How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker.  Alexa then starts listening for a follow-up command / question.  The wake word is how you “get her attention,” so to speak.  … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

How to change Amazon Echo Dot name?  You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  This word is the name you call out to wake up the voice assistant.  The speaker then begins listening for a command.  Calling Alexa’s name … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name



Sony MDR-7509HD Studio Monitor Professional Earphones Headphones Review

The Sony MDR 7509HD studio monitor professional headphones  worked very well for the year that we owned them, and in that time, we played them with many CD players, televisions, iPods, and headphone amps. Found them to be pretty fair audio devices in several respects. The MDR-7509HDs appear similar to the MDR-V500 and 7506, units, also by Sony, tested previously, and reviewed elsewhere in … Continue reading Sony MDR-7509HD Studio Monitor Professional Earphones Headphones Review



Sony MDR-V500DJ Professional DJ Headphones Earphones Review

I owned the Sony MDR-V500DJ Professional DJ Headphones for twenty years. So I’ve used them with numerous and varied CD players, iPods, mixing boards, headphone amps, and touring preamps. We found them to be exceptional audio devices in numerous aspects on our mobile disc jockey gigs. These dynamic earphones offer probably the best sound of any … Continue reading Sony MDR-V500DJ Professional DJ Headphones Earphones Review



Sony DJ Headphones MDR-V700dj Earphones Review

We owned the   Sony MDR-V700 DJ headphones  for a few years in around 2004, and used them with varied CD players, iPod Nanos, headphone amps, and mixers at numerous mobile DJ gigs.  While the durability of the MDR-V700DJ was very noticeable, we nonetheless were disappointed with these phones over all, particularly in how they sounded. Due to their solid construction, … Continue reading Sony DJ Headphones MDR-V700dj Earphones Review



Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions

You may wish to reset Amazon Dot Bluetooth speaker because perhaps you are unable to discover it from other Bluetooth devices. Or perhaps it’s playing in a stuttering, broken-up way. Sometimes the connection information stored inside the Dot can become corrupt, and a factory reset is the only way to restore it to a known-good state.  Indeed, … Continue reading Amazon Gen 2 Dot Bluetooth Speaker Reset Instructions



Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions

You may wish to factory reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps. Resetting unlinks the Echo Dot from its current Amazon … Continue reading Echo Dot Gen 2 Smart Speaker Factory Reset Instructions



Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Earphones MDR 7506 Headset Review

We owned the Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones, model MDR-7506  for we over a decade, and so we’ve played them with many CD players, headphone amps, iPods, mixing boards, USB audio interfaces, and stereo receivers. We found them exceptional audio devices in many dimensions. These headphones appear very similar to the MDR-V500 Dynamic Headphones Review, that we’ve also owned and discussed. … Continue reading Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Earphones MDR 7506 Headset Review



How to Fix a Skipping CD Audio Disc

We’ve played compact discs (CDs) for over thirty three years now. We listen to them daily.  So they have become a mainstay of our music listening regimen.  Since we always look for deals, especially on used CDs, we find our share of CDs that skip.  So, learning how to fix a skipping CD allowed us to “save” … Continue reading How to Fix a Skipping CD Audio Disc



How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean

In this post, we show how to wipe an iPod Nano 3 clean, and restore it to default settings. Note though, that this routine does not delete the media files on your Nano right away.  These erase the next time you plug the Nano into a device running iTunes. How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 … Continue reading How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean