Get something like this. It literally runs internet through the power cables in your house. Plug one next to your router with an ethernet cable, and one near you device with an ethernet cable. Instant internet.
Just a word of warning - I implemented this in my car, and ran into a few hurdles:
1) Audio output was too quiet, haf to crank my stereo to 100%. Installed a USB soundcard ( [link] ) to correct the issue.
2) Calling support is limited! Just launches speakerphone on your phone, no bluetooth audio support for calling.
3) I had trouble finding a power adapter that wouldn't trigger the lightning bolt (bad power indicator) in the upper right of my screen when, especially since the phone pulls power through the Pi. Oddly this one worked fine: [link]
4) This issue is probably limited to my exact car, or my model of car ( 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue), but: after connecting the setup, within 5 minutes a light would fire in my dash indicating one of my TPMS sensors had disconnecting. Removing the Pi setup would clear the light within 5 minutes. The sensors operate on 315 mhz; no idea how the Pi setup could be interfereing ( tried a Pi2, Pi3, and Pi3b+ w/ Official 7" LCD ). I am probably the only person on earth who will experience this, but figured I'd report anyways.
5) Heavy Waze + Spotify user here; the entire setup would shit the bed if there was too much going on in Waze (traffic, cops, accidents would trigger massive audio tearing). Other users report similar experience on this front.
Overall, cool project, but I retired my setup!
LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch.
It's back in stock (for the moment at the time of this writing) but usually sells out incredibly quick. One of the best 1440p 144hz ips gaming monitors and is gsync compatible certified. I'd definitely try and snag one if I were you. Hardware Unboxed reviewed the 850 which is the same panel and adores it (also mentions the 83A in his best gaming monitors video).
At $379, in my opinion it's the best bang for your buck.
These are great headphones for the money. You can have a great budget gaming headset if you pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro for $30: https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK
It may be budget, but they will blow any "gaming" headset out of the water. I got this for my brother, and they are pretty comparable to my HD58x if not better for when it comes to gaming.
Instead of running cables everywhere check into Ethernet over Power. Cable plugs into your router then into a box in an outlet. Then from another outlet to a box and you can plug in a cable there and add wifi boosters/router from there.
Like this: [link]
Powerline Adapters let you use your home's electrical lines like makeshift ethernet cables: [link]
Arm— VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk... [link]
Monitor— LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C Connectivity sRGB 99 percentage Color Gamut and HDR10 Compatibility, Black [link]
Normal pricing on Amazon is $198 so saves you $40 if you don't mind refurbished. Not as great as the other monitor deals we've had on here this past week, but if you missed them and can't wait, this might be an option. Woot is owned by Amazon, in case you are wondering.
Hey, I use this stand for a similar setup.
Some tips from an experienced user:
You'll likely benefit from a monitor stand that allows you to position the monitor so that it's parallel to the floor. This will let you seamlessly transition between sleeping and gaming and your spine will thank you.
Wireless earbuds/headphones are essential. Alternatively, some monitors include 3.5mm jacks you can use for headphones.
If your couch has 3 seat cushions, you should look into replacing the middle one with a high-quality inflatable bedpan. I was lukewarm on this at first, but it's really the next logical step and will help you cut out time you're not lying on your couch looking up at your monitor.
Excellent for gaming. Combine with V-Moda Boom Pro into the removable, standard 3.5mm jack on the X2HRs and you have a gaming headset better than the "gaming" branded ones (just without RGB).
I like this, getting a 27" primary and a smaller secondary for side screen and multitasking is great, Can also mount both with something like this https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V002/dp/B009S750LA
The mount is something like this . My monitor is not VESA compatible so there are also some adapter arms and clips which you see at the top and bottom.
This, this this this. Especially if you're using two monitors. The VIVO desk stand (this guy right here) is $35 and the best selling one on Amazon for a reason. It's super easy to adjust, has a wide range of positions, allows monitors in the profile orientation, and it's ridiculously easy to set up.
At this point I can't imagine going back to using the built in stands with monitors. The VIVO takes up so much less space on my desk and looks so much better, it's amazing.
I have this one from Amazon It's pretty sturdy but make sure your desk top is thin enough (less than 3 or so inches) for the clamp - my old desk was not so I had to clamp a board to the desk for the mount to attach.
