Chris Sheffield

Helpful votes received on reviews: 54% (13 of 24)
Location: Scarborough


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,527,550 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 24
Sony MDR-E820 Anywhere In-Ear Headphones - Grey by Sony
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful., 20 Sep 2013
These are such a poor substitute for the MDR-E 818 LP earphones they seem to have replaced. When I say there's no bass response, I don't mean they lack the deep bass that the 818s have. I mean there's NO BASS RESPONSE. I noticed the second I put them in that they were just entirely lacking in low-end but I was listening to something new on my phone, so I played through the first few tracks of Bjork's 'Post' on them as I know the album well and 'Hyper-Ballad' in particular has a very deep and loud bass line. It barely registered. To the point where it ruined the song - and I've been back to listen to them a couple of times thinking, "Sure they're not great, but I'll wear them out walking or… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is the entry-level USB tuner from Hauppauge, and it just works. The WinTV software leaves a lot to be desired, but on the Windows side you have Media Center's live TV mode which will work with the stick if you install just the drivers, or if you're using a Mac then Elgato's EyeTV software comes highly recommended.

I knocked a star off simply for the bad software (though there was no problem, as I say, using it with Media Cente) and the fairly useless included aerial and remote. It's cool that you do get a remote but it's one of those flimsy credit-card type things and it seems a bit pointless; no-one would want to use it permanently. I don't think it makes a major impact on… Read more
0:12 Revolution In Just Listening ~ Coalesce
5.0 out of 5 stars Coalesce did it best!, 21 Jan 2007
This noisy subgenre of metallic hardcore, these days so beloved of the hipster clan, wasn't always generic mush. Coalesce stand apart from their would-be peers both in chronology (the band started recording in 1994) and in pure vision. Coalesce had been there and done that by the time this record came about; their Led Zeppelin covers album must have planted the seeds for a new direction, because there are blues grooves all over this, their final full-length offering.

Now Coalese were still operating within a musical idiom inherently annoying to the uninitiated, but this is the band at their most accessible and aurally balanced. The song-writing is also improved and much more… Read more

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