My Music

My hobbies include music.

a sample of my albums

I have quite an eclectic taste including (but not limited to):

Soul (e.g. Mica Paris, Lynden David Hall, India Arie Jill Scott, Angie Stone....)
Motown (e.g. Stevie Wonder, Arethra Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown...this includes Funk)
Hip-Hop (Missy Elliot, The Roots, Ugly Duckling, P.E...)
Everything Else (literally; Prince, Seal, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Kaiser Chiefs, Athlete, Coldplay, Sade, Classical Music, Faithless...)

I still can't find a homepage for my favourite band, Innocence internal page so I thought I'd make my own (includes some info on Michael Jackson). Meanwhile, here is my music collection:

My CDs

KEY: I've used separate colours for my singles and my albums.

2raumwohnungKommt Zusammen
4HeroCreating Patterns
AaliyahAge Ain't Nothing But A Number
AC    DCBack In Blackinternal page
Adele25internal page
AirMoon Safariinternal page
Lily AllenAlright, Still
Shola AmaMuch Love
Carleen AndersonTrue Spirit
Sunshine AndersonYour Woman
Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casinointernal page
India ArieAcoustic Soul
India ArieVoyage To India
India ArieTestimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships
Arrested Development3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...
AthleteVehicles & Animals
AthleteBeyond The Neighbourhood
The AvengersTheme Tunes
Back In The DayVarious 80's & 90's Club Anthems (2CD)
Back To LifeVarious 90's Soul, Groove & Club Classics (3CD)
Back To RealityVarious 90's Soul, Groove & Club Classics (3CD)
Erykah BaduBaduism
Erykah BaduMama's Gun
Erykah BaduWorldwide Underground
Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh)
Anita BakerRapture
The Bands 05Various Artistsinternal page
Bare Naked LadiesMaroon
Basement JaxxKish Kash
The Beatles1962-1966 (The Red Album)internal page
The Beatles1967-1974 (The Blue Album)internal page
The BeatlesNumber 1's
The BeatlesLove
Eric BenétA Day In The Life Of
BeyoncéDangerously In Love
The Best Of Bond...James BondVarious Artists (Soundtracks)
Bhangra MixBoom
The Notorious B.I.G.Ready To Die
The Notorious B.I.G.Duets The Final Chapter
Big BoiVicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors
Black BoxHits & Mixes
The Black Eyed PeasElephunk
The Black Eyed PeasMonkey Business
The Black Eyed PeasThe E.N.D
The Black Eyed PeasThe Beginning
Blade RunnerVangelis
Mary J BligeMy Life
Mary J BligeNo More Drama
Mary J BligeLove & Lifeinternal page
Bloc PartySilent Alarm
Bloc PartyIntimacy
Blue BoyRemember Me
Blue note60 Years Of Cool
The Blues BrothersFilm Soundtrack
BlurThe Best Of Blur
Brand New HeaviesShelter
BrandyNever Say Never
BrandyFull Moon
The BraveryThe Bravery
Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
Toni BraxtonSecrets
Toni BraxtonThe Heat
Leon BridgesComing Home - Deluxe Editioninternal page
Leon BridgesGood Thing
Foxy BrownIll Na Na
Horace BrownHorace Brown
James BrownSex Machine: The Very Best of James Brown
James BrownGold (2CD)
Buena Vista Social ClubSoundtrack
Kate BushThe Whole Story
Blu CantrellSo Blu
Blu CantrellBittersweet
The CardigansGran Turismo
Mariah Carey & Boyz2MenOne Sweet Day
Dina CarrollSo Close
CatatoniaInternational Velvet
Changing FacesChanging Faces
Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman
The Chemical BrothersExit Planet Dust
The Chemical BrothersSurrender
The Chemical BrothersPush The Button
China BlackStars
City Of GodVarious Artists
Classic EuphoriaVarious Artistsinternal page
ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head
ColdplayX & Y
ColdplayViva La Vida
ColdplayMylo Xylotointernal page
ColdplayGhost Storiesinternal page
Cool Down ZoneNew Direction
Randy CrawfordThe Very Best Of...
Ice CubeAmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Cypress HillBlack Sunday
Cypress HillIII (Temples Of Boom)
Daddy FreddyPain Killa
D'AngeloBrown Sugar
D'Angelo & The VanguardBlack Messiah
Daft PunkDiscovery
Daft PunkMusique Vol 1 1993-2005internal page
Daft PunkRandom Access Memoriesinternal page
The DarknessPermission To Land
De La SoulThe Best Of...(2CD)
Deadmau5Random Album Title
Deadmau5For Lack Of A Better Name
Deadmau5> Album Title Goes Here <
Deadmau5while(1<2) (2CD)internal page
