headphones

This ensures that the headphone, once in place, stays put. No other set, not even the famed Bluetooth buds, can do this.

Having grown tired of having to push the phones back into my ears with every step on my morning walk, I located this set, which my wife picked up a few years back and immediately decided that they were far too ugly to even consider putting them on.

They proved to be exactly what I wanted: ugly, but practical.

It could be that my ears are a funny shape. I wouldn't rule that out altogether.

But whatever the reason, I like these headphones and only hope that when they break, I can locate another similar set.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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