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This review is from: Harman Kardon HARKAR CL-Z Headphones
Pros: Excellent, balanced sound.
Slick, well executed design.
Solid, precice construction.
Extra features if you roll with Apple.
Cons: Apple specific, but still usable without all cotrol features in Android.
Other Thoughts: I used to be an obsessive audiophile, and I still apreciate good sound. When I saw these refurb phones I liked the looks and I consider HK to be a reliable maker of quality products. I only decided to give them a try after searching out reviews elswhere. These were often desribed as good phones for $200 and having accurate, smooth sound.
I'm really glad I grabbed them. They call them "remanufactured" but, aside from being in OEM style packing (very well packed BTW), they look and work like new retail merchandise.
The build quality is every bit as good as they look, very mid-centuy mod like a classic Eames lounge chair. What looks like metal really is sand-blasted steel!! My main concern is sound, for over ear phones, I've been a Grado fan. They sound wonderful but the open design limits where they can be used. These closed ear cans sound stunning, particularly the mids, but I was really surprised at what I consider supurb bass, tight, contolled, and extended. When the low notes hit in a pipe organ recording of Bach's famed "Bald Mountain" I was shocked. The solid constriction and memory foam gives very good isolation for a passive design, close to in-ear buds.
I've only had a chance to listen to them with a Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ rooted to Cyanogen Mod "Kit-Kat". I've found it a decent source but not a high-end phone amp by any stretch. Nonetheless, I decided to submit this review sooner rather than later because this great deal is unlikely to last.
This review is from: Ooma Telo VoIP Internet Voice Home Phone Service Box-Factory Recertified
Pros: Works like a land line with 911 support, great clarity etc.
Cons: A regular land line usually works in a power outage with a corded set.
Other Thoughts: I've had mine for something more than a year and a half. I guess it's a good sign that I can't remember exactly. I set it up and forgot about it. I'm using a Panasonic cordless system with three handsets.
You can add a Google Voice number, great for a "throwaway" number or for using on wifi devices for free calling.
I'm using the basic tax-only service. Check out Ooma's site for the skinny on the sevice options. Also, they have an active and helpful user forum.
Pros: I bought this combo locally (using it right now) on Black Friday 2011. Still working great. I changed keyboard batteries once and for the mouse twice. Range, ergonomics, and battery life have been superb. The looks are great too!!
Cons: I had some slight issues where I had problems like some have described with lagging keyboard response. All I had to do was to switch to another USB port, and the issue cleared up. Probably an issue with my MOBO, a Gigabyte Z77 model with USB ports controlled by vaious vendors.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: kenneth w.
Date Joined: 10/15/11
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