Best products from r/gadgets

We found 142 comments on r/gadgets discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 3,270 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/JayIkalima · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'll go up the price ladder with my recommendations.

Skullcandy - Hesh 2: Probably the only pair I'd recommend in the line aside from the durable metal TiTans in the earbud range, the sound quality is very good, and fairly flat for its price of around 60 USD. The Hesh 2 has pretty good build quality for a mostly plastic pair at this price.

Sony - MDR-7506 Also another good choice, this is the more modern reboot of the older MDR-V6. The only real change that I can see is that the sticker on the earcup is now blue rather than red from the older one. Slightly treble forward, but still a good deal. It's also very easy to find replacement parts for this 100 USD pair of headphones. Warning - cord is a very long coiled 'studio' cord. Might dissuade you from buying it.

V-Moda Crossfade LP While it was 70 USD from Amazon last year around Christmas time, it goes back to its price of around 130 - 200 USD, This is for if you want good bass, awesome build quality, a cool looking pair of headphones, and warm, smooth sound to tie it all together.

Sennheiser HD-25-II You really can't go wrong with this pair. Albeit being full plastic, this design is fully modular and replacement components are available from Sennheiser's website, from earcups, to cords, to headbands and drivers, It's a very good 'lifetime' pair. The sound is almost 'clinical' for lack of a better term. For 250 USD, it's a really good pair with good noise isolation achieved by its tight fit.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100
If you REALLY want to go that far, the M-100's offer unbeatable bass quality layered with surprisingly flat mids and highs. For 310 USD, you can't go wrong with this pair. With its signature V-Moda look and durability, you're paying premium for a very good reason. Ultimate comfort, good sound isolation (Even with the V3 Bass Vents), deep, rich, warm bass with clean sound all around, it's my favourite pair out of all.

u/dragontology · 3 pointsr/gadgets

This is almost literally what I'm building tomorrow. This is the Pi kit I'm getting. It comes with a case, power supply, and heat spreaders for the Pi's chips (how important are these?). I already have the exact controller in the Arse article, or one that looks just like it, and I have a couple extra HDMI cables around. I don't have an extra microSD card, so I'm buying a 128GB one, and trading my wife for her 64GB model. I don't think I even need 64GB, not for RetroPie. I might put a couple PS1 games on it, depending on how well they can run. But I need more buttons than that controller offers, so it will mainly be for NES/Super NES/Genesis games. And then mainly the first two. Never was a big Genesis player, but ToeJam & Earl, Sonic, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star... there are some real classics there. $50 for that kit makes it $10 less than the NES Classic... which was never sold here (middle of nowhere, NC).

For beginners (i.e. you have nothing yet), start with this one. It's $70, but it has a 32GB memory card and an HDMI cable, plus a case, the Pi, and a power supply. Oh and a microSD card to USB converter. For microSD card use I would actually recommend getting a USB 3.0 card reader. They're not much. And then you just need a controller.

I don't mean to imply I am not a beginner myself — I have never done this before. But I've played with Linux, I've modded Android (ran custom ROMs, firmware, and rooted four different Android phones by three manufacturers). I also build computers, though I'm only on my fourth built PC in 13 years. I'm kind of a little wet behind the ears, but I have some experience. I don't think you need that much to actually install and set up a RetroPie kit, but it helps to understand what is going on behind the scenes, in case anything goes wrong. And of course any seasoned geek will tell you, Google is your best friend, and from there, threads on Reddit, StackExchange, and Tom's Hardware are some of the best resources. Those are the search results I usually click on, in any case.

Also, not affiliated with CanaKit. I'm pretty sure theirs are the Pi kits RetroPie recommends. Or maybe it was a guide I saw. And then even before, looking to buy a Pi, I saw them on Amazon. There is another Pi kit company and their prices seem comparable, but they don't appear to have the full $70 kit (I may be wrong!), just the $50 case/power/Pi starter kit. I'm sure they're both (that brand and CanaKit) fine as long as the Pi itself is. The rest is probably just standard off-the-shelf stuff.

u/mistyriver · 1 pointr/gadgets

If you want cheap, and don't mind several weeks shipping time... this is a good option from Dealextreme. The sound is a wee bit grainer than the more expensive name brand bluetooth receivers, but it's certainly passable.

