D3 DAC-plus-Headphone-Amp – guest review by Dale Thorn

D3 DAC-plus-Headphone-Amp Рguest review by Dale Thorn Company: Audioengine Price: $189 Sources and gear: Dell PC with Win7-64 and Foobar2000; MacBook Pro Retina with

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Shure SE420 Sound Isolating Earphones
Review


SE420 has a lot of punch within the audio spectrum where most music is heard. For $400 you get brilliant clarity throughout this region, without potential aberration from cranium-splitting highs or bowel-churning lows. A lot of money buys a lot of sound delivered to your sonic sweet spot.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Shure I Series Integrated Sound Isolating Earphones + Mobile Headset
Review


If I am listening to music on my earphones, and the phone rings, I have to remove the music earphones, and either answer on the phone itself, or grab a wireless headset to talk on the phone. But the smart folks at Shure solved this problem for both Treo owners and iPod owners with a very clever set of products: The i2c, i3c, and i4c (or i2c-t, i3c-t, and i4c-t) “Integrated Sound Isolating Earphones + Mobile Headset, selling at $119, $199, and $319 respectively.

About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps. Right now, he is looking for the next great thing (hint hint!)

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E500PTH Sound Isolating Earphones
Review


When you purchase Shure’s E500PTH you are obtaining top-quality earphones with a useful microphone attachment that you’ll use frequently, and with satisfaction, for years. Just keep them away from kids, animals, and anything in your kitchen.

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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