Audio Technica ATH-M30x Review

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Rating: 4/5


Pros: 

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Very balanced sound
  • Super build quality
  • Gorgeous design

Cons:

  • Bass is a bit lacking on lower power devices
  • Not as good external noise isolation as higher models
  • Permanently attached cord

Summary:  The Audio Technica ATH-M30x headphones has a very balanced tonal range and is excellent for live monitoring during video recording, but will leave some listeners bass-hungry on their default settings. These headphones represent one of the best sound-for-price ratios at the time of review.


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Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth Speaker

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Rating: 3.5/5


Pros: 

  • Very loud
  • Low distortion
  • Surprisingly balanced sound

Cons:

  • Not enough bass
  • Some genres don’t sound as good as others

Summary: The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus almost made me believe in portable bluetooth speakers. There’s so many things that are good about this speaker it almost hits the mark of the perfect balance of price and quality. However it isn’t exactly there yet: unfortunately it’s missing a skip track button and the bass occasionally leaves me underwhelmed.


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Blu Win Jr – Camera Review

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Rating: 1/5


Pros: 

  • None

Cons:

  • Subpar overall photo quality
  • Poor exposure
  • Slow Autofocus
  • Atrocious front-facing camera
  • Bad video

Summary:  The Blu Win Jr has one of the worst cameras I’ve seen on a Smartphone made in the last 6 years. The front camera is somehow even worse than that. The camera requires the utmost care to get images that are acceptable and may not even be useful in an emergency.


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Blu Win Jr Review

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Rating: 2/5

Price at time of review: $90


Pros: 

  • Extremely inexpensive
  • Surprisingly good screen quality for the resolution
  • Stable OS

Cons:

  • Touch screen isn’t always sensitive enough
  • Awful camera quality
  • Cheap feeling buttons

Summary:  The Blu Win JR is best for only the most basic of phone users. While it is extremely inexpensive, its terrible camera quality and underwhelming design will leave users quickly asking for more. With a retail low of $70, it could make a great burner smartphone but it doesn’t work for much more than calling and minimal messaging.


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Bluedio R+ Legend Review

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Rating: 4/5


Pros: 

  • Excellent audio quality
  • Comfortable
  • Easy pairing with NFC

Cons:

  • Iffy build quality
  • Very bass heavy by default

Summary: These headphones have been my daily driver for over a year now and are constantly proving themselves to be some of the best Bluetooth headphones in their price range. For sub $100 US, you absolutely can’t go wrong, especially if you’re a bass nut. However, if you do purchase these headphones, treat them gently as the build quality seems a little questionable.

Author’s note: This review applies to both the Bluedio R+ and R+ Legend editions since they are the same headset with different paint. I advise purchasing the standard R+ headset if you want to save a few dollars.


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Blu Studio 5.0 II – Camera Review

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Rating: 2.5/5


Pros: 

  • Adequate daylight photos

Cons:

  • Poor low-light images
  • Wobbly video
  • Terrible front facing camera

Summary:  The Blu Studio 5.0 II has a good camera for its price range, but compared to higher end phones it falls short.


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Blu Studio 5.0 II Review

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Rating: 3/5


Pros: 

  • Inexpensive basic smartphone
  • Big bright IPS screen
  • Decent camera in good lighting
  • Great battery life

Cons:

  • Too little ram
  • Low resolution screen
  • Slows down when multitasking
  • Camera quality suffers in poor light

Summary:  This device is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of specs. Where some things outperform other devices in its price class others fail to impress. And with newer, cheaper devices being released monthly (even some more by Blu) this phone is already dated.

Author’s note: You might want to look into purchasing the Studio 5.0 LTE (Amazon USA Link) as an alternative to this device. It has double the ram and a better processor at a lower price point, but the screen is smaller.


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