If you want to spend more money, I've found these two products to be superior receivers:

  • Miccus Receiver/Transmitter. This plugs into a usb power supply and connects to your home stereo line-in port. I use this with my Ipad all the time. It's great to have the rich sound coming out of my speakers, rather than the tinny sound from the Ipad, itself.

  • The Sony Ericsson Bluetooth receiver. This offers clear crisp sound, and it's very suave. You can have three devices paired at once, and it has a nice mini readout screen on it.
u/WiretapStudios · 1 pointr/gadgets

These Phillips buds are the most durable, and best sounding ones I have used. I am really hard on them, so I buy them every 2-3 months or so, but with care would last much longer. They are pretty indestructible, and sound great for under $10. For studio or podcast work I use expensive sonys, but these have great range for the cost.

u/F1nd3r · 1 pointr/gadgets

I was recently shopping for a birthday gift for myself and found this one which definitely looks like a winner. Grab two for when you break the first one, couple of extra batteries and rotors and you have fun fun fun for within budget.

u/tcdoey · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have the TDK Life on Record A33 and I do not recommend it.

It has great bass for the small size, but the high end is extremely lacking. I can't understand how this got through quality control.
There is practically no stereo separation or 'soundstage'. It might as well just be mono.

Also the speakerphone function doesn't work. Pre-set volume is way too low and I can't see any way to increase it.

I would definitely recommend the Logitech bluetooth speaker

my friend has one and it sounds super (best when plugged into ac, on battery the bass drops out a bit). it's a little bigger but so what it's the sound that matters. I wish I would have got that one. In fact now that I'm writing this I think I'm going to sell the TDK and get the logitech. I just can't stand the TDKs lack of highs.

u/Capolan · 1 pointr/gadgets

For what use? the best thing for games is to buy the mic and the headphones separately.

This gets you GREAT headphones then not just "gamer headphones" which are just not as good.

* EDIT **

( I saw you want wireless - so all the below options are quite good, but they will not fit that need)

for wireless - the best is here:

Then you attach a mic -- the popular one is the Zalman ZM-1. it's 10 dollars.

Or if you want to go upscale on the mic - check out antlion


if you want "on ear" - check out Sennheiser momentum on-ear cans
they are being closed out for the new line, and they are a bargain at 100 bucks

if you want closed (over ear completely) -- many will say the audio-technica M50x is the choice for gaming

u/fakeplasticcrow · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Hey, I use Seinheisser HD-280 Pros at work:

They aren't noise canceling but they offer 32DB of sound reduction by clamping on your head and having closed ears. They truly are more of a reference monitor, but I like them with most forms of music. Had bose noise canceling before and I think these are more durable and effectively block out the sound just as well. I also think the sound quality is far superior in these puppies, but the soundstage is more flat because they are studio reference monitors. Cheers!

u/Drewby30 · -4 pointsr/gadgets

Great computer for 1,300 bucks. Not sure what price point a 970m starts at but I think it's around there as well and from what I've heard that small jump from the 960m to 970m is worth the money. However there are laptops cheaper than this that pack just about the same level of punch for almost 500 dollars less which would be the Inspiron 7559 it's got everything you need plus the back panel comes off so you can add another hard drive and more ram than the stock 8gb

But I will say the Hp has way better build quality so you get what you pay for but on a budget the 7559 is perfect.. Depends entirely how much your looking to spend but my advice is dump most of the money into the graphics card to get the most from your gaming and as far as the processor goes and i5 will do it for most people but if your opening a lot of apps at once go for the i7 you will thank yourself later.. Just my 2 cents

Edit: LOL if you are gonna down vote please submit a link to the better comp... I'm curious to see what computers you guys think are better than this without spending more than 800 Usd otherwise I'm just going to assume you are some salty ass kid and know jack shit of what your talking about.

