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Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 Wireless Gaming Headset
     Mon, Nov 02 2015 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Turtle Beach is famous for making gaming headsets. We took in their latest model, the Ear Force Stealth 450, to find out how much will a $130 wireless unit deliver in our in-depth audio analysis.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

HiFiMAN HE-400S Planar Magnetic Headphones
     Sat, Oct 31 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HiFiMAN's latest value-oriented headphone is dubbed the HE-400S. Like other headphones in the 400-range, it features a planar magnetic driver and HiFiMAN's newest headband solution. The driver has been tweaked to a point where just about any source out there will power these just fine!
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Sound Blaster E5 @ Bjorn3d.com
     Sat, Oct 31 2015 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am sure when most users hear the name Creative Sound Blaster, they think it synonymous with computer audio perfection, because many of the top gaming boards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today we will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. In addition to being a USB DAC Amplifier, it features Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to wirelessly connect with your mobile devices. So can the Sound Blaster E5 live up to Creative Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio excellence? Read on as we test the E5 and find out!
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

ASUS Strix RAID Pro 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you take audio seriously then the onboard processing on many motherboards simply wont deliver an immersive enough experience. Today we look at the mid range solution in the new range from ASUS – dubbed the Strix RAID Pro. This card has full support for 7.1 surround sound. Asus have adopted an ‘audiophile grade DAC’ and a 600 ohm headphone amplifier to enhance audio reproduction through your favourite cans.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair Void 3.5mm Stereo Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair VOID gaming headset range is here at last and while we’ve already taken a look at the flagship headset in this range, the Corsair Void Dolby 7.1 Wireless, today we’re taking a look at the other end of the spectrum, the Void Stereo 3.5mm. The Wireless absolutely blew me away, it’s by far one of the best headsets we’ve ever tested and the price was a real surprise, coming in at under £100. The wired stereo model is a fair bit cheaper though, coming in at around £60 from most major retailers, so it’s certainly going to appeal to a wider audience and the 3.5mm connector means it’s also going to be universally compatible with a huge range of audio devices, including mobile.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Turtle Beach is famous for making gaming headsets. We took in their latest model, the Ear Force Stealth 450, to find out how much will a $130 wireless unit deliver in our in-depth audio analysis.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Ozone BLAST 4HX Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BLAST 4HX is equipped with premium 44mm drivers, soft leather earcups that automatically adjust to the contours of your head, Red LED lighting, and a metallic headband for durability. The design is made to be lightweight and foldable for transport and storage.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 
Should You Buy a Sound Card?
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 1:32P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's no clear-cut metric to use as a guideline if you're shopping for a sound card. Lengthy audiophile reviews are available, but they generally don't offer a quantifiable takeaway if you have a limited point of reference and don't know much about the subject to begin with. I fall into that category.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

TDK TREK Flex A28 Wireless Speaker Review
     Thu, Oct 22 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable speakers have been amongst my favorite mobile gadgets ever since i started using them roughly 5-6 years ago when i went to a place where there was hardly any electricity available (the generator just wasn't that good i guess). It didn't take long for me however to realize that wireless portable speakers could even replace full sized ones in some places (areas where you will never throw a serious party for example) so as i type these lines i use a grand total of 6 such devices. One of those i use whenever I’m away, three are permanently located in my place up in the mountains and 2 more located in both my house and the lab. Choosing however the proper wireless portable speaker is certainly not easy not only due to the very large number of manufacturers out in the market today but also due to the plethora of features and specifications offered by such devices. TDK just launched the latest addition in their TREK Flex line of portable speakers called the A28 and we've spend a good part of the last month using it to see if it's worth spending your hard earned money for.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

