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RockDoc Memory 4GB Portable Speakers
     Sat, Aug 03 2013 | 8:30A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After having used and tested a whole bunch of portable speakers over the past few years last month we received the NuForce Cube High Performance Portable Speaker which ended up blowing our minds since thanks to its size/volume/clarity combo it`s probably (we can never be 100% certain with the amount of portable speakers in the market) the best such gadget one can get in the market currently. However the electronics industry is a place filled with surprises (mostly pleasant ones) so just a week ago we started using/testing another pair of portable speakers sized almost the same as the NuForce Cube and also without featuring Bluetooth connectivity. Instead they pack 4GB of internal memory allowing the end user to store and playback a large number of his/hers music collection without having to connect them to a source. We are of course talking about the POWER and BOOM memory 4GB portable speakers by RockDoc."

CmStorm Pitch gaming earphones @ Rbmods
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at some earphones from gaming the manufacturer Cmstorm. They sent us their latest Pitch earphones that at least look very cool, lets find out how well they perform."

Avantree Saturn Bluetooth Music Adapter Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 9:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bluetooth is found everywhere it seems, in speakers, phones, tablets and our computers but there are a lot of things that still dont have Bluetooth. For example, my favorite set of earphones is the Future Sonics Atrio M5s and theyre wired so Im sort of stuck being attached to whatever audio source Im using. There are ways to make them wireless and one of them is what I have for review today, the Avantree Saturn Bluetooth Music Adapter that allows you to use any wired headphones wirelessly. The Saturn though can do more than that, it actually has two modes, one for transmitting and one for receiving. The receiving option is for like my example, I can turn any set of headphones or even speakers into a wireless audio device to stream audio to. The transmitting option allows you to turn any non-Bluetooth device into a Bluetooth one. Ive tested both modes and it certainly exceeded my expectations and worked perfectly in both modes. So read on to learn more abut a very useful little gadget"

CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 4200 System Review
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: Choosing a new computer can be a daunting task and without a little help it may be hard to determine what you really need in a system. Pre-configured systems like what is available at CyberPower PC can help take out some of the guess work

CM Storm Pulse-R Headset Review @ HiTech Legion
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 12:20P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Pulse-R is a stereo gaming headset meant to replace the soon to be EOL CM Storm Sonuz. The CM Storm Pulse-R is equipped with 52mm drivers and 97mm ear pads for excellent performance and comfort. Just like the CM Storm Sonuz, the Pulse-R headset also comes with a detachable omni-directional microphone and in-line remote for volume control and microphone muting. Laser etched aluminum plates on the CM Storm Pulse-R ear pads can easily be removed and customized to sport specific gaming clan colors and patterns. White LEDs on the ear cups, inline remote and microphone are powered via USB. For better portability, the CM Storm Pulse-R`s cables are also detachable while to ensure durability, CM storm braided the 2 meter long cable while each end is outfitted with anti-fraying protection. For further peace of mind, Cooler Master also provides warranty should the Pulse-R start exhibiting issues within two years of purchase./"

Sonivo Induction Easy Speaker Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Aug 01 2013 | 11:55A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sonivo Universal Induction Easy Speaker offers a new way to enjoy listening to your music on your mobile device. It has integrated induction technology to amplify your music all without wires. And for devices without an external loudspeaker, there is a built-in speaker and audio input jack."

Ozone Oxygen Headset
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Ozone Oxygen Headset is a unique product in that they're in-ear. Most other pro gaming headsets are the traditional kind, which are much bulkier. So these are perfect for LAN parties or if you need something compact. Considering their size these offer excellent sound and a quality mic. Also, the overall build quality and design is excellent." ~3dGameMan.com

ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card Review @ HiTech Legion
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Small in size and large on features and sound quality, the ASUS Xonar U3 USB sound card is a take anywhere upgrade for notebook and desktop sound alike. The ASUS Xonar U3 uses the UA100 audio chip for stellar sound quality and mates it with a discreet headphone amp for more lifelike music, improved gaming and incredibly versatile multimedia. The U3 boasts better than 100bB S/N, with full range response from 20Hz-20kHz.mThe Xonar U3 features a USB interface to be used easily with almost any notebook or desktop computer, along with powerful and intuitive software. HiFi class audio will satisfy even the most discerning music listener, while Dolby Theater with virtual surround and GX 2.5 bring games and movies to life. Sound can be tweaked through a ten band graphic EQ, along with environmental effects, or the listener can choose pre-programmed one-click effects. There is even Xear Voice with effects for two way communication programs and karaoke functions. The Xonar U3 uses 3.5mm connections for line and mic, and a TOSLINK adapter is included for digital output./"

