Archive for the 'iPod/Portable Audio' Category

Oontz Angle for $39.99.,Oontz for $49.99 on Amazon.com!

What more can I say?  A tremendous bargain on a tremendous product! Oontz Angle for only $39.99 on Amazon.com Looks like the regular Oontz is only $49.99. Another wonderful deal. Oontz for $49.99 The difference?  Tonal character and sound is the same, but The Oontz goes deeper in the bass and plays louder.  The Oontz [...]

A new look for the Oontz

I wrote a rave review of the $69 Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Bluetooth Speaker not long ago, and quite a few readers have been contacting me with some raves of their own.  Here are a few samples of what they have to say about The Oontz: “After reading your column I purchased the Oontz Bluetooth speaker. [...]

Weekly column: Antenna for HDTV, Monoprice iPod/iPad accessories

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Q.  I have a second home in South Florida and am considering getting rid of my cable service there to save money, since I am not there all the time.  For a long time I thought you had to have cable to get TV anymore and thought rabbit ears went [...]

Audio-Technica ATH-M35 Headphones: Product of the Day 17, 2010

Audio-Technica ATH-M35 Headphones Audio-Technica of Japan is well known for their outstanding transducers.  And what is a transducer?  A transducer converts electrical energy into mechanical (sonic) energy, and vice-versa… the hardest tasks in audio reproduction.  Besides speakers, some examples of transducers are microphones, phono cartridges, and headphones… with Audio-Technica being well-represented in all of the [...]

Product of the Day, Day 17: Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker

  Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker   If you are thinking about an iPod Shuffle or another tiny music player  you would do well to put the Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker on your shopping list. addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Fwww.soundadviceblog.com%2Fipodportable-audio%2Fproduct-of-the-day-day-17-creative-zen-stone-plus-with-speaker%2F’; addthis_title = ‘Product+of+the+Day%2C+Day+17%3A+Creative+Zen+Stone+Plus+with+Speaker’; addthis_pub = ”;

Product of the Day, Day 6: Cambridge SoundWorks i765 Radio/iPod/DVD Entertainment System

Cambridge SoundWorks i765 Every holiday season I receive dozens of emails asking, “What is the radio I saw you write about before… it is like the Bose radio, but is even better and less expensive too?”  That radio is the Cambridge SoundWorks radio and the latest iteration, the Cambridge SoundWorks i765, is the best one [...]

iFrogz Headphones and Earphones

iFrogz Booth Thanks to Ashley, an incredibly nice, incredibly persistent and pleasant PR rep I had an appointment at the iFrogz booth.  They have a wide range of iPod and portable audio accessories, and Ashley called to tell me about their EarPollution Headphones, which are made to order to your own design.  I was encouraged [...]

Cambridge SoundWorks Playdock MP3 for $99 shipped

Cambridge SoundWorks Playdock MP3 My pal Randy Salas at the Minneapolis Star Tribune just tipped me off to a great deal on a great sound system that will work with any MP3 player.  His email is below: “Hi, Don. I just wanted to report back that I got this hefty iPod dock recently from Cambridge [...]

Soundmatters foxL mb

Soundmatters foxL Portable Audiophile Speaker  My column mentioning the Soundmatters foxL and foxL mb starts running today.   The foxL will not be on the Soundmatters website until next week, so I have posted downloadable PDFs if you want to learn more. Click above to download flyer.  The foxL mb is listed, the foxL is the same [...]

Don’s Dealfinder: Creative Zen Stone 1GB MP3 player for $14.99 (refurbished)

Creative Labs Zen Stone in Black Lots of good deals showing up today!  Looking for a tiny MP3 player to complement your full-size unit, or looking to buy your first portable music player?  The Zen Stone is Creative’s answer to the iPod Shuffle.  I’ve used the Stone before and it’s a great little player.  At under [...]

Sound Advice Column: Apple Store Best Place to get an iPod

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Q:   What do you think is the best place to buy an iPod? -Melissa Lawrence, Eighty-Four, PA A:   For buying and iPod (or any other Apple product, for that matter) I would strongly recommend your local Apple Store, if you are lucky enough to have one near you. [...]

Vintage Receivers for music-only systems, better sound from iTunes and iPods

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 37, 2007 Q: Is there any reason to consider purchasing a vintage receiver for home audio-only use? I would use it for radio, records, cassettes and possibly a CD player. I know vintage receivers would not work for home theater due to technological limits of analog versus digital. Also, [...]

Buying lenses for your digital SLR, hiding distracting info on the digital camera’s display, converting copy-protected downloads to MP3

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 35, 2007 Q: I have a Nikon FE 35mm SLR and am thinking of going to a Nikon digital SLR. Are there any zoom lenses I can purchase to use with the FE,that will be compatible with Nikon Digital SLRs? I’d like a 28-100 and a 70-210 zoom lens [...]

iPod ‘noise’ interferes with radio listening

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 33, 2007 Q: I like to listen to AM radio for news and sports, but my docked iPod produces so much noise and static that it’s unlistenable. Is this unusual? I can’t even listen to AM in the garage! When I unplug the iPod from the dock, all is [...]

Memory cards speed in smaller cameras, iPod docks

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week  30, 2007   Q: I am currently using a Kodak EasyShare DX 6490 camera and except for the very slow response time, I have found it to be easy to use and the pictures are sort of satisfactory, though a little grainy.   Most of my pictures are of [...]

High-speed memory cards, quick-acting digital cameras, and the best iPod dock is from Apple

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 29, 2007 Q: I am currently using a Kodak EasyShare DX 6490 camera and except for the very slow response time, I have found it to be easy to use and the pictures are sort of satisfactory, though a little grainy. Most of my pictures are of grandchildren who [...]

Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i

Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i Sound Buys Product Review By Don Lindich The Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745i is the replacement for the ever-popular Radio CD 740,a product I’ve recommended for years as a better-sounding, less expensive alternative to the Bose Wave Radio. My readers have purchased them in droves and reported their great satisfaction, [...]

Cambridge Soundworks Radio 705

Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 705 Sound Buys Product review By Don Lindich Over the past few years Cambridge SoundWorks has been responsible for putting a lot of reader mail in my email inbox. Though worded differently in each email, the gist of them all is “Some time ago you wrote about a table radio with a [...]

Backing up from a camera to a flash drive, car stereo woes

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 3, 2007 Q: I have a 2GB portable flash drive. Is there any way to backup my digital camera pictures directly to the drive when I’m on vacation? -Ken Byrom, Cranberry, PA A: Wow, this is a great idea! I do not know of a way and as far [...]

Radio reception underground, is iTunes the best for digitizing your music collection?

Week of October 29, 2006 Q: I work in what is basically a concrete bunker. Radio reception is terrible. I’ve done a little reading on the internet and also picked my dad’s brain (he’s an electrical engineer) and I still can’t tell if the reception would be any better with HD Radio, or satellite for [...]