Auvio® Earbuds, Pearl Buds 3300271 Review

The quest for an equivalent pair of earbud accessories, to Apple’s stock iPod buds continues, with this examination of the Auvio® Earbuds 3300271 Pearl Buds. In this Auvio® earbuds review. we compared these two earphones, side-by-side, on the same music, starting first with the Auvios. The first impression of the 3300271 Pearl Buds, was that they sounded pretty good; notably … Continue reading Auvio® Earbuds, Pearl Buds 3300271 Review



Auvio® Earbuds, Element 3300352 Headset Headphones Review

True to that form are these   Auvio® Earbuds, Element 3300352 Headphones, which I recently paid $13 for these earbuds on sale at Radio Shack (normally $19.99). They’re designed specifically with a great bass response as a primary objective, and boy, do these have great bass!  Not just boomy bass either.  For the notably small size of the … Continue reading Auvio® Earbuds, Element 3300352 Headset Headphones Review



Review: Auvio® 3300465 Kids Music In Ear Earbuds Headphones for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Definitely for the novice listener, and not the audiophile.  In this Auvio® earbuds review, I feel guilty about saying that these  Auvio® 3300465 Good Kids Music In Ear Earbuds Headphones with Carrying Case  are high fidelity. The treble frequencies are muted and distorted, and the bass is weak, with some of the lowest bass notes in my favorite songs … Continue reading Review: Auvio® 3300465 Kids Music In Ear Earbuds Headphones for iPhone, iPod, and iPad



Sony MDR-7509 Professional Earphones Studio Monitor Headphones Review

The Sony MDR 7509 professional studio monitor 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-7509s appear similar to the MDR-V500 and 7506, units, also by Sony, tested previously, and reviewed elsewhere … Continue reading Sony MDR-7509 Professional Earphones Studio Monitor Headphones Review



Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Headset 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 Headset 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 Earphones Headset 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 Earphones Headset 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 ActionFit SHQ1000-28 Waterproof, Sweat Proof 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 ActionFit SHQ1000-28 Waterproof, Sweat Proof 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 … Continue reading Technics SL-1200 MK5 Direct Drive Turntable System Review