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Headphone Sessions 11/3/2011: Spider E500 Pocket Speaker

A few months ago a good friend of HeadRoom showed us the Spider Real Voice in-ears and we immediately fell in love with the sound quality and ease of fit. We all guessed them to be $100+ headphones. When we found out they were only $79.99 our love turned into a burning affordable audio lust and we had to see what else our newly beloved Spider had to offer. We found the E500 and it’s been nothing but PDA (Public Displays of Audio) ever since! The Spider E500 Pocket Speaker is rechargeable, accepts a full charge via mini USB in two hours and will play for 8+ hours. Our experience says it will definitely play on the plus side of 8 hours. On a single charge, it kept one reviewer’s soundtrack playing all weekend on an early fall camping trip in the mountains and kept our RMAF crews’ party rocking for three nights in a row.

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Now, don’t expect to thump your tunes for a dance party with this little speaker, but you can expect great clarity and plenty of volume for dorm and hotel room, camping, picnicking and even desktop listening. As our RMAF crew found out, it is loud enough to get a late-night volume complaint at the hotel! Daisy chain two or more of them together and hear the volume and overall depth of sound fill out. Set the daisy chain on a plastic tote or an empty box and listen to the bass develop and start to thump. They do sound a bit thin in bass response without the box, their frequency response is 180Hz to 16kHz, but the clarity and natural tone of the mid-range and high frequencies are exactly what we expected to hear after our initial fling with the Real Voice in-ears, making the E500 a great, inexpensive upgrade to the bassless, distorted sound of most built in laptop speakers, AND a great way to share your tunes anywhere from any portable source. For a peek at an E500 pin-up visit www.headphone.com, or call 1-800-828-8184 to hear our personal tales of audio romance. A love-sick headphone expert is standing by!

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