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Intel SNA Acceleration Architecture Continues To Mature
     Sun, Sep 11 2011 | 2:27A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A few days back when testing the Linux 3.1 kernel with Intel`s Sandy Bridge hardware and then the Intel RC6 power-savings support, I also ran some updated benchmarks of SNA, the new Intel acceleration architecture available from their graphics driver.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Thermaltake Shock One Headset
     Mon, Sep 05 2011 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake Shock One is made out of the high quality components and loaded with features to provide the consumer with greater level of comfort and compatibility. Due to the surround sound capability the headset is conveniently redesigned to have a USB 2.0 rather than usual 3.5mm audio input and output. The basic layout of the headset has retained the features introduced in Shock headset:comfortable velvet cushions, 10 level size adjustment frame, and portable low noise cancelling microphone attachment. Aside from the basic features however, the user is provided with a more sophisticated control box as well as personal Thermaltake software that allows for not only control of surround sound options but also customization of frequency production through an equalizer, as well as additional sound effects. With all of these features, the Shock One retails as low as USD95.26 on Newegg.com, in comparison to the simpler Shock, which costs only USD45.92. Are these features truly worth such a huge price difference? Let's find out.
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Genius SP-HF2020 Hi-Fi Digital Wooden Speakers
     Sun, Sep 04 2011 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Okay, I’m not going to lie, when Bob asked me to review a set of Genius speakers I was quite skeptical. Let’s just be nice and say Genius doesn’t have the best reputation for producing/selling the best quality speakers. Hell, Genius isn’t that many letters away from ‘generic’ and the fact that Apple employees are also called ‘Genius’s’ (I HATE APPLE) gave these speakers a sour taste before I even saw the box. I did a bit of research on these speakers after seeing the un-boxing video a week or so ago on the ThinkComputers website and I was surpris ingly impressed. The company’s website claims “Genius brings all serious listeners a new set of speakers, SP-HF2020, to experience magnificent sound.” Let’s see how accurate that statement is and if my first impression holds true."
  FULL STORY @ DIGITAL

ASUS GTX580 MATRIX
     Thu, Sep 01 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For us enthusiasts out there that budget this kind of money for hardware, the offer is definitely there. You get a premium, hand-picked GPU, a brand new software suite that is full of potential, Clear CMOS-like functionality, hardware monitoring and modding, the cooling to make it happen, and the glorious silence of the huge cooler when you're not tweaking. Not to mention this thing is built like a rock — there's nothing like a premium part actually feeling, you know, premium."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Asus O!Play HD2 Media Player Review
     Thu, Sep 01 2011 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Asus has packed a lot of functionality into the O!Play HD2 media player. It supports all the popular HD video formats as well as a myriad of audio and photo formats, and the user interface is intuitive enough that anyone in the house can use it. A built-in 3.5" HDD bay allows the buyer to add internal storage, and the USB 3.0 port ensures you won't be waiting all day for file transfers to complete."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma Gaming Headset Review
     Wed, Aug 31 2011 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Creative's THX headsets are widely regarded as some of the best out there, and the Tactic3D Sigma reaffirms that. This offering has everything gamers are looking for in a headset - clear, accurate sound reproduction with THX quality, an adjustable noise-canceling mic, durable construction and a lightweight, comfortable fit. Sound quality is nothing short of amazing over the USB connection, and the option to use standard minijacks with a portable audio player is a nice feature to have."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS

ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card
     Tue, Aug 30 2011 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AKG's K701 boasts one of the widest sound stages available out of any set of cans, and with the use of Dolby's tech that wide sound stage becomes so much more. These same technologies that helped Corsair's HS1 USB headset make movies much more enjoyable by making me feel more involved apply here as well, but the largest difference, mostly thanks to the K701s, is that games are incredible to play. Not only can I immerse myself visually in a game world, I can also immerse myself sonically in it. It's great fun and a huge joy that I haven't experienced in some years since I moved away from Creative's offerings with EAX. Had I been able to test the Xonar U3 in person before purchasing, using my K701s, I would have been very compelled to purchase it based solely on its gaming performance."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
Scythe Kama Bay AMP 2000 Rev. B Amplifier Review
     Fri, Aug 26 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kama Bay AMP 2000 Rev. B Amplifier from Scythe comes with no less than 4 different inputs, two decibel meters that give the product a professional look, dials for modifying Bass/Treble settings and an USB port for charging our devices; the product can be installed in a spare 5.25' bay or outside our computer, all bundle necessary for both types of installations being offered in the box.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Sennheiser PX 200-II
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 3:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser\'s newest portable headphones are dubbed the PX 200-II. Its design closely resembles that of the previous high end ultra portable offering, the PX 200s. The new II-version features a multitude of smaller upgrades.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System
     Wed, Aug 24 2011 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System from Antec comes with one unique feature: 3Dsst™, which is a suite of DSP algorithms that create a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. The subwoofer is rated 100W, and the sattelites 25W; the speaker system packs quite a punch and can be connected easily on optical to our preferred sound sources.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Corsair SP2500 2.1 PC speaker system
     Tue, Aug 23 2011 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year at CES Corsair introduced their SP2500 2.1 PC speaker system to the world. At the press conference, more than one person was a little skeptical after hearing its MSRP of almost $250. After spending a little time with the speakers during our booth tour I could see the potential, but with all of the noise on the floor at CES it can sometimes cover up the bad. Having the opportunity to get one of our own I was excited to see what it is really capable of. Let's jump in.
  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

Thermaltake Sports Black Gaming Mouse
     Mon, Aug 22 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If years of playing MMO's and dungeon crawlers have taught me anything, it's that the world is always a better place when you've got the full set. While I probably won't get a 40% better chance of getting a magic item, having a keyboard and mouse that match looks great. Earlier this week we took a look at the Challenger Pro from Tt's new eSports line, and today I looted the UPS box to find its partner, the Black Gaming Mouse.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Tt eSPORTS Shock One Gaming Headset Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2011 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although some people may have a problem with the choice of color the latest Shock One Gaming Headset by TteSports happens to be one of the best virtual surround headset to ever pass from our hands thanks to its build quality, positioning audio and DTS certification.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb Wireless Gaming Headset
     Mon, Aug 22 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So how did the SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb’s do in the real world? We looked at a number of different ways people would use wireless headsets. We attached the Spectrum 7xb to our home theater, our computer, our Sony PlayStation 3, as well as to our Xbox 360. The overall audio quality was superb. When listening to music we could use the LiveMIX feature to toggle through the various equalizer settings – our preference was “Performance”. In games, both on the Xbox and PS3, we were impressed with the comfort of the Spectrum 7xb and the fit..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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

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