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Creative Sound Blaster Z and Zx Sound Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Feb 10 2015 | 3:39P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For some time, we?ve shared our underwhelming experiences with sound cards and headsets with integrated audio processors that featured virtual surround sound. Positional audio is a desirable and much wanted feature gamers want, but obtaining a set of 5.1 or 7.1 speakers may be neither reasonably priced nor practical for some people. Unfortunately for headphone users, it is an unattainable challenge to recreate the sound of six or eight speakers on just two speakers. However, some implementations are better than others and we listened to the few audio recordings on the internet that gave us the opportunity to listen to those implementations we previously were not able to experience. We got our hands on the Creative Sound Blaster Z and Zx Sound Cards and thoroughly explored their capabilities!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASUS STRIX 7.1 headset review
     Tue, Feb 10 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Spacial positioning is very important for gamers. Knowing the exact location of other players can make the difference between winning and losing. Because of this many headset manufacturers add ‘virtual surround sound,’ via their back-end software. This is not good enough for ASUS who went ahead and upgraded its already well received headset to a full, actual surround sound system.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Feb 08 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At CES 2015, Kingston announced an update to the original HyperX Cloud gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. If you are familiar with the HyperX Cloud gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II looks nearly identical. Physically, the difference comes from a difference in color options, and a new mid-line controller. What separates these headsets is the inclusion of virtual 7.1 Surround Sound thanks to a USB sound card on the HyperX Cloud II. Read on to see how they perform!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 7:08P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen. You can go out and buy one for $20 or shell out a few hundred. What Kingston had done with their original HyperX Cloud last year was that they created a quality headset for a value price. Now, they have built upon its success and have released the HyperX Cloud II. It offers plenty of features such as a removable microphone, inline sound card with virtual 7.1 surround sound, and cross platform compatibility for a low price of $99.99!
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

HyperX Cloud 2 Headset
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 7:08P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX Cloud II headset has landed and landed chock full of a quality you can’t expect in a sub $100 Pro-gaming headset. From the powder coated brushed aluminum to the memory foam ear cups you’ll be hard pressed to find one thing on the Cloud II not geared toward quality. With 53mm neodymium rare earth magnets capable of 15Hz on the low side to 25000Hz on the high side these cans scream quality.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
     Wed, Feb 04 2015 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset is much like it’s predecessor in both features and aesthetics. The HyperX Cloud II features 7.1 channel virtual surround, which is accomplished with an advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card. The Cloud II still retains the ability to function with other devices that utilize a 3.5mm plug, including cell phones, tablets, and gaming console controllers. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will investigate how well Kingston delivers this revamp to it’s acclaimed HyperX Cloud headset.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

BitFenix Flo Gaming Headset Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix takes on the APH audio challenge with the Flo. How will it step up in our infamous audio tests?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 
Lexar Workflow DD512 Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's sample offers a huge 512GB of storage courtesy of Micron technology and is an external drive that can be used alone or as part of Lexar's Workflow product line. Connecting up to a USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backwards compatible) means that most modern PCs or laptops can take advantage of this diminutive storage device that promises to offer SSD speeds without a compromise on storage capacity.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Headset Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall I thought the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital headset is a solid performer. The audio quality from the headset is excellent. At just slightly under full volume the headset is LOUD!
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Turtle Beach Stealth 400 Multi-Format Wireless Headset Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s fairly common for gamers to own more than one console, and when you’re ready to play online, the last thing you want to be doing is trying to find the right headset for the right console. The best way to reduce the need for multiple headsets is to purchase a multi-format headset; that’s where the new Turtle Beach Stealth 400 comes into play. The Stealth 400 is compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and mobile device. This means that quickly flicking between consoles should be relatively easy, with the added bonus that you can take the headset on the go with you for use with your mobile device. The Turtle Beach Stealth 400 is a wireless headset, meaning you won’t have to suffer from trailing cables while gaming. Not all devices allow for wireless connectivity, so Turtle Beach have also included a 4-pole 3.5mm cable that will work great for hooking the headset up to your phone, tablet, mp3 player, or portable gaming device such as the PlayStation Vita.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Patriot Blaze 120GB Low-Cost SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 1:12P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes us on a tour of Patriot`s low capacity Blaze SSD, the 120GB model. Is this low-cost SSD one for you to consider or not? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Palit GTX 960 Super JetStream 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 1:12P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit`s GTX 960 Super JetStream is the highest clocked GTX 960 we are reviewing today. It also comes with an overclock on the memory for that little extra speed boost. The card is cooled by a dual fan triple slot cooler which stops the fans in idle and light gaming."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Turtle Beach Z60 7.1 Audio Gaming Headset Review
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 7:28P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For over 35 years Turtle Beach has been a leader in the gaming headset industry, widely recognized as one of the best producers of headsets for console and PC gaming. Their catalog includes a wide range of headsets designed to fit the needs of nearly every consumer from the low cost basic headset to the high end professional gamer headset. Today, we will be taking a look at one of their mid-range PC gaming headsets, the Ear Force Z60 which can be found online for $104.99 with free shipping and a 1 year warranty.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

BITFENIX FLO GAMING HEADSET REVIEW
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:35P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix takes on the APH audio challenge with the Flo. How will it step up in our infamous audio tests?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltakes gaming brand has really set themselves up as a leader in the gaming space. They make some of the best gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and other gaming accessories. With this they have teamed up and collaborated with pro gamers to create some of their products. Aleksey White-Ra Krupnyk is one such pro gamers and we have already seen the Tt eSPORTS Saphira gaming mouse that he helped create. Now it is time for a headset, the Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco. The stereo headset features 50 nm drivers, a long bendable microphone, a comfortable around-the-head design and of course Tt eSPORTS styling. Will this be your next gaming headset? Read on as we find out..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ARCTIC P614 BT Bluetooth Headset Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A wireless headset for about $50 at press time? We put the ARCTIC P614 BT through APH Networks' thorough audio tests.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

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