Headphone News – Feb 1, 2010

Koss Financial Woes

In preparing for her defense in the alleged $31 million fraud against Koss, Sue Sachdeva’s attorneys have made multiple moves to protect their clients medical records, and may try to use mental illness as a defense. One would think that, if true, stealing tens of millions of dollars for clothes is crazy at face value — hopefully that’s not a good enough excuse.

More here.

Audio Technica AT-HA35i

at-ha35i-large1Expected to be introduced in Japan next month, the Audio Technica AT-HA35i will dock your iPod and take the digital information from the device for higher quality listening. Figure on a roughly $500 price tag.

Rear panel shows a digital output. Wooohooo!

Rear panel shows a digital output. Wooohooo!

More here, and here.

No headphone partying allowed!

In 2008, a group of demonstrators who were “listening to music on headphones and dancing to honor “the individualist spirit for which Jefferson is known,” were told to stop by park officials. When Mary B. Oberwetter, one of the demonstrators, refused and asked why she was arrested. Charges were later dropped.

Then, in 2009, Mary sued claiming her free speech rights were curtailed. Last week U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled the memorial is not a public forum for demonstration:

jefferson“”The purpose of the memorial is to publicize Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, so that critics and supporters alike may contemplate his place in history,” Bates wrote. “The Park Service prohibits all demonstrations in the interior of the memorial, in order to maintain ‘an atmosphere of calm, tranquillity, and reverence.’

More here, but long story short: Headphone partying in dead guy’s memorials is not allowed.

:dunno Wasn’t on my agenda.

That’s the headphone news for the day.

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