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7dayshop Aero Freedom Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones Headset with Mic for Handsfree
7dayshop Aero Freedom Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones Headset with Mic for Handsfree
Offered by 7dayshop Limited
Price: £43.64

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars they're nicely packaged, relatively lightweight and comfortable on the ears, 4 Feb. 2016
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they look decent, they're nicely packaged, relatively lightweight and comfortable on the ears, though they do make my ears a bit hot, that's a problem I've had with other over-ear cans so it's probably just me (I've tended use ear-canal style headphones in the past).

Soundwise they're ok - could do with a bit more bass, if you have EQ on your phone you could possibly adjust. They have AptX built in which supposedly provides better sound over bluetooth but unfortunately my phone doesn't support this so I don't know. Sound is more or less the same whether using them wired of via bluetooth, but you have to have the noise cancelling switched on, if you turn it off they're much quieter and very muddy-sounding.

The noise-cancelling works well for low-pitch constant noise, so the background hum in my office is cancelled out well. It's not so good for higher pitched sounds (and it obviously won't cancel out non-constant noise like talking or banging). One minor criticism is the Bluetooth will only automatically pair with the last-connected device, as I'm using them with my phone and my PC I'm having to manually pair each time I switch.

I haven't tried the more expensive options such as Bose, TBH I wouldn't spend that much on headphones as they're too easy to lose or break - so for the price I think these are a good option.


Universal Circulating Synchronous Fan Motor Assembly
Universal Circulating Synchronous Fan Motor Assembly
Offered by Kenco Spares
Price: £6.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than buying a new microwave., 12 Jan. 2014
Fitted to a Panasonic NN-GT576S combi-microwave (Panasonic NN GT576S Quartz Microwave Stainless - this was quite a high-end model when we bought it (albeit this was 5+ years ago). Apart from the turntable it was still working fine, but its a pain to use when you have to turn the food manually and I was about to buy a new one until I saw someone demonstrating how to replace the motor on YouTube. Part works fine - removing the cut out panel on the bottom of the microwave is a bit fiddly, but otherwise easy to fit, & saved me at least 70 on an equivalent new microwave.


'64 - '95
'64 - '95
Price: £12.22

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good, but first album is still best, 18 Feb. 2005
This review is from: '64 - '95 (Audio CD)
their first album is superb, I wasn't sure about "lost horizons" but it grew on me after a few listens and this one is doing the same thing.
There is one really dull track here - Don't Stop Now is based on a sample of Atlantic Ocean's pop-dance hit "waterfall" but slowed down and repeated to the point of utter tedium - it just made me want to hear the original.
Elsewhere though its business as usual with floaty organic dance tracks mixing with more complex darker melodies. Standouts are "Stay with You" which extracts melancholic beauty from Galagher and Lyles somewhat cheesy soft-rock hit; "The Slow Train" which evokes the Patagonia tracks from the other 2 albums and adds a driving drum & bass beat; and "The Shouty Track" which reminds me of underrated big-beat loons Bentley Rhythm Ace.


Yr Atal Genhedlaeth
Yr Atal Genhedlaeth
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £5.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good songs, minimal production, 14 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Yr Atal Genhedlaeth (Audio CD)
This is not unlike SFA's welsh album Mwng, but if that album was stripped down then this one is completely naked. A couple of the tracks are just Gruff's voice and a drumbeat and the whole thing is only 30 minutes long.
The songs are good, but really this is little more than a demo. If you liked Mwng then you will like this (and it probably sounds better if you can speak welsh). If you prefer SFA's more polished albums then you might be better off waiting for their new release later in the spring.


Sonic Nurse
Sonic Nurse

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars as good as ever, 7 July 2004
This review is from: Sonic Nurse (Audio CD)
I had lost touch with Sonic Youth over the last few years and on the evidence of this release they seem to have mellowed out somewhat (and also acquired a fifth member in Jim O'Rourke). This is a beautiful album - laid-back and sprawling tracks, opaque guitar lines topped with their usual cooler-than-anyone vocals.
Best tracks come from Kim Gordon - the wonderfully messy "KG and the Arthur Doyle handcream" and the spaced-out drone of "I love you Golden Blue" but overall there isn't a weak track here (except perhaps the bonus track). Well worth getting if you were a fan of SY in their heyday.


Creative Rhomba 256MB MP3/WMA Player
Creative Rhomba 256MB MP3/WMA Player

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good player - v small and light, 8 Jan. 2004
I can only echo the mostly positive reviews for this player
It is cheap in comparison to many of the 128mb players around, is small and very light.
haven't really used the supplied software as it is easier to just drag and drop files onto the player in windows explorer (thought you do need to install the software first or windows won't see the device)
64k wma sounds excellent on it, and at this bitrate you can get 9 or 10 albums onto it; using 128k mp3 you can get around 5 albums on.
only drawback may be the usb charging - it is handy that it recharges as you load your music up, but if you are not near a pc and the battery goes flat there's not much you can do (Creative do have an external charger available for it but its around £30 extra). I've also read that the proprietary USB cable supplied with it cannot be replaced so I'll be keeping a close eye on mine.
all in all - excellent player.


Phantom Power
Phantom Power
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.02

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars laid back and melodic, 25 July 2003
This review is from: Phantom Power (Audio CD)
this is a more laidback SFA album than the last one with an emphasise on dreamy acoustics, sighing harmonies and blissed-out country vibes. It sometimes resembles their welsh-language album "Mwng" albeit with a much more polished production.
Compared with previous album "Rings around the world" it does feel a little one-paced and I miss some of the wierder moments that punctuated that album. However it is their most consistent album since "Radiator" and is undoubtedly streets ahead of most other albums released this year.
High points are the slide-guitar driven "Sex, War and Robots" rollicking single "Golden Retriever" and the uplifting psychedelic pop of the closing two tracks.
After 6 albums they've yet to make a bad one, and at their best they are untouchable by any other British band. SFA OK!


Elephant
Elephant
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £5.13

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, 25 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Elephant (Audio CD)
Not a radical departure, this album is fairly similar to "White Blood Cells" even recycling the tune from "Dead Leaves..."
on "There's no home for you here" (with added Queen-style harmonies!)
It is slightly heavier than their previous works, in particular on "Black Math" and the fantastic ledzeppish blues workout "Ball and Biscuit" (which recalls their cover of "Death Letter" from "De Stijl").
Overall an excellent album though perhaps a notch below the last one.


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