Why is it that Apple Insider is not allowing forum commentary on the most juicy topics it's presenting today? (Cook & Musk bromance, Lindsay Graham on social media)


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  • OneOdio A10 ANC Headphones review: Great audio for those on a budget

    charlesn said:
    JP234 said:
    $80 won't get you the same performance as a pair of, say, the Sony WH-1000XM4 @ approximately $250. Nor even come close.
    Generally speaking, a product that costs more than triple the price of a similar product in the same category is assumed to be better in some ways. That's not news. The question, always, is whether it's "three times better" for the price. I have the XM4, it's a great headphone, but the answer to how close these OneOdio cans get to the Sony is really in the ear of the listener. This review is clear that these $80 'phones are a high quality bargain compared to others in the $100-$150 range, and for those shopping in that range, the improvements offered by the XM4 are unlikely of interest at triple the price. Which is not to say that they wouldn't hear the differences. I have a Mazda CX-5. Another guy in my garage drives a Lamborghini Urus. Both cars are SUVs. His just cost about six times more than mine. But even if I had the $250K to drop on a Urus, I wouldn't, because the obvious differences between the two cars, while I can appreciate them, aren't worth it to me. 
    Good point. I also have the Sonys, but to me the ANC is worth every penny. Especially when I get on a plane or go to a movie, a concert or a even loud restaurant.
    As a certified gearhead since 1965, I still can't wrap my head around "performance" SUV's. You know Aston Martin and Bentley now make SUV's that are even more expensive than the Urus. And doesn't that name sound like a venereal disease? "Yeah, I got the Urus from that ho. Hurts when I pee!"
  • Apple's mixed-reality headset rumored to arrive in late 2023

    Appleish said:
    Unless some unknown alien tech fell into Apple's lap, I think it's way too soon for AR and VR as a product. Absolutely zero examples I've experienced or seen have made me want to use it for more than a few minutes. It's still a novelty, at best.
    If I were you, I'd wait until Elon Musk starts selling his brain implant, "Neuralink." Who needs goggles when you can hallucinate? And don't worry, no one would ever want to hack your brain, or send advertising directly to your subconscious. And those lithium ion batteries, don't worry, they won't overheat, explode and literally blow your mind when you plug the charger into your ear! Of course not.
  • Victrola Music Edition 2 review: Fill your small space with big sound

    "Golly Gee Dad, it's a Wurlitzer!"

    "No son, it's a Victrola!"
  • Apple's mixed-reality headset rumored to arrive in late 2023

    Japhey said:
    JP234 said:
    I'm sure the experience will be awesome, but no way I'm putting that thing on my face! And I'll be laughing my ass off anytime I see someone wearing it.
    Nobody cares. 
    Obviously you do…
  • Apple tells suppliers to plan for shift of manufacturing out of China

    darkvader said:
    JP234 said:
    Sounds like a proactive move to secure supply before China invades Taiwan.
    China will not invade Taiwan.

    China may attempt to invade Taiwan, but that attempt will go far less well than Ruzzia is doing in Ukraine.  China is no less corrupt, and Taiwan has a very competent military and defense assurances from the US.  Any attempted invasion would be very, very stupid on China's part, and the biggest result would be the loss of hundreds of thousands of PLA soldiers.
    That would depend on the method of attack. China can force Taiwan to surrender in the same way America forced the surrender of Japan. And it wouldn't take two. One will do the trick. And the world will issue a strong condemnation and do nothing.