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Sennheiser CX300-B High Quality Stereo Ear-Canal Headphones - Black
Sennheiser CX300-B High Quality Stereo Ear-Canal Headphones - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better buds than you're likely to need, 25 May 2007
Having been pleasantly surprised with the sound quality of my iPod nano I felt it was time to upgrade the standard earphones to some with a little more ability. Desperate for the holy grail of cheap good quality tones these little buds seemed ideal.

On opening them out you find the cord to be a little longer than the standard iPod dealies, albeit sheathed in a plastic that feels a little more likely to tangle and with a healthy offset of more cord to the right ear than the left.

The buds themselves come with three different sizes of rubber sheath so a good fit is more than likely, although I've had to go for the largest ones (big ears?) to prevent them falling out; a snug fit is required for the quality to shine.

Once in place they feel solid and more secure than the standard `phones and the level of isolation you suddenly experience is remarkable, I've had worse ear plugs! This means that you are able to hear a great deal more of the music, and combined with the amazing depth of tone you get from such small speakers it provides a truly incredible listening experience. A dear friend told me I needn't have spent the money on these to hear the bass lines, all I needed to do was to use the eq to make it louder with the standard `phones. Well I'm sorry but that's just making an average sound louder. The level of clarity afforded by these buds is really... really good. Listening to fast progressive rock runs with high tempo bass drumming brings them into their own, soaring classical music can sound a bit thin in the mids and a bit too upfront and immediate somehow, but it's understandable when it sounds like it's in your head rather than coming from a speaker, and I'm really being picky to find a fault. The main problem is that all of a sudden you can really hear how poor 128 kbps mp3s sound, you'll suddenly want to search out FLAC or other lossless codecs to get your library up to the same level your `phones are.

There is bad news however - due to the design and fitment ALL of these noise isolating type `phones transmit sound down the cord and keep bodily sounds in your head. Say you're eating whilst listening to them, the eating sounds really loud, say you're walking down the street with the cord rubbing on a zip, you can hear the rubbing, and even the wind on the cord. If, however, you're sat on a bus or a train there are few, if any, better `phones for the money.

Slackers [DVD] [2002]
Slackers [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Devon Sawa
Price: £3.69

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shameless, 19 May 2006
This review is from: Slackers [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
I recommended a film 'Slacker' to a friend of mine, a groundbreaking movie that gave it's name to the type of people depicted in the film, the only film ever to have its title fall into the dictionary, in the same way Generation X did as a book's title. Anyway, long story short, he went out and bought this.

I thought I may as well watch it before he took it back, and was appalled. Ok, so there are a few jokes, but nothing with the surreal charm of Scrubs (despite the bath scene) or the acerbic, at times politically incorrect, wit of Family Guy, both examples of how good comedy from America can be.

I'm afraid it really is nothing more than another teen comedy. If you like that sort of thing then I suppose you won't be disappointed, if you thought you were getting something with the genius of Will Ferrel in it then you will be (although Schwartzman isn't horrendous).

Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £11.95

31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, 14 Nov. 2004
This is an album of beauty. The sound is simple, something to be put on in the background whilst reading a book or magazine, you let it flow through you without noticing it, then every now and then, maybe a key or rythmic change, you lift your head and realise what great music you're listening to. This is ambient from the old school, one track in particular sounds dated with synths playing a heavy role, but it is no less great than the other 3. Fans of Godspeed you black emperor! or silver mt. zion, tangerine dream and the others will find much to listen to here. I am unsure, however, of the differences between this and the "import" version. They both claim to have the same tracks, yet one is more expensive.

Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £6.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good guitar, less than average songs, 16 July 2003
This review is from: Attack (Audio CD)
I agree with the previous reviewer, there is no questioning yngwie's technical ability on the guitar (world record holder for most notes in a second i think - or is that a legend), but his song writing skills are being stretched. this was the first album of his i bought, and with his playng ability there must be a decent album of his somewhere, concerto in Eb minor or summat. also he loves himself FAR too much, the numerous photos of him with strat are a little cloying.

The Power Of Kabbalah: This book contains the secrets of the universe and the meaning of our lives
The Power Of Kabbalah: This book contains the secrets of the universe and the meaning of our lives
by Yehudah Berg
Edition: Paperback

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment, 16 July 2003
This book promises much and claims that life really is very simple indeed. Unfortunately, the book starts out vaguely, it claims to reveal the "code" used in the bible, but it merely replaces metaphor with analogy, and tells you the conclusions you should draw. I have some serious clashes with what the book tells me, and feel many people will. There are moments of promise, but the continued misuse of the phrase "on the contrary", and typographical and grammatical errors, make this book a waste of time. Maybe if you empathise with madonna et al you'll find solace in this tome but in my view this is not a good place to start your kabbalistic path.

The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe (Unabridged Classics)
The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe (Unabridged Classics)
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edition: Leather Bound

5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive, 9 Mar. 2002
this book brings together most of poe's work and organises it all in chronological order. helpfull translations are provided for those moments when poe slips into foreign languages (i found this most handy when the whole punchline of the Duc de l'omlette was contained in a french phrase), although fuller notes are lacking and so a separate book of notes on his work should be owned for those who wish to delve deeper into the imagery this master of the genre uses.
the quality is unquestionable. the gold on the paper edges and lovely reddy brown cover make this book a delight to own. this is a one stop solution to having all the important work of poe and at little over a tenner i can heartily recommend this book.

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