I bought these early on. they really need to do the software update I recommended as there are still things not-uilleann going on re: the performance. Ramon said that they were goin to offer that this summer, and this summer is almost gone. I use mine exclusely for playing in the airplane, or when I'm waiting for a flight in the airport.They are very handy to practice in places or during times of the morning /night when you normally might have "obstacles." preventing such
I could never imagine listening to a record of the pipes. They good but not record-ready IMO.
One serious oversight, considering this was made for practicing predominantly (again IMO) was not to include an audio in. If you're trying to figure out tunes you have to constantly take the Vpipes headphones off, and put the ipod (or whatever) head phones on...INSTEAD OF, just going from the tune source into the hardware itself, so you can hear both the V and the tunes you're trying to figure out!!!