Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

November 17, 2009

I have always wanted to have a big set of headphones. The sound that you get from the bigger headphones is far better than earphones. I find that when it comes to a certain time at night, playing my music too loud will disturb others so I used to turn off my speakers and not listen to my music after a certain time.

Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

No point just turning down the music! Music is meant to be played loud in my opinion, the louder the better 😀 . So I went looking for a cheap enough pair of headphones on Amazon, after a while of looking I came across these, Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones – Silver, they looked good and had been given some good reviews, and had an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars, so they had to be good enough, so I bought them 😀 .

Here is someone else’s thoughts on the Sony headphones:

I recently purchased these headphones to listen to Mp3’s via my PC.
So far I have to say I’m impressed. I wanted a big pair as we have two PC’s in the same room and I wanted to listen to my music rather than gameplay behind me. They are not too heavy and I sit here for hours at a time and can with these on quite comfortably.

I have to agree too, the headphones are comfortable, and for the price at €16.49, I thought I might as well get them! Now don’t expect the sound quality to be the same as a set of headphones that cost €100 or €200, obviously the more you spend then the better the quality will be.

Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

However when I got these in the post they were much better than I thought they were going to be, I personally think that the sound is great, and they are definitely good enough for what I want 😀 .

Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo HeadphonesSony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

Connect to a internal hard-drive via USB

November 16, 2009

Back in August of this year I bought a kit for connecting hard-drives to a computer via a USB cable. This is really useful especially if you are regularly fixing computers and need to get access to a hard-drive.

I have been using this a lot since I bought it. If you cannot access a hard-drive for reasons such as it is taking far too long to load the operating system or if the windows operating system has crashed and is no longer accessible then these cables will definitely be very useful.

In order to access these hard drives all you have to do is remove them from the laptop or pc and then add in the connector that is in the kit and then use the usb  and power cord to get into the hard drive, it’s that simple!

A lot of times people have issues where Windows has crashed and they think all of their data is gone! I have found that once the hard drive is taken out and connected to your computer via USB you can still browse through the files and save all the files that they think they lost 😀 .

When I bought this back in August it cost me €17.98, which is really cheap and I think is definitely worth the investment. Also these cables can be sued for a lot more than just hard drives, if you have an old internal disk drive you can use these cables to power up them too! This is really useful for Netbooks which have no disk drive.

For anyone looking to buy a set of these cables they are: USB to IDE & SATA Adaptor Cable 2.5 3.5 Inch Hard Drive


So what’s in the box?

  • USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter
  • 2.0 Amp AC Power Adapter
  • UK Mains Cable
  • User Manual

S-ATA&IDE USB - Contents

And here are the features of the product, and it fits basically all hard drives! :

  • Compatible with any 2.5″, 3.5″, 5.25″ IDE or SATA drive!
  • Dual Output Switch with LED Power ON Indicators
  • Hot swappable and truly Plug and Play
  • No driver needed
  • Supports IDE & Enhanced IDE 3.5″ Hard Disk
  • Supports ATA/ATAPI-6 Specification 1.0
  • Supports SATA I and SATA II

These cables are also compatible with both PC and Mac! I bought mine with the UK Mains adaptor, however these are available with other mains adaptors such as US mains. If the images are too smallm just click on them to see a larger version! 😀

S-ATA&IDE USB S-ATA&IDE USB - Power Cord S-ATA&IDE USB -  2.0 S-ATA&IDE USB - serial ata connector S-ATA&IDE USB - Power Break with hard drive power connectors