DBZ KAKAROTTEN [ No Life Podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn1FmBUmiRo


Under 9000

In this video the boys talk about the Super Bowl, and how adequate it was. Wayne destroys DBZ Kakarot. And Jerry foams at the mouth for a Fuji.

 

 

 


No-Doob Podcast [ No Life Podcast ]

https://youtu.be/TSeNuPDBmpE



Doobless

In this episode, it's just Jerry & Wayne, and they discuss how Ninja got his Fortnite skin, Bose closes up their retail stores laying off hundreds of employees, how Wayne got himself an ATEM mini, and they dive into the last part of the show arguing about cameras...as usual. Check out the latest episode here and make sure to subscribe to their TWITCH to stay updated on the latest episodes.


The Boys Are Back [ No Life Podcast ]

https://youtu.be/Vj7505lGtzw



2020 IS UPON US

The No Life Gaming & Tech podcast returns, and this week, we dive into our usual ranting about things we like and dislike, about topics we love and hate. Make sure to sub over at our TWITCH to stay updated on the latest episodes.

 

 

 


2019 Best Gaming & Tech [ No Life Podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jots2PsE5K4&feature=youtu.be


The Year in Review

In this special episode of the No Life Podcast, the crew tackle the best and worst of the year. They discuss the best games, movies, series and tech, as well as the biggest disappointments. Check out the episode and see who wins Company of the Year, Game of the Year, and Tech of the Year.


Guy Sold Coke from his PS4; Valve's Excuse [ No Life Podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw0A3YAOIuU


CokeStation

In this episode of No Life Podcast, we're back from Thanksgiving. We chat about how a man was arrested for using his Playstation to sell cocaine, how Halo Reach on PC works great, and how Path of Exile is still insane. Check out the latest episode!


Fallen Order Review / Macbook Pro 16" [ no life podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAIw2CVOn1k



Please Order, Fallen Order

In this episode of No Life Gaming and Tech Podcast, Wayne and Doobie chat all about Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. They both detail how much fun they're having, and all the flaws in the game, while also showing off their footage. They then dive into Pokemon, where Wayne completely trashes it. In news the crew discuss Game of the Year award nominees, and things get heated. Finally, Wayne and Jerry discuss the new Macbook Pro 16".

 

 


New 16" Macbook Pro Edits 8k HDR ProRes Raw...Easily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CDq4MOXTr4


Impressive

In the video above, user FCPdotCO shows the new Apple Macbook Pro's natively playing back and scrubbing through 8K HDR ProRes Raw footage. This is wildly impressive, especially considering we're not seeing any stutters in performance. The scrubbing is especially impressive, showing almost 1080p quality timeline skipping. The machine in the video is using the 8-core i9 running at 2.3ghz with 16gb of RAM and the new Radeon Pro 5500M 4gb GPU. So not even the most top specced model, though with the most top specced GPU. What is also interesting to note is that FCPX will be releasing a new update once the Mac Pro is released, Mercury playback will be enabled for Raw files, enabling even better rendering times and playback. If you're wondering about the base model 5300M GPU, check out Max Yurev's latest video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-uGBSSaNI


 


Death Stranding is ...... [ no life podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpCE7rwSvaw&feature=youtu.be



In this episode, Wayne talks all about Death Stranding. Is it good? Pretencious? Insanely boring? Wayne tries to answer all these questions in this episode. He also talks about Red Dead 2 on PC, and the gorgeous visuals the PC version packs. Then we dive into the latest Pokemon drama, and much more. Check it out.


Duty 4 Your Booty / Airpod Pro-ish [ no life podcast ]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0JA73YHoqw&feature=youtu.be



In this episode we talk about the brand new Modern Warfare, and we see if its the best in the line up. We also discuss the Outer Worlds, and Wayne reviews the new Airpod Pro's. Are they good enough to ask for a $250 price tag? Check out the latest episode here.


Airpod Pro Audiophile Review

 

A bit of background. I've been a bit of an Audiophile for about 10 years, ever since I purchased my first set of Tech12's, and built out a vinyl listening room in my tiny apartment. I've owned many different headphones & speakers of all price ranges. I can currently say my favorite set of headphones currently are my Sennheisers 660 S's, which in my opinion are the best headphone you can get for the money. But I don't use them the most. Not even close, really. I use my Airpods and Powerbeats Pro's the most. Reason being, I don't need extremely high fidelity audio, every minute of the day. For the most part, I do a lot of casual listening. Podcasts, audiobooks, & YouTube dominate my listening 99% of the time. For that last 1%, I've spent an exorbitant amount of money trying to squeak out every ounce of frequency, from a file or record, as I can.

Sound

Here's my headphone testing playlist

The first thing I want to jump into is the sound. A lot of other reviewers and Audiophiles have claimed sound is the one lacking aspect of these headphones. I completely disagree. I thought the sound on the original Airpods were great (for what the were), and the new Airpod Pro's sound tremendously better (relatively).

There is one reason why. The noise cancellation. Audiophiles spend hundreds of thousands of dollars treating their rooms to create the most optimal listening environment. Well, noise cancellation has essentially made this process obsolete (Audiophile nerds hate when people say this). By creating a virtually silent environment, you're creating a much cleaner canvas for your content to play on. This makes the relatively average sound of the Airpods, sound so much better. Because your surroundings are silent, you can hear the detail in every layer, so much more clearly. You also don't need to crank the audio up - introducing distortion - to gain that clarity. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Noise cancellation is a game changer in the world of audio, and having them embedded into a completely wireless experience is great.

