Monthly Archives: November 2011

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What HiFi rate Sony NWZ A866 4/5 stars!

 

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‘Smooth and slick’ is not just a term of endearment. Not just plucked from a bank of phrases to describe tech products. It is a phrase that captures the very essence of the Sony NWZ A866 & NWZ A867 Walkman – a phrase that has been earned.
The Sony Walkman is indeed smooth and slick. The UI is easily navigated and highly responsive; the build – neat, minimal; the sound – excellent. A big name, a big release, a big marketing campaign will go a long way but not if the fundamentals are not in place. Under the fierce scrutiny of many and various tech reviewers money cannot (necessarily!) buy opinion.  With sound, Sony got it right and with that, everything else falls into place.

 

What HiFi agree too, giving it 4/5 stars. Read the full review here.

 

 

The 32GB and 64GB models are exclusively available from Advanced MP3 Players for £219 and £299. Take advantage of the 180 day Music Unlimited promotion too. Read more here.

 

 

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dockBoss and dockBoss+ arrive at Amp3! Rated 80% by RegHardware

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Ever have a look around a shop and noticed how much preference there is for Apple products? Probably not if you’re using an Apple product already – which is true for most people out there. A serious problem lies ahead for those of us using any product but an Apple product when on the lookout for speakers. In every shop the majority of speakers will likely be fitted with a 30-pin dock suitable for Apple products only. Finally, a solution is available. Enter the dockBoss converter.

The dockBoss and dockBoss+ are innovative devices that instantly make an iPod dock compatible with a wide range of players. They ‘speak the language of all systems’ where one end of the dockBoss connects to the iPod dock and the other is a standard 3.5mm jack that fits a range of audio-output devices including laptops and portable radios. Hurrah! Finally a way to benefit from an Apple dominated market without an Apple product!

Even better, they love it at RegHardware too! It is RegHardware Recommended and was rated 80%!

A winning product all round. Don’t hesitate to get yours today!

~ The dockBoss is £22.99 ~

~ The dockBoss+ is £29.99 ~

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RegHardware noise-cancelling headphone round-up features 3 Amp3 products!

Time for another RegHardware product round-up. This time it’s for noise-cancelling headphones. See the sets of headphones that made a starring role in the round-up below!

 

To read the full round-up click the image below.

 

 

Audio Technica ATH-ANC23

 

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‘Its noise cancellation is agile at reducing background hubbub and it works as a normal pair of headphones with cancellation off.’


RegHardware rated: 55%

 

The advanced circuitry of the headphones ensure background noise is in no way a factor when listening to your music. The microphone built into the headphones will identify and block out ambient noise making your listening experience purer. These headphones also pack punch with a 12.5mm driver unit.

£48.07

 

 

 

Denon AH-NC800

 

Denon
‘Overall the headphones deliver a bold, open and expansive performance.’


RegHardware rated: 75%


With any set of Denon headphones you know there is quality in the build. Denon technology has claimed to reduce up to 99% of outside noise. The sound quality is excellent with luxurious padding for guaranteed hours of comfortable listening.

£189

 


 

Wolfson Microelectronics Digital Silence Digital Silence DS-321D

 

Digital Silence

‘Its advantage is the tiny, featherlight control unit but you’ll need a mains connection to recharge. Sensibly they also work normally if noise cancelling is off.’


RegHardware rated: 70%


These headphones won’t break the bank but are still quality enough to warrant a place in this round-up. A feature of these headphones is the in-line microphone and button to accept and end calls easily.

£37.99

 

 

 

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Colorfly Pocket HiFi: luxury player with immense sound.

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£549

 

Advanced MP3 Players are pleased to announce the arrival of the Colorfly Pocket Hifi. This device manages to fit enough quality components inside its luxury casing to produce the kind of sound you’d expect from a HiFi system many times its size. The sound is like no other player and the appearance is much the same. Its housing is built with black walnut wood from North America which makes every player unique. The motif and curve are delicately handcrafted and provide indication of the kind of quality apparent in design and sound engineering.

