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Review – 1MORE ComfoBuds Z

Most listeners appreciate the importance of both high-quality audio products and high-quality sleep. The pursuit of each used to be mutually exclusive, but not any longer! Read on to learn more about 1MORE ComfoBuds Z True Wireless In-Ear Headphones. We promise you won’t fall asleep!

Nancy Burlan, posted 12/3/2021

Review – Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch

Apple's recently introduced MacBook Pro 14-inch system is an upper-midrange notebook that features Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, along with a host of other changes inside and out. John Mulhern III distills over a month spent testing in a detailed review of Apple's new pride—the most changed MacBook Pro in at least five years.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/2/2021

We like to focus on products that we think are the cat’s meow. So when we had the chance to check out ökocat’s premium plant-based clumping litter, we pounced on it! We learned about ökocat, when we met with a representative from ökocat during one of Alyson Dutch’s Consumer Product Event in Los Angeles. We chatted about cats, and she said, you need to try this litter, it’s really special. So we did! Was she right? Read our review to find out.

Nancy Burlan and Harris Fogel, with assistance from Grayson and Sandy, Posted 10/17/2021

Review – Woo Hoo for you, with effortless organizers from YouCopia

During the long months of the lockdown, folks found many ways to pass the endless hours at home. Many became obsessed with bingeing TV shows and movies, baking bread, Zoom birthday parties, clearing out the garage, and organizing around the house. A few of those activities we’d like to leave in the past, but cleaning and organizing are good habits to bring along to post-pandemic times, and YouCopia’s line of organizers can help. Read on to learn how you can catch the good vibes that come with an organized home.

Nancy Burlan, Posted 10/12/2021

Review – The Vinyl Record Cleaning System from The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company – Part Two of Three

It's not often that we refer to cleaning albums as fun. But the unique Vinyl Record Cleaning (VRC) System and VRC Restore! vinyl record cleaning film, provided more excitement than we expected. In previous articles we've looked at different approaches to cleaning LPs, all of which used the same process – get the records wet, wash the dirt out, then dry. In part one, we looked at a new process from The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company of Australia. In part two, our own vinyl loving Frank Schramm listens carefully to before and after tests, and we discuss the process after having had time to spend with it. Read on for our take on this unique process. Part two of a three-part article.

Frank Schramm and Harris Fogel, with editorial input from Nancy Burlan, Posted 10/6/2021

Review – HIFIMAN HE-R10D Dynamic Headphones with Bluemini Adapter

HIFIMAN’s reputation is built upon its pioneering use of planar magnetic driver technology throughout its product line. Into those flat drivers a bit of dynamic drivers must fall, and the recently released HIFIMAN HE-R10D Dynamic Headphones with Bluemini Adapter is their new top-of-the-line dynamic offering. Visually, it’s a clone of the HE-R10 Planar Headphones, which tip the scale at $5,499, whereas the HE-R10D Dynamic models are a mere $1,299. How good are these new headphones? Read on to learn more!

Harris Fogel, with editorial assistance from Nancy Burlan and Frank Schramm, posted 9/22/2021

Review – trücup Coffee – Coffee That Rocks!

Coffee has become a ubiquitous component of daily life that we too often take for granted. Many of us have come to appreciate the aroma, taste, and of course energy boost we get from our favorite blends. Unfortunately, we also tend to expect there might be a downside to the uplift – the unpleasant side effects of acid on sensitive stomach linings. Thankfully, that’s not the case with low-acid trücup coffee, Read on to find out more about this new entry into the coffee market that is both delicious and drinkable.

Nancy Burlan, posted 8/22/2021

Review – Topping E30 DAC and L30 Headphone Amplifier

The audiophile's holy grail has long been great sound on a budget. Recently, the word around town is that a Chinese companyTopping, is delivering solid products, at extremely affordable price points. Two products, the TOPPING E30 DAC and L30 Headphone Amplifier are inexpensive, yet boast a feature set of far more expensive components. They meet just about every possible spec wish list on the books (with the exception of MQA) to high-resolution audio. We used the ensemble to put the new HIFIMAN HE-R10D dynamic headphones to the test. When Apos Audio offered us the opportunity to live with this affordable duo for a while, we couldn’t say no.  Read on to learn more about this dynamic duo.

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, Posted 7/26/2021

Review – The minder® Laptop Tower Stand from obVus Solutions

There was a point last year when it became obvious that the pandemic was not going to be over in a few weeks as everyone hoped, and we would instead continue working from home for the long haul, most often hunched over a laptop at the dining room table. After a month or so of sore necks and backaches, we discovered a solution to our problem: the minder® Laptop Tower Stand from obVus Solutions. Read on to see how an elegant solution helped us maintain a healthy, comfortable posture while working from home!

Nancy Burlan, Posted 6/23/2021

Review – The Vinyl Record Cleaning System from The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company - Part 1 of 2

It's not often that we refer to cleaning albums as fun. But the unique Vinyl Record Cleaning (VRC) System and VRC Restore! vinyl record cleaning film, provided much more fun than we expected. In previous articles we've looked at different approaches to cleaning LPs, all of which used the same process - get the records wet, wash the dirt out, then dry them. We've also commented on the strange (but not recommended) trend of using wood glue to “clean” albums; an interesting but peril-fraught technique. So, when our colleagues recommended that we take a look at a new process from The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company of Australia, our interest was piqued. Read on for our take on this unique process. Part one of a two-part article.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, and Frank Schramm, Posted 4/7/2021

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