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ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Review
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the successor, the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital, rebuilt from the ground up to make improvements upon the original. Amongst various changes such as using USB and a semi discrete audio processor, a concern many hold over 'real' surround headsets is the weight, after all, you have to fit in three times the amount of audio drivers.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Fanny Wang WangBuds Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up until recently, sound quality in the main-stream mobile market was more of an afterthought than a design feature. But with the introduction of higher-end audio to the masses (Dre Beats, Monster, etc.), people have begun to realize how a good pair of headphones can really enhance their music.Today we are taking a look at a pair of earbuds from Fanny Wang called the WangBuds. Jokes about the name aside, these earbuds look like serious business with a unique design which promises to deliver amazing sound as well as comfort. Read on to see how these earbuds perform."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

CMStorm Ceres 500 Gaming Headset
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quality sound and a comfortable fit aren’t exclusive to just PC gaming but for the most part finding the same experience in a console headset can be difficult and expensive. For most, owning a set of quality headsets for both your console and your PC simply isn’t cost effective. Today we take a look at the Ceres 500 from Cooler Master that looks to buck the trend and proved a quality experience to both platforms with the ability to switch between them on the fly. Is this performance too good to be true? We will find out.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Ozone Onda Pro Headset
     Fri, Feb 21 2014 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
for another gaming headset review, we are today going to take a look at the Onda Pro from Ozone. This headset is even used by Pro gamers so I expect quite a bit from them. They look comfortable since the earcups fully cover your ear. so let´s get on with the review.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Creative T4 2.1 Wireless Speaker System with NFC Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The newly released 2.1 speaker set from Creative features a solid subwoofer which has a SLAM architecture and delivers quite a boom and is accompanied by two smaller but high qualit"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Cooler Master Storm Ceres 500 Gaming Headset Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is this a big improvement over the Ceres 400? We took one in to find out."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently took a look at a gaming mechanical keyboard from an unlikely source, Func. In that review we also made allusions to Func bringing their design focus of innovative functionality without gimmicks to a whole range of gaming peripherals. Today we are here with the final piece of hardware in this new Func collection, the HS-260 Gaming Headset. Will Func continue to impress us with their new line of "Functionality. Perfected." periphreals or will audo prove to be their downfall. Let’s find out as we take an indepth look at the HS-260 Gaming headset.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review - Maxwell Architecture debuts at $150
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 9:15A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX 750 Ti brings the Maxwell architecture to the world for the first time and is an exceptional demonstration of the power efficiency of this new design. Though launching with a mainstream product instead of the standard enthusiast class graphics card, NVIDIA`s attempt to target the high volume market with GM107 is likely as much due to technical reason as it is business or marketing. Using the same 28nm process technology as the previous generation of GPUs isn`t ideal and working on a smaller, higher yield piece of silicon helps make sure they have as little risk as possible."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Microlab H21 Bookshelf Bluetooth Speaker Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Mon, Feb 17 2014 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The unit we look at today is called the Microlab H21 and it comes as an elegantly designed 2.0 configuration bookshelf speaker system. It`s a two-way system that comes with a 3.5 woofer (that handles the low and mid frequencies) and 1 tweeter (that handles the high frequencies). It comes with an internal amplifier that allows the Bluetooth enabled H21 speaker system to output a total continuous RMS power of 36 Watts, the most wattage by any of the Bluetooth speaker systems we`ve looked at up to this point. Read on to know more, see how the Microlab H21 looks, and what it can possibly offer for your audio interest."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

Audio Technica ATH-ANC70 Headphones - BCCHardware
     Mon, Feb 17 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I used these all over the place. No matter what was happening around me, my music didnt take a backseat. The active noise cancelling did just that, cancelling most outside noise. Some sound would make it through, but it was nowhere near anything that would disrupt my experience."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

SteelSeries 9H Gaming Headset
     Sat, Feb 15 2014 | 4:59P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inside 2014 we are going to witness the release of several highly anticipated game titles for both the PC and consoles so this is a very good time for people not only to upgrade their systems in terms of firepower (PC users obviously) but also to swap their old peripherals for new ones in order to get the best possible experience. Gaming keyboards and mice are without doubt very important for both casual and serious gamers but a good gaming headset might just offer a bit more enjoyment in some games. Now as many of you know the market is filled with 5.1/7.1 virtual surround headsets most of which are no better than your average stereo headset however from time to time we have received some very decent solutions that can almost go toe to toe with real surround sound headsets. I`m certain that SteelSeries needs no introductions and since aside the excellent Elite Gaming Headset they also released the 9H Gaming Headset at around the same time we decided to see just how good it is. "
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

SteelSeries 9H Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 4:59P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SteelSeries has been working on sinister things this past year putting out many new and revitalized offerings including the Apex keyboard, the Siberia Elite headset, and the Stratus controller amongst even more products. It could be speculated that SteelSeries ongoing product expansion is being coupled with its increased exposure in competitive gaming. We point to the four gaming organizations with their names and logos printed on the 9H box: Na?vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Tyloo, and Fnatic (the same four organizations featured on the 5Hv3?s box which we previously reviewed.) The company has long invested in marketing through eSports and the scene continues to grow through popular competitive multiplayer PC games such as League of Legends, Counterstrike: Global Offense, and DOTA 2 as well as the popularity of livestream platforms. Having the pros use company products is one way to solve the challenge of demonstrating an expensive product?s value to skeptical buyers. Of course, we?re going to keep an open mind as we review the SteelSeries 9H Gaming Headset."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Thermaltake eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Feb 13 2014 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake, one of the industry leaders in eSports, recently released the Cronos Gaming Headset. The Thermaltake Cronos Gaming Headset is a stereo headset built for comfort for those long gaming sessions.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

BitFenix Flo PC Gaming Headset Review - Offers Great Value at $69
     Wed, Feb 12 2014 | 10:38A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix launches its first gaming headset, the BitFenix Flo, for $69. It represents great value, but there are some improvements that can be made."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Logitech Harmony Ultimate User Review
     Tue, Feb 11 2014 | 5:44P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is nothing more frustrating than buying a tech product that has been reported as being the best and finding out that there are some serious concerns with its operation. As a journalist, it is much the same where we analyze tech gear and, when things just don’t seem right, seek published reports to see if we are doing something wrong. It is very uncomforting when the majority of published reports claim this product to be the best, yet we find serious concerns in its operation. Such is the case with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate that we are providing a user review on today.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

OZONE Rage 7HX 7.1 Surround Headset
     Tue, Feb 11 2014 | 12:28P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday i found the time to attend a small LAN event (local) where i live but as soon as i arrived (was a bit late since i had to wrap up some test results) to my surprise some of the gamers participating in the event used entry level headsets the kind of which i wouldn`t even use to answer a call even less play games with. Now i know that not everyone can afford a good gaming headset but out of curiosity i sat down with some of those players to see why they chose that solution. Well it seems that for some strange reason they all thought that in order to get a decent gaming headset they`d have to spend over USD100/100Euros (an idea which none of them liked) and although that`s accurate for real surround sound gaming headsets a good virtual surround sound gaming headset will set you back a lot less and since for the past week we`ve been testing the Rage 7HX 7.1 Surround Headset i just happened to have it inside my backpack."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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