A couple of weeks ago I ran across this list of gifts for bookworms. In it are the usual ebook readers and accessories but one thing caught my attention: the $500 pair of Sennheiser headphones. Firstly, $500? I’m assuming most people don’t have the extra cash to drop on this pair, especially considering most people can’t really tell the difference between an expensive set of headphones and cheaper sets. Secondly, I don’t listen to music, or anything else, while reading. There was a time back in the day when I could read, or do homework, while the radio or the TV was on in the background but those days are long gone. Today I find I can’t concentrate with anything on in the background. Music, especially with words, is very distracting and podcasts are right out, as is TV.
I’m guessing I’m in the minority here as the idea of headphones as a gift for readers clearly warranted an entry in the list. So I’m asking all of you, do you listen to music while reading? If so, what kind do you listen to?