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Arctic Cooling F12 Case Fans
     Sun, Aug 21 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These fans appeal to me in a more acceptable way than for example lime green/white Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler fan does. Perhaps after Jing there could be no surprises for me in terms of fan design.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

ARCTIC P281 Dj Headphones and P311 Bluetooth Headset
     Sat, Aug 20 2011 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First is the ARCTIC SOUND P281 headphone, a full-sized DJ headphone so we'll listen to the various music to check how it sounds.
  FULL STORY @ HEADPHONES

Thermaltake Spin Headset
     Wed, Aug 17 2011 | 3:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Spin currently is the only headset in the Tt eSport line with 50mm Neodymium drivers and comes in three colors: shining white, diamond black, and royal red. All three headsets come at a rather affordable price of $64.99 on Newegg.com, with the red one costing as low as $60.99. The cushioning around the drivers is made from velvet, as was previously observed in Shock One, and is designed to provide comfortable experience even after hours of gameplay. While our expectations of the headset are rather high, let's take a closer look in order to see if this headset is truly worth the price.
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Video Review ? Cooler Master CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Channel Gaming Headset
     Sun, Aug 14 2011 | 9:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out Cooler Master`s first gaming headset ... *Video Review ? Cooler Master CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Channel Gaming Headset* The CM Storm Sirus is Cooler Master?s first foray into the gaming audio market. And while the market is fairly crowded, offering many options for gamers, this headset seems to find its way with a specific gaming focus. As we found out in our video review above, this headset is definitely tuned to do well at games. From the audio, to the design of the headset, I definitely felt like I was in command when wearing this attractive looking head gear. But along the way, we found out a few more things about them. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

ASUS Xonar DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card Review
     Sat, Aug 13 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS Xonar DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card poses to be an alternative solution to the shoddy onboard sound. The Xonar DG pushes out superior sound that can benefit anyone, especially gamers. Running the show is a C-Media CMI8786 High-Definition Sound Processor. This chip features support for 96K/16bit playback, 48K/16bit recording. The integrated S/PDIF transmitter supports 44.1k/48k/96KHz sample-rate and 16bits resolution. Supports the latest Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES 6.1/7.1CH DVD soundtrack playback. There is Full-duplex 8CH DAC/2CH ADC. ASUS provides a built-in Headphone AMP and GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

SteelSeries Gaming Headsets Overview Dec 2011 @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 2:30P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SteelSeries Gaming Headsets Overview Dec 2011 @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we will take a look at some of the new designs available for our favourite SteelSeries headsets, the 10/10 awarded 7H and Siberia V2 and with detailed images and key points before moving on to our user experience."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Shure SRH550DJ Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 11:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Intended for disc jockeys and home studio engineers, Shure`s SRH550DJ is an affordable entry-level headphone pair. At $125, the SRH550DJ is less expensive than some more-hyped DJ-oriented models, like the Beats Pro by Dr. Dre From Monster. The SRH550DJ is quite similar to Shure`s less expensive headphone pair with the primary difference being earcups that easily twist away from the ear, and a slightly deeper bass response.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 11:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 11:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 11:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer On Ubuntu Linux
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 11:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 8:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those Linux gamers and other desktop users currently looking for a new mid-range (sub-$150 USD) graphics card, up for review today is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GF116 Fermi graphics processor for the GTX 550 Ti has 192 CUDA cores, 900MHz core clock, 24 ROPs, 32 texture units, a 192-bit memory bus, and this EVGA-branded graphics card is paired with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 8:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those Linux gamers and other desktop users currently looking for a new mid-range (sub-$150 USD) graphics card, up for review today is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GF116 Fermi graphics processor for the GTX 550 Ti has 192 CUDA cores, 900MHz core clock, 24 ROPs, 32 texture units, a 192-bit memory bus, and this EVGA-branded graphics card is paired with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 8:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those Linux gamers and other desktop users currently looking for a new mid-range (sub-$150 USD) graphics card, up for review today is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GF116 Fermi graphics processor for the GTX 550 Ti has 192 CUDA cores, 900MHz core clock, 24 ROPs, 32 texture units, a 192-bit memory bus, and this EVGA-branded graphics card is paired with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 8:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those Linux gamers and other desktop users currently looking for a new mid-range (sub-$150 USD) graphics card, up for review today is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GF116 Fermi graphics processor for the GTX 550 Ti has 192 CUDA cores, 900MHz core clock, 24 ROPs, 32 texture units, a 192-bit memory bus, and this EVGA-branded graphics card is paired with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Aug 11 2011 | 8:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those Linux gamers and other desktop users currently looking for a new mid-range (sub-$150 USD) graphics card, up for review today is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The GF116 Fermi graphics processor for the GTX 550 Ti has 192 CUDA cores, 900MHz core clock, 24 ROPs, 32 texture units, a 192-bit memory bus, and this EVGA-branded graphics card is paired with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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