 

 

 

The inside of the Colorfly is really where all the magic happens. You can read all the technical jargon on their website or a more digestible version on our product page here. Otherwise, the Colorfly uses a high quality digital to audio converter, the Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC, which produces high quality acoustics with a dynamic range of up to 120dB. Impressive sound is achieved through impressive internal function that produces an extremely high decoding rate of 24bit/192KH. They’ve also got their own patented ‘Jitter Killer’ technology in place that has jitter lower than 5ps.

 

In basic terms, the Colorfly produces immense quality of sound. Make sure you’ve got the earphones to cope! Check out the range of head and earphones here.

 

 

You can get your hands on a Colorfly through Advanced MP3 Players for £549 here.

 

 

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Gizmodo France give thinksound TS02s great review

thinksound TS02

£54.99

Even if they can not be 100% ecological, Thinksound went as far as possible to meet environmental requirements.Gizmodo France read full review here

 

The thinksound TS02 headphones have been given a glowing review by the experts at Gizmodo. thinksound are masters of blending great sound with minimal environmental impact. In an age where everything is made from all types of plastics and metals this is quite a hard feat. Yet thinksound have managed and delivered exceptional sounding headphones while they were at it.

 

Not many reviewers champion the ecological efforts of thinksound – simply, reviewers are there to review the earphones’ capacity for pumping out the sounds they’ve promised to deliver. Yet, Gizmodo see this as a winning factor: ‘Also they look environmentally friendly is not just a single value. These headphones also offer excellent quality.’ (Translation).

 

The TS02s are warm sounding earphones made with a dedication to the environment. Get your clear sounding earphones and keep a clear conscience.
Thinksound offers excellent value for money especially if they are adding their part green, frankly rare on this type of product. We applaud just for the use of sustainable materials and recyclable.’ Gizmodo France

 


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Sony Walkman NWZ A866 rated 75% from RegHardware!

‘Indeed, the Sony NWZ-A866 delivers a quality output, along with a user-friendly design and, overall, is is a great little music player.’

RATED: 75%

Click on the image below to read the full review.

The Sony NWZ A866/7 models are slick and stylish MP3 players that take sound seriously. Sony have made a quality model that introduces the touchscreen feature to the Sony Walkman range. Navigation around the device is made easy by a basic user interface and highly responsive touchscreen. Even though it’s touchscreen, Sony have incorporated tactile buttons on the side making changing track or volume easy from inside a pocket or bag.

 

~ The Sony 32GB and 64GB models are exclusively available through Advanced MP3 Players ~

 

Sony Music Unlimited Promotion
Sony are offering this incredible 180 day promotion giving you unlimited access to free music. Using their Music Unlimited streaming service you have a wealth of music available at your fingertips. The offer will run from 30th November to 31st January. Sony are giving you 10 million songs to choose from when you make or have made an applicable purchase from October 2011. This is a promotional period for the Music Unlimited streaming service from Sony. Subscription charges after this period are £3.99 per month for the basic subscription or £9.99 per month for the premium. For more information click here.

 

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20% off all Revo products

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Revo are a Scottish brand known for producing excellent sounding, beautifully crafted DAB radios. At Advanced MP3 Players we sell many of their very best items from the Revo Mondo to the brand new Revo K2.

 
Revo have gone from strength to strength and were recently awarded the Best Internet Radio in the £150+ category at the highly prestigious What HiFi Awards.

 

To coincide with this great achievement and celebrate all things Revo we have a 20% off deal that includes all Revo products stocked by Advanced MP3 Players! That’s a seriously generous amount off the fleet of high quality products.

 

The offer ends on the 24th November so get shopping!

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JayBird Freedom Headphones featured on The Gadget Show

FreedomJayBird Freedom Headphones

£99

 

The Freedoms are the world’s smallest Bluetooth stereo headset and lead the charge in the Bluetooth enabled headphone trend. Simply, the Freedoms are two noise-isolating ear buds connected via adjustable neck strap and sit securely in the ear, freeing the user of any wires.

