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Arctic P324 BT Bluetooth Headphones Review
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:24P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Arctic is widely known for its CPU coolers and PC case fans but the company has had its own line of headphones for quite some time. Today we will be taking a look at Arctic’s new P324 BT headphones, offering 20 hours of wireless playback over bluetooth in a sporty design.

LUXA2 Lavi L Bluetooth Headphones
     Sat, May 23 2015 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"LUXA2’s Lavi headphone series is made up of the Lavi S, Lavi D, and Lavi L. We have already taken a look at the high-end Lavi D and the mid-range Lavi D, and now it is time to take a look at the entry level Lavi L. LUXA2’s tagline for this headset is “Wireless Music on the Go” and you can tell by the design that is what it is made for. Being the smallest headset in the Lavi series the Lavi L has a lay-flat and folding design that makes them easy to travel with, powerful 40mm drivers, controls on the earcups and more. Read on as we take a look…"

Etekcity RoverBeats T3 Wireless Mobile Speaker Review
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 9:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"Both the T12 and T16 from Etekcity performed well with their sound quality outperforming the rest. In comes the T3 and it's a little different yet again."

ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Review
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 8:50P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT sent us its premium-priced Kave XTD 5.1 headset that is completely packed to the brim with features, but is it worth the cost? Read on."

ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse
     Wed, May 13 2015 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When you think of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line you typically think of their motherboards and graphics cards right? Well the Republic of Gamers line is made up of much more than that and today we are going to be checking out their ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse. The Gladius features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, 2000 Hz USB polling rate support, exclusive switch socket design for customizable click resistance, separately designed left and right mouse buttons, grips on each side of the mouse and ROG lighting. The mouse is designed for use in your right hand and is made for all grip types including palm, claw, and fingertip. Is this your next gaming mouse? Read on as we find out!"

JDS Labs O2+ODAC Headphone Amplifier And DAC Combo Review
     Mon, May 11 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the years although I’ve had both the pleasure and privilege of testing a very large number of earphones and headphones by numerous manufacturers in the market i never did ask for more since i always found that the volume levels offered by most models were more than just sufficient for my taste. However we always seek to expand our reviews so when some of you asked us if we could start doing headphone amplifier reviews i really found it interesting and so without delay we all started looking for the best solutions currently in the market. As usual i won't lie to you, there are numerous interesting models by many manufacturers currently available that can boost volume levels but one topped our search both in terms of quality and features, the O2+ODAC Combo by JDS Labs. Now JDS Labs doesn't make just one of these tiny devices so you can choose between 3 different models (black, silver and custom) the third of which you can partially customize according to your liking (and we did).

Astro Gaming A40 Headset with MixAmp Pro Review
     Sun, May 10 2015 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Often referred to as the king of the console offerings, how does Astro's high-end A40 compare with the best that the PC market has to offer?"

Etekcity RoverBeats T12 Wireless Bluetooth
     Fri, May 08 2015 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you after an affordable yet bass pumping Bluetooth portable speaker that packs a real punch? Take a look at Etekcity's RoverBeats T12."

HIS MusiX Air Wireless Bluetooth IPX7 Water Resistant Speaker Review
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS's nifty little MusiX Air speaker provides you with a great waterproof speaker option when on the go or at home, but how does the sound match up?"

Element Gaming Neon 250 Review
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our second outing with Element Gaming, we take a look at another wallet friendly headset with a slight difference. Other than the slight aesthetic change compared to the Neon 300, we get the same 50mm drivers that provide v7.1 surround via USB. So what's different? In short, a retractable microphone and a vibration feature. But is there more to the changes than what meets the eye?

Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset Review
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you drive your car a lot and you need to answer calls then you have two "legal" choices as we speak so you can either use a car speakerphone or a hands-free earset/headset. Car speakerphones however are not all equal so on one hand you have the cost-effective portable models which you can move around with you and offer good bidirectional audio and the more advanced and expensive speakerphone kits which require to be hardwired to your cars stereo system. Both are valid solutions but aside the fact that both have different target groups they have but one common drawback, you can't use them at all times. This is where hands-free earsets/headsets take the lead since you can use them at all times and are much easier/faster to configure and use than their larger counterparts. Now it's been a while since i last came across a hands-free Bluetooth wireless earset worth of my time but Plantronics never lets me down so roughly two years after they released the excellent Voyager Legend model we have with us the brand new Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset.

Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Home Audio Headphones
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the Sennheiser RS 175 Home Audio Wireless Headphones. These are designed to hook up to your TV and fill your ears (and yours alone) with the sweet sound of whatever-you-want while they block out all the annoying distractions around you. They promise great audio quality and combine that with great battery life and tremendous range. Take a look at our review for all the details.

Asus Echelon Forest Gaming Headset Review
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus tends to be very well known for its PC hardware but the company also makes a wide range of very good gaming peripherals as well. Today we are going to take a look at the latest headset from the Echleon line of camo themed peripherals, featuring multi-platform compatibility, 50mm drivers and a retractable microphone at a fairly affordable price.

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, May 01 2015 | 10:16A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and performance, the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog gaming headsets are true 5.1. The Kave provide true surround sound with 8 speakers (4 on each side) and the remote control Dual mode-remote where you can check all volumes. Let`s find out together in this new review."

ID-Cooling Builds Mini-ITX CPU Cooler With Vapor Chamber
     Thu, Apr 30 2015 | 12:21A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The vapor chamber at the bottom of the cooler is welded to a handful of aluminum fins, and that's it. On top of those rests a slim 92 mm fan, and the entire construction is about 4 cm thick. Despite that, thanks to the vapor chamber, ID-Cooling stated that the unit is capable of dissipating heat coming from CPUs with TDP's of up to 130 W. For something this small, that's a tremendous amount of cooling power.

Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming
     Sat, Apr 25 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "When you think of a gaming keyboard do the ultra high-end expensive keyboards come to mind? Many people think that gaming keyboards are simply too expensive and not worth it. Well what if I was to tell you we are reviewing a gaming keyboard today that has a MSRP of only $29.99! Tt eSPORTS has sent us over their Challenger Prime gaming keyboard that features a membrane design, full illumination, six dedicated macro keys and much more. Let’s get to gaming on the Challenger Prime and see what it can do!"

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