Oblanc UFO True 5.1 USB Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 8:27A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Oblanc UFO True 5.1 Gaming headset will give the user high quality sound even if your PC does not have surround sound. We liked the build, quality, and sound production which allow you to pinpoint where the action is while playing a FPS. While playing one of our favorite games, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the 5.1 surround sound gave a more realistic audio perception and sound quality which allowed us to get the jump on a lot of players as they tried to sneak up behind me..."

ASUS U7 USB Sound Card @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:20P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS manufactures many sound cards but only a few great USB solutions. In order to correct that, they launched a wide variety of USB-powered products, and we will now take a close look at the U7, a 7.1 sound card powered via USB only, keeping cable clutter at an absolute minimum."

Custom PC Review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Luckily it seems like Razer is catching onto the fact that there is such a void in the market and have introduced the Razer Hammerhead along with the Hammerhead Pro – the only difference between the two is that the Hammerhead Pro comes with an inline microphone and play/pause/call/stop/etc. button while the Hammerhead standard doesn’t. Today though we’ll be reviewing the Hammerhead Pro..."

SteelSeries FLUX In-Ear Pro Gaming Headset
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can remember whenever i would find the time to attend a large LAN event i would see dozens of people wearing full sized closed type gaming headsets since these solutions obviously offered the best possible noise isolation along with good positioning audio (at least for most models). Personally i also use a closed type gaming headset with my primary test system to avoid intruding in other peoples privacy at night when playing online MMOs line Planetside 2 so this never really came as a surprise to me. However things seem to be changing and so lately many gaming peripherals manufacturers have begun to release in-ear headsets (i prefer the term earsets) featuring drivers with exceptional audio specifications making them ideal for gaming use. SteelSeries hardly needs any introductions and as it was expected they were the first manufacturer to join this new trend so follow us as we take their latest FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset and put it through rigorous testing with all the latest gaming titles, movies and of course our favorite new and old tunes."

CM Pulse-R Headset Review
     Mon, Jul 22 2013 | 11:23A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I love that I can unplug the cable when I`m on the go rather than wind it tightly around the cups. I`ve destroyed a few pairs wrapping them up that way, so now it`s just tossed in the bag on its own. This headset will be great when I travel for work again, and the padding really keeps the external noise low. My husband was talking to me and I completely missed the entire conversation with just a little music going in the background. I can`t wait to block out the screaming babies and snoring old men."

NuForce Cube High Performance Portable Speaker
     Mon, Jul 22 2013 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inside June we received over a dozen of emails by some readers asking about which portable speaker we think it would be best for them to purchase in order to accompany them in their summer vacations. Now of course some of you asked about portable speakers with superior audio quality and plenty of volume while others chose to ask for something really small in both size and weight with good battery life. As you all know the answer is not a simple one and normally large portable speakers produce better and more powerful audio compared to smaller ones while at the same time they also feature larger rechargeable battery packs. If however there`s one thing Ive learned over the years using and testing countless electronics is that there are always exceptions (never say never basically) and the Cube high performance portable speaker by NuForce seems to have what it takes to be part of that small club."

Icy Box Big City Vibes IB-HPH2 Headphones @ Rbmods
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 11:55A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at headphoens from Icy Box, who weve previously recieved review products from before. They have named the headphones Big City Vibe or IB-HPH2 if you prefer that. According to earlier reviews and user experience they should have good sound and a balanced bass so I have high hopes for these headphones that you can pick up for fairly inexpensive on the market."

Logitech H650e and H820e Enterprise Headsets Review
     Sat, Jul 20 2013 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech has a long history of developing products for consumers, who traditionally have valued style and comfort, perhaps more so than corporate purchasers. Its business components are stylish, too, and are designed to match durability with comfort. To give us a feel for what Logitech can do for business users, the company sent us two of its headsets: We took the USB-powered Logitech H650e ($89.99) and the wireless H820e ($199.99) for a spin and have our thoughts posted here...

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