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CM Storm Sirus-C Gaming Headset
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm's newest do-it-all headset is put to the test. The Sirus-C is compatible with all major console systems and features its own in-line USB sound card. The design is like previous Sirus headsets on the outside, but it now uses a dual-driver setup on the inside.

Sentey Arches Black GS-4730 Headset Review
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 2:16P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The first audio product from Sentey we looked at blew us away as a cheap underdog, but can the Arches live up to the hype?"

Cooler Master chat about Silencio case updates
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 1:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Cooler Master first got the idea to use noise-reduction material inside a chassis, more than 7 years ago, it unfortunately went with the name Sileo. Changing the brand to Silencio was a smart move and now, in 2015, we have a new range of quiet chassis under the KitGuru studio lights with Chris Gough from Cooler Master to explain the latest features.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 USB DAC
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Have you ever had the experience where you thought you purchased a great set of headphones, only to be sorely disappointed when you plugged them into your smartphone for your morning jog? You might think that the headphones are to blame here, but that may not necessarily be the case. They just might need a little boost from a device like the Creative Sound Blaster E3, a Bluetooth-enabled headphone amplifier and USB DAC that unlocks the true audio potential of your chosen headset."

Kingston Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Apr 05 2015 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is one of the biggest names in the PC industry, they’ve got a rock-solid reputation for creating some of the best and most popular storage devices on the market, such as their HyperX range of DDR memory and SSDs. They took the gaming world by storm with the release of their incredible Cloud gaming headset and while we suspected they couldn’t possibly make the original Cloud even better, Kingston seems to think otherwise. “HyperX® Cloud II features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience, so you can hear what you’ve been missing. Open up a world of detail other gamers will never know – the rustle of a camper’s boot, the scuttle in a distant vent. Its independent audio and microphone volume control lets you adjust not only sound volume but also mic volume and easily toggle Surround Sound 7.1 or the mic sound on and off. This next-generation headset generates virtual 7.1 surround sound with distance and depth to enhance your gaming, movie or music experience. Pinpoint your opponents’ location in the game and strike before he sees you coming.” The Cloud II is the latest incarnation of their Cloud series pro gaming headsets. It promises improved performance and a very competitive price tag. It offers support for PC, Mac and PlayStation 4, with added bonus features such as virtual 7.1 surround. It certainly ticks a lot of boxes, so let’s stop beating around the bush and take a close look at what it has to offer.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs GTX 980 vs GTX 980 SLI in 4K Surround
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 11:45A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We throw a bunch of GeForce GTX 900 series cards at 4K Surround, with a huge 6480x3840 resolution."

TDK WR780 Smartphone Wireless Headphones Review
     Thu, Mar 19 2015 | 8:47P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people i know only use wireless headsets and headphones while away from their homes and offices since obviously that does give them a higher degree of freedom compared to wired models (the lack of cables also does look better right?). Personally i use wireless headsets and headphones all the time whether I’m away or at home or the office although i do admit i prefer wired connectivity when I’m playing games, watching movies or listening to music while in bed. While on the road however it's not like one has much of a choice since cables do tend to be annoying so using wireless headsets has become a way of life for me many years now. Today we'll be taking a thorough look at one of the latest Bluetooth wireless headphones to hit the market the WR780 by TDK.

Kingston HyperX Fury Pro 360x300mm
     Wed, Mar 18 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has been branching out with a few select high quality products like the The HyperX Cloud II headset we reviewed this last month. During our normal back and forth with Kingston they mentioned they has a new HyperX Fury Pro Mouse Pad and since we are all about gaming we told them to send one over. We can’t tell you how glad we are we had them send it, coming in 4 different sizes from small to ginormous there’s a size sure to fit your desk and needs.

Zeblaze ishot1 Waterproof WiFi HD Action Camera
     Tue, Mar 17 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The action camera market is fierce competition. In North America, there's only a handful of legitimate options to choose from. Not everyone can afford a top of the line $500 action camera and not everyone wants a stripped down budget model either. Zeblaze thinks it has the answer with its feature packed ishot1 waterproof WiFi HD action camera. It comes with high end features for a low end price such as a 170° wide angle lens, 1.5" LCD screen, WiFi connectivity, 2.4GHz wrist watch, integrated dual LED lights, and is waterproof without need for an extra housing. Sounds too good to be true? Read ModSynergy's review to find out."

