Update: It’s voting time, so get out to your polling station on November 8 and cast your ballot! And as you do, we hope you remember this article and smile just a little about our predictions concerning Trump and Clinton’s favorite headphones.
We’ve all heard our presidential candidates speak on their favorite artists while on the campaign trail, which means they have to have a few favorite headphones, right? Looking deep into their previous interviews, party conventions, and so forth, we were able to draw conclusions on what we think our presidential candidates’ favorite cans could be.
Trump and Clinton’s Favorite Headphones
Hillary Clinton loves music as far as MajorHiFi can tell. The democratic presidential candidate married a musician – Bill Clinton loves his sax. She’s also been vocal about her support for female artists – praising Loretta Lynn, Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga for being “the best at what they do” in Billboard magazine. She also drew a slight comparison between herself and Beyonce saying, “I want to be as good a president as Beyonce is a performer.” So someone loves their pop music. We also can’t rule out (or forget) all the times we’ve seen her whip and nae-nae her way through the campaign trail. That being said, Clinton needs a headphone that is clear and accurate across the entire frequency range, so her classical music is both beautiful and rich, while giving way to natural, but hard hitting bass for when she’s practicing her next hip-hop dance routine before appearing on Ellen (or something). However, the bass shouldn’t bury the treble she loves so much in her pop music. We figure Hillary Clinton’s favorite headphones are probably Audio Technica’s MSR7. It is lightweight and easy enough for her to pack up on the campaign trail. It’ll play her music with pristine quality while still allotting for natural bass and warmth.
When she’s looking for an even higher-res headphone, she opts for the open-back HD 800S by Sennheiser. This allows her classical music to really breathe while still not forgoing too much of the bass we all know she loves so much. The 800S also does well to deliver on the classic rock Hillary grew up on to include artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Trump, on the other hand, is a big supporter of classic and pop rock. During the Republic National Convention Donald Trump walked out to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” who P.S. was not about it and tried to get the presidential elect to stop using their music for his promotional purposes. Trump has also played Paul Rodgers’ “All Right Now,” AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long, and The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” while campaigning. With these musical choices and an your face attitude, we’ve come to believe Trump is somewhat of a BEATS guy.
He likes big, bombastic, and booming bass to thump through his music like his voice does during and over anyone in a conversation. He also lives pretty lavish and likes his headphones to look the same. For that reason, when he’s not bumping Beats he’s wearing something a bit more premium and luxurious, like the American-made Grado GS1000e.
Trump is all about these headphones because they’re hand-crafted by hard-working hands in America (Brooklyn, New York to be exact). The wood accent has that touch of classical sophistication while the open-back design delivers lush musical instrumentation with precision that allows him to hear as each guitar string is plucked – perfect for all of his oldie but goodies rock collection.
Which headphones do you think are potential favorite headphones for our presidential candidates? Sound off in the comments section below.