Dude just have fun. The guys whining about WiFi are just salty and need something to blame because they can't land their own combos. Most guys I face on WiFi are fine.
Also you can run internet over your power in your house with this adapter so there ya go, easy wired connection if you want it.
S4 mini nfc
Macbook pro 15" 2018
Dell s2716dg (left)
LG Ultrafine 5k 27"
Apple homepod space grey
Hp omen 300
If your main concern is sound-whoring, all you need is a solid pair of stereo headphones. 7.1 is always simulated, you're paying more for nothing. Also, pretty much every 7.1 headphones for Xbox require an external plug-in like a sound card or mix amp.
Like the others suggested, Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic both provide "Enhanced Audio" and it's really good. I use plain old stereo headphones with a seperate microphone, I'll link my set up below (works for CAD versions as well).
[link] AND [link]
BONUS: Open Back headphones have a wider sound stage and are simply the best for sound-whoring. The only drawback is if you game in a noisy environment, because open back headphones do not isolate or muffle/reduce any sound. The combo I linked you are open back and incredibly comfortable. I searched for an entire week before deciding on this so please just take my word for it you won't regret it!
Powerline Networking isn't great...but I think it's better than WiFi...
They're not super expensive...Something like this would work: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AV600-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B00AWRUICG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=powerline+network&qid=1610564144&sr=8-3
Vivo monitor mount from Amazon!
I definitely would recommend it if you want a cheap and sturdy mount; it hasn't failed me so far. :) I'm planning on getting a full swivel arm mount in the future though.
Best bang for your buck in headphones these days in my opinion.
Couple things to note:
These are open back, you will be able to hear what is going on around you and others near you will be able to hear what you are listening to (depending on listening volume and proximity).
These dip under $50 frequently, don't feel pressured to jump on this deal. $160 is a ridiculous starting price.
The bass will be lacking (in volume not quality) compared to a lot of popular headphones (looking at you beats).
When paired with a V-Moda BoomPro (microphone) these make an excellent gaming headset, much better than standard gaming headsets you can get for the price.
Hey, I just received the AOC G2460PF from Amazon literally two days ago and it is absolutely amazing. It's also FreeSync at the same price*(on sale)*, 144Hz 24" 1ms.
You wouldn't believe how much better games look on a 24" monitor if your previous monitor was <24". It's like a resolution upgrade without the performance drawbacks, it blew me away, I didn't even know that was a thing with bigger monitors. I just thought 1080p was 1080p, y'know?
It doesn't say so, but it does come with proper DisplayPort and HDMI cords, also some other display cord.
FreeSync is only supposed to work with AMD cards, but... I haven't noticed any screen tearing at all with VSync off on my GTX 970*(multiple games that hit 144)*. Either FreeSync is working or the monitor is just that good.
EVERYONE GETS A NOTIFICATION!!
The Acer XF240H is a newer panel and the only complaint I've seen about that is that its out of the box colors are worse than the VG248QE's. It's flicker free at all brightness settings where the VG248QE uses PWM at <100 brightness. And let me tell you that you will not use it at 100 brightness.
But if you don't like that one specifically, here's another 144hz from Amazon that's newer than the VG248QE at a price I'd definitely say is worth it over the VG248QE: [link]
BTW the mic is ass. I bought a BoomPro V Moda to go with it for gaming and it's great. First day I used it someone asked me what mic I had since it sounded so good lol
Unless you have bought one of these recently it'd be fucking useless. ITs unrealistic not because of technical difficulties, but because the target audience is tiny. Maybe if you were trying to pull another Stuxnet and had a very specific target
No1 selling adapter on Amazon. #2 is the metal cased version for a little more.
Oh I like that! Currently I have this arm as well as one by the same company that looks identical but has 2 arms
I'm pairing these up with the V-Moda boompro mic and they work really well together, have used them everyday for 4 months now and they're very comfortable. You can order the mic from V-Moda's site or Amazon.
Together these would go for around $90 to $100 brand new after taxes.
SPH9500S from Newegg for $54.99
VMODA BoomPro Mic from Amazon for $29.99
So for me it would come out $32.46 for the mic and $58.98 for the headphones $91.44 after CA taxes.
https://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E10K-Headphone-Amplifier-Black/dp/B00LP3AMC2 If you want a budget DAC/AMP this is a good entry-level one.