Depache ModeViolator
Destiny's ChildDestiny's Child
DidoNo Angel
DidoLife For Rent
Dire StraitsLove Over Goldinternal page
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms
DJ KoolLet Me Clear My Throat
Artful DodgerIt's All About The Stragglers
Bob DylanThe Best Of...internal page
Ms Dynamite feat. StickyBoo!
Ms DynamiteA Little Deeper
EditorsThe Back Room
Missy Misdemeanor ElliotSupa Dupa Fly
Missy Misdemeanor ElliotDa Real World
Missy Misdemeanor Elliot...So Addictive
Missy Misdemeanor ElliotUnder Construction
Missy Misdemeanor ElliotThis Is Not A Test
Missy Misdemeanor ElliotThe Cookbook
EmbraceOut Of Nothing
EmbraceThis New Day
EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP
EminemEncore (2CD DSD)
EminemKamikazeinternal page
EstelleThe 18th Day...
EternalAlways And Forever
Euphoria Vol. 4 - PureVarious Artists (2CD)
EurythmicsGreatest Hits
EvanescenceFalleninternal page
Faith EvansFaith
Event HorizonMichael Kamen and Orbital
Everything But The GirlMissing
Everything But The GirlWalking Wounded
E-Z RollersDimensions Of Soundinternal page
E-Z RollersConductor
FaithlessSunday 8pminternal page
FaithlessReverenceinternal page
FatherSex Is Law
Newton FaulknerHand Built By Robots
Ibrahim FerrerBuena Vista Social Club Presents...
Amp FiddlerWaltz Of A Ghetto Fly
Amp FiddlerAfro Strut
The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Flight Of The ConchordsFlight Of The Conchords
Aretha FranklinQueen Of Soul...The Very Best Of
Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand
Franz FerdinandYou Could Have It So Much Better
Franz FerdinandTonight: Franz Ferdinand
Jamie FoxxUnpredictable
The FratellisCostello Music
DJ FreshNextlevelism (2CD Deluxe Version)
FugeesThe Score
FugeesRumble In The Jungle
Funk Soul ClassicsMinistry Of Sound Compilation (2CD)
GabrielleFind Your Way
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
GallianoThe Plot Thickens
Childish GambinoBecause The Internetinternal page
GangstaarStep In The Arena
Terry GaroghanBrighton The Musicalinternal page
Marvin GayeThe Very Best Of... (2CD +1)
GenesisTurn It On Again...The Hits
GenesisPlatinum Collection (3CD)internal page
Astrud GilbertoVarious Songs
GinuwineDo U Wanna
Gnarls BarkleySt. Elsewhere
Gnarls BarkleyThe Odd Coupleinternal page
José GonzalezVeneerinternal page
GorillazDemon Days
GorillazThe D-Sides (2CD)
GorillazPlastic Beach
GorillazThe Now Nowinternal page
David GraySell Sell Sell
David GrayWhite Ladder
David GrayA New Day At Midnight
David GrayLife In Slow Motion
Macy GrayOn How Life Is
Cee-Lo GreenThe Lady Killer
Cee-Lo GreenHeart Blanche
Groove ArmadaVertigo
Groove TheoryGroove Theory
Guardians Of The GalaxyAwesome Mix Vol. 1internal page
Guardians Of The GalaxyAwesome Mix Vol. 2internal page
David GuettaPop Life
David GuettaOne Love
David GuettaNothing But the Beat: Ultimate
Guns'n'RosesUse Your Illusion I
Guns'n'RosesUse Your Illusion II
GuruJazzmatazz Vol. 1: An Experimental Fusion Of Hip-Hop And Jazz
GuruJazzmatazz Vol. 2: The New Reality
GuruJazzmatazz Vol. 3: Streetsoul
GuruJazzmatazz Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger "Back To The Future"
Lynden David HallMedicine 4 My Pain
Lynden David HallThe Other Side
Lynden David HallIn Between Jobs
Hard-FiStars Of CCTV
Hard-FiNo Cover Art
Calvin HarrisReady For The Weekend
Jimi HendrixVoodoo Child...The Jimi Hendrix Collection (2CD)
Hinda HicksHinda
Lauryn HillThe Miseducation Of...
Hip-HopThe History Of...
Gustav HolstThe Planets inc. Pluto : Colin Matthews
Hot ChipMade In The Darkinternal page
Whitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love
Imagine DragonsEvolveinternal page
Imagine DragonsOrigins - International Deluxe Editioninternal page
IncognitoLife's Stranger Than Fiction
Inner CityThe Best Of...
InnocenceNatural Thing
Jackie BrownMusic From The Film
Janet JacksonDesign Of The Decade + Rare Mixes (2CD)
Janet JacksonJanet...Special Edition Box Set (2CD)
Janet Jackson24play
Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope
Janet JacksonAll For You
Micheal JacksonOff The Wall
Micheal JacksonThriller
Micheal JacksonBad - Special Edition
Micheal JacksonDangerous - Special Edition
Micheal JacksonMicheal
JadeMind, Body & Song
JamiroquaiEmergency On Planet Earth
JamiroquaiA Funk Odyssey