Edit: link for the computer is here

Awesome computer runs everything amazingly for a 700 dollar price point.. The kids below have no idea what the hell they are talking about 😂

u/Grummond · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I can definitely recommend the Sansa Clip Zip. Great sound quality, twice the battery life of any smartphone, cheap, and a max of 128+8GB with a 128GB microSD card. Put Rockbox on it and you'll love it. Don't get the Sport version, you can't rockbox it and the software is still a little buggy.

There's an Mp3 player out there with 2 microSD slots, supporting 2x128GB cards right now, and they promised support for 256GB and 512GB cards when they become available. It's an expensive device but it's an "audiophile" product with amazing sound quality.

Also, this exists:

u/njb42 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I bought the Audio Technica ATH-ANC7 for train rides to the city. Reviews said they were as good as the Bose or better, for less than 1/2 the price. I'd say that's spot on. Very comfortable for long periods, great sound, good noise canceling (but maybe a notch below the Bose).

u/madmaninabox42 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

These are the greatest earbuds i have ever had. Their drivers are huge, making the audio quality and bass quality amazing. Also they are $30 and are completely worth it as the only earbuds which have come close to the quality of these are more than $70. They are amazing.

u/MasterBuilderBater · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Closed cabinet... Hmm. If there is any room for an IR signal to bounce around off the back of the closed cabinet door then you could use one remote to control everything inside the cabinet.

I think this thing is one of the best, most customizable interface devices I've ever owned. The Logitech Harmony Smart Hub and Remote.

  • Use the included remote
  • Use your smart phone
  • Create tasker Applications to turn devices on and off and place them on your android home screen. This allows you to use Google Now to launch them via voice, is "Okay Google, Open XMBC On"
  • Connect generic IR dongle to control a PC via Event Ghost
  • and much much more

    It's $129 new or $99 refurb (both via Amazon Prime) well spent. I'm seriously considering getting a second one.
u/MattyH · 1 pointr/gadgets

I highly second this. I got one on ebay for $35 and it works great, worth full price after having it for a while. So much better than the little can style units. And if you plug it in it has a louder, fuller sound.

Edit: sorry, I realized I have a different Logitech model. This one. I really like it though, great quality sound at low to medium levels, doesn't get too loud but great for an average size room.

u/rtechie1 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

MP3 players are a dying category and there is less available each year.

If you want something with 32GB of storage or less, the Sansa Clip Jam. Supports FLAC. The Sansa Clip series has been popular for a long time and has seen little change. This is like an MP3 player from 2003.

But if you want a nice MP3 player, Fiio is pretty much the only game in town anymore. The Fiio X1 supports SD cards up to 128GB and is $100. If you're willing to spend more, the X5 supports 2 SD cards (up to 512GB with the new 256GB SD cards. Which cost $250 USD).

Your only other option is a smartphone (Windows Phone or Android) with a 128GB microSD card. Windows Phone is generally preferred because the audio stack in Android is inferior. I'd look at the Lumia 640.

u/Melraidin · 1 pointr/gadgets

There's some headphones that you can carry around that, while bigger than earbuds, aren't too large. Is there a reason you're not considering these?

These Koss Portapros ( are very highly rated for their style. They have a very generous warranty. They don't fold up quite as small as a pair of earbuds might but there is a limit to the size of a speaker that will still reproduce a decent range of frequencies.

I've been very happy using a pair of Koss Portapros on my commute (where I can here what's going on around me), a pair of Sennheiser HD-280s at work (blocking some of my co-workers noise), and a pair of Beyerdynamics DT-880s at home (where I don't deal with noise and I just want something that sounds as good as I can get (at a reasonable price)).

u/WriterDave · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Curious if anyone has attempted to connect the Amazon Echo to their home audio receiver yet?

I like to listen to the TV while I cook but I'd rather not run speaker wire all the way to my kitchen from my living room, and the Echo is already sitting on top of my fridge...

It seems to me that a cheap bluetooth transmitter hooked into my "ZONE 2" speaker setting should be able to send the question is if the Echo can connect to it. If anyone has actually DONE THIS, which transmitter would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

u/noeatnosleep · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Lifetime warranty. $40. Extremely durable, and according to people who care about audio quality, fantastic audio quality for the price.

