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Grado SR60i Prestige Series Open Backed Headphones by GRADO
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Careful now.., 11 Nov 2009
Great sound for the price. Unfortunately, this is achieved through shoddy build quality - I had two pairs break within six months due to the cheap cable yoke which twists and frays the wiring.

Also, Grado's customer service is appalling, so if you're not in the US you stand no chance of getting them repaired.

If you'll use them regularly you should bear this in mind..
Fatman Fatfones MKII
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you're interested in these so that you can try an 'audiologist designed' earpiece, by all means try them.

If you're interested in listening to music with them, think again. The sound is muffled - rather like having a bucket on your head. In fact, a bucket would be cheaper, so buy one of those instead.
Four Seasons Cookery Book by Margaret Costa
Four Seasons Cookery Book by Margaret Costa
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic..., 25 Aug 2008
This is an excellent book, full of sound advice. Ostensibly divided into seasons, it contains several essays on different subjects - game, cake, cold soups, baking, pancakes etc, each with a number of recipes and tips. It was published nearly 40 years ago, but remains extraordinarily relevant to the way we try to cook now. I found it reminiscent of Simon Hopkinson (indeed, it's recommended in his 'Roast Chicken...'), so if you enjoyed his books, you'll like this.

The recipes are the book's heart though. This is how British food should be - interesting, satisfying, unfussy - and not substituting novelty for taste.

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