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Sennheiser CX 3.00 In-Ear canal Headphones - Black
Sennheiser CX 3.00 In-Ear canal Headphones - Black
Price: £44.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic price performance perfection, 26 Jan. 2015
Nobody buys micro miniature electronics for the audiophile experience or to compete with their home electrostatics on the 0730 in to Waterloo. These are supremely comfortable ( i have just worn them for a week turned off at night so that the noise of my inflatable hospital boots did not rob me of all sleep) sound really good and are at the sweet spot on the price performance curve that when you leave them on seat pocket of your Airbus it cost of a good curry you have foregone not a night out at the Berkeley. They are so much better than the original equipment if those even exist, so comfortable, and sensibly priced you would be daft not to kit any portable sound generator with them. There is stuff costing 10 times as much that have an audio improvement might just delineate sitting in a soundproof room on the end of top end kit but that is the environment in which they are used.
Buy these and it won't be long before you are fiddling about in the encoding settings for your iPod to double the bit rate and make the treble in your squeezed raw material a bit less fizzy! After that you are off down the road of Fiio head amps and D to A converters you have been warned!!!


Smatree® Battery (2-Pack) for GoPro Hero4 and 3-Channel charger +Wall Charger + Car Charger+ UK Plug+ European Plug for Gopro Hero 4 Camera
Smatree® Battery (2-Pack) for GoPro Hero4 and 3-Channel charger +Wall Charger + Car Charger+ UK Plug+ European Plug for Gopro Hero 4 Camera

5.0 out of 5 stars The first thing you need for a GoPro, 26 Jan. 2015
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One battery won't go far on a decent trip. Indeed with the size and now affordable nature of memory cards this soon becomes the rate limiting factor. Yes you can charge it from USB lead but if you are buying a Hero Pro you are serious about your recordings. For most people it will be their second purchase. is it a cheap imitation: No. This is a sensible price for what you get compared to any electronics of this type and size.Perhaps this is more realistically priced and it is the original manufacturer taking the mick with their prices.

Works well, cheaper than the original but well made and thoroughly recommended


MARIA ANA BOBONE-NOME DE MAR
MARIA ANA BOBONE-NOME DE MAR

5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible Fado, 9 Jun. 2014
This album is hauntingly beautiful, and whilst traditional Fado is an acquired taste, watching from further downstream in the evolution of Maria Ana Bobone's work you can see the beginnings of her movement towards a fusion of the old form to a less sparse and more accessible interpretation. The ultimate test of world music for me is how well it is received when played in theater during an operating list. Whilst having a mixed reception from the numerous young, cool and trendy Portugese nurses, it is much more popular with staff of all other origins, particularly when heard a second time!

For myself Fado de Sinha and Senhora Do Monte are in my smaller all time favourite late night collection for their evocative haunting beauty. I await the next Album this Autumn to see if it goes beyond her later fusion "Fado and Piano".


Maria Ana Bobone/Misia [DVD] 2001
Maria Ana Bobone/Misia [DVD] 2001
Dvd ~ Maria Ana Bobone - Misia
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Price: £7.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime Purity, 26 Feb. 2014
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Maria Ana Bobone is sadly under recognised in the UK but then Fado is still understandably regarded as a tradional genre of limited appeal. She has addressed this at home in Portugal with a "fusion departure" perhaps to the detriment of her traditional support but much to the benefit of those looking to try this classical and haunting form of music. Sure it is not for everyday consumption but from time to time this level of vocal purity and power is unbeatable. Her more recent work in Fado and Piano and Nome de Mar before that are even more accessible to the ear but correspondigly hard to find on CD!


FiiO E17 Portable Headphone Amplifier and USB DAC
FiiO E17 Portable Headphone Amplifier and USB DAC
Price: £99.11

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5.0 out of 5 stars MP3 revitalised, 9 Aug. 2013
The biggest problem I have had since getting one of these that actually contained a working battery is that I now need another. It has transformed the sound output from my home laptop routed through my study HiFi.

Take it out and hook it up via the line out of your iPod and the openess of the sound will delight you especially if you double the bit rate at which you encode/rip to 256Kb. Half the working week it sits between the iPod and computer speakers/subwoofer I have in the back of the operating theatre and even my cloth-eared trainees appreciate the difference. Not sure the awake patients having spinal/epidurals are so sure, though that may be more to do with Pink Floyd, Palestrina or the Pet Shop Boys not being ideal for the retirement demographic!

What I would like to see would be a direct lightning connector, and it would be really good to take the digital signal direct from the iPod and bypass the on board D to A converter using the Fiio DAC which is far superior. Even via the line out and just using the amplification is a revelation.


100 Ultimate Classical Music Masterpieces by Classic FM
100 Ultimate Classical Music Masterpieces by Classic FM

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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic classics condensed, 14 April 2013
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A very slight whiff of naff, but not quite service station lavatory music. Simply awesome value for money though, and whilst you may own many full versions of much of the material with greater street cred, for the price of a small burger you will not get a more compact romp through the classic classics. For convenience alone on your mp3 player it is worth having if only to placate grannies having their hips replaced under local anaesthetic who may be less enamoured with the Dixie Chicks, Pink Floyd or Lady Gaga.


Tir
Tir

5.0 out of 5 stars Required listening for exiles, 14 April 2013
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This review is from: Tir (Audio CD)
For anyone fortunate to have been brought up in a Welsh primary school this will bring it all flooding back. There could no greater stimulant of hiraeth for those of us now in exile than Cerys' interperation of many of the Classics almost entirely in Welsh. It is worth buying for her versions of Myfannwy and Calon Lan alone. Given that Wales is a net exporter of teachers, doctors and policeman, I see it becoming required listening before a London, Gerards Cross or Guildford based St David's Day Dinner, if only for revision purposes!

Possibly an acquired taste for those without a love of this traditional type of material but the sparse or even a capella arrangements are hauntingly beatiful. At least it avoids the temptation that other brilliant classicaly trained singers from the Celtic Fringe all felt in a need to dilute traditional folk with contemporary material as she already beent there and done that in spades. Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins it is not. In content if not in style is is a lot more purist.


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