Joined on 06/04/08
Pros: Very clear sound, which is what I was hoping for with the advertised frequency response. I have no expertise in such matters as perceived sound quality other than the electronics knowledge as someone who used to work at a Sennheiser factory. Everything is frequency vibrations...the whole universe. They block the sounds around you, so if someone knocks on your door you might not hear it, so they're good for noise covering. The coiled cord reaches pretty far, with no pull if you're near your audio output. The ear cups swivel, which is nice for adapting to your skull. You can plug the cord into either ear cup.
Cons: I do not find them very comfortable. I wear them for hours at a stretch, and they make the surfaces of my ears a bit sore. I stretched the band on them, which helped, but they aren't the most comfortable headphones I've owned. I think it's just that I prefer larger ear cups so that they don't touch my ears at all. The padding is really good and soft, though. I have an average sized (7 and 1/4 hat size) skull, but no hair to provide extra padding, if that helps. I think most folks would find them very comfortable.
Overall Review: Excellent purchase for the price and sound quality in my opinion. I think most folks would rate these a 5 egg. And Newegg is always awesome, I've had only great service from them and have been using their website for so long that the hat they sent me ages ago is almost worn through.
Yay Card, Boo Catalyst
Pros: Amazing graphics, great card! Runs cool, has excellent heatsink/fan. Fits easily in Antec 900 case.
Cons: Catalyst Control Center turns this product into a loser. Great card + terrible software = terrible product, ATI. I just bought my second card and can't do a thing with it. $150 paper weights are hard to deal with when you earn minimum wage and wait months to get the second card. I'd love to hear a response to this criticism of CCC, preferably one that makes it work!
Overall Review: I have wasted in excess of 30 hours installing, uninstalling, cleaning registries, reinstalling old versions, reinstalling latest versions, etc. CCC still refuses to run. I have read at least 5 forums full of fixes, none of which have worked. The card runs great solo, but I can't setup Crossfire because I can't get CCC to work, and installing the Crossfired card is DEGRADING my system performance. If you're getting just one card, this one rocks, has great cooling on it, awesome card. Newegg rules! I built this system with Newegg parts. Seriously...AMD? FIX YOUR SOFTWARE, ALREADY!!! DFI Lanparty Dark dk790fx-m2rs, AMD 64 X2 5200+,Corsair TX750W, Antec 900, 4 Gig PQI DDR2/800, Visiontek HD 4850, MSI R4850, SIIG Soundwave 7.1, Seagate 500gig Barracuda, nothing clocked, pretty powerful for lowend processor, unfortunately built with Vista 32 junk edition.
Pros: Fast, quiet, magnificent screen, and truly an outstanding deal. You get a machine that blows away many desktops, with a power-saving Ryzen HS processor. This machine works great for gaming or digital art. It's pretty, too. The top has a sort of optical illusion going on, preventing one from wanting to stack things on it if one didn't know it was a laptop computer. The battery lasts a long time, all the ports work, and the only time I have heard the fans is during bios updates. The box it comes in is really cool, it pops the laptop up when you open the box. And the box looks like a black briefcase, pretty much. All around, I'd say I have to give both Asus and Newegg 5 eggs, they're always rolling out the best new products.
Cons: It does show fingerprints, but they wipe off nicely.
Overall Review: This Asus Republic of Gamers machine is excellent! Newegg rolls on with great surprises!
Pros: More stuff than it looks like. Takes a while to unpack it all, and it is definitely worth the price if you price out the items.
Cons: A bit shtinky. Smells so strongly of petro-chemicals that you'd think someone poured gasoline on some of it. The "Deluxe" bag is kinda tiny, though it is cushy. Holds my t5i and a spare lens and a couple of batteries. I took an egg off for the shtankiness. Even made my car stink when I took the camera for a ride, and that's saying something. Shmelly gear.
Overall Review: You get what you pay for, and maybe a bit more. Not pro gear and such, but great for hobbiest who wants to get experimental. I'm glad I bought it.
Pros: Very nice board, very pretty, very fast. Easy to install, nice bios. I goofed and reviewed this under the processor I purchased at the same time, which is an I7-2600k. I'll just say here that this board can do so much that you will think it might make you lunch when you're not looking.
Cons: Didn't come with optional fan for the middle of the board and I don't have a spare that fits it, despite having 7 computer carcasses. My Antec 900 case has a fan blowing almost exactly at that spot, anyhow, but the odd size of the one that the board can use kinda freaks me out.
Overall Review: I've been an AMD fan for a long time; the last Intel board I had was with a 486 processor. This board is astounding. Can slap up to 4 video cards on it in Crossfire or SLI. Accidentally buying the wrong memory for my last rig really payed off by my buying this board and processor. I'm glad it's not an Apple product...yet. Windows 7 Ultimate Corsair TX750 PS 16 gig Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Radeon HD 5870 video Antec 900 case with lots o' fans This Mobo I7-2600k brain replacer Someday I'll have the guts to overclock something.
Pros: My first Intel board in ages, figured I'd go for something nice. This thing flies. The bios is kinda weird, but easy to navigate. Outrageously overclockable and expandable, you won't need a new mobo for a few years. And it's very pretty. Can slap 4 video cards in Crossfire or SLI on it if you're so inclined.
Cons: Windows really hates it when you change from AMD to Intel. Had to reinstall Windows, wiping out my drive, which didn't matter, anyhow, it was only used for games and food research. This board and the processor went on sale the day after I made my purchase, which made me slap my forehead so hard I nearly passed out.
Overall Review: Accidentally bought DDR3 instead of DDR2 memory, so I figured I'd upgrade, since my system was over 2 years old. Went from Phenom 940 with 8 gig memory on Lanparty DK-790fx board to this board and I7-2600k with 16 gig DDR3 1600. Can now watch movies and play WoW with WoW on Ultra and no glitchiness from Windows Media Player, which is a nice change. Video is a Radeon HD 5870, which supports 6 monitors at once, though I run 2. I had the same video card on previous setup and would encounter chunkiness from Windows Media Player while gaming. Oh, running Windows 7 Ultimate, 750 Watt Corsair PS, Antec 900 case.
Eggcellent, as always!
I am amazed that a product can travel so far and be so inexpensive. It took a few weeks, but that is to be expected. It was perhaps overwrapped, if anything, since I purchased rubber bicycle hand grips. Thank you Newegg, for connecting service to companies in the cradle of true civilization.