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MXL FR-310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Microphone Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 10:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever recorded video in a noisy environment only to find out later that your video looks fine but sounds horrible then you need a shotgun microphone. These microphones help eliminate the noise you dont want and record what you do. MXL makes a dizzying array of microphones suited for all types of purposes. The MXL FR-310 is a budget conscious shotgun microphone for the average consumer and beginning videographer."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

RocksteadyXS Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 3:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable speakers are great for beefing up the sound when you are on the go. Theres a growing number on the market in all shapes and sizes, and at all budget levels. Most of them allow you to connect up to your smartphone, laptop or MP3 player with ease. The RocksteadyXS from Killer Concepts claims to be the best performing portable speaker on the market. Thats a bold claim from a newcomer to the scene, so lets see if it really lives up to it."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ASUS PadFone 2, Second to none
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first PadFone showed a clear direction as to what PadFone 2 could be, and we’ve noticed that some of our wishes have been granted as soon as we’ve opened the box. The PadFone 2 Station, i.e. the tablet part of this symbiosis has become a much more beautiful and elegant device.
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

Logitech UE Mobile Boombox review: temple of boom?
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: For its small size the Mobile Boombox sounds very good, even with the volume maxed out the sound doesn't distort. The volume doesn't go very high, however, and the sound is very directional. Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Boombox sounds better when you hook it up with the 3.5 mm jack instead of Bluetooth.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

HH Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks & Desktops
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2012 has been a banner year for both notebooks and desktops, in terms of design and innovation. It's not every holiday season that you get to swoon over a new Windows operating system and freshly designed hardware to go with it, but those in the market this winter will be treated with Windows 8 and some slick new machines should they choose to go that route. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect notebook or desktop PC this holiday season. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer, and if it means sifting through dozens or even hundreds of machines to find the best ones, then so be it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:24A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Im typing these lines the upcoming Wing Commander/Freelancer/Privateer/Starlancer type Squadron 42/Star Citizen crowd-funded game has now officially breached the $4.500.000 line and is heading towards $5.000.000 at full speed so i really think that congratulations are in order for Chris Roberts, his crew and of course each and every single person out there who supported this game from even before the launch date (and of course everyone after that), whether it is just by spreading the word or by pledging either in the RS page or on KS (my thanks go to all regardless). This review however does not revolve around games or anything related with games since for the past month or so quite a few people have asked for a review of the latest Bluetooth wireless headset by Plantronics to hit the market called the Voyager Legend and of course we obliged."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great headset will change the way you think about sound. It all started when I upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon 7970. As it turns out, this dual-slot graphics card extended just enough to prevent the installation of my aftermarket sound card in the only remaining PCI slot. The Razer Carcharias headset I was using just didn`t sound the same with onboard sound, so it was off to find another solution - so I returned the 7970 and all was good. HA! Like any of us here at Benchmark Reviews would miss out on a perfectly valid chance to upgrade... Truth be told, I still felt like something was missing in my computing experience, so I set out to find another headset that would enhance the audio I enjoy - a worthy compliment to the enhanced visuals afforded by the Radeon 7970. That brings us to the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset - ladies and gentlemen, lend me your ears..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

 
Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 1:29P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are headsets that are nice for listening to music, and then there are headsets specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience. Genius presents the GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 channel corded Headset and takes pro gaming audio to a whole new plateau. The Cavimanus has combined a high quality neodymium 40mm sound driver, with a well calibrated vibration feature that provides incredible explosive bass that sounds like its coming from a sub woofer. With a mid-range retail price point of $64, Benchmark Reviews will analyze the Cavimanus (HS-G700V) for quality, performance, and value."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

CM Storm Sirus Headset
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 11:13A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Sirus Headset arrived Technic3D. Built for gaming enthusiasts and audiophiles alike, the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Headset creates an immersive experience with hi-fidelity soundscapes and intense bass? We will check this and more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Speaker
     Fri, Nov 16 2012 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Soundsystem arrived Technic3D. 2.1 stereo speaker system with 65 Watt output power for connecting your TV, iPod or any other audio source. Perfect and powerful audio reproduction combined with a compact and stylish design? We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