Also reported to be comfortable once you get the fit right.


u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/gadgets

I am a music producer and this specific price range is my specialty!

You can ignore the frequency response range completely. The measurement put out by companies is both unreliable and irrelevant to your listening experiencing. If you're into music production, what does matter is the frequency response accuracy (like if the sound playback has recessed mids, bright highs, lacking low end, etc). You can look at graphs to get this information. My personal favourite headphones for listening are the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, but I won't recommend these to you because they are likely too big for what you want. What I will recommend is the Audio-Techinica ATH-M50. They are slightly smaller, opting for more of an on-ear rather than over-ear cushion. They are just as good, if not better, and have a very bright flavour to them. Both headphones have an impedance of 32~38ohms, so they will be loud enough even with use on smaller devices. If you decide to get something else, be careful you don't buy a pair with 100+ ohms of impedance, because then you'll need an amp!

If you decide to get something with a mic, your options are really limited for quality. Steelseries headsets are great for gaming, but actual sound reproduction on music is noticeably shitty if you compare them side by side with proper headphones.

Get the ATH-M50s, you won't regret it!

u/LotusCSGO · 7 pointsr/gadgets

The cheap gaming laptop that actually has decent specs is the Dell Inspiron 15 7559, found here:

$700 for:

Quad Core 3.2 GHz (turbo) Intel Skylake CPU (i5-6300HQ)

NVidia GTX 960M 4GB

8GB Memory

15.6" 1080p IPS Screen


and actual usable ports. It's not exactly thin like the Asus K501UW-AB78, but it's cheaper, and has a much better CPU (albeit more power hungry). The Acer would be if you valued thinness and lightweight over performance, while this Dell I'm talking about is more performance oriented with components that put out more heat, and therefore require a larger battery and better cooling.

u/snarkfish · 3 pointsr/gadgets

see that link clark-kent posted

i own the following open:sennheiser hd 518 and closed: sennheiser hd 280 pro and can recommend both

both are circumaural (earcups surround the ear and rests on the skull) and very comfortable and sound great

i don't own these, but this is a great pair of headphones (near legendary) for an awesome price audio technica ath-m50

u/ExPerseides · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Lumia 520 on AT&T regularly retail for 50 dollars, and will outperform basically any sub $150 android phone.

They get a lot of flak because they're windows phone OS which isn't one of the two behemoths in the smartphone world, but for a starter phone they're pretty great.

u/brettrosey · 2 pointsr/gadgets

If you aren't worried about looks or style, then these offer some of the best sound quality for the price. they are classified as studio headphones which I use them for in terms of producing music, but they are great for casual listening too.

u/the_wailing_walrus · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Sennheiser HD 280 pro has outstanding reviews, but is ~$75:

Often slightly cheaper (~$65), but with very good reviews is the Sony MDR-V6:

And last, but not least is the lower-priced Audio-Technica ATHM40FS for ~$55:

All good headphones, check em out.

u/CorinthianLeatherMan · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I have this one and love it!

It has buttons on it to pair, pause/play, and volume control. I have it in my center console compartment with my aux port, never touch it really, I use my phone mounted on the dash. 99% of the time it connects automatically when I turn my Bluetooth on, the other one percent I have to open the console and just tap the main button real quick and it pairs.

Another nice thing is the cigarette charger for the power has an aux converter built in as well. Can't speak highly enough about the unit, I researched a few and they're all around this price range too.

Here's some more!

u/Mitt_Romney_2016 · 31 pointsr/gadgets

Fiio X1. Actually made for sound quality as opposed to many players I have seen. They have a whole line of DAP's (Digital Audio Payers) ranging from the entry X1 to the more audiophile grade X5. Great reviews, hands down the best company to go with, imho. Solid aluminum with a warranty and 2 micro sd cards.

