Bose QuietComfort 20i

The QC 20i’s noise cancelling is superb, they take away most of the roar of the train, the clatter of the tracks and some of the noise of the louder passengers, however there is one small foible with the noise cancelling: on a train when another train passes in the opposite direction the QC 20i’s pop. The odd pop is a small price to pay for the amazingly good noise cancellation.

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Is pirate radio helping DAB?

BBC Radio 4 FM on a portable radio around here is spoilt by breakthrough from a pirate which I think is called Riddim Radio. RR appears to be spilling out everywhere and it sounds somewhat overmodulated. I complained by the BBC website expecting an email or a call in response but basically nothing than the standard reply stating I might not get a reply.

I know this is a bit conspiracy theory like, but pirate radio must be pushing more people to DAB. So it makes sense that the BBC or whoever is now responsible – is it OFCOM? – don’t bother to shut down the pirates.

Didn’t work with me; I bought a internet radio, a lovely Squeezebox Radio, which was installed in minutes. It gives me access to Radio 4 via iPlayer at a decent bit rate – 128kbps AAC – access to Radio Paradise and other great internet radio stations and all my stored music.

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