Column (audiophile) N29. Technology that helps to live and work

To begin with, I’ll say this: I’m very conservative in life, and it’s not easy for me to accept something new into my “ecosystem”, it turns out that the transition is never painless. For example, let's start with a laptop - it's not so important where to start.

Notebook

It turned out as follows: the iPad was sold, I was waiting and waiting for the second iPad to appear in a wide official sale at a normal price - but I didn’t wait and decided to upgrade the laptop. Update is, of course, a big word, I used the Sony TX as an aid.

Actually, I still have this miracle of Japanese technology, and I do not intend to part with it yet (unless on occasion I will sell it to a good person at a good price). I bought Lenovo x201i in the simplest configuration. Why Lenovo - look, here you can follow the path of people writing "reviews" on the helpix website (seemingly, so), when they list the requirements for which the thing fits perfectly. Well, let's put it this way - I really, really needed a magnesium alloy in the case, I didn’t need a drive, and so that the mass is 1.5 kg, and the operating time is 5 hours, and the price is up to 30 thousand. Oh, wow - only Lenovo x201i fits, everyone is happy.

But I'd rather tell it like it is. I saw such a laptop from a friend, I liked it. Then came the understanding that you can take the minimum configuration, with a slow hard drive at 5400 rpm and 2 gigabytes of memory - it's easier to put an SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM (if such a desire arises). Core i3 processor, good processor, fast - you can laugh, but you don't need more. What else is good - a brutal design, magnesium alloy, a comfortable keyboard (even if it looks weird), not a very large power supply, a matte screen (even if the viewing angles are not very good), a three-year warranty. There are also bad moments - it is not very thin, not very light, the design is for a big fan. I think it is necessary to write an operating experience or a review about a laptop - the model deserves it.

In short - not the best laptop, but certainly a good one. It is convenient to type articles, access the Internet through the phone, and in general everything is cool. You can even watch movies - but it's more convenient to do it on tablets. Apparently, you still have to take the first generation iPad (the cheapest one) or something with a good screen on Android 3.0 again.

Phone

With the phone, the situation is simple - since 2007 (somewhere since autumn) I have been using iPhones of all stripes. Before that, there were quite a few devices on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and even after transplanting to the iPhone, sometimes the second handset turned out to be with some interesting operating system.

But the thing that connects me to the whole world and causes minimal irritation during operation is the iPhone. Now this is the fourth generation, white color (summer version, it heats up less in the car and in general some kind of update - but in fact I just wanted to change the phone, but it was not clear what to).

I actively use it. This is a dialer, and a navigator, and an access point for equipment, and a social aggregator (Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte), and a reader, and sometimes you can even play games - recently I remembered the past and started solving Sudoku. The iPad does not completely replace and cannot replace - well, okay.

Outdoor headphones and player

Since we are in a thematic column, we need to talk about headphones. Of course, there are always many different models on the test, but there are also favorite specimens. For the iPhone, it's either Altec Lansing MuzX Extra or my favorite Fischer Audio Consonance.

Sometimes (very, very rarely) I use the Sandisk Sansa Clip+ player, it's a fun unit, and I'll definitely write an article about it someday.

If we talk about the best combination (of the available ones) of the player and headphones, then these are, of course, the good old Ultimate Ears UE11PRO and Hifiman HM-801.

But sometimes, of course, dreams of a beautiful and compact thing with the same sound quality as the 801st wake up. It is a pity that there is no such thing.

Computer, home headphones and speakers

There is not much to tell about my computer - from modern "stray" there is only a Dell 2709W monitor and a set of Logitech peripherals (G19 keyboard and G9x mouse). Another 120 GB SSD from Intel. The rest is a standard (in my opinion) set of a Q6600 quad-core and 4 GB of memory. Of course, I want to change the system unit to a Mac Mini - but as always, the transition is a process, and I'm used to everything, and I don't want to change anything. Moreover, there is a good X-Fi Elite Pro sound card inside, and its replacement is not expected yet. Okay, if I switch (someday) to a Mac Mini, I'll be sure to write an article about how I experienced it.

