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Corsair SP2500 2.1 audiophile-quality speaker review
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:25P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
( When a memory company starts getting into the computer speaker business... is that a good sign, or a really BAD sign? What's your take? )

"Trying its hand at something new, Corsair launches a premium speaker set. We find out how good it is."

  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD is the latest sound card from Creative, aimed at both gamers and audiophiles, thanks to the included high quality components. For the first time, Creative offers us the possibility to swap the OPamps, to fine-tune even more the sound quality.
  FULL STORY @ SOUND

Logitech Lapdesk N700 USB Speaker Cooler
     Sun, Jan 16 2011 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With today's fast paced world, mobile and convenient notebooks gradually replacing their immobile and clumsy desktop cousins, the fidelity and immersion of entertainment offered by full sized speakers are often sacrificed for portability. While enjoying your favourite movie in HD while on the couch, it's often difficult to miss the warpdrive-like fan spooling up over the distant and artificial sound produced by the "it will do" speakers. While there are plenty of notebook coolers on the market, as well as portable speakers, Logitech's Lapdesk line attempts to combine the two in a perfect fusion of both convenience and quality. Today, I have the Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700, the alpha dog of the product line, to see how it improves the experience of notebook entertainment. Read on for my full review.
  FULL STORY @ SPEAKER

LTB MG51-USB True 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones Review
     Sat, Jan 15 2011 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The LTB MG51-USB True 5.1 Surround Headphone Set delivers 5.1 Dolby surround in a headset setup. The LTB MG51-USB uses a unique three chamber per earpiece design that allows for full surround sound without the need for a large setup, or even a larger room. With a built in USB 5.1 sound card, the MG51 needs no other connections excepting a single USB. Aside from TV and movies, the LTB MG51-USB is up for the challenge of 5.1 games, and even includes a built in microphone for two way communication."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

CES 2011 – Wicked Audio Brings Forth New 3D and Helix Series
     Mon, Jan 10 2011 | 4:43P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wicked Audio, the folks known for cheap headphones that actually sound good, were at CES 2011 this year. At their booth they showed off two of their new headphones: the 3D Series (shown above) and a new ear bud series known as the Helix series. We recently reviewed their Reverb series and was quite impressed with the performance for the dollar. These two new series of headphones give us just a little more choice for our dollar.
  FULL STORY @ MEGATECHNEWS

ASUS Xonar DG sound card
     Mon, Jan 10 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This little baby packs an integrated headset amplifier, while being small enough to fit in the low-profile form factor. It has four analog outputs as well as one optical output, not counting the front panel header made available on the expansion card directly."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

ASUS Xonar Xense 7.1 Premium Gaming Audio Set
     Wed, Jan 05 2011 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS hasn't been in the PC audio market for all that long but in a short amount of time, they have gained the respect of many hard to please audio aficionados. Their latest creation is the Xense 7.1; an all-in-one solution that incorporates a sound card and a set of specially modified Sennheiser headphones. The goal of the Xense is to provide the perfect soundscape for gamers who want to dabble in all forms of auditory fields but will this make it a jack of all trades but master of none?
  FULL STORY @ PREMIUM

 
Edifier MP250 USB Laptop/Computer Speakers
     Wed, Jan 05 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Take a look at Edifier's portable MP250 USB powered computer/laptop speaker system. This elegant aluminum enclosed system is designed to give your laptop an audio kick you never knew it had. Let's find out if its worth your money.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay
     Wed, Jan 05 2011 | 7:10A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 Review
     Sat, Jan 01 2011 | 8:37A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Wireless Gaming Headset G930 Logitech has once again proved to all of us that they have enough knowledge and determination to take something already perfect and make it even better.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

News: Asus Xonar DG and Xense sound cards
     Mon, Nov 22 2010 | 12:28A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you really need a discrete sound card? Simple question and we`ve taken a look at Asus` new Xonar Xense and DG sound cards to find the answer."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Corsair HS1 USB Circumaural Gaming Headset Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We found the Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset to have an excellent build quality and rather good sound quality for a company that is just getting into audio products for the very first time. The 50mm drivers and the enclosed ear cups offer great mid-range tones and, to our surprise, high-range tones didn't sound half bad either. The biggest shock to us was that the high-range sounded pretty darn good on the HS1 headset and listening to music on them was a great experience on any music where you have crisp vocals. We thought the 50mm drivers would be bass heavy, but..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ASUS Xonar DG PCI Sound Card
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since the very first of the Xonar boards from ASUS, we have been impressed with not only the choice of components used, but also with the overall design of all of the various iterations. This not so elegantly leads us into the very latest of these, known only as the ‘DG’ which is arguably the tamest Xonar to date. Rather than being an out-and-out brute of a thing like many others in the Xonar lineage, the DG goes for a far more stealthy approach to handling things. Using the older PCI port rather than one of the newer options is one of the first things that caught our eye; another is the built in headphone amp which complements the support for surround sound in either analog or digital, as well as comprehensive front panel access via an internal link to the supplied bracket."
  FULL STORY @ XONAR

Samsung F400 Bang & Olufsen Music Phone
     Wed, Apr 30 2008 | 3:49P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now, phones aren’t usually my forte, but when Samsung asked if I wanted to review their new MP3 spouting mini-boom box of a phone, I couldn’t really say no. The real clincher was the Bang & Olufsen speakers embedded in the phone, which appealed to the audiophile in me. Unpacking it from its box, we can see that what the customer demands from a phone manufacturer these days is EVERYTHING. You get much more than just a charger and a little headset; with this phone we get a beefy looking set of headphones with in-line mic, data cable, software and a 1GB MicroSD card to boot."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Gaming Headset Review
     Wed, Apr 30 2008 | 3:49A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Cyber Snipa is emerging on the gaming grade market with quality products for a reasonable price. Today I got to a chance to take a look at the Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. The quality is much higher than I could have ever expected for the cost. Connecting through USB and having an in-line audio control the sound quality of the eight total speakers which includes a decided sub speaker in each ear. These stylish headphones provide premium comfort and cooling with soft foam covered with velour and mesh fabric.”
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Sony MDR-NC500D Noise Cancelling Headphones
     Tue, Apr 29 2008 | 9:49P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not getting a response from a friend who's jacked into a pair of Sony's MDR-NC500D noise cancelling headphones? Read on to find out why.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREZONE

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