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This review is from: SolidRun Video Device CuBox-i4 Pro. V2 1.2GHz Quad Core Android Media Player
Pros: I use this currently for an mpd build using Voyage Linux Mubox. It works well on Volumio, Archphile, and as an NAA on HQPlayer. I just chose Mubox for bit-perfect and real time kernel. It uses very low power, it's tiny, does not have a shared USB and Ethernet data path unlike Raspberry Pi, and runs cool under normal load, <10% load even on 192Khz flac and DSD. Lastly, it sounds very clean, open, with large soundstage particularly with a linear power supply.
Cons: Everybody complain about the microSD card slot. It's not as big deal as I thought. A small paperclip can easily take it off although, admittedly, it would have been better if has the eject-type socket.
For use with mpd, I wish it didn't have the optical out, hdmi out since I am running it headless, no bluetooth, no wi-fi, and no eSata! Well, this applies more to what my need is for this unit. I can always turn them off in software.
Other Thoughts: The 2 USB outputs are shared. If you are using one USB to attach to a DAC, make sure there isn't anything attached to the other one. I didn't hear any difference in my set-up (Lavry DA11 DAC, Adam A7X active monitors, and Sennheiser HD800 phones) while using both USB outs but it's better to leave the other free of any connections.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Ginsu 04817 14PC Knives Set
Pros: Got these on sale for $22.99.
Cons: Looks cheap. Several scratches on the Ginsu logo. Material seems thin and light.
Other Thoughts: Looks cheap because they are cheap. Took 1 egg out because of poor quality control. Can't complain though about their sharpness.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: No issues from first boot! These are fast memories. No fancy heat sinks. Just pure workhorses.
Other Thoughts: Matched these with ASUS Maximus V Gene and Intel 3770K. Works wonderful.READ FULL REVIEW