Headphones for the home is a separate and very sore subject. Somehow it turns out that it is impossible to listen to music with feeling, sense and arrangement - except perhaps in the background. Speakers, Adam A7, are quite suitable for the background. In some studio it looks like this:

Of course, I have a simpler configuration. These speakers (correctly, near-field monitors) stand on inexpensive stands, and everything seems to be not bad.

But the headphones - until recently, I had STAX SR-007 at home, but after I realized that I turn on a beautiful tube amplifier, God forbid, once a week, I decided to take them to a good friend in his cozy shop, where the headphones are waiting new owner (and I, accordingly, the money from their sale).

If you just want to listen to something louder (and not disturb anyone) - you always have monitor headphones at hand, for example, FA-005 from Fischer Audio, since the external block of the Elite Pro sound card has a headphone output. You can, of course, buy some good amplifier - for complete happiness. But when to listen to all this is incomprehensible.

Microphone - by the way - Samson Go Mic, nothing has changed, the toy is still very happy.

Camera and voice recorder

Of course, without such accessories, it is not at all good to work in the field of journalism. The camera is a SLR Nikon D5000 with the most common lens that is included in the package. It is not difficult to answer why exactly this is, at that time (beginning of 2010) there was no Sony NEX on sale yet (now I would take just such a one), but I wanted a high-quality camera for adequate money.

Voice recorder - Olympus LS5, the review was on the site, a very positive thing. There are people who do not like the quality of the recording, but they are few. Now I'm testing the Ritmix voice recorder - that's where heaven and earth are. Olympus LS5 - I recommend it to everyone, except for an expensive toy.

Conclusion

I have described my gadget universe in general terms. Feel free to ask questions on the forum, I will try to answer.

Column (audiophile) N29. Technology that helps to live and work

To begin with, I’ll say this: I’m very conservative in life, and it’s not easy for me to accept something new into my “ecosystem”, it turns out that the transition is never painless. For example, let's start with a laptop - it's not so important where to start.

Notebook

It turned out as follows: the iPad was sold, I was waiting and waiting for the second iPad to appear in a wide official sale at a normal price - but I didn’t wait and decided to upgrade the laptop. Update is, of course, a big word, I used the Sony TX as an aid.

Actually, I still have this miracle of Japanese technology, and I do not intend to part with it yet (unless on occasion I will sell it to a good person at a good price). I bought Lenovo x201i in the simplest configuration. Why Lenovo - look, here you can follow the path of people writing "reviews" on the helpix website (seemingly, so), when they list the requirements for which the thing fits perfectly. Well, let's put it this way - I really, really needed a magnesium alloy in the case, I didn’t need a drive, and so that the mass is 1.5 kg, and the operating time is 5 hours, and the price is up to 30 thousand. Oh, wow - only Lenovo x201i fits, everyone is happy.

But I'd rather tell it like it is. I saw such a laptop from a friend, I liked it. Then came the understanding that you can take the minimum configuration, with a slow hard drive at 5400 rpm and 2 gigabytes of memory - it's easier to put an SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM (if such a desire arises). Core i3 processor, good processor, fast - you can laugh, but you don't need more. What else is good - a brutal design, magnesium alloy, a comfortable keyboard (even if it looks weird), not a very large power supply, a matte screen (even if the viewing angles are not very good), a three-year warranty. There are also bad moments - it is not very thin, not very light, the design is for a big fan. I think it is necessary to write an operating experience or a review about a laptop - the model deserves it.

In short - not the best laptop, but certainly a good one. It is convenient to type articles, access the Internet through the phone, and in general everything is cool. You can even watch movies - but it's more convenient to do it on tablets. Apparently, you still have to take the first generation iPad again (the cheapest) or something with a good screen on Android 3.0.

