Should You Spend More Than Rs. 1,000 on Headphones?

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Should You Spend More Than Rs. 1,000 on Headphones?

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.

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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.

(Also seeHow to Buy: The Ideal Headphones)

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. 

(Also seeBest Headphones and Earphones Under Rs. 5,000)

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.

(Also seeTech 101: Things You Need to Know Before Buying Headphones)

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Pranay Parab Pranay is in charge of podcasts and videos at Gadgets 360. Over the years, he has written over 500 tutorials on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. He has also written in-depth reported features on the intersection of technology and culture, reviewed fitness wearables, been the social media manager, started two podcasts, and produced several tech videos. He loves travelling, particularly to places not frequented by tourists. He keeps running half-marathons across the country and hopes to complete ...More
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