Unless you’re somewhat of an audiophile, or you stumbled upon Sound Lion during a chance jaunt around Harvard Square, you probably still recognize the Apple earbud as the industry standard. It’s not. When customers first enter Sound Lion, they are quite often amazed at the breadth of audio companies that exist, and now they share a single retailer.
No they don’t carry Bose, but as they’ll quickly tell you, “We have headphones that make Bose sound like a broken tractor running over a field of chalk boards.” While that may be an exaggeration, Sound Lion really does boast an impressive selection of leading industry brands: Sennheiser, Klipsch, V-Moda… the list goes on and on. Want to boost your local style rep? They carry Beats by Dre and Skullcandy, too. In fact, whatever it is you’re looking for in a set of headphones, the team at Sound Lion can tailor your search in order to optimize your Personal Listening Experience. They recognize that each pair of headphones is going to sound slightly different to each listener, and that’s where their expertise comes in. Give them your price point, your listening intentions, and your genre of choice and they’ll let you try a few sets from which you will almost undoubtedly discover the headphones of your dreams.
Sound Lion deviates from other audio retailers because they actually let you test all of their products in-store, allowing you to make an informed purchase. Order headphones online and, while you’re likely to get something that sounds pretty good, it probably wouldn’t have been your first choice had you had the opportunity to line it up side-by-side with comparable products. Sound Lion is the only store that stocks such high-quality headphones and speakers, and that’s how it’s become one of Harvard Square's most promising young businesses. The burgeoning company is set to open a new store in the Burlington Mall in just weeks, but until then, stop by the Harvard Square location and let its knowledgeable staff give your ears the pleasure they deserve.