Phone

With the phone, the situation is simple - since 2007 (somewhere since autumn) I have been using iPhones of all stripes. Before that, there were quite a few devices on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and even after transplanting to the iPhone, sometimes the second handset turned out to be with some interesting operating system.

But the thing that connects me to the whole world and causes minimal irritation during operation is the iPhone. Now this is the fourth generation, white color (summer version, it heats up less in the car and in general some kind of update - but in fact I just wanted to change the phone, but it was not clear what to).

I actively use it. This is a dialer, and a navigator, and an access point for equipment, and a social aggregator (Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte), and a reader, and sometimes you can even play games - recently I remembered the past and started solving Sudoku. The iPad does not completely replace and cannot replace - well, okay.

Outdoor headphones and player

Since we are in a thematic column, we need to talk about headphones. Of course, there are always many different models on the test, but there are also favorite specimens. For the iPhone, it's either Altec Lansing MuzX Extra or Fischer Audio Consonance, which I love.

Sometimes (very, very rarely) I use the Sandisk Sansa Clip+ player, it's a fun unit, and I'll definitely write an article about it someday.

If we talk about the best combination (of the available ones) of the player and headphones, then these are, of course, the good old Ultimate Ears UE11PRO and Hifiman HM-801.

But sometimes, of course, dreams of a beautiful and compact thing with the same sound quality as the 801st wake up. It is a pity that there is no such thing.

Computer, home headphones and speakers

There is not much to tell about my computer - from modern "stray" there is only a Dell 2709W monitor and a set of Logitech peripherals (G19 keyboard and G9x mouse). Another 120 GB SSD from Intel. The rest is a standard (in my opinion) set of a Q6600 quad-core and 4 GB of memory. Of course, I want to change the system unit to a Mac Mini - but as always, the transition is a process, and I'm used to everything, and I don't want to change anything. Moreover, there is a good X-Fi Elite Pro sound card inside, and its replacement is not expected yet. Okay, if I switch (someday) to a Mac Mini, I'll be sure to write an article about how I experienced it.

Headphones for the home is a separate and very sore subject. Somehow it turns out that it is impossible to listen to music with feeling, sense and arrangement - except perhaps in the background. Speakers, Adam A7, are quite suitable for the background. In some studio it looks like this:

Of course, I have a simpler configuration. These speakers (correctly, near-field monitors) stand on inexpensive stands, and everything seems to be not bad.

But the headphones - until recently, I had STAX SR-007 at home, but after I realized that I turn on a beautiful tube amplifier, God forbid, once a week, I decided to take them to a good friend in his cozy shop, where the headphones are waiting new owner (and I, accordingly, the money from their sale).

If you just want to listen to something louder (and not disturb anyone) - you always have monitor headphones at hand, for example, FA-005 from Fischer Audio, since the external block of the Elite Pro sound card has a headphone output. You can, of course, buy some good amplifier - for complete happiness. But when to listen to all this is incomprehensible.

Microphone - by the way - Samson Go Mic, nothing has changed, the toy is still very happy.

Camera and voice recorder

Of course, without such accessories it is not at all good to work in the field of journalism. The camera is a SLR Nikon D5000 with the most common lens that is included in the package. It is not difficult to answer why exactly this is, at that time (beginning of 2010) there was no Sony NEX on sale yet (now I would take just such a one), but I wanted a high-quality camera for adequate money.

Voice recorder - Olympus LS5, the review was on the site, a very positive thing. There are people who do not like the quality of the recording, but they are few. Now I'm testing the Ritmix voice recorder - that's where heaven and earth are. Olympus LS5 - I recommend it to everyone, except for an expensive toy.

Conclusion

I have described my gadget universe in general terms. Feel free to ask questions on the forum, I will try to answer.

Column (audiophile) N29. Technology that helps to live and work

To begin with, I’ll say this: I’m very conservative in life, and it’s not easy for me to accept something new into my “ecosystem”, it turns out that the transition is never painless. For example, let's start with a laptop - it's not so important where to start.

