Re: Let's hear it for manliness?
- From: Alvin Toda <aet@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:38:48 -1000
On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 21:03:27 GMT, Rita <nitany_98@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 09:50:56 -1000, Alvin Toda <aet@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Rita... Jeff has good suggestions. I'd like to offer my 2 cents as
I would wait til I can get a better deal on the DVD writers. They're
probably trying to sell out cheap now because new standards are coming
up. For example Sony has one coming out that will do just fine if you
want to back a desktop with a large hard drive. Until then, you may
want to use those memory sticks. They're cheap and small. You can
even hang it on your key chain. They plug into your laptop's USB port.
I agree. An older laptop will have a tinny winny volume knob, and it's
non-trivial to figure it out without the manual that came with the
laptop. You need a magnifying glass to even read some of the text on
the laptop-- if it isn't rubbed off. I'm not sure why you don't have a
CD player to listen to a CD. I prefer the higher quality of sound from
I'm also wondering if you have pluged the speakers into mic jack, or
if you are plugging a mono hifi jack into the newer (well now current)
stereo jack that I have done as recently as about two years ago. I
don't know why I keep my old head phones that still work-- if I can
find an old transistor radio to play it with. And I have some old
stereo headphones with the humongous stereo jack.
Recently, I bought a set of titanium headphones from RadioShack on
sale at about $20 (a while ago, I had seen them sold elsewhere for
about $60, but I didn't think that it was worth the price). The
RadioShack model has a volume control knob on the cord that goes to
the jack. You may just have a defective connection on your jack
receptacle on the laptop. This will solve your problem. But even if it
doesn't, you'll like the great sound from these headphones. I thought
that I wouldn't buy them because I have too many. But the salesman
sold me on it when he let me listen with them.
I feel very stupid because using headphones did not occur to me.
Although I used them with my old desktop because I need to have
the volume jacked up to hear well and that can annoy others.
I really failed to fully investigate this laptop and read the manual
from cover to cover. If I had done that I'd have found the headphone
I found the jack and plugged in my headphones and now the sound
is just fine and the volume controls it perfectly. There are also
some shortcut keys to use to raise the volume up and down
described in the manual.
I think though I'll buy some with a long cord so I can listen when not
sitting at my computer and also one with volume control knob.
You ask why I don't buy a CD player -- I like to listen to music when
on my computer and even with a CD player I need to use headphones
so the volume I need to hear it well doesn't annoy the neighbors.
My hearing is not discriminatng enough at this point to warrant
buying a really good CD player.
But right now I'm listening to a CD by John McDermott "Danny
Boy" and am happy as can be.
I sounds like you need to get an ipod. Things sound so good with my
new headphones. I've been thinking of an ipod but it's too expensive.
Check out the headphones at your radio shack if you want to hear the
difference. It could be better than you think.
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