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AudioTechnicaATHM50x 

Audio Technica ATH M50X Headphones are an excellent choice when looking for professional studio audio quality, or just for your entertainment.

 

Audio Technica’s ATH-M50 has proved itself to be one of the best bargains of a headphone on the market as far as quality and price goes. The ATH-M50X is an evolution of this design, incorporating some new features but with the same if not improved sound quality that gave the ATH-M50 its reputation.

 

These headphones feature a very sturdy plastic body, with the headband being metal and a lot of soft padding on the headband and around the ears. Despite some plastic construction, I have never heard any sort of creak while wearing them. These are very comfortable as far as over the ear headphones go, the pads are large enough where they cover your ears without pressing against them, making full use of the 45mm drivers. Each earcup swivels and folds so you can store it in the provided bag...

HDTV Antenna icon

Do We Need Cable TV With Today's Technology?

Can We Watch Free Digital TV?

So your cable company just completed it's promise of digitally encrypting the normal local TV broadcasts it sends through Cable. This is the Free over the air signals that the cable companies retransmit. Not to worry, you are in luck. We look for some alternatives to save money and keep watching Free TV. Also another option for your second home TV entertainment needs. But first let's get a quick primer on cable TV’s humble beginnings.

I grew up in southern California in the mid sixties. Most of California is hills and valleys. This make for lousy TV reception. The most visible landmarks in the area were the very tall antennas on the homes. Most even had a method of rotating the antenna for best reception and eliminating ghosting caused by reflected signals that were out of phase with the original signal or snow.

A concept was put forth to deliver the Television signals. This was back in 1948 with commercial subscriptions beginning in 1949. It was slow to catch on. With it's deregulation in 1972 cable became more popular. The idea of not seeing those large unsightly antennas on the roof, was nice by what appeared to be a cheap solution. (about $6 a month)

Fast forward to 2014. The Cable TV business is a multibillion dollar industry and the low cost of cable has skyrocketed to approximately $60 dollars a month for basic service. Don't get me started on the taxes for this product. A typical cable bill could easily exceed $100 to $300 dollars a month depending on the options you subscribe to. Let's not forget the Monopoly these companies have over us. Yes, Satellite reception is one choice but one that is priced comparable to cable and now AT&T wants to merge with Direct TV. Soon more options will disappear...

 

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