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Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum - A Surprising Gem!
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming keyboards can be considered a dime a dozen, and really when you think of it, there are but a couple of things that are necessary: a solid build and great performance. Everything else can be considered luxuries. Today we have the privilege of reviewing a keyboard that we not only found to have mastered both of our credentials, but it did so unexpectedly!
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Asus Strix 7.1 Gaming Headset @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to headsets, just about every company you can imagine makes their own. You can find them in all different shapes and with countless features. That said I can’t honestly say that anything out on the market is the end all be all gaming headset. That is because everything about them is subjective. That said when a company like Asus puts out what they market as a high end gaming headset, I take notice. In just about everything they do they do an amazing job, especially on the audio front. So when the Asus Strix 7.1 gaming headset came in I couldn’t wait to test it out.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Asus Xonar DGX 5.1
     Wed, Aug 26 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently there has been a debate about whether modern motherboards are able to produce audio quality that matches dedicated sound cards for gaming and listening to music. This can be largely subjective, as some users report hearing no difference whatsoever, whilst others swear by dedicated audio solutions. For the purposes of recording and studio production, dedicated sound cards and interfaces are a necessity. This is due to the ultra-low latency on the input section of the cards, allowing users to record and produce multi-track audio without worrying about latency issues. However, for the purposes of gaming and basic sound reproduction such as listening to music and watching films, is there a tangible, perceivable difference between modern motherboard audio and dedicated sound cards?"
  FULL STORY @ PCREVIEW

Kingston HyperX CLOUD II Pro Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Aug 23 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quite a few months have passed since we last reviewed a gaming headset but since we finally got out hands on Batman Arkham Knight we decided to use it with some of the gaming peripherals we have here (along with Battlefield 4, Planetside 2 and Star Citizen) including several gaming headsets. Now some of you may recall that roughly a year ago we reviewed the HyperX CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset by Kingston a stereo model (actually manufactured by Qpad) with surprisingly good audio performance and certainly a lot better compared to its immediate competition. Still a stereo gaming headset may not have the same "impact" as a virtual surround one and so it didn't take but just a few months for Kingston to release the CLOUD II 7.1 Surround Sound Pro Gaming Headset which we have here with us today.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review
     Sat, Aug 22 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a mobile Bluetooth speaker can at times be a little daunting, there are so many options out there, where do you begin? Well today we will be looking at the Olixar BoomBrick, which offers excellent sound for an excellent price.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC 4GB Graphics
     Fri, Aug 21 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now is a great time to be a PC gamer. The GeForce GTX 970 has brought high-performance graphics to tantalizingly low prices. One question remains: which one to get? We look at GTX 970 cards from Asus and MSI in order to find an answer.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Antec Mobile Products WAV Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Review
     Wed, Aug 19 2015 | 6:23P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What would be the very first things you'd put in your backpack right before going away on a trip someplace far away from home? Most people i know first pack a power bank and a wall charger so they are able to keep their portable devices like a smartphone and/or a tablet powered on at all times. I know some who even pack a Bluetooth wireless headset or a plain wired headset so they are able to listen to music and even watch their favorite movies and TV series without disturbing everyone around them. Personally i like to cover every possible scenario so aside the devices already mentioned i always pack a Bluetooth wireless speaker since i enjoy listening to music without having to wear a headset (at least not when it's not necessary). Antec made their debut in the wireless speaker market a while back with the unveiling of their A.M.P line of mobile products and today with us we have their brand new WAV model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
Thermaltake LUXA2 GroovyA Wireless Speaker
     Sun, Aug 16 2015 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"My experience with the GroovyA has been thoroughly enjoyable. In fact, I have become quite attached to it and I am using it now as I wrap up this review. On the outside, it looks great. The fit and finish are top-notch, which is standard fare for all the Thermaltake products I have encountered. And the performance is equally satisfying. The sound quality is rich and clear - not harsh or distorted. The signal range indoor and outdoor is just fine. In fact, I was able to go a little beyond the specified range and still get a decent signal. Of course, this will vary depending on your environment.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone Review
     Fri, Aug 14 2015 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to the three 14mm condenser capsules, Seiren can function in four different modes: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional or bidirectional, in order to accommodate different recording environments. Even if you do not use it in a professional environment, it should bring a lot of benefit to people which record streams daily/weekly thanks to the added clarity but also to the ones which talk a lot on Skype or any other audio/video conference programs. Talking again about non-professional scene, the device is really easy to set up and should not need any extra skills given you read the supplied manual and install Synapse software in a matter of minutes.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Ozone Strike Battle keyboard review
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC gamers come in all shapes and sizes and so do the spaces they game on. If you have a small room with limited desk space can come at quite a premium. That is the group of gamers that Ozone is hoping to appeal to with its new STRIKE Battle keyboard – a barebones design with an eye-catching metallic red paint job. Its unique look is backed up by customisable backlighting and mechanical switches, ticking most of the boxes that gamers hold most dear. How does it perform though?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Aug 09 2015 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most critical weapons in any gamer’s arsenal is a good gaming headset. A good headset gives you the ability to isolate outside noise while providing detailed, sharp, and clear sound from all sides. A gaming headset also lets you easily and understandably communicate with the other members of your team. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is looking at the Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset and compares it directly with other Gaming Headsets to see what sets it apart and how well it performs.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