 

Last week, the JayBird Freedom headphones were featured on the gadget geek’s weekly TV digest – The Gadget Show. The Freedom’s were included in an ‘Ultimate Travel Bag’ feature. Being high performing and versatile headphones their tech credibilities shone through to win their inclusion on the show. The headphones have received large amounts of praise since their beginning and it’s not only the Gadget Show they’ve impressed:

 

‘We are so incredibly impressed with JayBird’s new Freedom Earbuds. First of all, while larger than normal, wired earbuds, they’re much more compact than any other Bluetooth headphones we’ve seen.’ iCreate


Taking calls and playing music is all done wirelessly with the headphones. Connect to your Bluetooth enabled device and enjoy pristine audio. A hugely important factor that is often overlooked with top quality headphones is their usability. Too often you find headphones that won’t last the hustle of a daily commute let alone a trip to the gym. The Freedoms are designed for the active user and it’s the active user they serve.
Coming with a guarantee against sweat means they will withstand being put through their paces. Cordless headphones for any purpose is a luxury, but when exercising once you go wireless, you might find they are less luxury and more necessity.

 

The headphones sit securely in your ear and deliver a strong Bluetooth connection. Use them on your commute, to the gym, out for a walk, or anywhere. They blend top quality components and output with usability.

 

 

Freedoms

 

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GoPro HD put to the test in James May’s Man Lab.

GoProGoPro HD Hero 960 – Full HD 960p Extreme Action Video Camera

£175.72

GoPro are a brand who know how to do extreme and know how to do it well. The exhilaration of skiing down icy mountains at high speed or surfing the huge waves of Hawaii is tough to put into words. With the GoPro HD you don’t need to rack your brain for a long list of superlatives to describe the experience – you just share it.  The camera is simply designed to capture your experience in high definition and withstand the rough and tumble that comes with extreme sports.

 

Rest assured these cameras do more than withstand the above sports. On a recent episode of James May’s Man Lab they really pushed the parameters of survival. Using it to film an experiment which involved sending it 92 500ft into the earth’s orbit the camera survived both the altitude and descending speeds of over 200mph. Thankfully, before it could go any faster a parachute was deployed.

 

Unsurprising given that GoPro have equipped the camera with impressive features that help it cope in even the most punishing of conditions. They have technology in place that will reduce wind interference when travelling at high speeds and even an integrated heating system to keep the camera working in freezing conditions.

 

To truly share your experiences you need to capture them in high definition. The GoPro gives you option to record in 960p, 720p and 480p (WVGA) video or take 5MP time lapse photos.  The most impressive thing about this camera is its reliability. Take it with you anywhere; attach it to virtually anything and record in high quality with the assurance you’re capturing the next best thing to the experience itself.

 

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Cowon J3 – exceeding expectations in sound, video and design.

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Cowon J3 32GB MP3 Player

 

~ £169 ~

 

“All the core strengths of the Cowon S9 are still in place, including superb sound and excellent video quality, while the addition of a memory expansion slot and improved battery life are very welcome. The wholly unexpected and unheralded appearance of support for H.264 video and AAC audio now makes the J3 one of the best PMPs on the market.” RegHardware

 

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Cowon are a brand known for excellence in sound. The J3 both embodies this reputation and exceeds it. Winning the prestigious redDot Design Award in 2010, this award added to a long list of accolades for Cowon.

 

Using the BBE+ audio architecture the J3 is capable of making poor quality audio files shine while bringing out the best in the better files. This MP3 player is not only capable of delivering unwavering quality of sound it can also play high quality videos. The individual pixels in the 3.3” AMOLED screen produce their own light meaning the on screen picture changes more fluidly than on an LCD screen.

 

Delivering what the consumer wants, Cowon listened to customer feedback and updated the J3 to include expandable memory. Add an SD card and build on the memory the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models can already hold.

 

Click here for images, video and a full product description.

 

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