Headphones to Avoid: Sony RF-995-RK Wireless RF

We are starting a new series here at this blog, the “Headphones to Avoid”. A lot of audio publications, websites, forums, and enthusiasts are quick to profusely praise, but it’s crickets when it comes to criticize. However, if it is fair to praise a product, it is also fair to criticize a product. In this series we spotlight headphones that have issues that would make them deal killers for potential buyers.

The first headphone to be “featured” is the Sony RF-995-RK Wireless RF. This is a headphone system of a transmitter/base and a headset, not unlike the Sennheiser RS-series. The RF-995 is well-made and all the good stuff, however, it fails at its #1 job: wireless audio. It has trouble keeping a connection running. Even minor movements of the body or head cause it to make “clicking” sounds. Whether you are listening to music or watching a movie or TV show, this is very annoying and distracting.

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Unboxing the Tennmark PRO In-Ears

This is one of the “Chi-Fi” in-ears that are riding the hype train, so when I noticed it on a lightning deal at amazon.com, I gave in to the temptation and picked it up to see what all the fuss was about. I did this knowing that this is a bass-favoring earphone. This post is our customary text and pictures unboxing. The review will come later on 🙂

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The box includes the following:

  • the earphones (with the cables attached to them) in a zippered hard shell case
  • different size eartips in a sealed little bag
  • warranty card
  • nothing else is included

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Unboxing the Vivian Acrylic Headphone Stand

I needed to get a clear headphone stand to make pictures of headphones for blog-purchases more useful (you can see more of the headphone instead of the stand), so I picked up the Vivian Acrylic Headphone Stand in the Clear color scheme. It arrived a few hours ago, and this is the unboxing post. A review will come later on after I use it for a while…

They arrive in a sturdy unbranded cardbox box. The only thing on it is a white Amazon sticker that has the Amazon product code and bar code. On that sticker, it says “Made in China”

The box is easy to open with your fingers, and it looks solid enough you can easily reuse it for other purposes, or keep this stand in there.

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