Jay-ZThe Hits Collection - Volume 1
The Jazz SelectionVarious Artists
JemFinally Woken
Jeru The DamajaYa Playin' Yaself
JodeciDiary Of A Mad Band
JodeciThe Show. The After Party. The Hotel.
Donell JonesWhere I Wanna Be
Norah JonesCome Away With Me
Norah JonesFeels Like Home
Gary JulesTrading Snakeoil For Wolftickets
Jungle Hits100% Jungle - Various Artists
Jungle Mania 2Various Artists (2CD)
Junior M.A.F.I.A.I Need You Tonight
Kaiser ChiefsEmployment
Kaiser ChiefsYours Truly, Angry Mob
Ini KamozeHere Comes The Hotstepper
KasabianWest Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
KeaneHopes And Fears
KeaneUnder The Iron Sea
KeanePerfect Symmetry
R. KellyShe's Got That Vibe
Alicia KeysSongs In A Minor
Alicia KeysDiary Of Alicia Keys - Limited Edition CD + DVD
Alicia KeysAs I Am
Alicia KeysThe Element Of Freedom
Chaka KhanLife Is A Dance - The Remix Project
Chaka KhanThe Best Of
The KillersHot Fuss
The KillersSam's Town - Special Edition
The KillersDay & Age
Diana KingTougher Than Love
Kings Of LeonAha Shake Heartbreak
Kings Of LeonOnly By The Night
Kiss GarageVarious Artists (2CD)
Beverley KnightProdigal Sista
Beverley KnightWho I Am
The KooksInside In/Inside Out
Lenny KravitzMama Said
Lenny KravitzAre You Gonna Go My Way
LL Cool JMr Smith
LL Cool JPhenomenon
LedisiLet Love Rule
John LegendGet Lifted
John LegendOnce Again
John LegendLove In The Future
John LegendDarkness And Lightinternal page
John Legend & The RootsWake Up!
C.J.LewisSweets For My Sweet
Lighthouse FamilyWhatever Gets You Through The Day
LMFAOSorry For Party Rocking
A Low Down Dirty ShameVarious Artists
LunizI Got 5 On It
M PeopleThe Best Of
MadnessThe Singles - Definitive Boxset (3CD)
MadonnaRay Of Light
The Magic NumbersThe Magic Numbers
Magnetic ManMagnetic Man
Massive AttackBlue Linesinternal page
Massive AttackMezzanineinternal page
Method ManI'll Be There
MarchThe Best Of...1993
Bob MarleyLegend - Deluxe 2CD Edition
Maroon 5Songs About Jane
Scott MatthewsPassing Stranger
Katie MeluaPiece By Piece - Special Bonus Edition (CD & DVD)
Katie MeluaPictures
Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans
Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox - Deluxe Editioninternal page
Bruno MarsXXIVK Magicinternal page
Ma$eDouble Up
MaxwellMaxwell's Urban Hang Suite
Maze feat. Frankie BeverleyGreatest Hits - Remastered
Sergio MendesTimeless
MetronomyThe English Rivierainternal page
Kylie MinogueFever
Kylie MinogueBody Language
Mo' MoneyVarious Artists
MobyHotel (2CD DSD)
MolokoThings To Make And Do
MonicaThe First Night
Chanté MooreA Love Supreme
Chanté MooreExposed
Tina MooreNever Gonna Let You Go
MorcheebaBig Calm
MorcheebaFragments Of Freedom
Mark MorrisonReturn Of The Mack
Mowtown GoldVarious Artists (3CD)
Mr Reds Vs DJ SkribbleEverybody Come On (Can You Feel It)
Murder Was The CaseVarious Artists
NasIt Was Written
N.E.R.DFly Or Die
New EditionHome Again
NoisettesWild Young Hearts
Nu GenerationIn Your Arms (Rescue Me)
Paolo NutiniThese Streets
Paolo NutiniSunny Side Up
OasisDefinitely Maybe
Oasis(What's The Story) Morning Glory ?
Ocean Colour SceneMoseley Shoals
Oceans 11Film Soundtrack
The Old Skool - Disc 1Various Artists
OutKastSpeakerbox/The Love Below (2CD)
Alexander O'NealWhat Is This Thing Called Love
Alexander O'NealThe Best Of...
Jennifer PaigeCrush
ParisGuerrilla Funk
Mica ParisThe Best Of...
Sean PaulDutty Rock
PendulumHold Your Colour
PendulumIn Silico
People Under The Stairs...Or Stay Tunedinternal page
People Under The StairsHighlighterinternal page
PeoplesoundSpecial Edition 2
Madeleine PeyrouxCareless Love
PharrellIn My Mind
Piano CollectionVarious Selection (3CD)
The Pigeon DetectivesWait For Me
Pink FloydDark Side Of The Moon
Pink FloydWish You Were Hereinternal page
Pink FloydThe Wall (2CD)internal page
Plan BThe Defamation Of Strickland Banks
The Police & StingGreatest Hitsinternal page
Gregory PorterLiquid Spiritinternal page
PrasGhetto Superstar
PrinceDiamonds And Pearls
PrinceThe Hits/The B-Sides (3CD)
PrinceThe Most Beautiful Girl In The World
PrinceThe Gold Experience
PrinceMusicology (2CD DSD)
PrincePlanet Earth
The ProdigyExperience
The ProdigyThe Fat Of The Land
The ProdigyAlways Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The ProdigyTheir Law: The Singles 1990/2005 (2CD)internal page
