Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now Shop now
Profile for P. R. Cook > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by P. R. Cook
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,919,173
Helpful Votes: 35

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
P. R. Cook "guitarp" (Surrey, United Kingdom)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty
RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, 16 Mar. 2012
With a What Hi-Fi rating of 5 stars I had high expectations... I've had these for a couple of months now and still not impressed.

The sound is unbalanced - low bass, upper mids and high end are emphasised. They lack warmth and sound harsh. They are not significantly better than the in the ear headphones that came with my low-end Samsung phone.

I also realise that the sound varies a lot depending on how they are seated within the ear, so I guess everyone gets a different listening experience depending on the shape of their ear.

I wonder whether the quality level has dropped in the past couple of months?


Ilyama E2208HDD 22 inch Wide LCD 1080p DVI Monitor - Black
Ilyama E2208HDD 22 inch Wide LCD 1080p DVI Monitor - Black

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great monitor but not sure about the supplied lead!, 15 Feb. 2011
Very happy with this monitor - I'm using it as my primary display from my laptop and am able to use the laptop screen as a second monitor so I have LOADS of screen estate now!

I'm running it on eco-mode which reduces the brightness to an easy on the eyes level and there's no annoying high pitched noise that you sometimes get on reduced brightness.

Can't say anymore than it's clear and easy on the eyes. Fantastic having widescreen so I can look at documents side by side.

Watch out for the supplied display lead - I've just noticed that using an older cable that I already had results in a much clearer display. Don't know whether this is a fault with the lead - but if the display is a little fuzzy, try a different lead.


ASUS 1001P 10 inch netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 160Gb, WLAN, Webcam, 11hr batt, Windows XP Home (Black))
ASUS 1001P 10 inch netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 160Gb, WLAN, Webcam, 11hr batt, Windows XP Home (Black))

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value for money, 3 Sept. 2010
I'm very pleased with this netbook. It is well built and pretty stylish (it has a mock carbon fibre finish). The mousepad works very well, including gestures (e.g. two fingers to scroll). Screen is very good too - colours and definition are better than my 3 year old Dell laptop. Only slight criticism is the mouse buttons are quite heavy to press, but this isn't so much a problem, as the mousepad 'tap to click' (which I usually detest) works well on this machine. Power consumption is very low - I measured it as less than 10 watts so battery life is good. Highly recommended!


LUPO Black with Red Inside Netbook Neoprene Pouch Case Sleeve - Fits up to 10.2" Inch Netbooks & Apple Ipad
LUPO Black with Red Inside Netbook Neoprene Pouch Case Sleeve - Fits up to 10.2" Inch Netbooks & Apple Ipad

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice case, but strong smell, 3 Sept. 2010
A nice case, but it has a strong petroleum smell. I've put it through the washing machine and it's now acceptable.


ALIVE IN LISBOA (2CD +DVD)
ALIVE IN LISBOA (2CD +DVD)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic concert!, 8 April 2009
A really wonderful concert full of fantastic musicianship, great songs and utter joy! Sara Tavares is a captivating perfomer and musician and she's backed up by a group of sympathetic and talented musicians.

Listen to clips from her Balance album for an idea of the songs she performs in this concert. The DVD is very well produced - the sound is excellent and the picture quality decent.

The fact that this also comes with two of her albums makes this even more of a great package.

One of the best live concert DVDs I've seen recently.


Stride & Swing Piano [With CD] (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style)
Stride & Swing Piano [With CD] (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style)
by John Valerio
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.95

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure trove of swing/stride piano technique, 21 Feb. 2008
No it's not easy... but swing and stride piano is technically demanding! I don't know of any other book that offers so much useful information on the styles of James P Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. Their styles are broken down into the essential elements and 'soundalike' pieces are both on the CD and scored in the book. A very good starting point for learning about these important early jazz pianists. At the price an absolute bargain.


Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black
Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed considering the price, 9 Nov. 2005
These earphones sit right in the ear, similar to earplugs. You get good bass if they're right in, but the physical sensation is a bit weird and unnatural. If they don't sit right in, the bass drops right off, and it becomes difficult to get a balanced sound between the left and right ears. Bass and treble is good, but midrange is lacking, so vocals or piano can sound weak. I don't see the value in these headphones. Not worth the money.


Page: 1