Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sennheiser HD 228 headphone review

Got these Sennheisers just 3 days ago, and so far I am happy but not ecstatic over them. First things first, can I say comfortable? I mean it is nuts how soft these are. I did the foam removal mod which was meant more to brighten them up, but it had the bonus of making them even softer. It brings them closer to the true memory foam/real leather softness of the Bose On-Ear headphones. So they are crazy comfortable, like Hannibal crazy.

They also have very good sound isolation. It is hard to hear much of what is going on around you, which was the second factor I was looking for after the comfort for my work headphones, with all the noise going on around me constantly, driving me crazy, like Hannibal crazy.

Sound wise, they are not what I was expecting. They are advertised as having explosive bass...this they most certainly do not. Hands down. No booming bass here. I own the Skullcandy Hesh headphones, and these have pretty darn good bass, and I they are about 3/4 of the price. Maybe that is my own fault for brand recognition, thinking that Sennheiser's are supposed to be better, but regardless......explosive bass?
Sound IS very good. Turn the music on, let it play for a minute or two and next thing you know you are lost in the nice clarity and fullness of the sound, but the second you think about the bass, you realize it is lacking.

I WANT to compare them to the Bose On-Ear's I have listened to at place's like Best Buy and the Apple store. I wonder if I am fooled by how much bass they have at those demo stations. I think that they may have a headphone amp hidden somewhere tricking the unsuspecting consumer like me. Let me know if you are aware of something I am not. But at half the price of the Bose, it is a tough comparison anyway...(you can find the Bose On-Ear's on eBay for around $100 and I bought my refurbed HD 228's on eBay for about $50, which gives rise to the other question of whether mine are even real...........)

So bottom line, should you buy the HD 228's? Honestly? No. I regret my purchase.....but may keep them for the comfort alone. That and I have an obsession with comparing headphones. I currently own five pairs, all that I use regularly in different situations. I'll try to get around to reviewing all those at some point in the future. I'll also try and edit this post to add a few pictures here soon.


Monday, October 19, 2009

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Mobile TV for FREE!

Calling all cell phones! For those of you who have Internet access on your cell phone there is a company out there that has figured out a way to send live streaming TV to your mobiles media player. Here's what you do; Point your cell phone's browser to ( ) Once your there just type in your email address and that's it. I have only known about this site for a couple of weeks and they have already added a couple more channels. Here's the list so far: NBC, abc, CBS, FOX, and PBS Kids. I have to say, so far, so good. It's still in the alpha phase, set to move into beta by November 1st, and as of right now it's FREE. I have successfully watched TV on a Storm and Curve. Sorry iPhone users, they don't have the service set up for you yet, but it looks like it should be available in the near future. I haven't actually timed it but there is about a 5 second delay and on some of the channels the audio is a little out of sync with the video. I'm not complaining because again, it's free. As I come across other opportunities to try the site on other phones I will update accordingly. I realize that so far I have only tried Blackberries. Check back frequently for the latest and greatest.


I spend half my time reading, researching and talking about products and services that I want to purchase. But all this seems to go to waste as I forget half of what I have researched. Too many damaged brain cells. And I'm not alone in this. Brush has my same affliction. So in order to document our findings, and perhaps even help out some fellow internet researchers, we are going to begin posting our newly found knowledge here.

We are consumers, and these are our reviews. No specific categories of products or services, but we'll do our best to stay current.

Maybe if no one reads this, at least we will have something to remind us when we're old of what we did for the past 40 years browsing the internets.