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This review is from: Yamaha EPH-C300 In-Ear Headphones, Black
Pros: 3 sizes of easy to remove/apply ear fittings. Excellent volume, in fact, the loudest earphones I've ever heard. You should not need an amp for phones, ipods, tablets and laptops.
Great clarity, soundstage and depth for earphones tested on a laptop onboard connection and classic iPod 4th gen. I listen to mostly Hard Rock, Pop and Techno and never felt I needed more base and the base I heard was adequate and not muddied. Mid-range and Highs were not distorted or distant and just where I wanted them for earphones.
Comes with a cushion storage piece that can easily settle in one's pocket, purse, drawer, etc for keeping the cords tangle free.
Cons: I prefer cords braided and would buy a braided version if Yamaha made one. The cord is fairly anti-tangle free on this version and the price is right.
Other Thoughts: The odd length is definitely designed to put the other cord around the back of your neck. This is great for athletes, walkers and general commuting situations.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Yamaha EPH-C300 In-Ear Headphones, White
Pros: For laptops, tablets, phones, ipods etc. These earphones offer clarity, precision and mostly volume without distortion. Extraordinary nice for movies, youtube etc for the earphone limitations.
It come with a cheap but packaged storage foam to store when traveling or not in use. Three size ear cups (easily exchanged) to experiment with for comfort included.
Noise Cancelling is top notch. Those hearing the ting sounds from full volume by my friends was like a TV at the lowest volume when you can not make out verbiage sounds.
Cons: Necklace is not tangle free nor braided (but adequate).
There is a different measurement from left to right ear wires that may confuse/upset some. I personally think this is useful for those wanting to physically exercise (can wrapped to one's backside of the neck tucked), but some don't like it
Other Thoughts: I compared direct source volume levels with JBL, Altec Lansing, Klipsch 4si earphones as well as ATH-M50 over the hear headphones for direct input to various devices. The Yamaha EPH-C300 In-Ear Headphones won hands down on volume levels. If you're looking for clarity and volume from various non amp sources like laptops, tablets, phones, ipods, etc . . . this set is worth your gander.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Xbox One Chatpad
Pros: Buttons feel natural and spaced well for a small form factor using both hands (thumbs). I have medium to large hands (5'11" male). Key-Lights illuminate with ease on the eyes to see the keys in the dark after pressing one of the keys (even the red/green function keys). If fits well on the controller and not too intrusive for gaming chatterers. I personally use it for Media and not games or chat. It doesn't require batteries as it attaches to the Controller for power. It fits securely, firm with no wiggle room, but is easy to attach/unattached to the controller and is hot swap-able (W10/Xbone). It has that quality feel.
It works with Windows 10 wired and wireless via Xbox One Wireless Receiver for both the Original Xbox Controller and the one designed for the PC (which does not have audio jack). The chatpad needs to be plugged into every Xbox One Controller via USB to the Xbox One Console FIRST as the Xbox One Console is the means by which you update the firmware for each controller. The chatpad does not have firmware to be updated, just the controllers. After the firmware is updated, it will work on Windows 10 or Xbox One. You will need to pair the controller to Windows 10 again after the firmware update, if going wireless on the PC.
Cons: Not really a con (just a fact) that It will not work when not attached to the controller however it does not need batteries. It does not work with the latest MAC OS, Ubuntu 16.04 or FireTV v2 but neither does the Controller natively.
Other Thoughts: A headphone set can be attached to it via extension to the front panel part of the chatpad, however I don't use headphones on the Xbone, so I did not test.
You will need at least a pointing device if using with Windows 10 to navigate the GUI. The X button on the spacebar row is your backspace/delete button. I used it with a wireless Logitech unifying receiver KB/M and Xbox360 wireless receiver, Xbone wireless receiver at the same time with no interference or issues on Windows 10.