Sony MDR-V4 Digital Dynamic Stereo Headphones Earphones Review

We’ve owned the Sony MDR-V4 Headphones for several years, and so, have played them with numerous CD players, iPads, mixing boards, headphone amps, and stereo receivers. The MDR-V4 dynamic earphones offer good sound of any unit in their price class. They reproduce the high frequencies clearly, and not too strong on the bass, especially once you’ve adapted to listening to … Continue reading Sony MDR-V4 Digital Dynamic Stereo Headphones Earphones Review



Sony Make Believe Headphones DR-EX12iP Earphones Review

The Sony Make Believe DR-EX12iP Earbuds  shine in their crystal clear high-end, treble clarity, but at the expense of an unmistakable bass presence. The 9mm drivers here, while pretty good at reproducing the musical highs without appearing to back away from the task, the lows, owing to the very small size of these buds, do … Continue reading Sony Make Believe Headphones DR-EX12iP Earphones Review



Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones Earphones Review

While the Bose QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise cancelling headphones likely cost more than practically any other consumer grade over-ear headphone, you’ll get what you pay for. We sampled these recently at a local Sam’s Club warehouse, and found their music reproduction highly realistic with rich-but-not-boomy bass, flowing mid range, and delicate yet assertive highs.  Additionally of … Continue reading Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones Earphones Review



Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation

The Victor Reader Stream New Generation media player adds numerous wireless capabilities to the Victor Reader technology set. You can download firmware updates directly to it without a personal computer, play Internet radio stations, download talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS), get National Federation for the Blind (NFB) News Line … Continue reading Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation



Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Pros and Cons

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an aural bit stream compression technique that has supplanted other popular, yet older compression algorithms like MP3, and to date, it appears to be the best lossy audio compression standard. That is, for a given bit rate, you’ll experience the highest quality sound from AAC.  Indeed, it features excellent sound … Continue reading Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Pros and Cons



Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review

A diamond of surge suppressing power strips, the Belkin Isolator Surge Protector, model F5C980-TEL not only guards against voltage spikes and electrical noise arriving via the power line, but also reduces inter-device noise transfer, between devices,  plugged into it. The unit features eight 120-volt AC outlets, organized into four banks of two, and each bank contains hefty … Continue reading Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review



Logitech Squeezebox Boom WiFi Internet Radio and Network Music System Review

Rich full stereo sound, thousands of Internet radio stations to choose from, numerous apps that play audio as well, and a full-function remote control. These key features describe the 2008 vintage Logitech Squeezebox Boom Network Music System, model X-RB2, with Internet radio.  This highly small, yet high fidelity system is a fully self-contained unit with an … Continue reading Logitech Squeezebox Boom WiFi Internet Radio and Network Music System Review



How to Clean DVD and CD Media Discs, Tips, Advice

We’ve worn glasses with anti reflective, anti glare coatings for many years, and also, own many thousands of CDs, DVDs, and Blu Ray discs.  Both glasses and discs become soiled or damaged from essentially the same dirt sources such as oily fingerprints, dust, and scratches, and both demand the same gentle cleaning methods to restore them … Continue reading How to Clean DVD and CD Media Discs, Tips, Advice



Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review

Bought another set of natural-sounding in ear earphones that are a marked improvement over the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds that came with iPods prior to 2014; those being the   Apple Earpods Earbuds. At roughly $30 per pair, these earphones cost about the same as Apple’s earlier stock model, but feature significantly improved sound and fit.  After having … Continue reading Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review



iWorld Earbuds, Sonic Series, with Mic Headset Review

We examine the iWorld Sonic Earbuds with Microphone in this iWorld earbuds review.  Once again, an offering like this has dubbed iWorld as a provider of highly affordable, decent over all quality accessory products for the iPhone/iPad and MP3 player markets. Many consider iWorld buds and earphones an acceptable alternative to the much more pricey, yet generally better performing offerings … Continue reading iWorld Earbuds, Sonic Series, with Mic Headset Review