X1 $105
X5 $350 ish

u/popsicle_of_meat · 1 pointr/gadgets

Here's probably the best I've found. Similar to the Belkin, but cheaper and supports The new APT-X protocol for better audio.


u/joequin · 1 pointr/gadgets

Depending on your usage requirements, this maybe be better than any phone integrated ir blaster. It's a network connected ir blaster with very good mobile software. (it also has a remote control, but you don't need to use that.) It's great.

u/theRailisGone · 8 pointsr/gadgets

In case anyone is considering this, if you know absolutely nothing about computers and want a little something to get your small child interested in technology, this can work as long as you have the cash to spare. However, it is a huge rip off otherwise. If you have any competence with computers, just get a Raspberry Pi 3 kit and plug it into your HDMI capable TV. It'll cost you a fraction of the price and have much more ability to grow with the child.

u/karma_dumpster · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Look at the FiiO X1. It's cheap and plays high res audio; much better sound quality:

iRiver audio players sound great.

You can pick one up for a tick over $100 and throw in a 128gb SD Card for $50.

u/Young_Lincoln · 1 pointr/gadgets

Here's the solution for that problem. Not only will it control all of those devices, but you can program start up and shut down sequences for activities such as watching a blu-ray or TV. I use it with my projector, receiver and PS3 and it works flawlessly. The battery ran out on the controller, and I've been using my phone lately without any issues. It will only show virtual buttons relevant to what device / activity you're using, which is helpful too. I'd highly recommend it, especially for the current price.

u/isonlynegative · 4 pointsr/gadgets

I bought a pair of [JayBird Bluebuds X] ( last summer.

They are the most expensive headphones ive ever bought and i think they are very good. To put this in perspective I thought id list my previous inferior headphones; [Koss porta pro] ( , [AKG k81] ( , [Urbanears plattan] ( , and SEVERAL IF NOT ALL of the Beats by dre headphones that i tried in store.

Why do i think they are good? Well they have a clear crisp sound, i can hear tones in songs that i haven't heard before, and as long as you get a good fit the bass is good too (they come with three different bud sizes and three different [wing thingies] (

The battery life is 8 hrs and that is fine by me as long as you remember to charge them every other day.

I dont know if these are the most "bang for buck" headphones but unless you are a headphone and not an earbud person you probably wont be dissapointed.

u/MooseV2 · 1 pointr/gadgets

You should check out the FiiO X5. Amazing sound quality (audiophile DAP), and fantastic storage (up to 256gb).

u/JGrahamH · 0 pointsr/gadgets

Really good pair. Recommended them to alot of friends and they prefer them over some of the cheaper ones they brought in the past.

u/Oddish · 4 pointsr/gadgets

I can recommend Sony SBH20. Inexpensive but very nice, and you can use whichever headphones you like, if you're not satisfied with the included ones.

u/sambravers · 13 pointsr/gadgets

I always advocate heavily for the FiiO X5 over the iPod Classic. It has a very similar interface, it's cheaper (now), and it supports lossless audio formats (FLAC etc). Produces much better sound and is in general a better buy.

u/d1rkSMATHERS · 13 pointsr/gadgets

Built one this week, actually. Here's the guide I followed:

I bought my raspberry and 2 controllers off of Amazon. Cost me about $100 total. Canakit makes starter kits for around $80 that comes with all the hardware you need to make it ready to load games. Took about an hour to have it ready to load all your games. I have around 2k games from 5 different systems and they all fit on a 32 gb card.

Edit: I found the kit I bought. It was $70

u/Steve192 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Im using this device (Kinivo BTC450) for half a year now and I'm pretty happy with it. It's not exactly what you're looking for since its not hidden. But it autoconnects to the last used phone and if it cannot establish a connection it will stay visible and available for pairing.

u/cryoclasm · 1 pointr/gadgets

These things by Philips.

I've got a weird ear shape, so none of the in-ear buds work for me. These things are ten bucks, comfortable, and sound great.

u/Gadfly_on_the_Wall · 1 pointr/gadgets

I recommend saving some money and getting these. Great sound and build quality for the price.

u/LegoBatmanAllDay · 1 pointr/gadgets

I've had good luck with the JCV Extreme Explosives

They're on sale on Amazon all the time (under $30.00 usually from $40.00 retail)

u/Decipher · 3 pointsr/gadgets

> He's a kid rep for the company and knows very little, and shows so by not actually understanding the process of audio development.

