Monday, January 3, 2011

The New Year

I haven't been on any hikes worth talking about since the last time i put up a post, which was all the way back in October. I was busy studying for school and it paid off because i got some pretty good grades. Soon, I'll have to return to school and start studying again. I wish all my semesters could be as easy and relaxed as the first one, and I'm already near the beginning of my fourth one. Time flies when you're having fun.

And it's definitely been fun. We haven't been hiking recently because of the rain, but we've been out surfing when we can. Even though i can skateboard, getting good at surfing is like learning to skateboard all over again, except when i eat it i don't bleed all over the place.

Also, I got a new toy to play with - the Sennheiser HD 650s. Of course, headphones as good as those need a headphone amp so i just picked up a Total Bithead. The bithead probably doesn't do the 650s justice, but it's all i'm willing to buy now, and when i have more money i'll get a better amp. For now, I'll manage with the bithead.

At $500 they ain't cheap, but i got the 650s for a lower price than that; i wouldn't have wasted $500 on those headphones because i knew i could find them for cheaper if i waited for the right time. I ordered them right before black friday, but a mixup didn't let me see them until the day before Christmas. All's well now, and they are quite good headphones. I like them because they're comfortable, which is probably due to the fact that they are circumaural, or full size headphones. I can wear my glasses and wear the headphones basically all day without any discomfort. After a while, the headphones don't even feel like they're there and listening to them is like being in a room filled with a massive sound system.

I'm not an audiophile, but I do like my music to sound good, and I've already used the HD 595s so i figured that i couldn't go wrong by sticking to the Sennheiser brand.

Now, back to hikes and stuff. This week Kevin wanted to try a hike and if the weather is nice, we're gonna try it on Thursday.


The headphones