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AV Rant #833: Dual Headphone Review

November 10th, 2022

Tom is back, and he reviews the inexpensive EarFun Air S ANC Wireless Earbuds, and the Soundcore by Anker Sleep A10 Earbuds. Playstation VR2 will be more expensive than a PS5. And Ascend has upgraded their CMT-340SE2 speakers.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAenDU

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Rob watched Spencer. Tom watched the new Hellraiser.

00:09:19 – REVIEW: EarFun Air S ANC Earbuds

$70 fully wireless earbuds with all the features: https://avgadgets.com/earfun-air-s-anc-earbud-review/

00:13:00 – REVIEW: Soundcore Sleep A10 Earbuds

Tom’s wife won’t let these $180 earbuds go: https://avgadgets.com/soundcore-sleep-a10-earbuds-can-you-actually-sleep-with-these/

00:25:04 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are our 139 Patreon Patrons, including Andy.

We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Jay, Nathan, Justin, Andy, Ilango, Julian L, Dazz, Bastian, Andrew, Marc, Julian H, and Gurinder. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:27:34 – News: PS VR2 is Expensive

$50 more than a PS5 Disc Version, coming in Feb: https://engt.co/3EjtCmc


00:31:20 – Comment: JVC Bulb Problem Suggestions

Nathan, Dan, Mark, and Karl all have ideas for Greg to try before sending his JVC projector off for repair.


00:33:17 – Nelson: Wireless Surrounds

How to add Surround speakers without wires.

– https://avgadgets.com/want-wireless-rear-speakers-weve-got-the-solution/

– Amphony Model 1800: https://amzn.to/3UxFvui

– Avantree Audikast: https://amzn.to/3G1Uc4A

– Monoprice DT-4BT: https://bit.ly/3thnpRE

00:40:50 – Kris: Projector Lamp Flicker

Reconditioning, or where to get a replacement.

– JVC replacement lamp: https://bit.ly/3Ulaf1O

00:44:06 – Dan: Wall Mount for Keyhole Mount

Secure ceiling, and side-clamping options.

– https://avgadgets.com/best-speaker-mounts-for-walls-or-ceilings/

– Mount-It MI-SB03: https://bit.ly/3tdF1xK

– Mount-It SB37: https://bit.ly/3hnmaO5

00:46:47 – Nathan: Basement Theater Plan

We discuss orientation & layout, on-wall Surrounds, and pre-wiring.

– Revel Concerta2 S16: https://bit.ly/3hx1oeM

01:00:18 – Justin: Heavily Decorated Room

Acoustics in a theater full of collectibles, potential speaker upgrade, and professional calibration.

– SVS: https://bit.ly/3zZMowu

– Aperion: https://bit.ly/3A09Mde

– JVC NX5 Settings: https://bit.ly/3fRYWPC

01:18:51 – Dazz: Wireless Power, Ascend FOMO

Wireless power thought experiment. New Ascend CMT-340SE2 speakers are very tempting.

– Ascend Signature Series: https://bit.ly/3Ej4MD8

01:27:30 – Nick: Fan Noise, Apple HDMI Dongle

Disappointing Tripp-Lite fan noise, projector fan noise worries, and Lightning to HDMI dongle questions.

– Monoprice DynamicView HDMI: https://bit.ly/3NOsbQ5

01:34:04 – Andy: Streaming Albums, Different Mixes?

Do some music streaming services get better quality mixes, not just formats?

01:38:42 – Ilango: Plex on Apple TV

More audio output questions.

01:41:35 – Julian L: Mac Mini as Source

Will a Mac Mini deliver the best audio and video quality?

01:47:22 – Eric: Projector Vibration

An anti-vibration ceiling mount, and decoupling subs wasn’t enough.

– Chief CMA-347 Vibration Isolator: https://bhpho.to/3Ek8dK0

01:51:00 – Chris: Steam Deck USB-C Dock

A USB-C dock delivers HDMI output to his TV, but not his projector.

– Epson 5050UB manual: https://bit.ly/3UutW7G

01:55:57 – Marc: In-wall Timbre Match

Will Monolith THX in-walls match PSB Synchrony Fronts?

– Axiom in-walls: https://bit.ly/3Eh79pT

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