The TMA-1 Headphone from AIAIAI pops in all the right places. Gaudy gilded phones have past, and a new unassuming set has been perfectly pitched in the direction of philes serious about performance in the club or the studio. The new style is function, and this pair definitely hits by being able to take a hit. Their atypically low weight aids in extending long up-tempo sessions, and their flexibility due to details such as a partially coiled cable ensure maximum freedom of movement. Adjustability is also possible to accommodate the ears and any headspace. Critically, TMA-1′s fidelity allows focus without fuzz and superior clarity with crushing volume, while allowing the most subtle of tweaks to breaks, beats, and mixes alike.Tweet
Once upon a time, the Sony Walkman was the last word in portable music devices for the budget audiophile. Nowadays, it has stiffer competition from Apple and Microsoft but Sony is still putting out a quality device.
The latest iteration of the Walkman is one of the most elegantly designed music devices on the market. Essentially just a pair of headphones, the user is able to slip them on and off with ease when traveling. Playlists are randomized but users can quickly scan songs with the press of a button.
The controls themselves are intuitive. As their is no external media device attached to the headphones, users will control the Sony Walkman by pressing buttons which line the earbuds. For the most part, this is a very intuitive control system but new users might take a little while to get used to controlling their music without being able to see their input.
Of course, what really matters is the sound quality. Audio from the Walkman can be played surprisingly loud for such a small, compact device. The device can really pump the bass and there’s very little audio distortion.
The headphones are waterproof, making them excellent companions for long jogs out in the elements. Sony claims they can even be used in the shower, although there haven’t been many tests to see how well it actually preforms under these circumstances.
Overall, the 2GB Sony Walkman is a great way to get your portable music without breaking the bank for flashier digital music players.Tweet
The Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones are ideally suited to the traveller seeking escape from engine noise at 36,000 feet. The Sennheiser PXC 450 feature an active noise compensation system which Sennheiser originally developed for use by pilots, so it must be good. Also they have an excellent talk through function, which means you can ask the air hostess for another beer without taking them off… Perfect. Read the rest of this entry »Tweet