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This review is from: JBL J22A High-Performance In-Ear Headphones with Microphone - Black
Pros: They haven't fallen apart. They work (that is to say produce sound, after a fashion) and there's not tons of cord noise.
Cons: These headphones have the worst sound of any earbuds/headphones/headset that I have ever used. Nothing else is even close. I can't even use these for Skype the treble is that abrasive. At least there IS treble, there's nothing at all in the middle. My Sennheisers (that I purchased on Newegg for $5 more than I paid for these) produce sound a thousand times better than these.
Other Thoughts: I got these because my Sennheiser earbuds have plenty of miles on them and I figured before they go I need to get something to replace them. I had never owned anything from JBL prior to owning these and I never will again thanks to this experience.
It's worth noting that I mentioned as a Pro that they haven't fallen apart. That's hard to do when they are sitting in a drawer.
My final opinion: Save your money and buy something better. Some folks gave good reviews of these but you can tell from the other reviews that it's hit and miss quality at best. You can buy better earbuds for slightly more than these . You can sometimes buy them cheaper on sale here on Newegg. You're better off waiting or spending a little extra instead of risking throwing money down the drain.
This review is from: SYBA SD-ADA50016 SATA to IDE (IDE to SATA) Bi-Directional Adapter
Pros: This simply works and works well - and I do mean well. The speed you get from your old hard drive may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. It's fairly easy to install. All (or at least the vast majority of) the USB transfer products on the market that use IDE are USB 2.0 so transfer speeds on larger files is painfully slow. This changes all of that. This restores the full speed capacity of these old drives.
Cons: None thus far
Other Thoughts: I don't consider these cons, but there are some things to consider when buying one of these.
1) Make sure your case is roomy enough to have about 2 ½ inches sticking out the back of the hard drive/optical drive. If you don't have at *least* that much room this will not fit.
2) You will need to know how to set the jumpers on your drive. Most drives have it written on them, some don't. You may be able to find a guide for your drive online if you look, but make sure you know *before* you buy this.
3) If your case only has SATA power connectors you'll need to buy a cable to convert one of those to molex so you have something to plug into.
If you do these things and follow the instructions provided in the manual this little gem will work wonders.
Pros: I've burned hundreds of these over the course of the past 3 years (almost exclusively using Imgburn) and I've gone back for data on the early burns and the files that I store there have md5sums that match what I recorded years ago. You can't ask for much more than that, in my opinion. For the record I'm using a Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209D drive (with its original firmware from 2013) to burn them and using Windows 7 and Linux Mint (using Imgburn under Wine). My wife and a friend have used these with Macbooks and have had similar experiences. Also, I make it a point to burn all Blu-ray media at 2x speed, regardless of brand. The only bad burns I've had were my own fault.
Cons: None for me.
Other Thoughts: It's worth noting that I've also purchased these for other friends who have had the same experience as I have. These discs have never produced a bad burn for me or anyone I know.
It is also worth noting that I (and other folks I know) use these almost exclusively for long term storage and not for everyday use .