Notebook

It turned out as follows: the iPad was sold, I was waiting and waiting for the second iPad to appear in a wide official sale at a normal price - but I didn’t wait and decided to upgrade the laptop. Update is, of course, a big word, I used the Sony TX as an aid.

Actually, I still have this miracle of Japanese technology, and I do not intend to part with it yet (unless on occasion I will sell it to a good person at a good price). I bought Lenovo x201i in the simplest configuration. Why Lenovo - look, here you can follow the path of people writing "reviews" on the helpix website (seemingly, so), when they list the requirements for which the thing fits perfectly. Well, let's put it this way - I really, really needed a magnesium alloy in the case, I didn’t need a drive, and so that the mass is 1.5 kg, and the operating time is 5 hours, and the price is up to 30 thousand. Oh, wow - only Lenovo x201i fits, everyone is happy.

But I'd rather tell it like it is. I saw such a laptop from a friend, I liked it. Then came the understanding that you can take the minimum configuration, with a slow hard drive at 5400 rpm and 2 gigabytes of memory - it's easier to put an SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM (if such a desire arises). Core i3 processor, good processor, fast - you can laugh, but you don't need more. What else is good - a brutal design, magnesium alloy, a comfortable keyboard (even if it looks weird), not a very large power supply, a matte screen (even if the viewing angles are not very good), a three-year warranty. There are also bad moments - it is not very thin, not very light, the design is for a big fan. I think it is necessary to write an operating experience or a review about a laptop - the model deserves it.

In short - not the best laptop, but certainly a good one. It is convenient to type articles, access the Internet through the phone, and in general everything is cool. You can even watch movies - but it's more convenient to do it on tablets. Apparently, you still have to take the first generation iPad again (the cheapest) or something with a good screen on Android 3.0.

Phone

With the phone, the situation is simple - since 2007 (somewhere since autumn) I have been using iPhones of all stripes. Before that, there were quite a few devices on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and even after transplanting to the iPhone, sometimes the second handset turned out to be with some interesting operating system.

But the thing that connects me to the whole world and causes minimal irritation during operation is the iPhone. Now this is the fourth generation, white color (summer version, it heats up less in the car and in general some kind of update - but in fact I just wanted to change the phone, but it was not clear what to).

I actively use it. This is a dialer, and a navigator, and an access point for equipment, and a social aggregator (Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte), and a reader, and sometimes you can even play games - recently I remembered the past and started solving Sudoku. The iPad does not completely replace and cannot replace - well, okay.

Outdoor headphones and player

Since we are in a thematic column, we need to talk about headphones. Of course, there are always many different models on the test, but there are also favorite specimens. For the iPhone, it's either Altec Lansing MuzX Extra or my favorite Fischer Audio Consonance.

Sometimes (very, very rarely) I use the Sandisk Sansa Clip+ player, it's a fun unit, and I'll definitely write an article about it someday.

If we talk about the best combination (of the available ones) of the player and headphones, then these are, of course, the good old Ultimate Ears UE11PRO and Hifiman HM-801.

But sometimes, of course, dreams of a beautiful and compact thing with the same sound quality as the 801st wake up. It is a pity that there is no such thing.

Computer, home headphones and speakers

There is not much to tell about my computer - from modern "stray" there is only a Dell 2709W monitor and a set of Logitech peripherals (G19 keyboard and G9x mouse). Another 120 GB SSD from Intel. The rest is a standard (in my opinion) set of a Q6600 quad-core and 4 GB of memory. Of course, I want to change the system unit to a Mac Mini - but as always, the transition is a process, and I'm used to everything, and I don't want to change anything. Moreover, there is a good X-Fi Elite Pro sound card inside, and its replacement is not expected yet. Okay, if I switch (someday) to a Mac Mini, I'll be sure to write an article about how I experienced it.

Headphones for the home is a separate and very sore subject. Somehow it turns out that it is impossible to listen to music with feeling, sense and arrangement - except perhaps in the background. Speakers, Adam A7, are quite suitable for the background. In some studio it looks like this:

Of course, I have a simpler configuration. These speakers (correctly, near-field monitors) stand on inexpensive stands, and everything seems to be not bad.

