Philips SHQ3000 Earphones Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones Review

As poor-performing as the SHQ1000-28s are in my view, Philips did a complete turnaround when they developed these Philips SHQ3000 Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones. A definite improvement, these Action Fit in-ear, in-canal headphones not only sound much better than those waterproof SHQ1000-28s, but also feature flexible earhooks that are not only comfortable, but that stubbornly hold the earbuds at the … Continue reading Philips SHQ3000 Earphones Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones Review



iWorld Earbuds, Stealth Sound Headphones Headset Review

Called Stealth Sound, presumably, because those around you will not hear your music if you’re properly wearing these, as is typical for iWorld, they’ve again devised a cheap, brightly colored, reasonably well performing headset accessory for the CD and MP3 portable player users. The Stealth Sound series is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod players and a … Continue reading iWorld Earbuds, Stealth Sound Headphones Headset Review



iWorld Earbuds, Matrix Neons with Mic Headset Review

In this iWorld earbuds review, we focus on the iWorld Matrix Earbuds line of noise isolating, in-ear headphones. These feature highly flexible cables, a microphone for hands-free operation of cell phones, iPods, and Android media players bright pink and lime green in color, and, these iWorld earbuds are marketed in the under-ten-dollar earphone niche.  Often however, they can … Continue reading iWorld Earbuds, Matrix Neons with Mic Headset Review



IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue



Apple Earphones Earbuds Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Earphones Earbuds Headphones Volume Control Gripe



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-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