IRL Review Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 1 Premium Headphone Review

IRL Review Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 1 Premium Headphone Review- the P5 series 1 was a headphone I wanted dreadfully for a really long time. When I started getting more serious into headphones, I was enamored by their build quality when I tried them out at the Apple store. They were instantly luxurious in…

Sony SRS-X9 IRL Review

Disclaimer- my X9 is broken slightly so this review is not totally fair haha Sony SRS-X9 IRL Review (In Real Life)- Wow its been anothe long stretch since my last post….like back in 2016! So this X9 is a unit that’s been sitting on my shelf for some time. I was really into the thick of…

fall so far, everything is flying by

Man so here goes another long dry stretch of no blogging. What have I been up to lately? Its been a good month or so into fall so far- the leaves are now mostly gross brown or missing. Snow has hit the city in sporadic pieces and the wonderful heat of summer is mostly gone….

Sony XBA-40 IRL Review

Sony XBA-40 Earphone IRL Review- The XBA40 (XBA being eXperience Balanced Armature) earphone was Sony’s flagship earphone before being succeeded by the XBA-H3 Hybrid earphone, and eventually the XBA-Z5. It succeeded the XBA-4, which itself had succeeded the MDR-EX1000. What’s the history here? Sony initially started with single dynamic driver earphones. Most companies use this-…

Sony SRS-ZX1 2.0 Speaker IRL Review

Sony SRS-ZX1 2.0 Speaker IRL Review– Released in early 2008, I was not aware of this speaker at all until a few years down the road when I read about it on eBay. I wasn’t quite into speakers at the time, and wasn’t certainly as big of a fanatic about Sony as I am now…

VAIO Pocket 40 GB DAP IRL Review

VAIO Pocket 40GB DAP IRL Review- The VAIO Pocket (pocket from now on) is a digital audio player/photo viewer that was released in 2004 just a few months after Sony’s Walkman division released its own NW-HD1 Network Walkman to compete with the iPod (might have been 3rd generation at the time I think). It was an…

Sony Walkman X IRL Review (X1060)

Sony Walkman X (X1060) IRL Review- The Walkman X (X from hereon) was released in 2009 as Sony’s first major foray into the touchscreen DAP market basically owned by the iPod Touch. It was designed to be the pinnacle flagship of Sony’s DAPs and bring the Walkman name back into the fight that it had largely…