Does it make any sense to splurge on audio gear when you can buy a perfectly good pair of headphones for less than Rs. 1,000? Audio experts Ali and Akhil join host Pranay to discuss this. We start by talking about our own journeys - how we started off with the most affordable pairs of headphones we could find and eventually ended up with some really expensive pairs.
This leads to us discussing the reason behind us switching to more expensive audio gear. We talk about how we find ourselves using some of the most affordable pairs of headphones in the market as our daily drivers without any hassles. So should you upgrade at all and if yes, why? That's when Ali goes on his signature monologue to give you an in-depth understanding of what's so great about audio gear that costs a little more.
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We pick one pair of headphones in each price bracket that we are big fans of, starting as low as Rs. 700 and then the discussion starts to go haywire, with Ali talking about his favourite pair of headphones that cost more than most smartphones.
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Think that's all we've got? Wrong. Be sure to listen till the part where one of the podcasters talks about using glue to pry out a broken headphone jack and what that did to his music player and headphones. All of that and some more on this episode of Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast.