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Beats by Dr. Dre (Solo HD) RED Edition On-Ear Headphones - Red
Beats by Dr. Dre (Solo HD) RED Edition On-Ear Headphones - Red
Price: £174.99

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DR. DRE(eadful Sound Quality), 10 Nov. 2013
My Chinese Girlfriend (bless her gentle heart) saved up and bought these 18 months ago. When I heard them demo-ed in the shop, I thought they sounded 'dull'. Maybe not quite run in. I did a direct comparison with a pair of £90 Grado SR80's the other day which are 9 years old. The Grado's were described to me as a "nice stocking filler" by the snooty audiophile salesman. An entry level set of cans I suppose he meant.

They sounded beautiful in a side by side comparison with the 'Dr.Dre' headphones. The 'Dr.dre' really did sound like a pair of £10 phones from a market. I wish I could have explained to my girlfriend how utterly crap her headphones sound, throw them in the nearest skip and then go out and get her a pair of AKG's or something. But I can't. It would break her little heart and mine. It is a secret I will have to take to the grave.

I tried moving them around on my head and checked to see if I had them round the wrong way, etc. I was simply horrified that such an expensive product sounded so utterly awful!!!

How can her expensive set of phones sound so completely devoid of midrange and have such flabby lazy bass? Because she paid for "dr.Dre's" endorsement.

I do not know what kind of Doctor the guy is but he certainly didn't get a PHD in sound quality.

DR. DRE(eadful)!

Do yourselves a favour and avoid these truly awful things. Google "best headphones under 200 quid" and make an informed choice.

Buying celebrity endorsed products is definitely pot luck. You pay extra for the persons moniker. I once had a video recorder endorsed by Phillipe starck. It was beautiful to behold. But in this case dr. whatever's name is on a truly low end product.

I pray daily that my girlfriend's set break so I can bin them and get her something else. Our loved ones should not be subjected to horror's like this.


Sagemcom DTR94320S 320 GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder
Sagemcom DTR94320S 320 GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder
Price: £162.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Cr@p, 10 Sept. 2013
Bought this nasty thing from a store but want to warn people here. It feels cheap because it is cheap(ly made). It's also very noisy when the fan gets going which can happen at any time, even when it's in standby! I had to elevate it just to stop the fans from coming on constantly which to the penny pinchers like me means it is burning extra juice. It freezes constantly on HD channels and (for me, anyway) the hard drive failed after 2 months. To top it all off, I can't even send them a snotty letter because , ironically, there servers are down :S It gets one star for actually receiving a signal which I suppose is a miracle in itself.

I will never buy another product from them. Cheap, badly made, unreliable tat.


Sabichi 6-Piece Day to Day Mug Set, White
Sabichi 6-Piece Day to Day Mug Set, White
Offered by One Click Wonder
Price: £10.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice starter mugs, 17 Mar. 2013
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Really nice set of simple household mugs. No pomp, just nice fluid containers ideal for when the neighbours pop in....


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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, subtle aroma...., 17 Mar. 2013
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Does what it says on the tin. Nice smelling anti cigarette granules. Will probably keep the ashtray fresh but not the whole room. They have a subtle aroma which could be a bit more powerful. They might work well as a background aroma in a bathroom or a small cupboard. Be warned though, they are filled to the brim so take the lid off very carefully.....


Linens Limited Supreme 100% Egyptian Cotton 500gsm 10 Piece Towel Bale, Latte
Linens Limited Supreme 100% Egyptian Cotton 500gsm 10 Piece Towel Bale, Latte
Offered by Linens Limited
Price: £29.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Really lovely towels........Chucked in a box, 17 Mar. 2013
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Another reviewer stated how these towels are simply thrown into a box and sent off. The company should amend the photo to show this. Why have a picture of a lovely folded pile of towels and then just pick them off a shelf and throw them in a cardboard box? Not exactly the personal touch. Throwing them in a bin liner first would have been a bit better in case they got wet during deliverly.

Anyway, they are lovely and soft and fairly thick so all is forgiven......


2 Piece Ophelia Bath Set Colour: Stone
2 Piece Ophelia Bath Set Colour: Stone
Offered by Deco Trading
Price: £12.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, 17 Mar. 2013
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Nice quality for the price. Nice and thick like a deep pile carpet. For some reason mine smelled a bit musty though......:S


Three Piece Porcelain Tea Infuser Mug - Ladies watching Loving Ducks Design - Chinese Character Represented: 4 Beauties Watching Loving Ducks
Three Piece Porcelain Tea Infuser Mug - Ladies watching Loving Ducks Design - Chinese Character Represented: 4 Beauties Watching Loving Ducks

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice cups with 2 problems., 17 Mar. 2013
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Nice printing on a delicate cup but with 2 niggling problems, 1 of which is very annoying. Firstly, there are 'Flash' marks on it which are left over clay (or whatever) from the mold. They are quite sharp and make this product feel very cheap. secondly and most importantly, the lid doesn't fit correctly. It is too small and moves around on top....a lot. So any slight tilting and it slides 4 or 5mm, which forces you to overcompensate to right it which could potentially lead to splashing hot tea over yourself or your guest. Sounds odd I know but that's the way the old brain works. I bought 2 of these and they both have the same problem.

Other than that, they are very nice.


Humane mouse trap
Humane mouse trap
Offered by Super Utensil Ltd.
Price: £8.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Humane Trap, 17 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Humane mouse trap
Some people on this site (you know who you are) would rather I reviewed the item and not how good or bad it actually is. So just for them.......It's a rectangular box with a weighted flap. Happy? Good!

For everyone who actually wants to know how the product performs....It's awesome! Totally Simple design which i was initially skeptical about. But in this case, simplicity is king. Place trap along skirting board facing the direction of the oncoming mouse and wait. I caught three mice in two days. I didn't even put any type of food in for the final two mice, they just wondered in! The weighted flap is on a hair trigger so it's best to place the trap first before setting it. No complaints from me though. Considering how much damage the little rodents can do, this trap has paid for itself many, many times over already!


Red Tails [Blu-ray]
Red Tails [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Cuba Gooding Jr.
Price: £6.50

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BANG!, 9 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Red Tails [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Yep, that's the sound of this film hitting the mud after a catastrophic stall. As a stand alone action plane film about a group of men from a small air group, it's not to bad. And that's it. But as an untold story of the heartfelt pain and suffering of a disposessed flight unit just trying to do their bit for the country they live in, it falls WAAAAY short. I learnt absolutely nothing from this film except that the Luftwaffe were totally evil and prop planes can turn 180 degrees instantly while flying at 400mph with no adverse affects on pilot or plane. The commanding officer of the air group gets a tiny bit of grief from the big wigs and sometimes the Tuskagee squad don't see eye to eye with the bomber crews but it's hardly horrendous. If I knew nothing about racism, I would have just assumed that these guys were simply being treated as rookies. The film looks good but then it should do. It's almost 50% CGI. The actual (all too short) interviews with the pilots of the 332nd are worth the price of the package alone. Humble, Heart felt and warm, these guys explain what it was REALLY like to be (and try to be) a black pilot during the war.

Unfortunately, the soundtrack is really awful. Generic lucasfilm soundbytes are all over this. Sounds from the star wars films rattle through (most of) the speakers. I say "most of" because on my system (Denon AVR 3310 and Mordaunt short floorstanders) it sounded horrible. I recalibrated the whole lot before I realised it is just a shoddy mix on the film. The rear speakers are almost totally unused and the little sound that does come from them is very thin and the front soundstage feels muffled and dull. It all feels like a big cartoon. Processed and lifeless. It is reported that THX used a 10.1 soundtrack for this film. Whoever mixed it over, quite frankly, cocked it up.

I give it 3 stars. 1 for the film and 2 for the short Airmen interviews.


The Small Hand: A Ghost Story
The Small Hand: A Ghost Story
by Susan Hill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.98

24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big Chills? - Look elswhere!, 5 Oct. 2010
Being an avid fan of both 'woman in black'and 'man in the picture', I was excited to find a new susan hill ghost story on the bookshelf. Taking approximately two and a half hours to read, the story is short and to a certain degree....pointless.

The narrative is too vague and the links between characters and events are tenuous and sometimes slightly crude. Introducing characters just to advance the plot is the stuff of pulp novels and b-movies.

Also nothing really happens throughout the whole story! The main character flits between barely explained locations and does practically......Nothing! There are only about four or five points in the book where the story becomes 'supernatural' but the author rushes through them as if they were an afterthought.

So to sum up. No this is about as creepy as a warm summer day and the less said about the atrocious hackneyed finale, the better. Avoid.


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