Why I Switched From PC to Mac & The Full Preston’s Corner Setup
I have recently switched from pc to mac and I have had a few questions asking about the equipment I use to run my online business so here it is – The Preston's Corner Setup. I had previously used PC for the last 10 years but I just made the switch to MAC. No, this is not some cheesy ad for Apple but I am a fan of Apple products for quite a few reasons like when my Macbook Pro crashed mid-week and I took it to the Apple store and they fixed it for FREE even though it was out of warranty and shipped it to me in just 3 days. But when I work from home I have my Imac that can handle most anything I throw at it like video editing or just plain audio mixing. My Iphone syncs with my Imac and Macbook Pro for a seamless user experience. I can text people back on the computer or even take a voice call on the computer. When I go out to coffee shops I use my Macbook Pro and sometimes I record audio remotely as well.
What Microphone Do You Use?
My Blue Yeti USB Microphone did not make the main shot but it's also on my desk to the left. Unlike other microphones it is actually a USB microphone which makes it easy to record at the computer with a professional sound. Over 3,000+ customer reviews on Amazon can't be wrong. This is one of the best entry level microphones if you want to have pro-level audio for a fraction of the price.
What About Pro Quality Headphones?
My pc to mac switch has nothing to do with this but I also recently got some professional quality headphones. After researching on Amazon for a few days I decided to go with the Sony MDR-7506 headphones for a couple reasons. First off, they are used by Howard Stern and other professionals which is impressive. I have had so many different brands of headphones over the years including Skullcandy, Sennheiser, Sony, Dr. Dre Beats, and many more… I had trouble understanding why some headphones were $400 and others were $50 when they had the same features. I wanted to get the best headphones for recording my podcast and after talking to my friend who has had a pair of Sony headphones for about 10 years that are still fully functional I decided that the Sony MDR-7506 headphones were the right choice. After using them for a couple weeks they really are some of the best headphones I have ever used. Please don't take my word for these headphones. Read the amazon reviews for yourself here.
So Why Did I Switch from PC to Mac?
There was a ad that compared PC's and Mac's that ran on tv from 2006 to 2009. In the ad John Hodgman was the PC and Justin Long was the Mac. Most of us probably remember the ads and laugh but the point is that I think Apple devices offer the user a better experience. Let's look at some details:
- Apple Controls All Aspects of their Hardware
- (Apple software runs on Apple Hardware)
- Microsoft is Running on 3rd Party Hardware
- (Microsoft software runs on Lenovo, IBM, Dell, etc.)
- Apple Support is better In My Opinion
- (Apple Fixed My MacBook for FREE & Mailed it back in 3 days)
- Apple Devices Work Together for a Seamless User Experience
- (I can text & answer calls on my Mac)
I love Apple but I don't hate Windows or PCs. I have formed my opinion from my personal experiences but I want to hear what you think. Should I have switched from pc to mac? Do you like Mac or PC? and Why?