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Richard Easton "TrickyDicky" (Harpenden, Herts United Kingdom)
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Lucid
Lucid
Price: £7.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Progressive, not Prog, 27 April 2014
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This is much more like Matt's work on The Fierce & the Dead's 'Spooky Action' than his solo looping abums.
I get a distinct impression of Starless/Red era King Crimson here. Matt pushes the boundaries of rhythm and tonality but stays just inside the line whereas Fripp would often overstep it (IMHO).
Sometimes a challenging listen, but every track is a grower; particularly the long piece 'The Bridge'.
Highly recommended for those who like their music to keep them on their toes (if not to dance to!)


mei
mei
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An astonishing magnum opus, 30 Nov 2013
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What's it all about then?
I've no idea; but there are enticing themes and intriguing lyrics which keep you coming back for another listen (and I'm still none the wiser).
Echolyn are quite unlike anything else I've heard. Progressive but not Prog - but still containing many of the elements that define the latter.

And look at the price of the MP3 version!!!


The Mountain
The Mountain
Price: £5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prog Album of the year?, 30 Nov 2013
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The best yet from Haken.
There's beauty, complexity, subtlety and power aplenty here.
Standout tracks:
Atlas Stone, Cockroach King & Paredolia
Also rans:
None, they're all good!

Some people might call Haken 'the British Dream Theater'; but they're better than that.


Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones - Ivory
Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones - Ivory
Price: £129.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb balanced sound, 30 Nov 2013
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Pros:
Build quality
Looks
Sound - good bass presence without getting muddy; clean mid-range and crystal clear upper frequencies
Comfort

Cons:
Inline remote doesn't really work properly on Android (volume controls and prev/next don't work for my S3mini).
Price (but Amazon had a Black Friday £30 off deal which made up for this)

Meh:
Sennheiser could have saved us about £10 by scaling back on the flashy packaging.


Decrescent Universal Case with Micro USB Desktop Docking and Charging Station - Black
Decrescent Universal Case with Micro USB Desktop Docking and Charging Station - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks like a properly designed bit of kit!, 2 Nov 2013
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It seems to be difficult to find a charging stand that will take a phone in a case. This one does the job nicely and supports a S3 mini properly. It looks like it would fit a variety of different phones in (and out of) their cases. Just be sure that your micro-usb connection has the rounded corners towards the front (like Samsung Galaxy devices).
The connection is a bit stiff - which isn't too much trouble, but you need to hold onto the stand when disconnecting the phone.
Just a couple of negative points:
It's a shame that the stand doesn't have an audio-out connection (but I knew that when buying it)
The logo on the front is a bit naff.


StarTech.com 6 feet Slim 3.5mm Right Angle Stereo Audio Cable - M/M
StarTech.com 6 feet Slim 3.5mm Right Angle Stereo Audio Cable - M/M
Price: £3.41

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, quality is sufficient for purpose, 16 Jun 2013
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Well it's not really going to be a Hi-Fi quality lead at this price, is it? But it does the job perfectly adequately (so far).
Very slim end fittings with a decent reach on them (good for getting through mobile phone covers).


Victorinox 06385 Army Knife Mini Champ Red
Victorinox 06385 Army Knife Mini Champ Red
Price: £19.97

4.0 out of 5 stars How much can you fit in a tiny pocket knife?!, 16 Jun 2013
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Astounding engineering of the Swiss variety.
Some of the blades are a bit... meh. Why bother with a cuticle pusher? And why not combine the file with the ruler/flat-blade screwdriver?
The bottle opener work just fine - that's the main thing.


Sunny Savers Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190 Made To Measure Vehicle Car Dock Kit Windscreen Suction Mount Cradle Holder With Super Fast Charging USB Car Charger By InventCase® accessories
Sunny Savers Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190 Made To Measure Vehicle Car Dock Kit Windscreen Suction Mount Cradle Holder With Super Fast Charging USB Car Charger By InventCase® accessories

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect fit, but not as rigid as earlier models, 16 Jun 2013
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3.5 stars really. I've had one of these (for a wildfire) for over two years. After a bit of hunting on Amazon I found this version for the s3 mini. It's a perfect fit for the phone and the cradle section (which unclips from the base is now doing great service on the original base from my wildfire model. This new design with the twist-to-lock pivots just isn't as rigid as the old version... :(


Philips DS3020/05 Portable Docking Speaker for iPod/iPhone - White (discontinued by manufacturer)
Philips DS3020/05 Portable Docking Speaker for iPod/iPhone - White (discontinued by manufacturer)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good sound for the size, but somewhat flawed operation, 18 Mar 2012
Bought one for my teenage daughter...

The Good:
Attractive and compact.
Pretty good sound for its size.
Takes an Ipod in a typical gel skin.
Can run on 4x AAs

The Bad:
Aux in lead is only about 8" long - no good for plugging into a laptop.

The Ugly:
You can't listen to an auxillary source (like a PC) with an ipod fitted to the dock.
You can't sync an ipod to a PC while the dock is switched on.

Now, I don't know if these are shortcomings imposed by the ipod (I won't touch fruit-based audio myself); but to my mind the functionality of the Fidelio is completely borked in this regard.


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5.0 out of 5 stars small, neat, well built and great sound, 24 Jan 2012
Title says it all really.
I've got it stuck to the back of a Samsung Smart TV which (of course) only has an optical out or a 3.5mm headphone jack. Quite why the TV doesn't have RCA o/p sockets is beyond me...
Slightly annoyingly (but no fault of the DAC), the TV's Toslink output cannot be volume controlled from the TV remote; so the amp that I'm feeding from the DAC has to do the volume control.
Sound is much clearer from the DAC than it is from the headphone jack.
The DAC has a UK plug-top USB power adaptor, but I'm using one of the TV's USB ports instead.


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