Next, let's talk technicals, something a lot of "audiophile" reviewers have failed to show or mention. So...objectively...the Airpod Pro's measure respectably. credit: The Sound Guys. I understand sound is as subjective as taste, but anyone who says the Airpod Pro's sound "terrible" are exaggerating claims, biased, or to be frank, full of shit.

To me, the sound is well balanced, though a bit flat. The highs seem to resolve nicely & accurately. Listen to "I'll See You When..." by American Football or "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers for a good emphasis on the highs. The Airpod Pro's sound pretty damn good. They just don't sparkle like with SR80e's or DT880's, and could certainly use a bit of extra clarity added.

To me, the most lacking aspect are the lows. They are just a bit too flat, and a bit too boring. The bass is slightly muddy, and they tend to bleed a bit, which ends up being the culprit in some of the detail. A song like "Summer Friends" by Chance the Rapper shows this off perfectly, where the droning bass line on a tighter headphone like the 660 S's creates a much more detailed and energetic experience. With the Pods, the song sounds very nice, and very accurate, but the lack of depth in the track makes the mids/highs seem less clear. "Faceshopping" by Sophie is the worst offender for this. The track, which I consider a headphone gauntlet, just lacks the same terrifying experience you get with HD800's or even WH-1000x's. And with "Feel the Love" by Kids See Ghosts, the skat portion of the track just...sucks. There's almost no "punch" and the drums start to bleed everywhere. The low end just lacks in response and tightness, which hurts a bit of the entire sound experience. The lows aren't bad, though. I just wish there was a bit of an extra "energy" added to the low end. Which is funny, since the new Beats all seem to have this characteristic.

The most surprising aspect was the sound stage. Now, no - they're not 660's or even K270's. But they are noticeably more wide than the originals, and even the Powerbeats Pros. Songs like "So What" by Miles Davis, "The Medic" by Foxing, or the epic "Mountains" by Hanz Zimmer, showcase this the best. Listen to these same tracks on M50x's, and tell me you're not impressed. I think the combination of the airflow grill and noise cancellation allow for the perception of a wider stage.

Overall, the sound is impressive. The Airpod Pro's don't specialize in anything. Rather, they just do everything pretty well. It's hard to say what genres of music work best on these headphones, because they all do it fine. Just know, you're not getting an exciting headphone - in terms of sound. You get rather, a rounded off, slightly generic, but slightly impressive sound - with exciting features.

Noise Cancellation:

This is the most lacking feature of the Airpods. First off, the silicon tips are included to help provide passive noise suppression. They don't do a very good job. I'm very disappointed Apple - with billions of cash in the bank - couldn't develop or license a type of Comply foam tip, which are just objectively better at passive suppression. Now fortunately, I'm sure we'll see Comply release these soon, which will help with noise cancellation. The software side of the noise cancellation works well. Obviously, since it's basically just reading the ambient sound and pushing through an inverted phase wave to cancel out those frequencies. It's the rest of the package that helps fully seclude the user, that falls short. And to be fair, these have the worst noise cancellation I've heard since early versions of Gen 1 ANC.

Everything Else:

Finally, we get to the rest of Airpod Pro's. The features are what sells them. First off, once you go completely wireless, it's hard to go back. This alone is the reason for the massively successful Airpod OG's, and the reason why they're always in my bag. Being able to just pop them in, know they are always charged, and get going, is invaluable.

What makes this process so pleasing is the Apple ecosystem integration. The H1 chip allows you to very quickly and very seemlessly swap between devices. Going from phone, to watch, to macbook, to ipad, all with only a couple clicks and an extremely short connection time, creates an experience that's easy to miss. I can't wait for all wireless headphones to work this well. I love the how you just touch the stem to enter transparency mode. I love how when you pop them off, the audio on the device plays immediately. I love the quality of the microphone for phone calls and Facetime. And I love how you get your battery levels right on your lock screen. This type of integration is obviously worth a lot, since I'm willing to pay the "Apple Tax" to have a seamless experience like this - without hesitation.

Battery life sucks. I'm able to use my WH-1000's for hours and hours on end, though they take a very long time to fully charge. With Airpods, they're great for about 4 hours, then you need to pop them in the charger for about 15 minutes before you can squeak out another few hours. If you're on a long flight, just know you'll need to take a few listening breaks.

And lastly, the form and fit is excellent. I have smaller ears, so IEM's are sometimes very uncomfortable. The Powerbeats Pros, Jaybird X2's, and CA Io's all with Comply, tend to irritate and make my ears itchy. One of the reasons I loved the originals Airpods was because this never occurred since they didn't dig into your canal. So I was a bit worried when I saw the silicone tips. But I'm happy to say the Airpod Pro's are simply the most comfortable IEM's I've used. This makes me wish they created their own type of foam fitting tips, so the ANC worked better but didn't sacrifice comfort. This is VERY subjective though, and if these don't fit correctly in your ear, you'll hate using them. In fact, they won't even work right. Luckily, you can go to an Apple store and demo them with each of the tips, to ensure they will fit right for you. Something that other headphones don't have the luxury in having. And to top it all off, they charge in the same type of tiny rounded Qi charging case that fits in any Zippo pocket.

Conclusion

I can safely say these are a must have for Apple fans, a must have for podcast/audiobook/casual listeners, and a must have for wireless ANC headphone fans. Don't even consider the OG Airpods (unless they come in less than $100). These are just the better option and I've been using mine for hours on end since I got them. But I can't recommend them to people with more "unique" ears. And I especially can't recommend them for reference audio production, sound professionals, or serious listening. They just aren't up to those standards, especially at this price... a price that's HEAVILY contested with amazing headphone options. So do you need to do work, or just kick back? Because these are meant for the latter.