Best Vintage Record Player Under 100 Dollars

There is just something about the best vintage record player that you don’t see in a modern turntable. Modern turntables are very simplistic and have a very minimalistic user interface. This is something that might appeal to some people but for most, you cannot compare it to a wooden record player that looks like an antique. A vintage phonograph will be a timeless addition to your home and will be the ultimate decoration accessory that is bound to be pleasing for the eye. These points mean that a classic wooden record player is an excellent alternative to modern turntables if you like that kind of look.

If you want to buy a phonograph like this, you will have to spend a lot of time searching for it and even then you might not have any luck. Checking out garage sales and similar events might be a good idea but you cannot guarantee that you will find an old record player let alone a record player that you like the look of. This applies even more if you have a strict budget and are not willing to spend more than 100 bucks.

We know that people love this timeless design and this is the reason that we are seeing the vintage and retro turntables appearing on the market. It might be a good idea to go for something like this because it will not only look like an eye-catching vintage vinyl record player but will also come with all the latest features that people often associate with convenience. It is just like combining the best of both worlds when it comes to the olden design and the latest technology and specifications.

When looking for this kind of phonograph, you will notice that there are a lot of expensive turntables around. So once again, your task of finding a high quality vintage phonograph for a reasonable price is quite difficult.

Fortunately, there are one or two turntables that have the appropriate design and impressive specifications while also being available at a decent price. The Crosley Cruiser CR8005A is probably the best vintage record player under $100. This comes in a very retro-looking design in the form of a briefcase. It is not exactly a wooden antique design but definitely one that will be eye-catching when set up any where around the house. The briefcase design also means that you can easily close everything up and take it anywhere you want. This means that this vintage phonograph scores top marks for the portability aspect. The good thing is that there is a wide range of colors available too so you can literally go for whatever color you like. I must admit that this turntable definitely looks like a decoration piece more than a proper turntable.

When it comes to the specifications, this is a belt driven phonograph and one that performs quite well when it comes to playing vinyl records. Obviously, at this price, you cannot expect it to be perfect but it is decent in my opinion. It is worth noting that there isn’t Bluetooth feature or any other playback options. Again, a price of proper high quality vintage record players is bound to be high due to the high demand and low supply. This means that the overall design and quality of the Crosley Cruiser CR8005A makes it worthwhile especially considering the fact that it will be used as a decoration piece rather than something to play high quality music.

New Wireless Earbuds That Never Fall Out!

If you have any experience with wearing earbuds in the past then you’ll know that they fall out all the time (and often at the worst of times)! This can usually make a lot of us give up on this style. Some of us may have small ears and so go on to try and find the best fitting earbuds for this purpose.

Well, there’s a new pair of earbuds in town that never falls out. That’s right or at least that’s what Soul Electronics claim when speaking about their new Run Free Pros.

These earbuds almost never fall out and are great for the gym.

During running and other types of workout, earbuds are even more susceptible to falling out of your ears. However, Soul Electronics have pretty much guaranteed that this will not happen with this new model. But what makes them so confident?

While we get the standard 3 sizes that most ear tips are available in, the main feature that prevents these earbuds from falling out of your ears is the ear lock mechanism. These are small pieces on the sides and change the shape of each side in order to improve the fitting. These locks are also available in 2 sizes and apparently these combine very well with the ear tips to prevent the earbuds from falling out.

While no one can be 100% certain that the Run Free Pros will do what it is said on the tin, I for one, can’t wait to find out!

Is it Legal to Drive while Wearing Earbuds?

There’s no need to give a massive introduction about how we all love to listen to our favorite songs while we drive because we do. It’s as simple as that!

However, speakers are one thing, a lot of people these days have been utilizing headphones and earbuds to listen to music in their car. I’ve personally never done this because to me, it sounds quite dangerous. Why? Because wearing earbuds will prevent you from hearing any external noise efficiently.

Let’s face it, driving is not an ideal time to utilize the noise cancelling effect of headphones. Unfortunately, when listening to music through most headphones, the external noise is minimized.

This raises the question: Is it legal to drive while wearing earbuds and other headphones? Well, wearing headphones can mess up your concentration that should be high while driving.

In Pennsylvania for example, there are strict laws against doing this. If you’re driving within this state, you won’t be allowed to wear headphones or earbuds while driving. However, there is one exception. If you have a hands-free device that covers one ear then it would be legal for you to use this while driving.

Many states have forbidden the use of earbuds while driving.

Most states have similar laws. While this isn’t fun for most people, safety is the most important thing here. I guess listening to our favorite songs through one ear isn’t too bad if it helps us live longer!

Will you be Buying the New 24K Gold HTC One M9?

Since Apple introduced the iPhone 5S in a wide variety of different colors, demand for gold-colored smartphones has increased greatly. It seems though, that HTC has taken this to a whole new level.

Just a few days ago, HTC announced a 24-karat gold edition of its popular flagship device, the One M9. We’re not sure if it’s such a good idea. It’s just way too flashy and realistically, there won’t be too many people who can afford to buy a 24-karat phone. Imagine what would happen when you need to upgrade.

