July 26, 2011

Expect the Unexpected

After getting the Sony MDR-7550, I saw the Baby Stax SR-001 posted in the FS section of our local "portables" forum.

Thought for some time then finally decided to grab the rare opportunity :P

Fit is something of an issue for my whole ears. The in-ear part is okay but when the driver casing is resting on my ear, it's becoming painful.

So I tried the buds that were lying around and couldn't believe that I'll be settling for the cheapest pair - an ipod bud to in-ear adapter:

Now on to Willie Nelson's Stardust :)
I'm loving the mids and bass on this Babies!

images by Nokia N82

July 14, 2011

The Eagle has Landed!

Didn't expect it to be this fast. E-mailed JAC on Monday and they're now on my ears! \m/

Going through my test tracks all over again.
I'm liking the sound!

July 11, 2011

Archos Gen8 FW 2.3.81!

(click here for Archos' website)
Archos 28/32/43/70/101 Internet Tablets
Firmware changes
Version 2.3.81 - July 5th, 2011

* Flash: integrate flash plugin version (can be uninstalled)
* Subtitle wizard: allow to associate a subtitle to a video (launched by a long press on a video file in video browser)
* Audio player: solve some seldom force to close
* Audio: increase compatibility with android applications (e.g. games)
* Video: avoid crashes when playing truncated or broken MKV files
* Video: fix bulgarian subtitles detection
* Wi-Fi: fix unit rebooting in loop sometimes when waking up from suspend leaving Wi-Fi on in nomadic situations
* Battery estimation: report 100% at full charge (power led blinking) after removing the charger
* Battery estimation: provide more accurate battery charge information at boot for A70it hard drive model
* Media library: purge media library entries relative to the sdcard at sdcard removal
* Internationalization: include better Russian translations

July 04, 2011

I don't like Shakes

I'm now looking at the Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. again.

I once had the impressive Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6
but the lack of in-lens stabilization makes the 150mm tricky to use specially when the light is challenging.

To experience the MEGA OIS, I borrowed a colleague's Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS for a few days.
To cut the long story short, I was impressed with how the Mega OIS works.
Was using mode 1 most of the time.

This sealed the 14-140 for me.

Currently, the M.Zuiko is a no brainer if its going to be paired with the Olympus bodies.
I hope Olympus comes up with something like the GH2...

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