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This review is from: Rosewill RTCA-FX9 Black Toner Replaces Canon 104 0263B001
Pros: _relatively_ inexpensive compared to Canon, works well for a short time
Cons: throws out-of-toner error far too early
Other Thoughts: This toner cartridge works well when first installed in a Canon MF4350D. However, it causes the device to display the "out of toner" message after printing fewer than 1,000 pages at 5% or less coverage, even though it is rated for 2,000 pages at 5% coverage. Doesn't seem worth the price given the nuisance of the message, whether or not the cartridge is really out of toner.
This is the first Rosewill product with which I have been completely unsatisfied, although overall my impression is that Rosewill-branded products are continuously decreasing in average quality over time.
I have been a NewEgg customer since shortly after NewEgg appeared on the Web, and am sorry to say that NewEgg is no longer my first choice among tech retailers for online purchases. All good things must end I guess. I wish NewEgg the best and hope they can recover.
This review is from: JVC HA-S700 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Light Weight Headphone
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, extremely efficient, great end-to-end frequency response on the only source tested thus far (Pandora 192 Kbps, Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/Stevie Ray Vaughan/Gary Hoey/Andy Timmons/etc.)
Cons: Guess I have really big ears. Cups just a bit small but tolerable. Squish 'em in there.
Other Thoughts: These are good phones for the money. In the long ago, I did some studio and concert work myself, and also worked for many artists as what we then called "button pusher" (technical consultant, mixing board and tape operator, mic placement, all that stuff).
These phones are almost extraordinarily efficient, that is, they get very loud with a relatively low-intensity input signal. Don't have instruments, but if you remember Koss Pro4-AAs, these are about twice as loud at comparable input levels.
My evaluation: good end-to-end response, a little heavy on the low frequency end, but I like that, good response out to at least 16KHz, reasonably accurate. Some harmonic distortion but truly not much at all. Much of that distortion is in the source I think.
You can get better phones, but you'll pay the weight for them. For $31.99 I like these and recommend them.
Not sure why some people find these "muddy" if they received a fully-functioning instance of this product. It could be that their hearing has been damaged by too much high-SPL listening. Those little sterocilia (hair cells) in the cochlea are delicate, no fooling, and easily blown out. To me, these phones are quite crisp and reasonably well-balanced throughout the auditory spectrum, a bit strong on the low frequency end as noted, gives a nice solid effect IMO. Some people might need EQ to overcome auditory deficits. Even with no EQ at all I find these phones pleasant to wear and listen to, although the cups could be a bit bigger for my old-man floppy ears.
Pros: Big, bright, good color, fast, a full-sized piece of glass unlike the piddley-diddley 1080 vertical resolution now standard, alas.
(Relatively) cheap. No stuck pixels, no dead lines, hooray. Yet.
Cons: None so far. I like it. Well OK, it doesn't pivot or slide up and down, just tilts. I'll turn it on its side if I need that for some reason.
Other Thoughts: While only time will tell if this thing will hold up, out of the box it is big, bright, sharp, fast-switching, relatively cheap, and most of all:
‼ 1920 X 1200 ‼
As a coder, I hate that almost all monitors have gone 1920 X 1080. Hey guys, I need those 120 pixels, I am not watching movies or playing games, GET IT? I am writing and debugging code, and the more lines I get onscreen the better. Do YOUR developers work on squinchy 1080 monitors? Probably not, or not by choice anyway. My workplace only provides 1920 X 1080 because that's all they can get. Poor, very poor.
Bought this on impulse after searching for 1920 X 1200 monitors and finding only 3, all refurbs!
Last of the good old-time monitors? I guess from here it's on to 30-inch 2560 x 1600--at 5 to 10 times the price, bum city.
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