Kid rep? He's Palmer fucking Luckey. The founder.

If you can judge headphones by their appearance, then why are these Koss consistently raved about as some of the best headphones ever? So much so they haven't needed to change a thing since 1984? The drivers on them look a lot like the ones on Crescent bay, no?

u/digital_end · 1 pointr/gadgets

If a $5 licence discourages you, this really isn't a hobby you should get involved in. Kind of like saying you lose your interest in owning a car because buying a tag is too much... the hobby itself is way more expensive than $5 would matter on.

Still though, the weight minimum is .55 pounds (8.8 ounces), and starter quads are less than half that. Or this one which is 6.4 ounces.

Pretty sure that includes the weight of the controller too. Just the quad is probably far less.

u/hamcake · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Sennheiser HD-280 are an over-the-ear set for $85 that are a 'closed-back' design which limits outside noise.

The Klipsch S4 are $78 and are in-ear, and noise isolating.

You haven't really listed any of your constraints. Everyone wants headphones that sound great, are comfortable, and block noise. What's your budget?

u/temporalarcheologist · 1 pointr/gadgets

Oh man isn't the pi 3 capable of emulating ps1 too? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a pi 3?

Edit: for anyone looking to get a pi, I'd recommend the canakit pi 3 starter pack

It has worked well for me and all you need apart from that is a keyboard, a controller, and a monitor of some sort (I use an old tv). I'd also recommend using Filezilla to transfer your ROMs onto the pi

u/flirtinwithdisaster · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've been using a pair of Philips Flexible Earhook Headphones SHS3200BK/37. I side sleep, so one ear or another, with earphone, is always on the pillow. I've been very happy with these.

For $9.99 what more can you ask for?

u/ibseanb · 1 pointr/gadgets

No contract Nokia Lumia (Windows Phone 8.1). Small and very awesome, $29. No need for a data contract, works great with WiFi only.

u/geekswrath · 5 pointsr/gadgets

Have a pair of ATH-ANC7B's that I use for trips. The only problem with active noise cancelling headphones is they only drown out constant background noise. Think road, engine, A/C sounds. They actually make it much easier to hear someone talking to you. Granted if you are listening to music or whatever then that isn't much of a problem. Most closed, over the ear, headphones will do well for what you want but earbuds may be a better choice. I've never been able to find a pair that fit in my ear quite right though. They always fall out or develop an odd muffle to the audio.

u/Bossman1086 · 8 pointsr/gadgets

Check out the FiiO X5. Has two microSD card slots that can each support the 128GB ones. And the sound is way better than what you'd get from an iPod anyway.

u/SubjectiveHat · 214 pointsr/gadgets

Nintendo's "strategy" led me to successfully build a RetroPie using a RaspberryPi starter kit. Now I have a NES mini and an SNES mini all in one with just about every title ever released for both systems. And I can play Quake on it.

u/kurfu · 1 pointr/gadgets

This may be a bit out of your budget, but I've used these in my home studio for years. I've spent many hours under these things, they're comfortable, and accurate:

u/dragnu5 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'd go for the
JVC Xtreme Xplosive

Really great pair

u/sportscrazed2 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Unfortunaltey something like that really doesn't exist. You could get an android phone with something like which will let you use any pair of headphones you want wirelessly and has a controller built in

u/jonowelser · 34 pointsr/gadgets

>If you like the tech, well it's nowhere close to bees.

Especially this technology - I own the same shitty $15 rc drone that they just glued some fur on, and its blowing my mind that someone got this comical "proof of concept" published. I'm wondering if I can mail my iphone to that journal and get my AI named Siri published.

