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Klipsch Gig

With very little information on the internet about headset’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

earpieceKlipsch’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the Gig, is a well-designed $199.99 (direct) option that features a swiveling kick stand so you can angle the drivers to face various directions. The Gig can get quite loud for its size, and delivers a more powerful sense of bass than most wireless speakers in this price range. However, on tracks with seriously deep bass, it can often distort at top volumes, which is a bit disappointing considering its pricing. Regardless, at moderate to high volumes, the distortion can be avoided, and the portable Gig provides a very sculpted listening experience that will appeal to fans of rich lows and crisp highs—though it may be a bit too sculpted for purists to enjoy.

The Gig is offered in a cream-colored motif as well as a black-and-silver model; if those two schemes are insufficient, Klipsch sells a range of additional color bands for $24.99 each. Measuring 3.6 by 7 by 2.1-inches, the 1.4-pound speaker, like the Bose SoundLink Mini, is on the larger end of the portable Bluetooth speaker scale. In other words, the rounded rectangular contour, with its built-in, swivel stand that allows for various speaker angles, is portable in the sense that you can move it around and it runs on an internal lithium ion battery. But its size might overwhelm a purse or small bag, and it’s not a pocketable option.

The stand, which is easily removable, makes it possible for the Gig to sit flat on a table top and project sound upward, or sit at multiple angles, though not all of the angles seem to stay in place. There’s a locking mechanism that holds the speaker in place only when sitting at a perfect right angle, projecting sound forward, toward the listener instead of up toward the ceiling.

Behind the speaker grille, two 1-inch drivers and two 2-inch passive bass radiators combine to output a hefty audio signal. A volume dial is located along one of the side panels, and it houses a multi-function button in its center that controls Play/Pause, Track navigation, as well as answering calls and ending them, and putting a call on mute. This button also doubles as the status indicator, telling you whether you’re paired or not, and how much battery life you have left. Along the back panel, there’s a 3.5mm aux input (a cable is included), the USB port for charging (a cable is included for this, as well), and the Power/Pairing switch. Klipsch Gig inline

In addition to the two cables, the Gig ships with a wall charger that the USB cable plugs into, and international outlet adapters for it. These accessories get their own carrying pouch, and the speaker itself gets a larger carrying pouch, both of which are black cloth drawstring bags. Klipsch estimates the Gig’s battery life at about 12 hours of standard use, and 4 hours of use at maximum volume.

Audio cues let you know when you’re in pairing mode, paired, or powered up—and they are guitar strums, which will either make you smile or annoy you. Regardless, the pairing process with an iPhone 5s was simple and quick. If you have an NFC-enabled device, you can also pair with the Gig using this function—the NFC sensor is near the volume dial.

The Gig employs digital signal processing (DSP), which typically ensures that there will be no distortion by limiting a track’s transient peaks at higher volumes. On the Gig, however, the DSP can’t quite restrain tracks with serious sub-bass content, like the Knife’s “Silent Shout,” from distorting. At this price, that’s a bit of a disappointment—distortion shouldn’t be part of the equation at $200. It’s not shocking when you see the size of the Gig, however—it’s bigger than many portable Bluetooth speakers, but a boom box it is not.

Despite the distortion at higher volumes on deep bass tracks, the Gig does manage to pump out a hefty amount of bass response at moderate-to-high volumes. The Knife track that distorts sounds full and clean, with a thumping beat, at moderate volume levels. Basically, adjusting either the max volume on the speaker or your device will solve the distortion problem on deep bass tracks, so it’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, especially considering how loud the speaker can get at medium volume levels to begin with.

On Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” his vocals receive a nice, smooth low-end presence, complimenting his rich baritone delivery nicely. The crisp highs give his vocals and the guitar strumming enough treble edge to standout, despite the bass presence. And the drums get a nice dollop of low-end presence, as well, but the Gig keeps the bass boosting on this track fairly subtle.

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” manages to almost completely avoid distortion—at max volumes on both the speaker and the sound source, the vocals start to waiver a bit whenever the sub-bass synth hits come into the picture, but at just slightly lower levels, there’s no distortion. The kick drum loop’s attack gets plenty of high-mid presence, allowing it to slice through the mix, while the bass radiators provide a convincing sense of the kick drum’s low-end sustain, and a laudable amount of heft for the sub-bass synth stabs.

