There are so many devices capable of connecting to the Internet these days that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Which is where you, dear MakeUseOf reader, can help. In this week’s MakeUseOf Poll we want to know what device you are using to read these words. And these words. And indeed these words.
Sennheiser Sends Its Regards
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “What Is The Best Brand For Headphones?”
Out of a total of 713 votes, 5.9% chose AKG, 6.2% chose Beats, 15.7% chose Bose, 4.6% chose Grado, 0.7% chose JVC, 1.1% chose Panasonic, 3% chose Philips, 40% chose Sennheiser, 7.7% chose Sony, and 15.2% chose “another option” not listed in the poll.
This is an astonishing result for Sennheiser, which picked up 40% of the vote despite being just one of nine named options while also having to compete with the undoubtedly vague and potentially huge “Other?”
We would surmise that Sennheiser has hit the sweet spot between quality and affordability. There may be better brands out there, but if their headphones are pricier than they should be then mainstream consumers will never get to experience the auditory experience they offer.
Comment Of The Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from RandomWalk, Eric N, and MrX. Comment Of The Week goes to Theo E, who won with this comment:
I’ve been using Sennheiser for years because they have the flattest frequency response and they last forever. I’ve had some durability issues with AKG, but the sound is always spot on. My favorite for just enjoying music is an old pair of Koss Pro 4AA cans from 1973. They’ve made three trips to Koss for restoration (at no cost!) and still sound fantastic.
What Device Are You Using Right Now?
This week we want you to tell us which device you are currently using. It’s about as simple a question as we could possibly ask, as you merely need to angle your eyes downwards to remind yourself what you’re looking at. That is if you don’t already know. Which is unlikely.
This question taps into the ever-expanding list of devices capable of connecting to the Internet. There are so many that together they form the Internet Of Things, though we suspect you’re not reading this using your fridge or toaster.
We can probably guess what the big-hitters in this poll will be, but it should be interesting to see the final pecking order.
Please tell us what device you are currently using by voting in the poll above and then take to the comments below to tell us how and why you find yourself using that device at this moment in time. Remember, there’s an awesome T-shirt in it for the person responsible for the coveted Comment Of The Week.
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