However, do not install the FiiO software. It is outdated and will blue screen your PC. Just let windows install drivers for it.
I can’t attest to anything as far as quality or differences go. Here is the model/stand I’m referring to in comparison: [link]
I have the ASUS VG248QE and its absolutely amazing. The height adjustment and VESA compatibility are also huge pluses. On Amazon the cost is a bit steep, but I got mine on eBay for $150 with the original box and wires.
P.S Make sure you use DisplayPort and change refresh rate in Nvidia Graphics settings.
The devs at Amazon would also do stuff like this. They also would do the trick with throwing a cheap Ikea coffee table on your desk to make a standing desk. Screw in a keyboard tray or shelf and it's the perfect height.
Just as long as you were in places that didn't have external client's walking through, nobody really cared. I mean, look how often you see people using reams of paper and/or thin boxes stacked up for monitor stands. I had to remind them we were Amazon and could just buy a stand or monitor arm.
To all Wi-Fi players.
Saying that your router is too far is definitely not an excuse.
You can buy a bridge that'll run the signal through the electric cables in your walls. As long as you have an electric socket in the room you play in, you can play wired.
Here's one for exemple
Now please. Everyone paid for the game. Don't be the guy/gal ruining the online for everyone. Heck it'll even downgrade your experience as you'll get blocked by more and more people.
I can aslo understand that some situations prevent you from accessing a decent connection. Rest assured, this reply doesn't concern you.
Have a nice day y'all o/
I know you would probably want a wireless option but with my XM3's I went for this option.
Sound quality and Mic quality is great.
Just get the Sony XM4 noise cancelling headphones. If you need a mic to talk, get those cheap ones from Amazon like this: [link] that connect to the headphones.
Works for me playing CSGO. Can hear through walls and people accuse me of hacking lol
I share this a lot on here, so I don't think you really searched the sub, but this is a cheap and fast option :
Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and play No drivers Needed. (AU-MMSA) [link]
Dell 7559 for ~~$769~~ $788 shipped for those that want a 960M. This one has the i7-6700HQ, 1TB SSHD, and 16GB of RAM. Refurb. Also i5 version on Amazon for $699, new.
Edit: Added Amazon link.
Ten bucks above your budget you can find the Dell Inspiron 15 i7559 on Amazon. Full HD IPS display, Intel i5 quad core, 256 GB SSD (it has a free 2.5 inch SATA bay), enough RAM and a Nvidia GTX 960M GPU. It will run games like Overwatch and CS:GO on the highest settings without issues.
I had the same problem. Best way to get ride of this static would be to remove your analog audio from the inside of your computer.
I would get an external DAC/AMP or DAC/AMP combo. I use the FiiO e10k. $75 on Amazon It's a pretty good little DAC/Amp.
Same here. I was gonna get this $195 AOC G2460PF 144HZ on Amazon when I saw this 240HZ. Hope we win the lottery and not get bad panels. Good luck
Do you think this would be good? It’s the first thing that comes up on Amazon. I have 200 mbps btw.
This LG panel goes on sale for $340~ pretty often and I would choose it over this TN panel in a heartbeat. This Dell monitor is a great TN panel, but it is still a TN panel. Even at the $80 premium right now, I'd still buy the IPS monitor over this Dell as I had a variant of this Dell in the past.
TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter(TL-PA4010 KIT)- Plug&Play, Power Saving, Nano Powerline Adapter, Expand Home Network with Stable Connections [link]
There is a qualitative difference going for 1440 from 1080. It’s easier on the eyes when reading text. This also true to go to 4K.
This is almost a 100 over your budget but this should be what your looking for - mobile so bad at creating links.
LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black [link]
You should be able to find many ips good displays at 1440 with low price as long as your not looking for gaming/higher refresh.
The freesync version is also on sale on Amazon for $209. Link
I personally use a Dell 7559. It comes with a quad-core Intel, and 960m GPU, and IPS screen that I need for video editing as well. Currently $699 on Amazon. You can upgrade the RAM to 16 GB by adding DDR3L ram. And add a 2.5 HDD or SSD. This version comes with an m.2 256GB SSD.
