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This review is from: Rosewill RM-C2U Mouse – Black, 3 Buttons, 1 x Wheel, USB Wired, Optical, 800 dpi
Pros: Cheap - on sale for $4, free shipping.
Cable just long enough and mouse small enough to be a good laptop mouse
Cons: All the issues that come with a $4 mouse. Cheap plastic, real light weight, not much in the way of ergonomics, and has trouble tracking on a lot of surfaces.
Other Thoughts: Not the type of thing you'd want to use as your main mouse, but the type you'd want to keep in the closet in case of emergency.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Klipsch Icon KB-15 5.25" 2-way Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
Pros: Nice clean sound, although not "bass heavy" it's still present in near field uses - such as a computer desk - and bass quality is way ahead of the Sony SS-B1000s they replaced. Using a tone generator, they still have some kick down to ~45Hz, not bad for 5.25" drivers.
Sounds pretty good with both rock and electronic music
Fair price (on sale for $100)
Binding post connectors, better than the cheap spring clips used in a lot of cheaper speakers
Cons: Only con so far? Larger than the SS-B1000s they replaced, even though they're both 2-way speakers with 5.25" drivers.
Other Thoughts: Replaced a set of Sony SS-B1000s for my desktop, using a cheap Pyle amp. A good investment and a solid upgrade over the Sonys, which had the "hollow" sound Allan S. mentioned.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Philips SHP9500S Over-Ear Headphone Exclusive - Black
Pros: Price - Got them on sale for $60
Sound - Excellent. Very neutral and clear. Bass is a little light, may improve with break in, but if you want extra bass off the bat they handle it well if you boost it a touch at the source.
Removable cord - always a plus
Cons: Comfort - Not really a con, but not good enough to be a pro. Pads feel kind of cheap, and at times I can actually feel the inside fabric vibrating. But there are guides for mods out there for the adventurous.
Cheap plastic - but hey, at $60 and that sound, they had to cut costs somewhere.
Other Thoughts: My "normal" set of headphones are a set of HiFiMan HE-400i's. Do the SHP9500s sound as good? Can't say they do. But then again, they're 1/5th the price.
I got these because I do a fair amount of travel. I have a set of Klipsch Status closed headphones for the actual travel, and for that they work well. Good sound isolation, comfortable, all that. But when I'm there? I'm stuck with a so-so set of closed cans (always preferred open headphones). Not wanting to risk the HiFiMans, I saw these on sale. And at $60, they're cheap enough I can toss in a suitcase and if they break in a year, so be it.