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Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Circumaural Professional Monitoring Headphone
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs General listening 10/13/2014

This review is from: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Circumaural Professional Monitoring Headphone

Pros: I did a lot of research, and these were some of the best you can get for around $200.

I'm no audiophile, but these are the best headphones I've ever owned, period end of story. I don't do anything crazy or professional with them, normally just listening to music, watching movies etc. But in my opinion they were worth every penny.

2 things I especially liked:
The foldability- Nothing new here, but still nice.
The spiral detachable cord - Again not innovative, but a very nice feature.

I have fairly large ears and I can wear these for hours at a time, no problem at all.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Sorry if you were looking for a review about sound quality, but I honestly don't have an opinion about not enough bass or too much treble or whatever. They sound fantastic to me, and that's all I have to say about that :)

Aorus 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: For $2,300, this laptop is a BEAST. Seriously, nothing can touch it at this price range. I really love everything about this laptop. It's powerful, lightweight, powerful, beautifully designed, and did I mention it's powerful?

Cons: Unfortunately it's not without it's flaws. I've seen people complain about the screen and I did notice it was different at first than my other 13 inch 1080p laptop that I was used to, but maybe that was just the size.

My main issues are with the hardware. The screws, FYI are #6 Torx screws so unless you already have one of those, good luck getting it open if you have an issue.
My issues are stemming from where one of the 3 SSDs connect to the motherboard. It runs just fine until I try to restart it, then it will automatically go to the BIOS, and further inspection shows that it can not see one of the SSDs. Of course because they are in raid 0, if one fails none of them work because the data is split across all 3. Super crazy fast, but not as reliable. The reason it can't see that particular SSD (which I found out through literally pressing on parts of it with my finger and pressing the power button to see if it would get past the BIOS screen and load windows) is because the part that connects the SSD to the Motherboard is not correctly seated somehow. Very annoying, but I can make it work I guess.

Another issue I discovered is parts seem to be very cheaply made in general. For instance, with the back cover off the frame of the laptop is very delicate, specifially where the motherboard ends and the battery begins because it doesn't have that circuit board for support. Another example is when I was fiddling with the SSD I had the laptop open right side up and the battery literally fell out, there's nothing holding it in at all. This actually broke some of the wires off of the connector that connects the battery tot he MOBO.

Other Thoughts: I'm lucky enough to not only be sufficiently skilled to fix this myself with limited tools (A Gerber multitool and a torx screwdriver), but that the issues I've had have not been worse (unfixable) I would have already RMAed it but I'm currently deployed with 3 months left so it would take far longer than I'm willing to wait right now, I'll probably do it when I get back home.

Crucial M4 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast, prices are competitive compared to other brands

Cons: I own 3 of these hard drives, 2x 256s and a 128, they have serious firmware problems. They will do fine for a while but as time goes on there are increasing chances of them having problems.

There's a bug in some drives that sometime after 5,000 hours of operation the drives will eventually shut down every hour. That one can be fixed with a firmware update.

There is another bug however that can not be fixed with firmware updates so far. It causes the drive to become undetectible and potentially destroys the data on the SSD


Michael B.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 11/30/04

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  • First Review: 03/16/10
  • Last Review: 10/13/14
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