But the headphones - until recently, I had STAX SR-007 at home, but after I realized that I turn on a beautiful tube amplifier, God forbid, once a week, I decided to take them to a good friend in his cozy shop, where the headphones are waiting new owner (and I, accordingly, the money from their sale).

If you just want to listen to something louder (and not disturb anyone) - you always have monitor headphones at hand, for example, FA-005 from Fischer Audio, since the external block of the Elite Pro sound card has a headphone output. You can, of course, buy some good amplifier - for complete happiness. But when to listen to all this is incomprehensible.

Microphone - by the way - Samson Go Mic, nothing has changed, the toy is still very happy.

Camera and voice recorder

Of course, without such accessories it is not at all good to work in the field of journalism. The camera is a SLR Nikon D5000 with the most common lens that is included in the package. It is not difficult to answer why exactly this is, at that time (beginning of 2010) there was no Sony NEX on sale yet (now I would take just such a one), but I wanted a high-quality camera for adequate money.

Voice recorder - Olympus LS5, the review was on the site, a very positive thing. There are people who do not like the quality of the recording, but they are few. Now I'm testing the Ritmix voice recorder - that's where heaven and earth are. Olympus LS5 - I recommend it to everyone, except for an expensive toy.

Conclusion

I have described my gadget universe in general terms. Feel free to ask questions on the forum, I will try to answer.

Column (audiophile) N29. Technology that helps to live and work

To begin with, I’ll say this: I’m very conservative in life, and it’s not easy for me to accept something new into my “ecosystem”, it turns out that the transition is never painless. For example, let's start with a laptop - it's not so important where to start.

Notebook

It turned out as follows: the iPad was sold, I was waiting and waiting for the second iPad to appear in a wide official sale at a normal price - but I didn’t wait and decided to upgrade the laptop. Update is, of course, a big word, I used the Sony TX as an aid.

Actually, I still have this miracle of Japanese technology, and I do not intend to part with it yet (unless on occasion I will sell it to a good person at a good price). I bought Lenovo x201i in the simplest configuration. Why Lenovo - look, here you can follow the path of people writing "reviews" on the helpix website (seemingly, so), when they list the requirements for which the thing fits perfectly. Well, let's put it this way - I really, really needed a magnesium alloy in the case, I didn’t need a drive, and so that the mass is 1.5 kg, and the operating time is 5 hours, and the price is up to 30 thousand. Oh, wow - only Lenovo x201i fits, everyone is happy.

But I'd rather tell it like it is. I saw such a laptop from a friend, I liked it. Then came the understanding that you can take the minimum configuration, with a slow hard drive at 5400 rpm and 2 gigabytes of memory - it's easier to put an SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM (if such a desire arises). Core i3 processor, good processor, fast - you can laugh, but you don't need more. What else is good - a brutal design, magnesium alloy, a comfortable keyboard (even if it looks weird), not a very large power supply, a matte screen (even if the viewing angles are not very good), a three-year warranty. There are also bad moments - it is not very thin, not very light, the design is for a big fan. I think it is necessary to write an operating experience or a review about a laptop - the model deserves it.

But I'd rather tell it like it is. I saw such a laptop from a friend, I liked it. Then came the understanding that you can take the minimum configuration, with a slow hard drive at 5400 rpm and 2 gigabytes of memory - it's easier to put an SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM (if such a desire arises). Core i3 processor, good processor, fast - you can laugh, but you don't need more. What else is good - a brutal design, magnesium alloy, a comfortable keyboard (even if it looks weird), not a very large power supply, a matte screen (even if the viewing angles are not very good), a three-year warranty. There are also bad moments - it is not very thin, not very light, the design is for a big fan. I think it is necessary to write an operating experience or a review about a laptop - the model deserves it.

