Category: Earphone, Headphone & Speaker

Rode PSA1+

Rode PSA1+ is a microphone/boom arm from Rode. I got it from Red Dot Photo on Lazada during 12/12 for S$141.32. The usual selling price should be about S$169.

I was using a cheap China OEM microphone arm that I bought it together with my Rode NT-USB Mini, and it is pretty bad. You can only rotate the arm if you do not tighten the clamp; even so, the rotation is not smooth. The screws protruding near the clamp area will scratch your table, which was my deal breaker. Given the price, I would say it is ok. But in my case, I would rather pay more to get a quality microphone arm instead. So that is why I went ahead and got the Rode PSA1+.

Rode PSA1+ Box Front
Rode PSA1+ Box Front

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Rode NT-USB Mini

I always wanted to get a microphone for the cool of it since I don’t do podcasts or streaming. The primary use case for me is just for Zoom/Slack calls.

Since I wanted to buy “something” for Black Friday, I decided to get the Rode NT-USB Mini instead of Blue Yeti because the later is outdated and still using mini-USB as the port.

Rode NT-USB Mini - Box Front
Rode NT-USB Mini – Box Front

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

During Shopee’s 10/10 flash sale, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) was only going for S$319 on their Apple Flagship Online Store. The store is an Apple Authorised Reseller (AAR).

Because it is 10/10, they are giving 10% cashback in the form of coins, capped at $35 or 3,500 coins. So I got S$31.90 (3,190 coins) in cashback for my next purchase. Shipping is an additional S$1.49.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 - Box Front
Apple AirPods Pro 2 – Box Front

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Poly Sync 20 Speakerphone Review

Poly Sync 20 is a speakerphone that can be used wirelessly via Bluetooth v5.1 or wired via the built-in 70cm USB-A cable.

It has a three microphone steerable array that can pick up voices within 2m. It uses a 40 mm driver for its speaker and comes with dual passive radiators.

Poly Sync 20 Speakerphone - Back
Poly Sync 20 Speakerphone – Back

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Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones is actually the first Shure product that I owned. As the number 40 in the product name suggests, AONIC 40 has a 40 mm dynamic driver which makes it in the same range as the Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones and Apple AirPod Max.

AONIC 40 is Shure’s mid-range wireless noise-cancelling headphones. They have another higher-end which is the AONIC 50.

Shure AONIC 40 - Box Front
Shure AONIC 40 – Box Front

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Sonos One SL

Bought the Sonos One SL on Amazon during their Amazon Prime Day sale for S$259. The original retail price is S$299, but during Amazon Prime Day, only the Sonos One SL (Black) dropped to S$279. You can get an additional S$20 off using the promo code PRIMEDAYAPP with a minimum spend of S$60. And that is how I ended up with S$259.

The packaging on Sonos One SL felt cheap as compared to Sonos One.

Sonos One SL - Box Front
Sonos One SL – Box Front

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Sonos Beam

Bought the Sonos Beam during Shopee 5/5 sale. The usual price is S$699, but during the sale, it was discounted to S$539. On top of that, I have a S$30 bank voucher from Shopee. So I ended up paying just S$509 for the Sonos Beam. Delivery is free within Singapore. It is a super good deal.

My current soundbar is the Samsung 320W 2.1 Ch Soundbar (J551) that comes free with my Samsung Series 5 55″ SUHD Smart LED TV (UA55JS7200).

Sonos Beam - Box Front
Sonos Beam – Box Front

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