I made some cash from my job this summer, and I got some monetary presents for graduation gifts from family and friends, so I'm going to buy some stuff that I've been eye-ing for a while.
I already got a laptop (Toshiba M645-S4047). Not too high end, but I thought it was nice for its price (a bunch of my friends are bragging about their fancy i7 processors, but they also shelled out like 1.5-2k, so jokes on them!).
And I got a fridge (Black & Decker) for $58 bucks, 1.7 cubic feet, I think. Big enough for me. :D
And a 4-in-1 printer from HP. I am going to love this thing. The one thing I absolutely hated when I went to a summer school two years ago was having to go down 3 stories and over half a building just to print something, and now I can do it right from my room, as well as copy, scan, and fax.
Now, I want to get some headphones and an mp3 player.
I've been looking at two possibilities for headphones. I was first thinking about the Dr. Dre Beats Studio, but then I thought, "No, I don't want to spend $300 or whatever exorbitant amount." I'd like to keep it on the low 100s, at least.
So there's the Audio Technica ATH A700s.
I'm actually confused about these, since I'm seeing two different pictures for the A700s. One has kind of a flat, black shell on each ear, while the other one has blue, dome-shaped ones. Are they still the same headphone? Just look at the first few results of google images.
I'm also looking at the Sennheiser HD 555. They seem to have the same structural make as the 595s, but are quite a bit cheaper. Is the difference just sound quality?
Anyways, the MSRP for the ATH A700 is $300, which I find hilarious, and the Sennheiser HD 555 retail for $170, which is slightly less hilarious, but still hilarious. That's not really an issue, though, since eBay has the ATH A700s in the $100-120 price range, and the 555s get as low as $90, possibly even lower.
I feel like the MSRP is greatly overpriced, so comparison against it isn't exactly super-reliable. That leaves me still wondering if those costs are decent deals for the headphones. Also, anyone have personal experience with these headphones? Any issues that I might have? I hear both builds are very sturdy, and will last me several years without even slight wear and tear.
Also, I'm probably gonna get a Zune HD. Like the iPod touch, but with more memory, cheaper, and HD radio. Fewer apps, but I don't consider myself an "app" kind of guy. A lot of them seem stupid and gimmicky anyway. Anyone have a reason I shouldn't get the Zune HD? I'm not too familiar with the market for mp3 players that aren't made by Apple. I could possibly be convinced to get the iPod touch, but it costs an awful lot...
And with that, I'd be set, I think! Laptop, Printer, Fridge, mp3 player, headphones. Any other purchase that would be worthwhile? Perhaps... an 80-inch TV!?!?!?!?
And as a reward for making it all the way through this blog (my general faith in humanity makes me believe that you read it):
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Some smooth jazz!
And if that's not your cup of tea, then the only other option is Satriani.
EDIT: man that video got fucked up. It was really cool, too! Idk what happened to it. Anyway, at one point he starts playing with his teeth, like the sick, sick person he is.