Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Is no one reading the Internet any more?

‘It’s only online, so we don’t need sub-editors’ seems to be the money-saving thinking – but it’s making so much online writing almost unreadable ‘Choosing four-wheel drive brings added grip on slippery roads, but it does bring useful grip for slippery roads.’ Hit a sentence like that, and you think ‘Huh?’ Your reading is interrupted, […]

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The place where bass sells TVs

Indonesian TV buyers can’t stand weedy sound – they want their tellies bombastic! Today’s missive from the ‘Who knew…?’ department here at Words and Music comes to you courtesy of Indonesian electronics company Polytron, which has a range of TVs selling under the Bazzoke banner – and they’re designed for serious bass. In market sector […]

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REVIEW: Oppo PM-1 headphones

Beautifully presented high-end headphones also have a beautiful presentation UPDATE: Oppo has responded to those users wanting slightly more treble from their PM-1 headphones with the announcement of new earpads, designed to give a slight lift in the treble response while maintaining the existing midband and bass characteristics. The newly-designed earpads will be supplied as […]

Oppo HA-1

REVIEW: Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier

Bells, whistles and solid engineering in this all-in-one headphone amp and DAC, plus a smooth, confident sound to make the most of the superb PM-1 ‘phones Headphone amplifiers are clearly like buses: you wait ages for one, then two come along at once. And so it was, just as I was wrapping up my review […]