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Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, May 29 2014 | 11:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As phones, laptops, and other mobile devices continue to get smaller and smaller we have to compromise in some areas. A great example of this is overall sound quality. When was the last time you were shopping for an ultrabook and even considered what sound card was installed in it. I know when I picked up mine I didnt give it any thought. Creative Labs recognized this and today is introducing two new mobile Sound Blaster products called the E1 and the E3. Today I have the chance to take a closer look at the E1 and see what it is all about."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Diamond XS71HDU USB Xtreme Sound 24bit 7.1 Channel Digital
     Wed, May 28 2014 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“As we all know, digital audio has become the de facto standard on most of our audio devices. Unfortunately, there are still select motherboards out there which don’t offer a digital output, so we’re stuck using an analog connection and laptops that only offer an analog audio jack. Diamond Media has a solution. Their USB Xtreme Sound 24bit 7.1 Channel Digital Audio Adapter looks to make digital audio available for everyone. It’s a pocket size device that is capable of receiving an audio signal through 3.5mm stereo jacks or any USB 2.0 or optical input with multiple output ports. It can then convert the audio into a digital signal.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Matrix Audio QUBE² Bluetooth Pocket Speaker Review
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I have another portable Bluetooth speaker, this one is from a company called Matrix Audio and the speaker itself is called the QUBE². When you first get this speaker the first thing you’ll notice is the build quality, it’s basically a solid block of aluminum and it’s heavy for it’s tiny size. Even though the speaker is small at 80mm x 38mm x 38mm or 3.1? x 1.5? x 1.5?, they still managed to fit two speakers inside of it so you get full stereo sound. The QUBE² takes about 2.5 hours to charge but you get eight hours of play time from that so it could easily last you all day or several days depending on your usage. Sound quality is very good and the QUBE² can get very loud, I mean I was truly surprised by just how loud this little thing can get. Read on to learn more…"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Func F-Series 10 XL Mousepad Review
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday I reviewed the Func MS-3² gaming mouse and today I have the companion to it, the Func F-Series 10 XL gaming mousepad. I have a large desk so I like large mousepads and this one comes in at 38×29 cm or 15×11.5 but it’s only 2mm or about .1 inches thick. The F-Series 10 XL is a hard surface pad which is very finely textured giving it very little resistance allowing your mouse of choice to just glide across it almost effortlessly. So read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

Avantree Sacool Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 11:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have the Sacool Bluetooth stereo headset from Avantree and its aimed at active people as it is lightweight and even splash proof so you could take it running outdoors and not worry about the rain. The headset has multimedia controls right on the left earpiece for you for ease of use and the built-in battery should provide up to six hours of usage either listening to music or talking on the phone or a combination of both. The headset sounds great in theory but I wasnt exactly happy with it so read on to learn more.. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Review of JLabAudio JBuds J5M Earphones
     Mon, May 26 2014 | 4:16P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I have the JLabAudio JBuds J5M Earphones which also feature an in-line microphone and multimedia controls. These earphones are budget priced, but they are well made of aluminum and even have a Kevlar reinforced cord. The sound quality isn’t the greatest though, they do have decent bass and treble but they have a slightly muffled sound to them. For the price yes these aren’t a bad set of earphones, but if you have a little more to spend I’d recommend getting something else as they do have some other issues besides the sound quality. Read on to learn more.. "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

Adesso Xtream S2 Bluetooth Speaker Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, May 26 2014 | 8:35A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A $40 Bluetooth speaker that allows you to talk and play tunes? We gave in an in-depth audio analysis to see how it performs in the real world."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
A Futurelooks News Flash - Gaming Headset Shootout SteelSeries Siberia Elite vs Sennheiser G4ME ZERO (Video)
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 8:35A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks does a flagship headset shootout... *Gaming Headset Shootout SteelSeries Siberia Elite vs Sennheiser G4ME ZERO (Video)* When it comes to headsets, we are extremely fortunate to have all the options we have, in all shapes and sizes, to fit all different head types, in all different price points. But when you start rising up in price point, theres less room for forgiveness when it comes to things like comfort, sound quality, and the usefulness of included special features. Thats why we were so anxious to get our hands on two top end headsets from SteelSeries and Sennheiser, just to see, how life is at the top end of the price spectrum, and how these expensive cans compare to one another. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU USB Sound Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 10:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With over a decade of experience in computer audio, Diamond is no stranger to PC sound cards and we come into this review with hopes for a positive impression of the Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU. Since just about every computer has USB ports, a USB sound card, unlike an internal desktop sound card, is useful to laptop owners and all-in-one computer owners or even people who want to share this device across different systems. The XS71HDU is the newest entrant in Diamond?s lineup of Xtreme Sound cards which includes an older USB card also called Xtreme Sound 7.1, but different model name..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

