Category: Component Reviews

Oppo Digital UDP 205 Disc Player

Oppo Digital UDP 205 Disc Player

The Oppo Digital UDP-205 is a universal disc player—it plays 4k, 3D and HD Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, SACDs, DVD Audios, and various digital audio formats. Price: $1299. For more information about it features go to: https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/ Oppo Digital is one of my favorite companies. Oppo has consistently produced high quality components at reasonable prices. […]

ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp

ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp

Beautifully designed and packaged, but ear buds cannot equal good over-the-ear headphones. ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp List: $199; $150 at Amazon Ropes are an attempt to equal the impact on the audio world of the Beats headphones in 2008. They are high-style earbuds with a built-in DAC (50 MIPS with 24-bit stereo), Bluetooth […]

Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Headphones

Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Headphones

Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Bluetooth Headphones $100 [$90 at Amazon] If you want to plunge into the tech-savvy world of Bluetooth headphones, the BackBeat GO 3 is a good place to start.  Specs:  Listening time: Up to 6.5 hours. This is about average, but can be improved (see below). Standby time: Up to 14 days. […]

Penclic B3 pen-type mouse replacement

Penclic B3 pen-type mouse replacement

An interesting, if expensive variation, on the standard mouse for RSI computer users. Penclic B3 pen-type mouse replacement $90 Tech Details: Wireless Bluetooth Type 802.11abg3-2051 Weight: 10.4 oz. Dimen.: 9” x 3.5” x 3.5” Comes with 1 AAA battery For Left or Right-handed users 3 buttons & scroll wheel Mac & PC compatible Also works […]

Oppo Universal 3D Blu-Ray Player BDP-105D 
SRP: $1299

Oppo Universal 3D Blu-Ray Player BDP-105D 
SRP: $1299

Oppo Universal 3D Blu-Ray Player BDP-105D
SRP: $1299 Specs:
 Firmware Version: BDP10X-38-1220 (Jan. 2, 2013) 
Dimensions: 16.8” W x 12.2” D x 4.8” H
Weight: 17.3 pounds 
Voltage: 120/240 (for use anywhere in the world) 
Passive Cooling (i.e., no fan) 
Power Consumption: 55W, .5W (standby)
 Warranty: 2 years
 Rating: ***** Full Specs: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/blu-ray-BDP-105D-Overview.aspx Oppo Digital 
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Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player SRP: $500.00 A high end but relatively low cost DAP. Specs: Body Material: Aluminum Display: 3.1″ WQVGA (240 x 400) Touchscreen Storage 64 GB storage built in, up to 200 GB in aux slot with mini SD cards Output Level: 1.95Vrms Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, […]