Not sure of any other everyday priced laptop that is as a good of value as this. I personally have the i7-6700HQ version and it is 6 lbs. Battery life is only around 4 hours though.
If cost is no issue Apple might be more your route but I can't help with Apple products though.
This is the lowest price I have seen for this monitor on this sub. I would have bought one, but tax in CA kills the deal for me.
If you are sensitive to refurbished, for $198 at Amazon, this is brand new and very similar: [link]
I have had great luck with ebay Manufacturer refurb monitors. I think its a great deal if you are sensitive to price.
I had an Ergatron that the Asus was already on but I changed it’s mount for uniformity.
Bottom monitor is in this: [link]
Top monitor on this: [link]
They have another tall mount that isn’t as nearly as tall as this one. It was on the Canadian amazon but not here in the states. Luckily I didn’t need to use all three sections of the vertical pole. I left one off and have the arm connected at the very top. If I had to use the last piece of the pole I was intended to cut it in half so it didn’t stick up higher than the monitor.
Just bought this desktop monitor mount. It looks to be thin enough to be able to keep my desk pretty close to the wall, with enough maneuverability to give me freedom oh how I place it.
I'm sick of my monitor wobbling when I type, there's a few reasons for it, but this will solve it. I have a solid wood desk, and I plan to put something between the bottom and the desk to ease the tension a little bit.
Hahaha thank you. I’ll link both.
The monitor is mounted by a clamp desk mount. If you look close you can see the top of it behind the MacBook.
The lamp is a wireless charging lamp.
You're going to want a powerline adapter if you want a wired connection. I'm not sure how much it'll help in your use case.
plug it into a wall socket near your router, plug ethernet cable into router.
plug other one into a wall socket near your tekken machine, plug ethernet cable in.
a thousand times better than wireless. not only will your opponents appreciate it, but you will notice a difference as well.
The monitor stand in one that I got off amazon on the cheap by vivo: Vivo Dual Monitor Stand
The monitor on the left is a 27 inch and the monitor on the right is a 24 inch
Properly powered, the 770-80 can deliver very deep, textured, powerful bass when the music calls for it. So, something is very wrong here :), but, it's an easy fix.
Low volume and poor bass response are the first indicators that headphones are being underpowered. You need an amp. Might I suggest a FiiO E10K? It has excellent quality and is cheap.
In that case, I think you'd really enjoy the SHP 9500. My PS4 controller is not able to sufficiently power the SHP 9500, but a laptop will be able to. I used my SHP 9500 on a laptop for a while too. I would strongly suggest getting at least a cheap USB DAC. My laptop has a lot of noise straight out of the headphone jack and I got this USB DAC and it sounded far better. The SHP 9500 does have good bass, just not as much as a closed back. You can always EQ it to give it a little more bass. I actually enjoy my SHP 9500 better in some violin tracks because of the wider soundstage.
I'd go for the 1440p honestly. Even in Apex Legends, which is fairly demanding, you can get a steady 144 FPS on medium/high mixed settings. Path of Exile is even less demanding, so you should be able to do it fairly well.
This is a great monitor and $362 isn't that bad of a price, but it was on sale for ~ $300 on Prime Day a week or two ago.
I'd recommend this one, it goes on sale occasionally too [link]
And no you shouldn't worry about fps with a 3080 at the moment. Also a 3080 on 1080p kinda sounds wasteful to me personally, it's more of a 1440p/4k card
edit: looks like it's on sale rn actually
I ordered this one from Amazon and dont have any issues with it. You can clamp it or screw it I chose to clamp mine. It’s pretty adjustable too which is obviously a plus
Not op but the arm behind the vertical monitor looks like part of your typical 2 arm pole mount. This is the one I bought a couple years ago. Still holding up well. [link]
Well, most of the headphones that I mentioned can make use of modular mics like the SHP9500.
All of the Sivga models, the H6gen.2, the Custom Studio (Beyer also sells their own modular mic), and the Fidelio L2 can all use the VModa BoomPro, just like the SHP9500. The Pro82 can use a modular mic with a 2.5mm jack, like this one.
So, this is pretty much exactly what you need: [link]
Or some other one, I have a much older kind.
