Headphones

After watching BoA’s Eien PV, I have been wondering what kind of headphones she was wearing. They look pretty neat.

I’ve been meaning to get new headphones because the ones I have (Sennheiser PXC-250), although fine to use on the train, aren’t all that portable. I was looking at the Koss KSC-75 headphones. I’m sure they sound good enough, but they’re just not especially attractive.

So, I started looking around for headphone models that look similar to BoA’s. I came up with a couple of Audio Technica headphones that were somewhat similar, but not exactly the same. I then found out that BoA has done commercials for Audio Technica and that she used their equipment during her THE FACE tour, so I was pretty sure that it was Audio Technica headphones she was wearing in the PV.

  • Audio Technica
  • Audio Technica
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  • Audio Technica Wallpaper
  • Audio Technica Wallpaper

If you look at the screen caps below you can see that the headphones have a semi-transparent “ear loop” (not sure what they’re called), they are white on the outside and black on the inside, have a white cord and the hinge that the “ear loop” thing is attached to is not white.

Headphones

After browsing Audio Technica’s Japanese website I found a model that looks just like the ones BoA is wearing in the music video: The ATH-EQ300M WH.

ATH-EQ300M

ATH-EQ300M in package

As far as I can tell these aren’t for sale in Europe (and definitely not in Sweden), but I found a place in Korea where you can order them. I really need some new headphones right now, so I thought that I’d take a gamble and order these ones. They’re not overly expensive (about $25 incl. shipping), so it’s not that big a deal if they’re no good. We’ll see what they sound like if and when I get them :)