And it seems redundant to point out, but even if they figured out the technology this would never even come close to being cost effective.

u/prshredder000 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

When I first heard about the Nintendo classic I went out and bought a raspberry pi kit for $75 and loaded the entire NES,SNES, and Genesis library. it has over 6000 games in total. It took a little time to setup, but it's well worth it.


u/drbaloo · 1 pointr/gadgets

I've looked at these, but I have a problem with not being able tell if the cord length is long enough for my fat head. That's why I love LG's Version. I've had them for more than 7 months and don't have any complaints about them. More expensive, but I can lay in bed without pulling my phone off the night stand.

u/StickyinAZ · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I am very happy with these, got them for Xmas. LG Tone Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Black/Orange by LG Electronics

u/lebanes666 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Looks a lot like Cheerson CX-10, even the remote seems the same. Flies really well for a 10-15$ toy. Stock battery lasts for about 10-15 minutes depending on usage.

u/tehyosh · 8 pointsr/gadgets

Looks a lot like Cheerson CX-10, even the remote seems the same. Flies really well for a 10-15$ toy. Stock battery lasts for about 10-15 minutes depending on usage.

u/bettse · 1 pointr/gadgets

This is outside your budget, but not much:

Although it has an internal battery and can be portable, it actually sounds better with the power plugged in (adds more power to the base).

u/ocean_time_burger · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Haven't built mine yet but everything is arriving today and I should be set.

$70 - Cannakit (Includes raspberry pi 3 and everything you need to set it up. You can gets things a little cheaper if you order them separately but this is simple and works for me)

$10 - SNES Style USB Controller 2-pack (not necessary if you already have USB controllers)

$16 - Keyboard mouse for tv thingy (this is not a requirement but you need some form of USB keyboard and mouse to config things or you have to use SSH for everything)

So $96 total. A lot more than the $35 people try to sell you on raspberry pi's for but I think it will be a nice setup though could've gone cheaper. We'll see.

u/bcmanucd · 5 pointsr/gadgets

Yes, there are portable battery-powered bluetooth receivers with a 3.5mm audio jack. I just bought this one from Amazon: Haven't used it yet. I'll report back in a few days.

u/otacon239 · 4 pointsr/gadgets

My girlfriend's Vision:M just died last week. She had it for about 6 years. We're looking to replace it with something like this. But she really did love her little player.

u/Royce- · 1 pointr/gadgets

There are better laptops for cheaper prices available in the U.S. than this.

Ex.: Acer Aspire E 15 and Dell Inspiron 7559

u/fearloathingwpb · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Get yourself a prepaid smartphone like the Nokia Lumia 520 and slap in a 64gb card and voila cheap mp3 device plus streaming over WiFi when available.

u/Ceriand · 1 pointr/gadgets

If you're willing to spend a little bit more, I'd recommend the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. They have 32 dB passive isolation, will block out most outside noise, and sound awesome.

u/alpacapicnic · 1 pointr/gadgets

This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but my office bought us Audio-Technica noise-cancelling headphones that kind of bite. They randomly work/don't work/work on one side only and barely cancel out noise to begin with. So 1, don't buy those, and 2, my solution is to wear my earbuds which are incredible IMO and then to play pink noise. The JLAB earbuds cancel a bit of noise to begin with because of the suction, so even when you're listening to music you can barely hear what's going on around you.

u/-Saraei- · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I have the ATH-M50X's and they are absolutely phenomenal for a (relatively) low price.

Spent a long time looking in to them before buying and they seem to be widely seen as the best entry-level audiophile headphones. Could not recommend enough.

u/Steelering · 2 pointsr/gadgets

companies are slowing development of dumbphones for the same reason typewriters and wordprocessors got phased out by the initially much more expensive personal computers, which eventually became incredibly cheap and affordable to the point where even a quality typewriter or wordprocessor made little sense over the far more versatile PC.

the same is happening with smartphones

for instance, why bother with a dumbphone when $30 can get you a surprisingly good smartphone?

really it isn't surprising, making calls isn't even a top 5 use for a smartphone these days...the niche of a dumbphone is rapidly shrinking not unlike when typewriters and wordprocessors were being replaced by home computers.

u/Dwebster · 1 pointr/gadgets

First off im a audio engineer so what does bad mean?
well ive done all the research and for under 100$ The lg Tone is what i suggest This is what I use and I love them.

u/RedditorGeoff · 1 pointr/gadgets

Just as an add-on, Fiio also has 2 lower end daps, the X3 and the X1. The X1 looks very similar to an iPod Classic, has expandable storage up to 128gb in micro SD cards, and supports aac and ALAC audio formats. Its also the cheapest of the lot at around $100.

