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RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty
RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor build quality, 19 Sept. 2012
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I decided to buy these as a replacement for my Sennheiser Cx500s which packed in after 3 years. That was 2 months ago and now the RHAs are completely unusable. This is because I've lost both the small and medium sized silicone tips since they kept falling off far too easily. This never happened with the Sennheisers, and I can only assume it has something to with its sound pipe shape design. The RHAs are slightly better than the Sennheisers at blocking out external noises, but not significantly so. The RHAs are less comfortable. Also the metal grills became unglued after only a couple of weeks.

I was disappointed in the sound quality considering one reviewer said that they performed admirably compared to the Grado SR80i. In all fairness they sound reasonable for the price. However the bass is a bit lacking and isn't very clear, especially on all those glorious 60's style bass lines which don't sound tight through these. Also the treble is too sharp and can be annoying at times. The amount of detail you can hear from these and the separation between instruments simply does not compare with a high end headphone.

Based on sound quality I would give this product 3 stars considering the price. However, I am very disappointing with the build quality especially as this was supposed to be a strength of these particular earphones.
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Protection [VINYL]
Protection [VINYL]

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have been released on 2LPs, 17 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Protection [VINYL] (Vinyl)
The reason I'm only giving this album two stars is because it is a review of the sound quality of the vinyl edition of the album, the music itself is worth four stars in my opinion. The first thing I noticed when I played this record was that it was very quiet but luckily my amplifier is powerful enough to be cranked up sufficiently. However, there was a serious lack of bass on the first two tracks. This is because side 1 is over 27 minutes long. The maximum length a side of vinyl should be is around 24 minutes long, and less for a bass intensive album such as this. The overall album length is about 48 minutes, so it should of been pressed onto two records. The song protection sounds considerably inferior without that deep bass sound.

However, for some reason Three and Weather Storm sound better than the CD version. Nicolette's voice on Three sounds more sensual and has more presence than on the CD version. Craig Armstrong's piano playing on Weather Storm also sounds more intricate. Whether these differences are caused by a different mix, the equipment I'm using or the inherent difference between CD and Vinyl I am not 100% sure.

When I turned the record over the first thing I noticed was that Better Things was a lot louder and had 10 times more bass than anything on side 1. This is because side 2 is around 21 minutes long.
However at the end of this track there was severe vocal sibilance. This continues throughout Eurochild and Sly but is absent on Light My Fire. I tried turning my amplifier right down but the sibilance was still there on these tracks. This somewhat ruins the magic of Nicolette's jazzy vocals on Sly. Since I can only think of one record that I own where the sibilance is this bad I can only assume it is the fault of the mastering. Hopefully, some other owners of this album will comment whether or not they have noticed similar sibilance problems.

The last two tracks of the album sound great. However, because of a lack of bass on side 1 and sibilance on side 2 I recommend you buy the CD instead of the vinyl. If you already own the CD and have some money to burn it might be worth buying this vinyl because I'm pretty sure some songs have superior mixes on the vinyl.
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Consolers Of The Lonely [VINYL]
Consolers Of The Lonely [VINYL]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best sounding album ever., 11 Dec. 2009
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The vinyl edition of this album sounds amazing, with everything sounding realistic and natural (except Jack White's distorted guitar of course). It just goes to show that with todays technology music with exceptional sound quality can be made when it is not aimed at ipod users. The songs on this album are generally very strong and represent a true partnership between Jack White's bluesy rock and Bredon Benson's melodic pop. The album explores an impressive variety of styles and is always interesting. It is also great to hear Brendon Benson sing melodically in a Jack White rock song and a great guitar solo in a Brendon Benson song. This is in my opinion the album of the decade but you will probably need the vinyl edition and a decent stereo to understand why.
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His Latest Flame [10" VINYL]
His Latest Flame [10" VINYL]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the King's best single, 11 Dec. 2009
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Both songs on this 10 inch reissue are excellent, and the sound quality is very good. However, the 2nd version of His Latest Flame is unecessary unless you are a die-hard fan and the record comes in a generic plain brown sleeve and not in the picture sleeve shown. This record is still well worth getting though, as it probably is the only way to get these two great songs on new vinyl at the moment.

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