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This review is from: Klipsch R6i In-Ear Headphones with In-Line Mic and Apple Controls (White)
Pros: Excellent quality case, deep rich sound, multiple size ear cups, quality voice pickup from mic, convenient intuitive iPhone controls, flat cord is tangle resistant
Cons: Cost, possibly too much bass for some, straight cord in lieu of right angle
Other Thoughts: I foolishly lost my Klipsch S4i headphones on a recent business trip and decided to try this new generation R6i as a replacement. I was extreemly pleased with the S4i's and I was worried whether these would meet the bar set by the S4i's. The description on the Klipsch web site indicated that they considered the R6i to be new and improved. I liked the look of them and sought out other reviews. Most reviews were all the same in that they found the R6i's to deliver quality sound but were heavy on the bass.
I concur with those reviews as the sound of the R6i's is deep and rich in bass. I often listen to music with ear buds at a low volume so I find the bass boost to be fine with me. During times I listen at a higher volume, I must say that the bass seems to dominate a little more than I like. I found that I just had to change my iPhone equalizer setting to "treble booster" (I have severe upper frequency hearing loss) and the sound is just outstanding! The EQ setting perfectly offset the R6i's tendency to overdrive the bass.
All other aspects of the set meet or exceed the S4i headphones. I love the case, the flat cord, the mic position, the mic's voice quality, the ability of the ear buds to muffle ambient sound, and the comfort of the fit. I don't think I could be happier with them. I just prefer having a right angle plug in lieu of the straight one that they come with.
Pros: • No brainer installation
• Sharp image
• Low cost
• Quick shipping
• Threaded screw lugs
Cons: The device will fail if a cell phone is near it
Other Thoughts: I always use a second monitor with my 17" laptop as it helps out using AutoCAD. My latest laptop only had HDMI output while my second monitor was a 15" 1280x1024 VGA type. I didn't want to spring for a new monitor just to have HDMI so I found this adapter.
There is no installation at all as you plug the cord into your HDMI and the VGA cable into the adapter. The adapter has threaded lugs to screw the VGA cable into which is nice. The device generates very little heat and the image on my second monitor seems even sharper than it was out of my old laptop with VGA straight out of the computer.
I found that it worked far better to set my second monitor to 75Hz in lieu of 60Hz like I used to run it. At 60Hz, parts of the image would be fuzzy. I also discovered that laying my iPhone within 6" of the adapter would cause it to blink and even turn off altogether. It was not enough of a con to deduct an egg.
This review is from: Belkin Model F5U409V1 USB to Serial Portable (DB9) Adapter
Pros: Belkin products were recommended to me as being the best brand for this type of USB to RS-232 conversion.
Cons: Although there is no indication of this on NewEgg, this product does not come with any drivers for 32-bit Windows OS nor are there any available on the Belkin web site.
Other Thoughts: Belkin web site claims that they have another similar product (F5U257) that does have 64-bit drivers. Why on earth don't they just make a 64-bit driver for this product?READ FULL REVIEW