Manufacture product page:
Amazon link:

u/alek_hiddel · 2 pointsr/gadgets

The base model can be had for $35, but then you have to source your own power supply and memory card. You can go the lazy route and spend a bit more, and buy a full kit from Amazon.

Then just search youtube for "Retro Pi" and you'll find install instructions.

It'll work with any USB controller (bought the niece a USB SNES controller, use a wired 360 controller myself).

All of the needed ROM files can be easily found on the web (CoolROMS was the source of most of mine).

u/Daonewhojumps · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I know you wanted android but if you only use for spotify I would highly recommend I use this as my main phone and it has no lagg at all. Windows phone does have spotify

u/joebesser · 16 pointsr/gadgets

You can get a Nokia Lumia 520 Windows 8 GoPhone on Amazon for $29.

u/zerohere · 1 pointr/gadgets

Here is the complete starter kit with everything you need for $75


You can also buy it on Amazon for a bit less.

The only thing you will need that's not in the kit are the ROMs and controllers. The ROMs you can find practically anywhere online.

For controllers, I splurged on a couple of Buffalo USB SNES controllers for the nostalgia, but any bluetooth or USB controller will work.

u/000040000 · 5 pointsr/gadgets

I didn't realize I was obliged to provide a suggestion. Here you go:

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B

u/AlanRoberts91 · 4 pointsr/gadgets

That wasn't the same thing AdioSiks had linked to. These aren't as cheap:

u/ooglyguy · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Nokia Lumia 520 is a smartphone with the same price as this on amazon and does everything except dual sim, plus more because it runs a full smartphone operating system (apps, etc.) Here's the phone

u/thunder_smash · 1 pointr/gadgets

so they bought this thing and glued horse hair to it?

u/DrJack3133 · 1 pointr/gadgets

It probably doesn't cost much at all. Alternatavely you could buy this and load retro pi on it. It would be compatible with a Bluetooth controller. You could load every SNES game on it and it would cost you about the same price as the SNES classic...

u/DiabloCanyonOne · 5 pointsr/gadgets

From a technical standpoint, if you read this and understand everything you shouldn't have any problems.

As far as actually putting it together, just buy this and you'll have everything you need except a controller. You can use just about any USB gamepad, including a wired Xbox 360 controller. The trickiest thing about the assembly is probably getting the micro SD card inserted in the USB reader correctly and then in the Pie itself correctly, which isn't very difficulty.

u/TheShvarts · 6 pointsr/gadgets

These, every time.

I'm a DJ so I know sound quality and I'm also a basshead. They don't get any better than the HD280's for bang for your buck and sound quality!

u/thedroogabides · 1 pointr/gadgets

Idiot here. I used this guide, and purchased this kit. 75 bucks and an hour of work and I have any oldschool game I want.

u/ItsOldGreg · 11 pointsr/gadgets

I don't know about you guys but Koss porta pros are where its at. Life time warranty, amazing sound quality and durability. They usually break on me once a year and I use them everyday all day.

To whoever said 'even beats broke down on me' etc... beats are shitty headphones.

u/xveganrox · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Lumia 520 is under $50 on Amazon (or at Wal-Mart). Based on what I read in the Anandtech review, they do a whole lot more than "compare" with the Mozilla phone - they outright trounce it, because they're actually useable. All I'm arguing is that Android seems to be a vastly superior platform for extremely low cost devices, and based on this attempt, Mozilla's OS doesn't. Again, I don't even really use Android, so I don't have any personal stake in the argument, I'm just saying that I think the only newsworthiness of this is that Mozilla failed to design a good low-cost OS.