Sub-$100 Gaming Headset Roundup
     Sun, Mar 15 2015 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have long relied on desktop speakers when playing games. Now that I am a father, however, those speakers are too loud for me to enjoy the combined 500 Watts RMS of 5.1 audio. Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. In the process of settling on a new headset, I've acquired six sub-$100 gaming-oriented models from separate hardware manufacturers to compare in a roundup.

Turtle Beach Recon 320 PC & Mobile Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Turtle Beach are one of the hottest and biggest gaming brands around, time and time again they’ve delivered great quality headsets for a range of budgets and a wide range of formats. Their new Ear Force Recon 320 is a mid-budget headset, so it’s not completely over the top with features, but it does still promise high-end performance and build quality; not that I would expect anything else from a well-known brand such as this. The Recon 320 may not be the most expensive headset that Turtle Beach produce, but it still packs plenty of features. It supports the latest Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound virtual processing, a pair of powerful 50mm drivers, customisable backplates, an in-line controller, detachable microphone boom and more, so I’m really looking forward to putting it through its paces to see what it can do!

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Gaming Headset Review
     Wed, Mar 11 2015 | 12:46P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If things go as they should and all game publishers manage to roll-out their latest PC titles as planned 2015 may just turn out to be a great year for gamers around the world. The list of PC games scheduled for release in 2015 is very long but some of them really stand out like Grand Theft Auto 5, The Witcher 3, Batman Arkham Knight, Battlefield Hardline, Call Of Duty 12, EVE Valkyrie, Mad Max, World of Warships, Star Wars Battlefront, Entropy, Just Cause 3, Dreadnought, Galactic Civilizations 3, HomeWorld Remastered and Carmageddon: Reincarnation because let?s face it, gamers have been waiting for them for quite some time now (HomeWorld Remastered, Carmageddon Reincarnation and Grand Theft Auto 5 especially for many years now). Unfortunately whereas titles like EVE Valkyrie require players to spend a nice amount of money on VR headsets like the Occulus Rift just to be able to play (unless this changes until launch that is - we hope it does) the rest require the usual gaming peripherals for the best possible experience. Headsets are particularly important when playing games and the latest Siberia Elite Prism virtual surround sound headset by SteelSeries should be all you`ve ever wanted and then some."

Sound Blaster E5 @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 12:46P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A while back I had the chance to check out the E1 from Sound Blaster. This was a small portable headphone amp that also doubled as a portable USB sound card. You could hook it up to our phone or portable gaming devices to increase the audio quality or if you wanted you could plug into your laptop or PC. Well Sound Blaster has been busy, after the introduction of the E1 they went on to introduce a Bluetooth version (the E3) and also the E5. Whats the E5? Well the E5 takes the same idea but rather than a sound card you get a full DAC (Digital Audio Converter). You get the same features of the E1 and the E3 but they really stepped things up even more on the audio quality side of things. Of course we cant take their word for it, lets dig in and see what the E5 is all about."

Astro A40 + Mixamp M80 Xbox One Headset Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I’m very excited about today’s review, as we’ve got another product in from the incredible brand that is Astro. My excitement comes from the fact that every product I’ve tested from the Astro range has quickly stood out as some of the best products in their respective categories and I’m hoping for a repeat performance from their latest product, the Astro A40 (Gen2) + Mixamp M80 for Xbox One. The Astro product range is designed with eSports in mind, but also tailored towards the enthusiast gamer in general. As such, the Astro product ranges do command a premium price tag. The setup I’ll be testing today will set you back £170, similar in price to premium headsets from Turtle Beach, Tritton, Razer and more. Of course, paying a lot for a headset brings a lot higher expectations; at this price range you’ll want premium build quality, performance and a few bonus features in return for your investment.

Turtle Beach Earforce Z60 DTS Headphone X Review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Turtle Beach are one of the leading names in the gaming audio market. They’ve got one of the most recognisable brand names in gaming and they’ve built themselves a great reputation for providing gamers with a wide range of headsets that cover virtually all budgets and formats. The headset I have at my disposal today is targeted at the mid-market, with a very reasonable price tag of around £79.99. This isn’t so expensive that it’s into the premium grade, but still more than enough money that you’re going to be expecting a great range of features and solid performance.

Audio-Technica Sonic Sport ATH-Sport1 review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The fitness and technology worlds have collided in a big way in the past couple of years. Along with the growth of wearables tracking steps, heartbeats and other information, there has also been a big interest in sports related accessories such as headphones. Audio-Technica is a company that makes a lot of these sorts of products and today I am looking at the Sonic Sport ATH-Sport 1 line of earbuds, specifically, the blue and black ones.

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