Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review

I listened to the Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones  for several months in 2006, and played them over many evenings with several CD players, iPods, headphone amps, mixing boards, radios, and computer sound cards.  I thought them exceptional audio listening devices in lots of ways.  I’ve owned more Sony headsets than any other brand. They look … Continue reading Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review



iTunes Sound Check Vs. Winamp Replay Gain

Sound Check in iTunes and iPods is the same as Winamp’s Replay Gain feature. The two automatic volume control mechanisms attempt to ensure that the recordings in your audio library play at roughly the same average volume level.  This reduces the differences in volumes as one recording ends and the next one begins. Each method suffers various pros and … Continue reading iTunes Sound Check Vs. Winamp Replay Gain



Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones Review

I’ve owned the Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones  for several years now. In that time, I’ve used them with various CD players, iPods, iPads, headphone amps, and stereo receivers. Impressions follow in this review. These dynamic headphones highly impressed me with their notably full response. There’s no part of the audio frequency spectrum that this audio head-gear fails to … Continue reading Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones Review



Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review

For the $20 I paid for these  Skullcandy Ink’d S2IKDZ-003 Earbuds,  I felt I got way more value than that, in terms of full and rich low sounds, non distorted mid range, and clear highs up to 12 kilohertz or so.  No raspy sounds at these frequencies here, as so many of the cheaper in-ear speaker sets produce.  I’ve … Continue reading Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review



Philips SHQ1000-28 Waterproof In-Ear Sports Headphones Review

In short, these Philips In-Ear Sports Headphones, in the earbuds style,   are not high fidelity, But they are very durable, sweat proof, waterproof (as long as you leave the rubber cups that cover the drivers in place), well-fitting, designed for sports applications, comfortable, and not bad sounding.  Clearly however, Philips focused more on the ruggedness … Continue reading Philips SHQ1000-28 Waterproof In-Ear Sports Headphones Review



Technics SL-1200 MK5 Direct Drive Turntable System Review

The Technics SL-1200 MK5 Turntable System is quite versatile, because not only does it function quite well as a mobile disc jockey (DJ) record player, but also represents a veritable pinnacle of the best audio reproductions possible from LP discs, for the man cave of the most discriminating audiophiles.   You can’t do much better than this machine … Continue reading Technics SL-1200 MK5 Direct Drive Turntable System Review



iPod 6th Generation Nano Review

I’ve owned the 16 GB iPod 6th Generation Nano portable media player from Apple for a few years now.  Bought it at Best Buy for $179, the standard price. Over all, I very much like the 6th generation Nano, though some of the qualities that make this version of the Nano so likeable also contribute to the difficulties … Continue reading iPod 6th Generation Nano Review



How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library

There are free ways to   copy songs   from one or more   iPods   into your   iTunes library, even if you do not have the original copies of the music in your iTunes library.  WARNING: You’d be committing a crime by duplicating music for which you own no license for; particularly if you distribute said music to others … Continue reading How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library



Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web.  Victor Reader has now been Internet enabled, via wireless connectivity through standard WiFi.   Firmware releases since 2013, have added … Continue reading Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation



Philips SHS3200 Earhook Sports Headphones Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Sports Headphones more resemble earbuds than headphones, and due to the ear hook feature, that effectively attaches the earphone to your ears, these are well-suited for those sports minded folks, who love listening to their tunes on a morning jog or while bench pressing at the gym. In our tests, with the hook in … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earhook Sports Headphones Review