Classical tracks, like John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances,” also receive a subtle boosting in the lows, allowing the lower register strings to have a bit more body and life, but the spotlight still belongs to the higher register strings, brass, and percussion, which take advantage of the sculpted highs.

The comparably priced Bose SoundLink Mini doesn’t suffer from the distortion issues the Gig has at maximum volumes, but it arguably has less low frequency push at moderate levels. If these options are out of your price range, the Panasonic SC-NT10 and the Skullcandy Air Raid are both solid portable Bluetooth speaker options, but obviously, they’re going to deliver a less intense, powerful audio experience. For $200, the distortion is disappointing, but the Gig can be used at high volumes without the problem rearing its ugly head—and it delivers a better sense of bass than most portable Bluetooth options $200 and under.

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Bluetooth Earpiece – Change Your Life With This Tiny Gadget

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Do you believe that having a Bluetooth earpiece for your phone is wasting cash?

Do you feel like the Bluetooth earpiece is very hard to set up and use? Regardless of why you have not been buying a Bluetooth earpiece that you can use with your phone, there are more reasons that may make you purchase one. Look at some of the facts that will convince you that this is a phone accessory that you just have to get.

New Legislation
Whether you believe it or you don’t, there are a few states that have passed laws which make it illegal for one to drive while talking on the phone. What they allow you to do is to use a Bluetooth earpiece for answering and controlling incoming calls on your phone.
These are great laws which were made so that they can protect the users of the road. It has been found through research that most accidents are caused by drivers who drive while using the phone. A Bluetooth earpiece has also been found to significantly reduce the number of accidents caused in this manner.

Therefore road safety is important hence the development of those laws. You can increase your chances of being safe while driving by purchasing a Bluetooth earpiece for your phone.
Easier Multi-tasking
There are many times when you may have wished that you could have an extra hand to help you complete multiple tasks concurrently. There is good news for you. With a Bluetooth earpiece, you will get the feeling that you have the hand that you have been looking for.

This is due to the fact that when you use the Bluetooth earpiece, both your hands will be freed from having to talk while holding your cell phone. This then allows you to use both hands at the same time for other things. If you are a busy mother with multiple kids, imagine a time where your phone will be glued to your head and both your hands are free to make sure your kids are caught wherever they are almost falling.

This is what the Bluetooth earpiece will do for you.
Perfect for Situations that are “on-the-go”
If you are among the people who are always “on-the-go”, then you need things that will make life easier for you. A Bluetooth earpiece can come in very handy when you’re travelling since you will not need to constantly be taking your phone out when you receive calls.

Do you travel with your bag or your briefcase? A Bluetooth headset will allow you to carry as many carrying bags or cases as you need without making you have to use one of your hands to hold the phone close to your ear.

There are many reasons but these are just a few that show why a Bluetooth earpiece is an awesome investment!

I Believe

Without giving too much about this earpiece piece of writing, but I found it remarkable and appropriate to what I’m currently doing.

earpieceThe legend of my father started long before I was born.

He died when I was six years old, and even now, 14 years later, his notes remain embedded in the memories and hearts of the musicians and fans he touched.
I was born with the music in me, it was almost like I instinctually sang. I remember being with my dad and watching him play his guitar and closing my eyes, dreaming that one day I, too, would be on the stage singing to the music. Shortly after his death, I became desperate to learn to play the guitar.

I don’t know if it was because it reminded me of him, or I wanted to be like him. All I know is the guitar seemed incredibly important to me, then.
It was Christmas season, and like all families do, my mother and I went to the mall to meet Santa. I told Santa the only thing I wanted for Christmas was to have my daddy back and, looking back, can only imagine how he and my mom felt. At six years old, I had lost so much, so tragically, yet had all the faith in the world that everything was going to be fine.

My mother tried to explain to me that Santa could not make my dad come back, but trying to get a six year old to grasp the concept of death is impossible, and I told her that if I believe in God and Santa, that anything can happen and they could just do CPR on him.
Which may be how I lost all my faith in medicine and God.