The HTC One M7 Revolution

Here at BjOng, HTC is probably our favorite smartphone maker but they’re really falling behind. The One M7 was a revolutionary device and those dual front speakers were insane. For the past two years though, HTC hasn’t really introduced anything new. Even the design of the One M9 is the same as its predecessor. This makes me question as to why HTC are wasting their time on producing these pointless limited edition smartphones when they could be using their resources to come up with new innovative features. The One M9 didn’t sell nearly as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6.

We realize that marketing played a huge part and of course, HTC can’t match Apple or Samsung when it comes to resources. However, when you look back to the release of the HTC One M7, it was voted as the Best smartphone of 2013 and millions of units were sold. It almost feels like HTC has given up and is happy to keep 3rd place in the Smartphone wars. With Motorola catching up though, we feel that HTC could be in even more trouble.

What are the Best Headphones under 200 Dollars?

With so much choice available on the market, it’s often difficult to distinguish between a poor quality and good quality headphones. For this reason, we thought it would be a good idea to write up a list of the best headphones under 200 dollars.

Personal Preferences

Before we move onto our list, it is important to consider the fact that everyone has their own set of preferred features. What might appeal to us might not necessarily appeal to you. This is why we recommend people comment and let us know if we have missed anything out. We would be more than happy to change this post if someone can provide evidence that a particular pair of headphones that we have missed out should be on this list.

Now that we got that out of the way, lets continue on with our list.

  1. Sennheiser HD 598

The Sennheiser HD 598s are an excellent pair of headphones.To put it simply, the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are one of the top headphones under 200 dollars right now. Nothing else in this price range can really compete. What’s even more surprising is that they only cost $150. That’s an excellent price for such a high quality pair of headphones. Sennheiser is obviously a very popular headphone brand and is rated very highly by the audiophile community.

The design of the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones is also something different. It looks luxurious and the cream color looks beautiful. It’s the same color you would see in the seats of a Ferrari 458 Italia. That’s very different from a regular pair of headphones. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen headphones with a similar color. It will look very flashy if you’re listening to music on the train.

The sound quality is fantastic and definitely meets the strict standards of audiophiles. This places the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones number one on our list, and well ahead of the competition.

  1. Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones

It’s quite obvious that Sennheiser is the king of the headphones market, especially within this price range. The Sennheiser Momentum headphones feature a stunning black and red design that is sure to turn heads. The build quality is something special and arguably even better than the Sennheiser HD 598s.

The sound quality is very good and we found it to be quite balanced. If you’re primarily looking for bass, these are the headphones you should be buying. They are much better than those overpriced Beats by Dre headphones. The price is a bit on the expensive side and will set you back roughly $160. That’s more than the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones and to be honest with you, we think the 598s are actually better. Still though, if you’re looking for good bass and don’t want cream-colored headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear headphones are one of the best headphones under $200 and a very good choice.

  1. Shure SRH840 – One of the Best Headphones under 200 Dollars

Shure headphones are so good; it’s almost compulsory to include them on every list. Like Sennheiser, Shure is very well regarded within the audiophile community, and produces top quality headphones. Their customer service is also top notch, and they’re always willing to sort out any issues customers might have.

The Shure SRH840 headphones are the most expensive on this list, costing around $195. That is quite high and you might be better off going for one of the two options above. However, there is no denying that the Shure SRH840 headphones are of amazing quality. They’re just so comfortable to use, and whilst the sound quality wasn’t as good as the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones, we just couldn’t put down the Shures. The size and comfort is literally perfect and you can clearly see that a lot of thought has gone into making these headphones.

We hope this list was of some use to you. We have picked out the three best pairs of headphones under 200 dollars and are sure that you won’t find better value for money anywhere else. It’s always good to hear about others’ opinions so let us know whether you agree with our list or not.

Why the Google Glass Failed So Miserably

When the Google Glass was first announced, there was a sense of excitement amongst the technology fans. This was a device that could have changed everything, and with Google having more money than they know what to do with, I honestly thought the Google Glass would go on to become a very successful product. It’s a shame then, that it’s completely disappeared and there have been no real news about it in the last 6 months or so.

Importance of Being User-Friendly

It’s very surprising that Google managed to mess this up. The most important thing would have been to consider the design. If you want a product to be used by consumers, it must be user-friendly. The current Google Glass looks very ugly and not something a normal person would wear on the street. They also took way too long to get the product out onto the market. With the developer version costing over $1,000, it was never going to catch on with consumers and that ultimately led to its downfall.

The Google Glass looks to be a very useful gadget but consumers haven't took its introduction well.

There were also privacy concerns, which I feel played a huge part in its failure. It was basically possible to record anything you see on the street, without the other person not knowing. As you can imagine, a lot of people didn’t like this. Apparently, a few people verbally abused a reporter because he was wearing Google Glass, and this detracts other people from using it.

I do think Google could have done things much better if they truly wanted this product to be successful. However, I don’t think Google were particularly bothered and it was more of an experiment for them. There were just too many issues to tackle and once Google realized this, it was already too late. Heck, even cinemas banned the use of Google Glass because people could just record entire films and this would have lead to copyright issues.