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This review is from: Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Retractable Flash Drive, Black
Cons: Opened package, plugged into my ASUS Gene mobo USB 3.0 ports, nothing detected. Tried again, various scenarios, nothing. Did not even get detected or recognized or anything. Just dead. Also got a Corsair 64gb Stealth drive in the same order, which, of course, worked perfectly, as do my other 10+ USB flash drives.
I use USB flash drives for backups of important files. Once I have a sub-par experience with a brand/product, I never buy that brand again. Same thing happened with an AData flash drive that kept getting corrupted; after that I never bought anything AData again. This is not the drive to get if you plan on storing anything important. Get a corsair or other reputable brand, don't let the size & price cloud your mind and just get a good drive. It's not worth it.
Other Thoughts: So I'm having to go out of my way to drop this off at UPS (which is the other, added inconvenience for not ordering a reputed brand drive). This is after my Newegg order took SEVEN days to get to me. Newegg now has Newegg Premier; you would have been wrong if you thought Premier offered even better service. No, Newegg Premier means that their standard way of doing business for years has been downgraded instead. So now instead of a package getting to me in 3 or 4 days as it has for many years (and many thousands of dollars worth of orders), it now takes 7 days or longer.
Someone told me the other day that maybe I'm just getting old. Well, I don't think that explains why every company has to make things difficult for you. For example, Microsoft Windows has refused to place a "Computer" icon on desktop by default. Windows 10 rolls around, and all you get is a Recycle Bin icon, so people can open the trash to get to their drives. Why? There is no why that serves you. Why is milk and bread in the back of the store when those are the things people often swing by the store for? Again, it only serves the company, not you the user/consumer. Think about it, this is an ad infinitum situation that you constantly run into everywhere you go, everything you do. "Yes, it's annoying, isn't it? This is why we now have a Premier service for which you can pay, and then we will remove the hurdles we put in place to annoy you. You're welcome."
This review is from: Philips SHP9500 Over-Ear Headphone Exclusive - Black
Pros: Got these headphones for $50 (on sale). I have not even gone through the burn-in and they blow any headphones I have out of the water. Wonderfully clear, crisp, and full sound. I have a bunch of Sennheisers and had a portable Philips set in the past. The best Sennheiser I currently have is the HD 439 which is no match for this new Philips set; not only in the audio department but also wearing comfort.
The woven fabric is wonderful as it sits around one's ears. One thing I hate about the Sennheisers I have is the hairy/plushy fabric they use, which dust, hair, and anything can cling to; moreover, it feels icky and itchy to my skin. These Philips cans are smooth, comfortable, and the soft inner headband rests gently on top of your skull, making for a truly comfortable wearing experience. I have a large head and don't have tiny ears, but these cans are very spacious and don't constrict or compress my ears at all. Very, very comfortable and airy to wear. You know a set is well made when it's not particularly light but feels light on your head.
The open design, as noted by the other reviewers, does let most environmental sounds in, and likewise people in your space will be able to hear what you're playing through your headphones to a certain extent. Personally I like the open design for most of my listening needs. When you play a piece of music in an ambient environment, sounds mix with the music also. If you prefer isolating cans then this is not for you.
I've been around audio equipment quite a bit and have listened to some great headphones, but budget-wise I didn't feel I should spend hundreds of dollars on a set as I'm not using it for work. With this Philips set I can truly say that you will get a high-fidelity experience for a very low price. I don't think the price can be beaten for this kind of quality.
Having "pretty good" headphones laying around the house, I always thought it didn't really apply to my case when people would comment things like "I am hearing things I never heard before in music" when listening to certain headphones. Well, I was wrong, these Philips cans allow me to hear things so clearly and crisply and I am hearing all kinds of elements in familiar tracks that I could not hear before. It really is a different experience.
Cons: I am not generally a fan of long cords because most of the time I listen with headphones I do so in front of my PC. I do appreciate the quality of the cord, otherwise. I will hook up a shorter cord (4 ft or so) to make it more comfortable for me to sit behind the PC. I don't have anything negative to say about the long cord; just I wish they had also included a short one.
Other Thoughts: Not to out Sennheiser as they, of course, make great headphones, but I never found anything of theirs that approximates this Philips set for this price. Sennheiser does make a great portable set, the HD238/239 which is an on-ear, open design set which, for the size, is a truly great set. I will be using both it and this new Philips as my go-to cans for a good while to come.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager GS 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYGS3-128GB
Pros: Pros would be: it's a Corsair; the capacity is nice; speeds are good; size is a plus.
Cons: For this price point, I would rather buy a SATA III SSD and put it in an external enclosure... It would actually be cheaper and faster and I would think heat would be less of a problem. The only thing going for flash drives is their size; otherwise, you might as well go with a SSD + enclosure. If you wanted you could get a mSATA SSD with enclosure and make it smaller that way.
Other Thoughts: Price is a bit high to me, and the design of the casing is a bit bleh. Sorry, I don't own this drive, but felt the need to make the point about SSD's + external enclosures and this is not being covered very well (or hardly even sold ready-made, if at all). Otherwise, it's flash nand anyway so the only difference is size and priceREAD FULL REVIEW