Able Planets Travelers Choice NC190 Headphones

able planet headphone review

Music is a big part of our lives. The majority of the time we spend at home there is either music playing or being played in the Howard House, but occasionally there is a need for the use headphones or ear buds. Lately we’ve been using Able Planets Travelers Choice NC190 Headphones.

able planet travelers choice headphone review

Award-Winning Patented LINX AUDIO® a Hear the Difference® technology
>>In-Line Volume Control for Easy Adjustment to Safe Listening Levels
>>Lightweight and Comfortable fit
>>State-of-the-art active noise cancelation (ANC)
>>Small and compact foldable design perfect for travel

Price: $79.99

Ideal for the traveler, student or music lover

able planet travelers choice headphone review

The man of the house is the one who has primarily been using these headphones, so I will let him take it from here…

I have been using the Able Planet Travelers Choice Headphones with my iPod and my Korg M-50 Music Workstation and I must say these headphones are amazing for the price. I had been using a pair of Sennhieser HD 202’s which are fairly good quality for the $30 to $40 dollar range but when I put on the Able Planet Phones I could immediately tell a difference. The clarity and bass were a definite improvement over the Sennhieser Headphones and I hadn’t even turned on the switch to activate the Linx Audio Technology. Linx Audio gives more depth and clear vocals even at lower volumes the only downfall to this is you have to use a AAA battery to power it. The headphones work without Linx but to get the full effect it is definitely recommended. The sound gets a little muddy when the battery gets low but the battery life is surprisingly long considering the sound it puts out. I have got at least 15 to 20 hours out of one battery. I have been using these around the house for the most part but they are actually made for travel. These headphones are compact and very lightweight but the construction is far superior than that of the Sennheiser. They fold up for easy storage and even come with a travel bag that includes an airplane adapter and 1/4 in headphone adapter. They also have in line volume control for easy volume adjustment. The ear cups are comfortable and work great at blocking out outside noise. These would work great in a crowded area such as an airplane or bus. All in all I am enjoying my Able Planet Headphones and would definitely recommend them to someone looking for quality sound given by some of the more high end headphones (such as Dre Beats or Bose) for a more affordable price. These get 4 out of 5 stars from me. And thanks to Able Planet for letting us review one of their great products.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island App and DVD Giveaway

My daughter and I went to see Warner Bros Journey 2: The Mysterious Island when it was out in theaters and we loved it! We really enjoyed the first movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth as well.

About the movie: Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) finds a hidden signal that he believes will lead him to his long lost grandfather (Michael Caine, Miss Congeniality). With the help of his new step father (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Scorpion King), Sean finds a map and starts his adventure which leads him to Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical) and the island of Atlantis! Sean and his friends battle giant bees, killer lizards, a volcano of gold, and electric eels to escape the lost city and make their way home!

On June 5th, 2012 Warner Bros. released Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD and Blu-Ray! With this also came the release of the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blog App!

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Enter to win Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD! This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18 and up, and ends June 12 11:59pm EST. Enter using the form below.
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Marvel's The Avengers Giveaway

The Avengers 2012

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring RobertDowney Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson,Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

Here a clip from the upcoming film. “Captain & Thor Battle”

Marvel’s The Avenger opens in theatres everywhere Friday, May 4th! To celebrate this movie release we have been given the chance to offer an AVENGERS prize pack giveaway to one of our readers!


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Items included in the prize pack are:

  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS T-SHIRT in adult sizes of S, M, L, XL
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS BUTTONS set of 6 buttons
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS 3D GLASSES one pair of limited edition 3D glasses

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FINDING NEMO returns to theatres for the first time in 3D September 14th, 2012!


I love Dory!!

Pixar Animation Studios’ classic “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a new generation of family audiences to Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould), Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres.

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Yanni- Truth of Touch

I have spent the last three hours just floating. Thanks to the One2One Network I was given the opportunity to review Yanni’s first instrumental release of original compositions in over eight years, titled  Truth Of Touch.


Although this album is playful in a way I haven’t heard before from Yanni, it is definitely his unique, distinctive style, “as we know him.” I found myself with my hands hovering over the keyboard, no idea what I had been about to type, as this beautiful music just washed over me. The title track, is the perfect song to invite you in. Upbeat and happy, it leaves you ready to hear more. My favorite is track number 7, titled Nine. It goes from sensual to vibrant to a softer mellow tone, then  becomes smokey and intense. I don’t know of course, what was in Yanni’s  mind as he composed this piece, but it felt like the ebb and flow of my marriage, over all the years together with my husband. Since the twentieth anniversary of the day my husband and I  met is coming up in April, things like this are on my mind. Nine is a beautiful expression, to me, of the ups and downs of a long relationship. It can be hard, but intensely romantic. Track 5,  Flash of Color, is a spicy song that makes me want to get on a plane, dash off to an island paradise and dance on the beach with the sunset turning the sand a deep red.
The music in this collection isn’t going to make you drift off to sleep. It has a great energy, and may even make doing the dishes, fun.
I am so happy I got a chance to review Truth of Touch. This is probably one of my favorite albums by Yanni, except for his In the Mirror.

If you are a fan of Yanni you need this album in your collection, if you haven’t really listened to him before, now is a great time to experience his music. You can find more information at the Official Yanni website, as well as information about his 40 date tour, that kicked off March 22.