For a shop that opened up about 2 months ago, SoundLion in Harvard Square boasts an impressive inventory of both high and low end headphones and audio equipment. What impressed me first when we walked into SoundLion was the decor. The wood heavy interior adds atmosphere, making me almost feel like I’m in a studio. The front displays are full of nostalgic pieces like old vinyls and record players, something the music appreciators would love. The friendly staff was very helpful and knew what they were talking about. Compared to an average place where headphones are sold, SoundLion kills the competition with great customer service. The staff are easy to talk to and willing to help. When you ask them an opinion, they give it to you boldly. Some are fans of the Monster brand, and some are fans of the refined Sennheiser company. I myself prefer the cleaner and clearer Sennheiser headphones than the Beats by Dr. Dre. What I love about the store is that, they embrace that internal conflict among audiophiles. They place both company’s tables next to each other, and tell you to have at it. SoundLion does away with the frivolous advertising war and does something other stores haven’t caught on to yet. They give you a simple display and tell you to make a choice. Making the focus on the headphones rather than the celebrity ofthe brands, helps establish SoundLion as a serious business.
The first minute you walk in, you know this store is about audio and audio only. You can’t help but respect what these people are doing over at SoundLion. A tight run business, you get the feeling of care and attention when you walk in. Where other electronic stores would rather forget you are there SoundLion has the staff that makes you feel at home.
They carry great inventory with great products from various companies like Sennheiser, Monster, Skull Candy, and Bowers & Wilkins. Lexi G, a member of the staff at SoundLion broke down the company’s goal as this, “Enhance your personal listening experience…get a chance to come in and try and bunch of different headphones that you can only [usually] buy online”. Whatever their goal is, it’s working. Definitely come check out SoundLion in Harvard Square and you won’t be disappointed at the level of service you get.
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