TekRepublic TH and TH Pro Gaming Headsets Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 8:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a competitive advantage in your favorite game, or a way to communicate with your friends online without spending a fortune? The gaming headset market is extremely competitive right now, and there are countless options to pick from. TekRepublic looks to stand out their lightweight, virtual surround 7.1 gaming headsets. Today we will be looking at two offerings from TekRepublic, so lets see how they stack up."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Paddytek Paddy Vibe BT Edition Resonance speaker
     Tue, Nov 13 2012 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With more and more smartphones being used as music players we see more portable speakers on the market. Paddytek, a swedish company, has created a portable speaker that can be ran with both a 3,5mm connector or Bluetooth. Their claim is that it uses resonance to supposedly create a high quality sound,. So lets take a look at what we can expect from this 50$ portable speaker!
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Jabra SOLEMATE The Ultimate Portable Speaker Review
     Sat, Nov 10 2012 | 8:07P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the past 2 years Ive seen many companies release wireless speakers for use with smartphones and tablets by using the typical Bluetooth connection (and rarely via Wi-Fi). However in most occasions these speakers are not to be taken seriously due to the fact they most of them have but a single speaker (monophonic) and their audio levels are not much better than those of your smartphone/tablet. Sure there are quite a few exceptions out there in the market including the very good Audyssey Dock Air (Wi-Fi) and several other high quality ones by JBL and Klipsch but the price range of those is way far from what most people can afford for a portable wireless speaker. Well according to Jabra their latest SOLEMATE wireless portable speaker hits the sweet spot between performance and price and so we`ve been using it for a period of almost 20 days to see whether or not their claims have any base at all."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

RHA MA-350 Noise Isolating Aluminum Earphone
     Sat, Nov 10 2012 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"RHA introduces the MA-350 Aluminum Noise Isolating Earphones which are distinctly aimed at those looking for improved sound quality. The RHA-MA350 Earphones feature aluminum buds that use aerophonic design to naturally deliver enhanced audio to the listener’s ear. Each bud of the RHA MA-350 contains a 10mm mylar driver capable of delivering 16-22,000Hz frequency range. Noise isolation is provided by the soft silicone tips, which are included in S/M/L sizes for extra comfort, and a convenient carrying and storage case is included. The MA-350 features a 1.2m cable with fabric braided sleeving which goes a long way in preventing tangling, and ends with a gold plated 3.5mm stereo connector. Sensitivity of 103dB allows for effective volume on lower powered devices, while 3/10mW power handling allows almost universal usage. The RHA MA-350 Earphones weigh in at only 11g, providing effortless wearing and fantastic portability."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Thinksound MS01 8mm In-Ear Monitor Earphones Review
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know that MP3/4 players, tablets, cellular phones and basically pretty much every portable device that is capable of reproducing media files comes with earphones bundled in the same box (even tape/CD/MD players had one) which are just but basic/low-cost pairs. For good or bad to most people that specific pair will be more than just enough (especially since it comes at almost no cost) but audio enthusiasts and generally people who always want the best they can afford will certainly search the market for something better with the name of one of the well-known manufacturers in the field such as Sennheiser, Sony and others. Honestly that was also the path i used to take up to around 5-6 years ago but after having tested many earphones by quite a few of the lesser known manufacturers i no longer pay much attention on brand names but rather on the product itself. Thinksound is one such manufacturer and ever since i received and tested their TS02+Mic earset roughly two years ago i consider them to be amongst the very few manufacturers that actually hit the sweet spot between audio quality and price without sacrificing build quality, quite the opposite actually. So for the past month we`ve been testing their brand new MS01 8mm in-ear monitor with passive noise isolation to see if it walks on the same successful path as the TS02+Mic."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Onkyo TX-NR818 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver Review @MissingRemote
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 6:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the glue in a well-equipped home theater, the audio video receiver (AVR) is a natural hub where audio and video processing can be consolidated into a single device alongside other functions like over the top (OTT) IP services. Onkyo has embraced this ideal with the 135 watts per channel TX-NR818, which offers decoding support for all of the modern audio codecs, HQV video processing and scaling up to 4K UltraHD. More importantly when it comes to room correction, arguably the most important feature of a modern AVR, the TX-NR818 offers Audysseys flagship MultEQ XT32 an outstanding feat given its $1200 MSRP (~$800 street). With all of the features included, the TX-NR818 seems to be an incredible value, offering unmatched capability per dollar. Moving beyond the spec sheet however, nothing is without compromise lets dig in and discover where Onkyos 2012 mid-range master excels, and where it does not. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

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