The ProdigyInvaders Must Die
The ProdigyThe Day Is My Enemy
The ProdigyNo Tourists
Public EnemyPower To The People & The Beats: Greatest Hits...
Public EnemyNew Whirl Odor (CD + DVD)
PulpThis Is Hardcore
Pure Swing IVVarious Artists (2CD)
Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae
Rag'n'Bone ManHuman
RakimThe 18th Letter (2CD)
Random SoulVarious Artists
R.E.M.In Time 1988-2003: The Best Of...
Red Hot Chilli PeppersGreatest Hits
Nicole RenéeNicole Renée
Busta RhymesPut Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
Busta RhymesTurn It Up/Fire It Up
Busta RhymesOne
Busta RhymesWhen Disaster Strikes
Busta RhymesExtinction Level Event
Busta RhymesIt Ain't Safe No More
Lionel RichieBack To Front
The Rolling StonesThe Very Best of 1962-1975 Platinum Vol. 1internal page
The Rolling StonesThe Very Best of 1975-1994 Platinum Vol. 2internal page
Mark RonsonHere Comes The Fuzz
Mark RonsonVersion
The RootsThings Fall Apart
The RootsHome Grown! The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Vol. 1
The RootsPhrenology
The RootsGame Theory
RüfüsAtlasinternal page
Sigur RósTakkinternal page
RöyksoppMelody A.M.
RöyksoppThe Understanding - Limited Edition 2CD
RudimentalToast to Our Differences - Deluxe Edition
Ja RulePain Is Love
SadeDiamond Life
SadeStronger Than Pride
SadeLove Deluxe
SadeLovers Rock
Emeli SandéOur Version of Events - Special Edition
Nitin SawhneyProphesy
Nitin SawhneyHuman
Nitin SawhneyPhiltre
Scissor SistersScissor Sistersinternal page
Jill ScottWho Is Jill Scott?
Jill ScottBeautifully Human
Jill ScottThe Real Thing
Jill ScottThe Original Jill Scott
Jill ScottWomaninternal page
Scouting For girlsScouting For Girls
Mr. ScruffTrouser Jazz
Mr. ScruffKeep It Solid Steel
Mr. ScruffMrs Cruff
Mr. ScruffNinja Tuna
Mr. ScruffKeep It Real Reissue (2CD)
SealSeal II
Shaggy & Grand PubaWhy You Treat Me So Bad
Simon And GarfunkelThe Definitive...
Nina SimoneThe Very Best Of...
SkrillexRecessinternal page
Will SmithBig Willie Style
Snoop Doggy DoggDoggystyle
Snoop Doggy DoggSnoop's Upside Ya Head
Snow PatrolFinal Straw
Snow PatrolEyes Open
Snow PatrolA Hundred Million Suns
Snow PatrolWildness
Soul II SoulClub Classics Vol. One
Soul II SoulVol IV. The Classic Singles
Regina SpektorBegin To Hope
Spirit Of RelaxationOceansurf
St GermainTourist (2CD)
StarsailorLove Is Here
Gwen StefaniLove. Angel. Music. Baby.
StereophonicsPerformance And Cocktails
Angie StoneBlack Diamond
Angie StoneMahogany Soul
Angie StoneStone Love
Angie StoneThe Art Of Love & War
Angie StoneDreaminternal page
Joss StoneMind Body & Soul
Street Vibes 6Various Artists (2CD)
The StreetsOriginal Pirate Material
The StrokesIs This It
SupergrassSupergrass Is 10. The Best of 94-04
Swedish House MafiaUntil Nowinternal page
TexasThe Greatest Hits
TimbalandShock Value
The Ting TingsWe Started Nothing
Tongue'n'CheekThis Is Tongue'n'Cheek
TravisGood Feeling
TravisThe Man Who
TravisThe Invisible Band
Travis12 Memories
TravisWhere You Standinternal page
A Tribe Called QuestStressed Out
Tina TurnerForeign Affair
Tina TurnerSimply The Best
Tina TurnerWildest Dreams
U2Achtung Baby
U2All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Ugly DucklingBang For The Buck
Urban ChillVarious Artists (2CD)
UsherConfessions - Limited Edition
Va: Berlin PhilharmonicThe Essential Classics Collection (6CD)
Luther VandrossGreatest Hits 1981-1995
Luther VandrossYour Secret Love
The VerveUrban Hymns
Vybin' 3Various Artists (2CD)
Terri WalkerUntitled
Terri WalkerL.O.V.E.
Crystal WatersStoryteller
Paul WellerDays Of Speed (Live)
Paul WellerWake Up The Nation
Kanye WestCollege Dropout
Kanye WestLate Registration
Barry WhiteCollection
Karyn WhiteKaryn White
Karyn WhiteRitual Of Love
Karyn WhiteMake Him Do Right
The White StripesGet Behind Me Satan
Pharrell WilliamsG I R Linternal page
Vannessa WilliamsThe Comfort Zone
Vannessa WilliamsWhere Do We Go From Here?
Mario WinansHurt No More
Amy WinehouseBack To Blackinternal page
Stevie WonderHotter Than July
Stevie WonderDefinitive Stevie Wonder (2CD)
Zero 7Simple Things
Zero 7When It Falls
ZhanePronounced Jah-Nay
ZhaneSaturday Night
ZhuRingos Desertinternal page
The ZutonsWho Killed...?
The ZutonsTired of Hanging Around
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My LPs

