Joined on 04/06/09
Best Ear Buds I Have Ever owned
Pros: Comfortable, good reproduction of highs, deep bass, no distortion at high volume, did I mention they were comfortable.
Cons: Chord design a little weird; the right side is on such a longer chord, wish both sides were just simply equal length.
Overall Review: I needed something to replace my i-Pod ear buds. They have good sound but kill my ears after a little while. After multiple earbuds by various manufacturers, I came across a set of these. They blew everything else away. I was finally able to crank up the bass on the mp3 player without any distortion and the reproduction of highs is excellent. I can have them in for as long as I want without any discomfort. I have other similar style earbuds, but for some reason, just not as comfortable. I highly recommend these for someone looking for quality sound reproduction and deep bass.
Buy Logitech S-220 instead
Pros: Cheap, sound is ok. 3 eggs because they were inexpensive, space saving and have good magnetic shielding.
Cons: Exposed cones on the satellites and exposed subwoofer speaker on bottom of the sub. Distorts at high volume, mids and highs lack range and not very loud as you have to crank the volume to max on MP3 players and computers.
Overall Review: I was disappointed by the sound quality after rocking the Logitech S-220 for so long. These are now in my bathroom. Honestly, for the same amount of money, purchase the Logitech S-220 as they sound much better, crisper mids and highs, deeper bass, louder with no distortion, closed speaker cones, smaller and stronger sub-woofer module.
Not flashy but functional.
Pros: Worked out of the box - threw a slight OC on it (3333). Ran Memtest overnight - no issues. Can't beat the price to performance ratio.
Cons: When I say slight OC, because anything else will blue screen - so not meant for really over clocking, but works out of the box at stated speeds. No heatspreaders, just stickers. Don't think that'll be an issue with video editing and a cool case anyway.
Overall Review: Converted an older gaming rig to a work station for video editing (after building a new gaming rig). MSI X370 Carbon Pro (with latest BIOS update), Ryzen 7 1700X w/ stock AMD Wraith Spire cooler, MSI Armor Pro GTX 1060 6GB, 500GB SSD, 4TB HDD, plenty of cooling. Previously had 4x8GB G.Skill Flare X 2400 - OC'ed to the max. Just 2 sticks of the new Aegis outperformed the previous RAM and scored higher on the selected benchmarks I used. Seriously considering building a new work-based computer and buying two more sticks to have 64GB RAM total on a R7 3700x or 3900X - but waiting on new gen of AMD GPU's - 5900XT? Who knows, but the RAM works great for the machine it's in now.
Unplug then Plug
Pros: When connected, it works great. Plenty of speed with plenty of signal strength well away from the wireless router provided by AT&T. The small form factor isn't the issue in this case, it's the chipset. Other brands in the mini form factor work great.
Cons: I though it was simply dropping the connection; nope, it was as if it shut down loosing all wireless networks in range, then it'll pick up a few obscure ones but not yours, which is usually the strongest. Hence, unplug and plug - then viola - it finds your network and automatically connects to it. It's pretty frustrating when you're wondering why it's taking so long to load a page when you find that the connection had just vanished. I can't imagine a customer's computer I upgraded with this wireless device...yes I can - because they called me at one in the morning. I told them to unplug it, then plug it back in - viola. Then I told him to bring it to me in the morning so I can give them a different one.
Overall Review: After reading other reviews, I realized this is a common problem for these Rosewill items. I have a few others like Airlink and some other off brand that are in the same mini form factor and they work perfect, never loosing a connection. Unfortunately, I cannot use this Rosewill when setting up a customer's computer, too unreliable. I can barely tolerate it myself let alone a non-computer crazed person who expects it to just work, then calls you in the middle of the night saying their Internet's broken. I was skeptical of the small form factor, so I purchased a lot of Airlink mini adapters. I was impressed. So when I saw these on sale I assumed they simply used the same chip set. If they do, they're deffective. I forgive Rosewill since this is the first time their product has let me down, they generally have really good stuff at reasonable prices. But if you're looking for a mini form factor, get an Airlink - they are flawless.