My mom finally convinced me to look around the mall for something else Santa could bring me, and we ended up in a music store. The second we walked in I spotted a “my-size” guitar, hanging up high. It was perfect, it had pretty black and blue butterflies around the sound hole.
My mother informed me that she was unable to afford it and I would have to ask Santa. Somehow, Santa managed to bring me that exact guitar, maybe thanks to a short visit with my mom.

Just days after getting the guitar, I had a friend over, playing. Another Christmas present I received that year was a gold vanity set. Freshly built and empty, I returned to the vanity set and spotted a small white thing. I reached back and grabbed it, observing it closely to find its purpose.
It was a guitar pick and on the front it read, “Ball Busters.” I asked my mom about it, and she showed a sense of shock.

“Where did you get this?” She stood before me, shocked and confused. This pick had never been in our home, we moved their before my dad died and there’s no way it could have just showed up.
“I found it on my vanity, did you put it there?”
Learning the pick belonged to my dad made it even more special to me and I always felt a sense of connectedness with him, because of it. Every time I misplace it, it comes back again.

We moved to a new house, I was sure it had been lost. As a nine year old, I wasn’t very responsible and had misplaced it. Months after moving in, I found the pick laying mysteriously on my bed. Over eight years it was lost and found again, which could have been a miraculous accident.

Before moving across the country, I purposely placed the precious pick inside an old jewelry box. Once I arrived at my new home, I realized I had left that jewelry box behind, at it was gone. I grieved for a short time, finally coming to terms with the fact that the pick was gone.

Months after getting settled in, when all was unpacked and undisturbed, I got the urge to download some country music songs. You’d be surprised how you miss something, even country music, in today’s form, and need a reminder of home. So, I downloaded an assortment of songs by a group called Diamond Rio, because I knew I liked a few of their songs.

Deciding to sweep and mop, I put the songs on a play list and clicked “random”.
Within minutes, I was struck by a song I was unfamiliar with.
Every now and then, soft as breath upon my skin –
At this exact moment the pick, out of nowhere – 800 miles away from where it had been lost, once again appeared there to let me know my father was with me.

I feel you come back again, and it’s like you haven’t been
Gone a moment from my side, like the tears were never cried.
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe
And, I believe.
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Song: I Believe
Artist: Diamond Rio

Bluetooth Earpiece – reasons why it is needed

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I have just pointed out that most governments have enacted legislations that outlawed talking with mobile phone while driving.
Bluetooth earpiece (independentmarketplace.co.uk) technology has made it possible for drivers to talk on their phones while driving. The way it works is that one can talk to the earpiece while the person in the other end would be hearing him. This is done without the driver making use of the handheld receiver.

Answering telephone calls with Bluetooth earpiece does not in any way detract the driver from his driving. Bluetooth earpiece has come to the rescue of the drivers in this aspect. The other area where the use of Bluetooth earpiece can work wonders for the owners is in multi tasking.
Iphone users can actually answer calls and at the same time would be doing other things without loosing concentration. The good thing here is that such a person that is performing the multi tasking is not in any way distracted. For travelers making use of Bluetooth earpiece would be advantageous to them because they do not need to make use of handset while answering or making calls when they are on the road.

One can put the phone to any part of the pocket and would still be making calls. One can answer and make several calls without making use of the handset. It is a very convenient way to make and receive calls. These are just few of the reasons one must make use of Bluetooth earpiece.

The challenge that is often faced by people is how to get the best Bluetooth earpiece at cheap prices. There are many brands of Bluetooth device and one needs to have the brand that would match his or her iphone. Sometimes these iphone do come with Bluetooth headset but sometimes one may need to have them replaced.

In such instances one has to search a matching earpiece. There are several options that one is presented with in a situation like that. He may have difficult times making a selection of the preferred brand. Moreover all Bluetooth earpiece does not have the same design and the capacity varies as well.
Making a choice is always a big challenge. One can now see that investment in Bluetooth earpiece is a wise investment. It makes communication with iphone and other types of phones easier. Bluetooth technology has clearly taken over in many aspects of communication and the love for it is just beginning.