Beastie BoysSolid Gold Hits (2LP)
John ColtraneBlue Train
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms (2LP 180gm)
The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Flight Of The ConchordsI Told You I Was Freaky
Franz FerdinandYou Could Have It So Much Better
Marvin GayeWhat's Going On
GuruJazzmatazz Vol. 1: An Experimental Fusion Of Hip-Hop And Jazz
Imagine DragonsNight Visions
The Isley BrothersGreatest Hits (2LP 180gm)
Kaiser ChiefsEmployment
The KillersHot Fuss
MazeAnthology (2LP 180gm)
Alexander O'NealHearsay (180gm)
NWAStraight Outta Compton - 25th Anniversary Edition
PrincePurple Rain Remastered
RöyksoppWhat Else Is There?/Clean Sweep (45rpm EP)
Safety In NumbersAre You Mature? (EP)
ShannonLet The Music Play
Simon And GarfunkelThe Collection
Sly & The Family StoneThe Best Of (2LP 180gm)
The StreetsA Grand Don't Come For Free (2LP)
Stevie WonderPositivity/If You Really Love Me (45rpm EP)
Stevie WonderInnervisions
Stevie WonderTalking Book
Young DisciplesAll I Have In Me (EP)
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My iPod

I've just chucked in my MD collection for a shiny new 4thGen 20Gb Apple iPod, with the ability to play 3230 songs at 192kbps AAC format (ave. song length 4.2min - to check how many tracks you can store on your own iPod using this calculator). If you have one, I suggest you also get:

