Philips SHQ1000-28 ActionFit Headphones Review

In short, these Philips SHQ1000-28 ActionFit headpones, 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, they focused more on the ruggedness … Continue reading Philips SHQ1000-28 ActionFit Headphones Review





iPod Nano 6th Generation Player Review

We’ve owned the 16 GB iPod Nano 6th generation player from Apple for a few years now.  Bought it at Best Buy for $179, the standard price back then. Over all, we very much like the 6th generation Nano. But some features that make this Nano so likeable also add to the hardships of using it. It’s a … Continue reading iPod Nano 6th Generation Player Review





Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Earbuds more resemble buds 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 … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review





How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018

This post covers how to play music from PC on Google Home speakers.  Why would you want to do this?  Well, maybe you have some local audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to cast them to your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the Google Home, Google … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018





Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017

All current Google Home smart speakers may now be used as Bluetooth speakers, thanks to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. Here, we demonstrate how to connect your tablet or phone to a Google Home smart speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to that speaker for room-filling, astonishingly awesome sounding playback given how … Continue reading Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017





Sound Check vs Replay Gain, iTunes Vs. Winamp

Sound Check in iTunes and iPods is about the same as Winamp’s Replay Gain feature.  In this piece, we discuss Sound Check vs Replay Gain. Sound Check vs Replay Gain Introduction What is Sound Check?  What is Replay Gain? The two automatic volume control mechanisms trh to ensure that the recordings in your audio library … Continue reading Sound Check vs Replay Gain, iTunes Vs. Winamp





Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review

We listened to the Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones  for several months in 2006. Played them over many evenings with several CD players, iPods, headphone amps, mixing boards, radios, and computer sound cards. WE thought them exceptional headsets for many reasons.  We’ve owned more Sony headsets than any other brand so far, and the … Continue reading Sony MDR V6 Studio Monitor Headphones Review





Technics SL-1200 MK5 Turntable Review

The Technics SL-1200 MK5 turntable system is quite versatile.  Why?  Because not only does it work well as a mobile disc jockey (DJ) record player. But it’s also gives likely the best audio possible from LP discs. Great plus for the audiophile man cave. You can’t do much better than this machine for that; not … Continue reading Technics SL-1200 MK5 Turntable Review





Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Review

We’ve owned the Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones  for a decade now. In that time, we used them with many CD players, iPods, iPads, earphone amps, and stereo receivers. Our impressions follow in this review. Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Overview Impressive dynamic headphones  with their notably full response. There’s no part of the audio frequency spectrum … Continue reading Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Review





JBL Flip 3 Charging Instructions for Longest Battery Life

These JBl Flip 3 charging instructions show how to recharge this speaker through its  hidden USB input port. In short: First, pick a right sized USB adapter. Why? Because the Flip 3 does not come with this off the shelf. JBL Flip 3 Charging Instructions Summary In this demo, we chose the iClever 3-port USB … Continue reading JBL Flip 3 Charging Instructions for Longest Battery Life