Powerline. Runs the internet through the power lines in your home. Might slow down a little when you try to pass it through a circuit breaker but even then honestly it's not that bad.
Of course it's not perfect but it's pretty much as good as being plugged into the router.
Uh, and don't plug it into a power strip, should be in the wall directly.
With removable 3.5mm or 2.5mm cable headphones I personally prefer something like the v-moda boom pro to only have the one cable.
Okay i see the difference is evident. Other looks much more chonk. Im considering this or the LG 27GL83A-B for 379.99.
A guitar won't drive headphones to a useable level. You might use an adapter like this to get your guitar into your computer, then listen there with headphones.
Mentioned it in my first comment.
It's the V-Moda BoomPro mic
And for a "gaming mic" it's a class above every gaming headset mic available. The level of clarity in this mic is top tier.
I know very little on the subject, but this is the one I bought back in May. I had some issues gettimg it set up the first time, but after that its worked well for me.
this was on sale recently and will probably be on sale again for black friday. I think this monitor is a decent deal
LG 27GL83A-B 27" 1440p IPS 144 Hz at $500 back in stock if you're interested -- https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YGZL8XF?tag=pcp0f-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
I have this monitor and cannot recommend it highly enough. Here's a marginally better priced Amazon link.
The one thing is the colors aren't great out of the box, but if you google it, you can find some color profiles/settings on Tom's Hardware that look good.
Ninja edit: feel free to message me if you have any questions about the monitor, I will answer them as best I can!
If you want the best value, I'd get this <strong>Dell Inspiron 15</strong>.
The SSD, Nvidia GTX 960M graphics, IPS display, and quad-core i5-6300HQ graphics will go a long ways in your video work. Also since you have a deadline to buy it, if you don't have Amazon Prime, get a <strong>free trial membership</strong> so you get the free 2-day shipping or 1day shipping discount to ensure you get it on time.
You definitely need a better processor and a higher ram capacity will definitely help.
However, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that quad core is absolutely not a necessity for your needs(unless you decide to game/video edit etc.,).
Since you move the laptop around only a couple times a year, neither the build quality nor weight is important since you won't be rough shodding it. Since you do some light photoshop, you could purchase i5 HQ or i7 U processor.
I would suggest Dell i7559 with i5 6300HQ processor from amazon.com which is currently on a 20$ offer on amazon for about 779$ USA. LINK: [link]
Keep in mind, the build quality is not spectacular with plastic all around.
If you want something with a better build at the same price point, you could consider Asus K501UX with aluminium build and is much lighter with equivalent battery life(6-7hrs) as that of dell goes for 799$
Depending on your situation you may want to consider a powerline adapter like this one from amazon. They are heavily dependent on the wiring situation in the house hold but mine has performed flawlessly in two different homes now.
Here's one all I had to search was 960m in Amazon and it was the first hit. I'm not saying it's a good deal or anything (though offhand it doesn't look bad at all), but yeah they do exist.
> Dell Inspiron 7559
No OP, but I have actually been eyeing that one. It's on sale for $660 on Amazon. Seems decent enough and has good reviews.
Yeah I have it on this with the risers since it's curved. The stand is not ideal for this though, but with me really tightening up the vertical allen bolt it stays exactly where I want it to and I can move it around even if I don't often.
Question: Are you using WiFi for your PS4?
I noticed with the PS4 that there are some bizarre DNS checks going on. It's not just Amazon that has the problem - it was basically everything. A friend recommended a powerline adapter and I haven't looked back. I liked it so much I setup every major internet device to these.
I picked an external one simply because it was super cheap, well-rated, and I had heard audio samples with the modmic.
I didn't use an internal because I have a mini-ITX case and had zero room.
Here is the amazon link to the one I am using - if you decide on this, make sure to get the (AU-MMSA) model as it provides enough voltage while newer models do not.
So I was in a similar situation except with a 34" UW and a 22" widescreen. I ended up just getting two individual mounts. Cost me only around $50 off amazon. Ergotron makes a gas spring dual mount but I'm not 100% sure it would fit and it's well over $150
I used these and they work perfectly.
Here is a pic of them set up.