MIPOW VoxTube 500 Bluetooth Headset Review
     Sun, Aug 09 2015 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Because of the large amount of PC hardware and peripherals to make it at our lab these past months we "neglected" some of our other categories so we will do our best to get those up to date as well before the summer is over. One such category is the wireless headsets and although the market is filled with low-cost models aimed towards the majority of consumers there are some well-respected and established companies which follow a different path all together and seek to satisfy even the more demanding users with their products. There are however some new players in the market like MIPOW who are looking to win consumers with their high quality and innovative products and so today we're going to take a look at their VoxTube 500 Bluetooth Headset.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

PowerColor Devil HDX PCIe Sound Card
     Sun, Aug 09 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Setup as a stand alone solution, the Devil HDX gets to play in the best of both worlds with 124dB rated performance from the parent card and the option of running 7.1 sound through the addition of the daughter card. Here is my only beef with the Devil HDX. I know these are options that add cost, but when cultivating a brand it would just add to the package. I would have liked to see the ribbon cables sleeved to get out of the early days when ribbon cable were the bane of a good looking high end build. The same goes for the daughter card. Shrouding the components with a shroud seen on the parent card would just complete the look of the package, much like PowerColor did on the Devil 13.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Intel Core i7-6700K "Skylake" CPU Review
     Sat, Aug 08 2015 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whereas Broadwell was a 'tick' in Intel's "tick-tock" release cycle, Skylake is a 'tock', which means the same manufacturing process along architecture improvements. Chief among the changes is a new LGA1151 socket, which will require a new motherboard that supports an Intel 100 Series chipset, as well as support for DDR4 memory. On hand today we have the Core i7-6700K, a quad-core processor operating at a base clock of 4.0GHz.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

FSL AL13 Aluminum Earphones Review
     Mon, Aug 03 2015 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There’s an old saying: ‘You get what you pay for’ that usually means that if something is cheap or inexpensive it isn’t that good, but sometimes you can be surprised. Today for review I’ve got a set of earbuds or headphones from a company called FSL or Future Sound Labs that cost less than $15 and I was very pleasantly surprised by just how good they sound and how well they are made. I’ll be honest, for the price, I wasn’t expecting much at all, but these are very good, they sound great and they’re well worth the price and then some. Read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOGOG

Razer Leviathan Review
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Razer Leviathan comes in at quite a competitive position in consideration of other options, though is one of the few to specifically target gamers. Featuring a 3.5mm jack and optical inputs you can get sound from your TV, PC and games console in one hit while it also features Bluetooth and aptX for high quality wireless playback from a mobile device and for convenience you can even connect via NFC.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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