Can I say it? I will.
Sony hates bald people.
I have no idea why Sony, a really large company, wants to ignore such a significant part of the male population, but it does.
I own a pair of Sony headphones. Note the very hard plastic headband.
Wear that across your naked skull for more than 5 minutes and you have a headache. Guaranteed. So I wear the headphones with the band off my head and to the back, which is at best awkward and probably looks retarded.
Hatin' on the bald man...
Tired of this, I went to Best Buy tonight. I figured that since my Sony headphones cost me all of $30, I would get a more expensive pair. With padding. In the past, I've always liked Sony headphones. But then prior to this pair, they always had padding on the headband.
I browsed all of the Sony headphones. The $65 pair. The $79 pair. All of them featured the hard plastic headband. Except for one pair: the Bluetooth-enabled, headband-padded pair that sold for only $229.
Now, I just want to say... I love music. I love the nuances of music that only a great pair of headphones can expose. But no pair of headphones is worth $229 when all I really want is comfort. Is it too much to ask that I not suffer a headache when I listen to music?
Hatin' on the bald man. Or, maybe Sony needs some bald guys in their quality assurance department. None of the Sony headphones under $100 would have made it out of the room.
"Ouch! Do it over!" would have been the cry from the tester to the clueless engineer at Sony.
Sony lost me today. I'm now a Bose fan. For $139 (which was hard to do, but I do love music) I bought the Bose Triport headphones.
Notice the headband; it's very comfortably cushioned.
Bose did a smart thing. There was a Bose display and I could try out the headphones before I bought them. Very nice.
Sony? Not at all. In fact, the Sony headbands were hidden by packaging cardboard. I had to ask a sales associate to help me learn that every pair was adorned with that hard, scalp-crushing, unyielding plastic headband.
I like my cushy Bose headphones. They love on my shiny bald head while I listen to fabulous music.