Not the OP but Amazon has these desk mount monitor mounts they have single and dual ones as well as versions that hold a monitor and a laptop. I use this one
VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Fully Adjustable/Tilt/Articulating for 1 Screen up to 27" (STAND-V001) [link]
Are you asking about a USB sound card, that offers a headphone port?
I bought a cheap one by Sabrent from Amazon that works fine.:
For the Pi Zero W it's on, I had to add an adapter between the OTG USB port and the Sabrent dongle's full-size USB plug. You need to decide whether that is small enough for your constraints.
If you're checking Amazon and want to see if the reviews are legit put the link in at fakespot.com. I just got a 144hz 1ms refresh 24in for just under $200. [link]
You can use an AOC G2460PF on Amazon for ~$200
That's if it caters to your liking.
Asus VG248QE - Amazon - $274.99
I've got three of those beauties. Haven't steered me wrong yet.
TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Plug&Play, Power Saving, Nano Powerline Adapter, Expand Home Network with Stable Connections (TL-PA4010 KIT) [link]
This is what I have and the work incredible, over 14,000 reviews and 4 stars
Looking for a monitor for the new xbox series x. 24-27 inch, 1440p, 1ms, HDMI 2.0
Found these two, any other recommendations?
ASUS 1440p vg27aq
Hey kids ask your parents for this Powerline Ethernet Adapter
I bought my daughter a pair after she was having issues with Wifi due to our thick stucco walls. Even in an older built house they work great. She hasn't had any dropped connections for 3 months.
You can grab something like this: [link]
It will create another output in Windows, so you can output one thing to your headphones and another out the back of your PC.
according to this user manual it has a 75mm vesa mount:
based of that it should be pretty easy to find a stand or mount for it on amazon or any other retailer
Edit: first one that came up: [link]
Issue 1 is weird, never seen anything like it. Maybe plug your PC into a TV and see if that issue still happens?
For issue 2, I just dealt with a similar thing, and here's what I'd try:
Does your mobo's I/O panel on the back of the case have a mic slot? If so, try it. If it doesn't work, this is very weird and almost certainly a driver issue.
Are you absolutely, positively, 100% sure the front panel connector for the mic is plugged into the mobo, and that the connector is oriented correctly?
Is it possible for you to disassemble your front panel and inspect your mic port? It might just be physically broken.
BTW, don't buy a USB headset if things don't work. Buy something like this off Amazon for $8. Unless you're an audiophile with $250 headphones this will be fine.
> You wind up head tracking rather than eye tracking, which I think slows you down.
Exactly. Bigger isn't always better.
I have two of these at home and prefer it a lot more than the setup I have at the office.
Check out those Ethernet over power adapters. It routes your network signal over the power lines in your house. I’ve had pretty good luck with those, most of the reviews I’ve seen are mixed but it’s worth a shot.
TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Plug&Play, Power Saving, Nano Powerline Adapter(TL-PA4010 KIT) [link]
According to the LG site the monitor is only 12.1lbs with the stand off. [link]
This bad boy hold up to 22lbs. the extra width should be irrelevant :)
If it helps I've had the dual arm one for about a year with 2 27'' monitors and it's very sturdy. The monitors each weigh about the same as the UW you're looking at!
This is the mount
But normally this stand cant support the weight of the monitor unless you tighten the screws to the maximum, which is what i did. I dont recomend it though because you can broke the stand this way. Lucky for me it didn't.
The Wali is on sale for 23 bucks right now. Bought it last week, no complaints.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your computer or laptop will probably not drive them on their own. You'll need an external DAC or headphone amp. I currently use the fiio E10k with my desktop and it works just fine. There might be less expensive options but this is really good for high impedance and low impedance like earbuds and M50x's.
Also, as a glasses guy the standard earcups don't feel too clamped down and I don't feel too fatigued after a few hours of wearing them.
I use this for gaming, it's a 2 piece device that you plug to the electricity beside your router, you plug in a Ethernet cable and then you plug the second device wherever you want it to be, as long as is within the same main electric panel and then you have Ethernet. In gaming a have a 20ms ping so its way more than enough for mining.
I have a 24 inch monitor and it has been a good size for me.
Not a direct answer to your question but this monitor arm has been a lifesaver for 2 monitors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009S750LA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Saves a ton of room on the desk, keeps you from having your head/neck down all day, and helps with wire management.