X2 Saturn 5.1 Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 23 2014 | 3:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
X2 has sent us a true 5.1 USB gaming headset to try out and it?s not relying on virtual surround sound to get the job done. Each earcup on the Saturn headset has multiple drivers which outputs different surround channels for better positional audio compared to two channel stereo headphones and headsets. Read on to see how it performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Coolermaster, Speedlink & TteSports Budget Headset Head-to-Head Review
     Thu, May 22 2014 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you’re on the market for a new headset, chances are you’ve got more than one option on your shopping list, you’ll be looking for the best return on investment and you’ll want to find the headset that is best suited to your needs. Today I’ll be departing from our usual headset review format and showing you three headsets, putting them head-to-head and finding the strengths and weaknesses of each. At my disposal I have the TteSports Cronos, the Speedlink Medua NX and the CM Storm by Coolermaster Ceres 300. They’re all quite varied in terms of features, price and style, but they all have one thing in common, they’re all available for under £60.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Microlab T1 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, May 21 2014 | 10:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Moving strength to strength, Microlab have made the time to focus on the mass market of consumer electronic goods with a stylish lightweight headset that is aimed at people on the go, the T1."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Turtle Beach Titanfall Atlas Multi-Format Gaming Headset
     Tue, May 20 2014 | 5:34P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Turtle Beach is one of the biggest gaming brands around, having earned a great reputation for producing a wide range of headset products that cover a wide spectrum of budgets. Whilst I’ve seen and heard a lot of good things from their budget models, the really exciting stuff is obviously at the upper end of the budget scale. The latest addition to their range certainly falls into the premium bracket, with an RRP of £119.99 (and many retailers selling at around £140) they’re obviously not targeted at your average gamer. With the release of Titanfall came a huge wave of associated merchandise and peripherals, the Titanfall Earforce Atlas is the official headset of EA’s new FPS and as such it should be one of the best headsets around to enjoy one of the most popular games on the market right now. Designed to work with the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, the Atlas offers improved value for money as it works on multiple formats, hopefully negating the need to own more than one headset. I also know that since this headset features a 3.5mm jack plug, it’s perfectly compatible with the PlayStation 4 and mobile device, something work keeping in mind if you’re not an Xbox fan. I normally find something here to say about the features and specifications of the products I test, but for some reason Turtle Beach haven’t published technical specifications of their headset. The only thing I did find was this marketing riddled feature list that you can see below. In summary we can say that the headset features multi-format support, powerful drivers, bass boost features (360 and PC only) and microphone monitor.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones
     Tue, May 20 2014 | 5:33P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HiFiMAN's latest high-end headphones are put to the test. The new HE-560s feature improvements across the board both in terms of sound and comfort. Design wise it is a long departure from the older HE-series headphones in the sense that they feature a suspended headband design and wooden cups.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Tego Audio Cera Bluetooth Speaker Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, May 19 2014 | 8:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have the Cera wireless Bluetooth speaker from Tego Audio. This little speaker is orb shaped and it has what Tego calls an expanding sound chamber that provides omnidirectional sound so it doesnt matter where you put it the sound is the same. The Cera features multimedia touch controls right on the top which light up blue when powered on. The Cera surprised me by just how good it sounded, especially since it only has one speaker inside of it, the sound is clear and loud. Read on to learn more"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

JLab Audio JBUDS J6M Earphones Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, May 17 2014 | 2:29P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today up for review is J6M Pink Metal Earbuds and Mic by JLab. This particular model has the dual earbuds plus the mic for phone, video calls and voice search. This model is sold in several different colors such as Black, Silver, Blue, Pink (reviewed below), Black and Yellow, and Black and Pink. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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