Not too shabby
Pros: I use BD Rebuilder to shrink commercial blu-rays to fit onto single layer BD-R and DVDs. The process is processor intensive and can take a while. It takes an Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHz with 4GB of RAM about 8 hours, my AMD Athlon X2 Quad Core rig mentioned below takes about 4 to 4 and a half hours, my new rig with the 8 core takes about 3 and a half to 3 hours and 45 min. So going from quad core to octa core and with double the RAM only gave me about a 35% improvement. That’s better than nothing, but was hoping for times to be cut in half like when I went from dual core to quad core. It does everything else about 35% faster too, like DVD encoding, etc.
Cons: The Octa core has been OC’ed since I have the liquid cooling to a stable 4.1GHz, anything higher and I got BSOD when using BD-Rebuilder or PCMark. Runs 45C at full load over 6 hours of compression work and running PCMark, idles at around the same temps or just a little lower when web surfing or doing anything small; seems like the temps never really change. I had hoped for bigger performance gains over the quad core, but considering the price difference between this and an Intel i7 rig, I’m ok with it and so is my wallet. It allowed me xtra $ to build another AMD set-up with a 3.4GHz Phenom quad core set up in a MAC G4 case(sacrilege). However, I still want an i7 rig as most bechmarks have it consistently outperforming AMD, just don’t know if the price difference is worth the performance difference. The cost of building my quad core over a year ago was about the same as my octa core, so AMD is definitely a budget friendly build.
Overall Review: Set up is an unlocked AMD FX-8120 8 core processor, ASUS m5a78l-m lx mobo, 8 GB DDR3 1600 RAM, WD Raptor HD (had Patriot 64GB SSD – but needed more HD space), Corsair H60 liquid cooling with additional push fan, cheap 1GB ATI Radeon 5450, Samsung BD-R/DVD-RW, LG N821E BD-RW, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit stuffed in a Cooler Master CMP 350 mid tower case. I built this rig specifically for blue ray duties and matched up against my old ripping rig that has an AMD Athlon X2 Quad Core in a Biostar TA880GS+ with 4GB DDR3 RAM and stock cooler, ASUS BD-RW, xternal Samsung BD-RW, xternal Samsung DVD-RW X3. Definitely recommended for budget builders, but if you have money to burn, build an i7 rig.
Expensive, But Works
Pros: Slim, quiet, no coasters, USB powered.
Overall Review: It hasn't created one coaster, all perfect burns. I use NERO 10 and ImgBurn. To Play Blu-Ray movies, I use VLC to drag and drop the disc. On computers without Blu-Ray movie ripper software, I use Power DVD 10 (not the one it came with). Discs I've burned to; Optical Quantum, Vinpower Digital, Memorex. All perfect burns - no coasters.....yet (knock on wood).
Shipping from China - Avoid at all cost as small print says it can take 8-30 business day.
I neglected to look at the fine print as it was what I had feared, ridiculously long shipping periods, in this case 8-30 business days. In my case, the item said it was "In Transit" according to My Orders page, but a look at the tracking number shows the seller never shipped the item even after 40 days. I canceled the order as the item was never shipped, but got a return label created for me in my e-mail instead of a refund. I communicated to the seller exactly what I was doing, so why I was sent a return label for an item I never received confused me. That's when I went directly to Newegg's customer support and they took care of it in just a few minutes. I generally try to stick to US sellers only just because of these issues, even if the US seller is purchasing from overseas, at least they take the risk of these shipping issues.
Fast Shipping and Great Prices
After comparing prices on the internet, these prices were very competitive for the items I was looking for. After placing the order, the items were shipped quickly and there was no visible damage to the packaging and the products worked as expected. I would shop there again and recommend it to anyone who might be comparing prices.