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This review is from: Bluedio HT (Shooting Brake) Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Headphones - Black
Pros: Excellent value
Good sound with strong upper bass response
Soft ear pads and headband
Cons: Tight fit on large heads
Strong upper bass response
Other Thoughts: For under twenty dollars, these Bluetooth headphones are worth the money as long as you don't have a large head and enjoy a lot of upper bass. They came nicely packaged with detachable quality audio and MicroUSB cables.
The plastic parts - in particular the buttons - felt rather flimsy, but not so much so that I was concerned they would quickly break.
They easily paired with my Bluetooth 4 phone and supported uncompressed audio, with an impressive operating range compared to my various Bluetooth speakers and other headphones.
Listening to a range of music and podcasts, the sound quality was good, with decent frequency and dynamic range, having a significant boost in the upper bass "thump" range emphasised by the closed back design and tightness of the pads against my somewhat large head. While I am fond of bass and own several quality subwoofers and performed the "one hole" bass mod on both my closed circumaural Sennheiser HD439 headphones, I found this upper bass excessive and to detract from whatever bass extension these headphones have.
Though the soft superaural ear pads and padded headband were very comfortable for a short period, the pressure limited my ability to wear them comfortably for a reasonable time such as to an album or long long podcast. Their light weight and strong clamping force should make them secure enough for active use.
The review and comments in the "Bluedio HT H-Turbine 57mm Driver BT Headphones review" thread on the Head-Fi web site is recommended reading.
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND V1 Wireless N300 Gigabit Router-Certified Refurbished
Pros: Runs OpenWRT 15.05
5 port gigabit switch
Other Thoughts: I just bough a third of these, having used a v1.8 as my primary router/switch/AP since around the time it was released. After struggling with a TP-LINK firmware issue I installed OpenWRT 12.09 and it ran flawlessly. I have since installed the current version, 15.05, and it's still running flawlessly as my primary router/switch/AP. It's also a web server, file server, IRC proxy and just about anything else I want it to be.
I bought a second one just as a WiFi access point (AP) and switch for a home theater some time ago after the newer models were released.
I bought a refurb to use as a third AP to extend my WiFi. It's a 1.0 version, but runs OpenWRT 15.05 just fine and I have a five port gigabit switch should I want it.
This review is from: Arctic Coooling S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Black
Pros: Same as before.
Even with only one driver, this little box can still produce quite a lot of undistorted sound.
Cons: Playing audio through both analogue and USB inputs, it appears that one of the two drivers has disconnected so sound is only playing in the right channel.
There is no obvious way to try to fix this myself without damaging the unit, it is well beyond NewEgg's return period.
On the box, Arctic says this has a two year limited warranty and refers to warranty.arctic.ac. From that page the only choice it to go to "Learn more about ARCTIC Warranty Policies and Procedure" (www.arctic.ac/us_en/warranty-procedure) where I learned that Arctic's RMA process starts with sending the product to the dealer, which would be NewEgg.
Other Thoughts: I did buy a second one. It's still working fine.READ FULL REVIEW