Sony MDR-V150 Headphones Review

It finally happened, the headphones I’ve been using for the last two years broke.  I was listening to one of my favourite live albums, the Rolling Stone’s “Get yer ya yas out” (1970) and half way through the nine minute long performance of “Midnight Rambler” I lost the entire right channel.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff going on in the left channel on that tune, particularly Mick Taylor’s guitar work, but losing Keith Richards’ guitar part was unbearable.  After jiggling with the wire for a while trying to get the right channel to kick in, I decided to concede defeat and buy a new pair the next day.

I had been planning on purchasing a new set of headphones in the near future, but these broke at an inconvenient time finance wise and I had to go for a cheap set to hold me off until I can afford a nicer pair.  After careful consideration of my budget ($20 CAD) I decided on a set of Sony MDR-V150s that happened to be on sale where I work for $17.49 CAD.

Sony advertises these headphones as “Studio Monitor Headphones” and while they look somewhat like a set of studio monitors, the sound quality isn’t near high enough for that purpose.  They are however well suited to everyday use for non-audiophiles.

I found the bass a little weak, but a quick tweak of my EQ helped a bit.  The Highs are excellent for a set at this price.  I honestly wasn’t expecting much out of a $20 set of headphones.

Overall, I found these headphones adequate for the time being.  They will certainly make a great backup set when I finally get some extra spending money.

New Album from one of my Favourite Artists

Hey folks,

One of my favourite guitar players, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, just put out a brand new solo album.  Check It out, theres some great stuff on there.  It’s called “I feel like playing”

He’s put it up on his UG artists profile  http://artists.ultimate-guitar.com/ronniewood/music/

Give it a listen, or I’ll find you.

Top 5 Questions I get Asked Everyday at Work

I sell home electronics at a big box retail store.  I get asked alot of questions in the run of a day, but some stand out more than others.

I decided to make a list of the top 5 questions I get asked.  I also gave an explanation of what I would like to give as an answer to each, but can’t for obvious reasons.

– Can you tell me where the bathroom is?

I would never tell a customer this, but it’s actually quicker for them to hop in their car, drive to the nearest convenience store and use the bathroom there.  You see, our bathroom is located all the way at the other end of the store.

– Do you work here?

No, I just enjoy hanging out at stores all day in nice clothes.  I also enjoy stealing the employee’s name tags and wearing them for shits and giggles.

– Can I speak to a manager?

Sure you can, but honestly you would have been outa here a lot quicker if you would have let me help you with that price adjustment.  Most customer issues where I work don’t require a manager to solve.

– Is that price the best you can do?

Does this look like a fucking flea market?  Unfortunately asking big box retail stores to haggle on price is like asking a vending machine to drop its price on a bag of spicy nacho doritos.

– Can you change the channel to the Insert random sports team game?

As much as I enjoy watching the occasional sporting event on TV, if I wanted to watch said event you wouldn’t have to ask me that question.

Facebook- WTF is this?

Is it possible that facebook may have moved beyond being a useful social-networking tool into the realm of useless piece of garbage?

The concept of a site used to keep in contact (and regain contact) with friends that you may of otherwise fell out of touch with is excellent.  The problem with facebook is that it has become the center of everyones lives, they rely heavily on facebook for all their social needs.

Want to know what someone is doing every five minutes of every day? I sure don’t.  I don’t need to know that you’re trimming your toenails, or eating a fucking pizza pop then going for a walk.  Sure, your my friend and I care about your life, but do us all a favour and stop this madness while I still have a shred of sanity left.

Fuck you farmville

Hello World- My First Post

Hello World,

My name is Wade and this is my blog.  I don’t have any hopes of accomplishing anything specific on here, aside from maybe giving the world a peak inside the mind of a 20 something, Canadian male.  I guess you could say that I’m leaving the purpose of this blog open.  Hopefully this will prevent restricting myself to a particular topic.

My interests include music, art, politics, movies, television, cooking, video games, electronics and much more.  So don’t be surprised if you see any of those topics in my blog posts.

Yours truly,

Wade Mack