Headphone shopping can be a chore. The options (and price range) have no limit, and it can be hard to tell whether you're paying for the brand or the quality. So we decided to ask an expert: Rick Ramirez, who works as a live-sound engineer, primarily at the Larimer Lounge. He didn't give us the advice we expected.
Rick Ramirez works at Larimer Lounge roughly three times per week.
As a sound engineer, Ramirez is constantly listening to music. He's the guy in the back of the venue who is in charge of everything coming through the speakers that face the audience. It's a critically important job, because a bad sound engineer can ruin a show. Ramirez is a particularly good one, but he didn't start out behind the sound board. He started out at the door, in fact.More »