Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598

A groovy headset and a strong laptop

A groovy headset and a strong laptop

Sennheiser HD 598

The successor to the best-selling HD 595 has been due for a while. The HD 598 is the cheapest among circumaural consumer headphones. The HD 598 looks attractive with a cream-coloured headband and earcups. Build quality is strictly so-so. They’re quite comfortable, with a luxurious headband, and despite the strong clamping, the soft ear padding cushions your head.

Sennheiser HD 598

At Rs12,990, the HD 598 is already beyond the shopping range of most headphone buyers. If they’re in your budget, they’re a good buy as they aren’t very fussy with equipment and sources, and will give you a true peep into the world of mid- to high-fidelity sound.

SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency response: 12-38500 Hz Sound pressure: 112 dB Impedance: 50 ohms Weight: 270g Cable length: 3m

Website:www.sennheiserindia.com

Price: Rs12,990

RATING*

Features: 7

Performance: 7.5

Build quality: 6.5

Value for money: 6

Overall: 7

*Out of 10

Samsung Nexus S

Samsung Nexus S

At a price of Rs29,590, the Nexus S is a little too expensive. We’re sorry to break it to you, but while patches might be very frequent, this will only satisfy geeks wanting a device to tinker with, not people wanting a good “phone". It’s not a bad handset, but there are better ones around for less.

SPECIFICATIONS

Display: 4-inch, 480 x 800 pixels, S-LCD OS: Android 2.3Camera: 5 MPStorage: 16 GBBattery: 1,500 mAh Weight: 129g

Website: www.in.samsung.com

Price: Rs29,590

RATING

Features: 7

Performance: 6.5

Build quality: 6.5

Value for money: 6

Overall: 6.5

HP Pavilion g6

HP Pavilion g6

The Pavilion g6 comes with a glossy charcoal-grey finish on the lid, with a dominant HP logo etched on it. The glossy black finish on the keypad and the body contours surrounding it add a nice contrast with the charcoal-grey finish on the areas engulfing the palm-rest and the contours of the keypad. The lack of dedicated number pad keys is a major flaw.

SPECIFICATIONS

Processor:Intel Core i5—M480 Memory: 3GB DDR3 667 MHzChipset: Intel HM55 ExpressGraphics: HD 6470M

Hard drive: 610.5 GB

Display: 15.6 LEDScreen resolution: 1366 x 768 pixelsWeight: 2.55 kg Website: www8.hp.com/in/en/home.html

Price: Rs45,000

RATING

Features: 7

Performance: 7

Build quality: 7

Value for money: 7

Overall: 7

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