In short - not the best laptop, but certainly a good one. It is convenient to type articles, access the Internet through the phone, and in general everything is cool. You can even watch movies - but it's more convenient to do it on tablets. Apparently, you still have to take the first generation iPad again (the cheapest) or something with a good screen on Android 3.0.

Phone

With the phone, the situation is simple - since 2007 (somewhere since autumn) I have been using iPhones of all stripes. Before that, there were quite a few devices on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and even after transplanting to the iPhone, sometimes the second handset turned out to be with some interesting operating system.

But the thing that connects me to the whole world and causes minimal irritation during operation is the iPhone. Now this is the fourth generation, white color (summer version, it heats up less in the car and in general some kind of update - but in fact I just wanted to change the phone, but it was not clear what to).

I actively use it. This is a dialer, and a navigator, and an access point for equipment, and a social aggregator (Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte), and a reader, and sometimes you can even play games - recently I remembered the past and started solving Sudoku. The iPad does not completely replace and cannot replace - well, okay.

Outdoor headphones and player

Since we are in a thematic column, we need to talk about headphones. Of course, there are always many different models on the test, but there are also favorite specimens. For the iPhone, it's either Altec Lansing MuzX Extra or my favorite Fischer Audio Consonance.

Sometimes (very, very rarely) I use the Sandisk Sansa Clip+ player, it's a fun unit, and I'll definitely write an article about it someday.

If we talk about the best combination (of the available ones) of the player and headphones, then these are, of course, the good old Ultimate Ears UE11PRO and Hifiman HM-801.

But sometimes, of course, dreams of a beautiful and compact thing with the same sound quality as the 801st wake up. It is a pity that there is no such thing.

Computer, home headphones and speakers

There is not much to tell about my computer - from modern "stray" there is only a Dell 2709W monitor and a set of Logitech peripherals (G19 keyboard and G9x mouse). Another 120 GB SSD from Intel. The rest is a standard (in my opinion) set of a Q6600 quad-core and 4 GB of memory. Of course, I want to change the system unit to a Mac Mini - but as always, the transition is a process, and I'm used to everything, and I don't want to change anything. Moreover, there is a good X-Fi Elite Pro sound card inside, and its replacement is not expected yet. Okay, if I switch (someday) to a Mac Mini, I'll be sure to write an article about how I experienced it.

Headphones for the home is a separate and very sore subject. Somehow it turns out that it is impossible to listen to music with feeling, sense and arrangement - except perhaps in the background. Speakers, Adam A7, are quite suitable for the background. In some studio it looks like this:

Of course, I have a simpler configuration. These speakers (correctly, near-field monitors) stand on inexpensive stands, and everything seems to be not bad.

But the headphones - until recently, I had STAX SR-007 at home, but after I realized that I turn on a beautiful tube amplifier, God forbid, once a week, I decided to take them to a good friend in his cozy shop, where the headphones are waiting new owner (and I, accordingly, the money from their sale).

If you just want to listen to something louder (and not disturb anyone) - you always have monitor headphones at hand, for example, FA-005 from Fischer Audio, since the external block of the Elite Pro sound card has a headphone output. You can, of course, buy some good amplifier - for complete happiness. But when to listen to all this is incomprehensible.

Microphone - by the way - Samson Go Mic, nothing has changed, the toy is still very happy.

Camera and voice recorder

Of course, without such accessories it is not at all good to work in the field of journalism. The camera is a SLR Nikon D5000 with the most common lens that is included in the package. It is not difficult to answer why exactly this is, at that time (beginning of 2010) there was no Sony NEX on sale yet (now I would take just such a one), but I wanted a high-quality camera for adequate money.

Voice recorder - Olympus LS5, the review was on the site, a very positive thing. There are people who do not like the quality of the recording, but they are few. Now I'm testing the Ritmix voice recorder - that's where heaven and earth are. Olympus LS5 - I recommend it to everyone, except for an expensive toy.

Conclusion

I have described my gadget universe in general terms. Feel free to ask questions on the forum, I will try to answer.