Sony XBA-2 with Comply Eartips        Glowing iPod

You can also check out iPod Lounge to get info on the latest gear available.

My Portable BT Speakers

I recently had a JBL Xtreme to take to work:

JBL Xtreme in blueJBL Xtreme in blue

This was a good bluetooth speaker that could give you up to 12hrs of battery time when working, but will unfortunately very quickly degenerate into not working properly. The sound is definitely not High Fidelity, but plenty good enough for taking to work and using all day whilst out and about with decent bass when you first listen to it. The battery life deteriorated to 4-5hrs within a few months and then just after the warranty ran out, the charging circuit broke meaning it wouldn't charge the battery correctly. This means you lose all portability and have to leave it plugged in (the large size means it wasn't too portable in the first place but this failure makes it worse). Searching on the internet I've found this to be a well known problem that JBL tries it's hardest to ignore leaving hundreds of people with broken portability just as the warranty runs out - well done JBL (slow clap)...well done! A year or two later, the (what was once great) bass takes a dive and starts distorting on many tracks. The final straw was the new behaviour when connecting to your phone - after connecting the whole unit turns off. This means you have to turn it on again and (because auto-pairing has also broken) re-pair it again. Then it might turn off again. Sometimes you need to repeat this process 3 or 4 times before it behaves itself and stays connected. This apparent logic board failure is the last in a long line of failures from this cheaply made, overpriced POS. I wouldn't touch JBL again with a bargepole...

.... hence onto a superior device for 1/3 the cost but about 3x better sound, the W-King T9:

W-King T9

Bass is deeper (not just mid and high bass like the JBL - low bass too thanks to the bass port as c.f. "bass radiators" that most other portable speakers use), sound is clearer without being fatiguing and I again have 13hrs battery life (will basically last me a whole shift). It goes louder too - much louder @105dB. The only 2 negatives are the even bigger size and also the flashing lights (not a fan but thankfully you can turn them off completely with 5 button presses). Hard wearing plastic and ideal for keeping in my locker at work and using when needed.

To find out more about true High Fidelity, navigate over to my internal page Hi-Fi Page or read some of my internal page Headphone Reviews.

1st May 1997