07/13 Playlist – The Update

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Its summer and hot right now and everyone is stuck in their cars during traffic. This is the updated playlist from my 04/13 playlist, it complements it but it has its on feel to it as well. Luckily since I moved my iTunes library things are much easier. Now I’m back to syncing my iPods and plugging them into the car. I picked up a few iPod Classic just in case I needed a few more, since all the connections for iPods in the cars are still the 30pin not the new type and they don’t work with the iPhone 5 platform. So new iPods can’t connect to even 2014 vehicles from what I have seen. So for now I’m sticking to the classic iPods which are just huge hard drives for my music.

  • Jay Z – Sumewhereinamerica
  • 2 Chainz ft. Wiz Khalifa – We Own It (Fast & Furious 6)
  • Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
  • Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night
  • Dizzee Rascal ft. Robbie Williams – Goin’ Crazy
  • Jay Z ft. Rick Ross – Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit
  • Justine Timberlake – Tunnel Vision
  • Jay Z & Beyonce – Part II (On The Run)
  • T.I. Ft. Lil Wayne – Wit Me
  • Karmin – Acapella
  • Ciara ft. Future & B.o.B – Body Party (Remix)
  • Maroon 5 – Love Somebody

Bose Bluetooth Headset

Now this is a product I wasn’t expecting from Bose, but I am happy that they came up with it. I have known Bose to make high quality headphones so it seems to me that they might make som very good Bluetooth Headsets, and in this case it seems that the test has proven the quality of them. I have added it to my Amazon Cart after reading the review with the details of the quality and easy of use with these headsets. Based on this statement “The audio quality is superb: clear, sharp and concise” I want this headset.

It also comes with the company’s, relatively, new StayHear tips, which also come with its current range of in-ear buds. The headset also has an easy to reach on/off slider, plus volume and call buttons, and a USB port allowing it to be charged via a laptop, computer or the supplied dedicated plug adaptor.

Link: PocketLint


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Review: Beats by Dr. Dre Tour

I got these headphones a few months back now and have tried them a few times. I didn’t get the right sound except after switching out to the right tips. I tried out the Dr Dre Beats noise canceling headphones which were fantastic sound and bass, but its an over ear type headphones. Now these are the in-ear headphones and I have my Bose to compare them to. The Bose in my opinion fit better and have good base and sound and I like them a lot, the Bose were my baseline for trying out this headphone. Watch some TV shows, Movies, and Anime with these headphones and they are really good but lacking a little base.

Pros:

  • High Quality Sound
  • Very nice Design
  • A nice selection of tips to choose from to best fit your needs
  • Very high volume, higher then usual

Cons:

  • A bit pricy at $150
  • A bit lacking in Bass
  • You have to play around with it when it fits your ear to get that perfect sound
  • Sticks out a bit, doesn’t fit under inside my helmet

Link: Amazon
Rating:
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Bose Tri-port Headphone Tips

I have been using these headphones for a while now and they have been working great. They keep out the sound of the annoying safety videos on planes while flying, I can hear clearly on the motorcycle, they don’t irritate the ears after riding some time and you can clearly hear a nice solid base in the head phones. The one annoying part is the tips, when ever I pull them out o my pocket or out of bag there is always a possibility that tip might fall off and this time I ran out of extra tips. I went onto ebay to find some headphone tips, they sell them in bunches so I bought 10 pieces of the medium size for $11 from a supplier in Hong Kong since their weren’t that many other choices, I’m just hoping that they are the same quality and fit, I’m worried they might be fake or might cause irritation at a later point but I really like these headphones so hopefully this will solve my problem of losing those tips.

Logic3 Valve 80

I have been looking into a docking solution for the iPod. I do have the Sonos system which can be integrated into the Library and access all the songs, but I do prefer connecting my iPod or any other iPod into a docking solution and completely getting rid of my CD/Tape Stereo which I haven’t switched on in over a year. Anytime I want to listen to a CD, I listen to it in the car, pick the tracks that I like, and rip it to my computer, integrate it some playlist.

After looking around the Logic3 Valve 80 seems to be the most interesting solution. I can integrate it into the current Sonos setup that I have, both machines and one set of speakers. I will completely get rid of my normal stereo sicne its just taking up space and nothing else. Retro and funky come to mind when I look at this machine. A clean design with analog audio which produces some very interesting sound, I’m thinking about it for now and some of the rewiring and clean up that I have to do.

Price: £229.99
Link: Amazon

Bluetooth in Cars

Most care have this feature in them these days, you can connect your phone through the bluetooth system in the car. When you are on the other end of the phone it feels like there is a lot of space between you and them when they are using the bluetooth system of a car, headsets are pretty good these days, but some cars do have it right. Personally I don’t like using bluetooth systems which are integrated into the cars for one main fact, I listen to music at a high volume. If thats the case then you will hate every time someone calls, because the sound system is going to ring at a very HIGH volume, which might disorient some people, and you will be annoyed. I have tried it a few times, and I just decided never to use it, its really annoying when the phone rings in the middle of a good song.