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Sennheiser RS 220 Digital Wireless Stereo Headphones (Black)
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great headphones, but overpriced 09/28/2014

This review is from: Sennheiser RS 220 Digital Wireless Stereo Headphones (Black)

Pros: Excellent Sound Quality
Variety of input options
Good Wireless Range

Cons: Uses old 2.4GHz wireless technology which can conflict with WLAN and Bluetooth signals causing dropouts (troubleshooting section of owner's manual even mentions this).
Unusually long charge time for batteries in headset (16 hour charge for 8 hours of use)
Very Expensive

Other Thoughts: These are excellent sounding headphones that are simply too expensive to warrant a 5 star rating due to the rather old 2.4GHz wireless frequency they run on.

To prevent audio dropouts, some people (including myself) have had success in changing their WiFi channel on their 2.4GHz radio of their router to channel 11. After that, dropouts were almost eliminated.

These are open-backed headphones that permit sound to escape the cans and external sound to leak in. This is done to improve the soundstage but it means they probably can't be used in an open office environment.

While these cans sound great, I do use the "boom" app on my Mac to adjust the equalization settings a bit to improve treble clarity (headphones have a naturally darker sound to them). It's merely a matter of preference.

If wired/wireless doesn't factor in your decision, consider the Sennheiser HD 650. These headphones were based on that design and you can save a lot of money by buying those instead.

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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Ultra Micro Tower Server System Intel Celeron G1610T 2.3GHz 2C/2T 2GB No Hard Drive Operating System None 712317-001
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Surprisingly Small
Excellent Airflow
Pleasant Design
Easy to upgrade
Advanced Server features for relatively little money

Cons: Some of the better iLO features (such as KVM over IP after the OS boots) require an iLO Advanced license, which costs extra money.
2GB of RAM isn't enough for memory-intensive features
No Optical Drive in this configuration
HP's "Smart Memory" is expensive to upgrade

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is an excellent little server. It can move air incredibly well, and provides some excellent and advanced server features.

I mention "No Optical Drive" as a disadvantage, but with the world moving towards everything being downloadable, it isn't much of a con. The Intelligent Provisioning features definitely make up for this limitation.

HP's "Smart Memory" is a bit too expensive for RAM. Unless you really need a feature specified in HP's Smart Memory, just go with regular server RAM. It's a lot cheaper and still has standard features like providing warnings for impending chip failure.

The graphic chip in this machine is very weak with a low refresh rate, but that should be expected with a server. I wouldn't recommend trying to use this as a desktop machine at all because of this.

I am running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 with active directory, NPS, Remote Desktop Services and IIS and, while the OS is very good at memory management, the limitations of 2GB of RAM definitely shows every now and then.

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Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker Single
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Sounds fantastic 12/03/2013

This review is from: Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker Single

Pros: Sounds fantastic
Provides a very decent amount of bass

Cons: Big
Placement can be difficult as this speaker has an open-back design. This means you can't back it up too close to a wall (keep it about a foot away).

Other Thoughts: Since this is a full range speaker, it should generally not be paired with "small" speakers as this speaker can overpower the others a bit.

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Garrett M.'s Profile

Display Name: Garrett M.

Date Joined: 07/21/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 12/03/13
  • Last Review: 09/28/14
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