AKG K845 BT Closed-Back Over Ear Bluetooth Headset Review
     Tue, Oct 20 2015 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I still recall a time when I’d go out with my Sony Walkman attached to my belt so i could listen to my favorite songs until i reached my destination (which back then was usually school). In time that Sony Walkman was replaced with a Philips waterproof Discman and i still remember the difference in audio quality since it was my pride and joy back then (was quite expensive too). In the end however i spend more time than with the above players while going back and forth from work with a Sony minidisc since it was smaller, easier to use (could record pretty much everything on-the-fly), had longer battery life and needless to say because its audio quality was excellent. One thing i never liked however is that although one had to pay quite a bit (especially for the mini disc model) to get the above players when released none was bundled with a descent set of earphones. There were several over ear headphone sets in the market but aside being extremely bulky (at least the good ones) they came with long, thick and heavy cables. Bluetooth changed that and although it did take a while and several improvements for it to compete with wired connectivity over the last 3-4 years we have seen several wireless headphones aimed at audiophiles. AKG is amongst the very few manufacturers in the market respected by both professionals and audiophiles alike (thus no introduction on our part is necessary) and today with us we have their top of the line K845 BT closed-back over ear Bluetooth headset.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

upcoming SD / microSD product reviews
     Sat, Oct 17 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One big photographer note on these speeds. Most cameras and other portable recording devices do not operate in UHS modes in the interest of power conservation, and many of them limit themselves to SDR25 or SDR50 for that same reason. This means cameras can empty their buffers only as fast as the maximum physical bus speed of the SD interface present in that camera. Most modern SD cards are capable of sustaining those maximums. This means that SD cards with crazy high optimal speed ratings may see no difference in continuous shooting on their expensive camera. Those faster cards will only see the added speed when unloading the card to a PC, or when using that SD card as a secondary storage device. Keep in mind the reader must be capable of those higher bus speeds."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASUS Strix 7.1 Headset Review @HiTech Legion
     Sat, Oct 17 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sometimes you really need to ask yourself “what’s in a name?”. Seeing a name like Sennheiser, Beyer Dynamics or Grado will immediately equate with audio excellence…..but not always so much for the gamer. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2
     Fri, Oct 16 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 sounds as good as any $200 portable speaker we have tested before and with a feature list that just seems to go on and on, it is incredible value. The best part being while we feel the Roar 2 is great value at the $230 MSRP, it can actually be had for just $170 online. I know... what are you doing still reading? Go buy one!
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Corsair VOID RGB Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
     Wed, Oct 14 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair VOID RGB Wireless 7.1 is one of five different headsets in the VOID lineup. Wired analog and USB models are also available, but the analog model does not support the Corsair CUE software due to a lack of compatible interface. Also available is the VOID Wireless SE Yellowjacket Edition that features a yellow colored frame and black accents, with all of the other pertinent features exactly the same as the standard VOID RGB Wireless 7.1. The Corsair VOID RGB Wireless 7.1 that we are looking at today is currently available for $129.99....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Mionix Nash 20 Gaming Headset Review
     Tue, Oct 13 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I get to take a look at the latest headset from premium gaming peripheral manufacturer Mionix, the Nash 20. Mionix aren’t the biggest name in the industry for peripherals, but their reputation is incredible, anyone I know who has tried their products has been immediately converted to a fan of the brand, and that’s simply due to their attention to quality and performance, creating products suitable for the enthusiast PC user, without charging the kind of money often associated with that level of quality. Unfortunately for Mionix, their reputation is a tough one to live up to, with each new product I see from this brand I expect the same unwavering attention to detail, so I’m hoping to see something pretty special from the Nash 20 today. The Nash 20 is priced at a little over £100, so it’s obviously a premium price product, and at this price range you’re obviously going to want to see a good return on your investment in terms of build quality, features and of course performance. As you can see from the quote below, Mionix takes their products pretty seriously so it will be interesting to see if it lives up to both their own standards and mine.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB 7.1 Surround
     Fri, Oct 09 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech requires little introduction and many of our readers should recognize their respectable presence in the gaming headset market which goes as far back to 2005 with the Precision PC Gaming Headset. What we're looking at today is one in a pair of new flagship Logitech gaming headsets which boast RGB lighting on top of years of experience in audio products...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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