CanJam SoCal is an annual Headphone Audio Show organized by http://www.head-fi.org featuring over 100 leading brands in over 25,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, CanJam SoCal 2018 showcases the latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges, from $50 earbuds to the world’s finest headphone audio systems at $50,000.
This is my coverage of CanJam SoCal 2018 which I got to attend over a period of two days. In this video you will see the following products:
At the $300 audiophile headphones price point the Sennheiser HD650 headphones is one of the top choices with its proven audiophile grade audio with a slight bump to the bass. Now that Monoprice has released its Monolith M1060 planar headphones at $300, it is definitely a contendor for your hard earned money for audiophile grade headphones in this price range. While the Sennheiser HD650’s are mostly made of high grade plastic they are very light and you hardly notice that you are wearing them, the Monolith M1060’s on the other hand are made out of wood and metal and are quite bold in size and look and you will definitely feel that they are on your head when you are wearing them. While the Monolith M1060’s were first plagued with some build quality issues, they have all been fixed in the revision 2 of the headphones (which is what you will get when you buy them now). Comfort wise the Sennheiser HD 650’s are definitely more comfortable with their velour pads and overall light weight. Continue reading Monolith M1060 vs Sennheiser HD650 Headphones Comparison Review
The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer that works similar to the Raspberry Pi 3, however the Intel Compute Stick can run the Windows operating system. The Raspberry Pi 3 is only about $40 (plus additional accessories), while the while the Intel Compute Stick has various models in the $100-$500 range depending on specifications. The Raspberry Pi 3 is a good economical option, but be forewarned that you will have to get familiar with linux based operating system such as the popular Raspbian linux operating system that most people use on the Raspberry Pi. You will also need to spend some extra money on a case, microSD card, HDMI cable, among other things. The Intel Computer Stick comes ready to use as you can just plug in its attached HDMI connection (or use the HDMI extension dongle) to connect directly to your TV or monitor. The one you should get comes down to what operating system you need to work with, for Windows go with the Intel Compute Stick, for Linux go with the Raspberry Pi 3.
The Lenovo T460s is a low cost business laptop that costs around $1,000. The T460s model is the slim version of its older T460 counterpart. The laptop has a tapered design that gives it a more modern feel. The left side of the laptop is sporting the power connector, one USB 3.0 port, one headphone jack, and an SD card reader. On the right side of the laptop it has a smart card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, mini-Displayport, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, a sim card slot, and a kensington lock slot. The laptop is not user friendly for servicing the laptop requiring removal of five screws to remove the bottom cover. Continue reading Lenovo T460s Review
Review of the Maxnomic XL Series Titanus Black gaming chair after 1 year of use.
At $500+ the Maxnomic XL Series Titanus Black gaming chair from Need for Seat this is not for everyone. I got tired of buying chair after chair that would just wear out over time and often times wouldn’t even last me a year and would become very uncomfortable to sit down. This review of this gaming chair comes after one year of almost daily use. When you buy the chair it will come in a box and I recommend you get someone to help you to build the chair as it is quite bulky and although you can do it yourself having a second set of hands is useful. Note that this chair is meant for really big people, I’m talking about people who are 6’5″ in height or above and/or people who weigh above 200 lbs. Continue reading Need for Seat – Maxnomic Gaming Chair Review ( 1 year later )