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Intel SNB Linux Driver Can Out Run Windows Driver
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 12:16A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While last week we reported Intel Sandy Bridge graphics support is still troubling in Ubuntu 11.04 and also the support broke at the last minute in Linux 2.6.39, there`s really good news to report this week from the Sandy Bridge Linux land. When using the very latest working Linux driver code, in many cases the OpenGL performance of this open-source driver stack is now faster than Intel`s official Windows 7 driver.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Intel SNB Linux Driver Can Out Run Windows Driver
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 12:16A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While last week we reported Intel Sandy Bridge graphics support is still troubling in Ubuntu 11.04 and also the support broke at the last minute in Linux 2.6.39, there`s really good news to report this week from the Sandy Bridge Linux land. When using the very latest working Linux driver code, in many cases the OpenGL performance of this open-source driver stack is now faster than Intel`s official Windows 7 driver.""
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At their release, Logitech's X-540 5.1 speakers were a hit, thanks to their affordable price and feature-set. In fact, our review from five years ago is still regularly read today. So what about their successor, the Z506? Carrying the same $99 price tag, does Logitech once again give us an affordable 5.1 offering worth considering?
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Roccat Kulo 7.1 Virtual Surround headset
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Roccat recently sent us over the Kulo 2.0 headset. It did alright, but there were some issues. Already though, the peripheral maker has released a second edition, or an alternative version; this one coming with a virtual 7.1 surround sound card. It’s USB powered and has a reasonable price tag, but will it improve over its predecessor? Let’s see."
  FULL STORY @ ROCCAT

Raptor-Gaming H3 Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Jun 05 2011 | 5:14P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Over the last month or so we have taken a look at a number of products from Raptor-Gaming's keyboard and mouse ranges. Those are not the only products they offer though, headsets are another and today we'll be looking at the H3, a stereo headset for PC gaming."
  FULL STORY @ GAMING

Sharkoon X-STATIC SP Gaming Headset
     Sat, Jun 04 2011 | 5:19P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sharkoon are a German company founded in 2002 that specialise in PC component parts and peripherals. Today we'll be taking a look at one of their newer products, the X-Tatic SP, a stereo headset designed for gaming across multiple platforms, XBOX, PS3 or PC."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Westone ES5 Custom In-ears
     Sat, Jun 04 2011 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Westone's top of the line custom in-ears are put to the test. The ES5s feature five drivers per side and are available in a set of radical color schemes for the fashion conscious audiophiles out there. The starting price is a hefty $950 which makes them the second most expensive earphones we have every reviewed.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma Headset Review
     Sat, May 28 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems that producing an algorithm based surround headset is becoming quite a trend of late with several already having made their way to us for testing over the last few months. Obviously producing a simple stereo headset with software driven surround sound capability is going to be a cheaper and probably more viable option for most large companies, as opposed to more complex designs. And this is possibly why we are seeing such a swing in this direction of late. Today we are looking at the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma, which most notably uses the company's famous Sound Blaster name in order to swing attention away from competition and towards this product. Nothing really exiting with regards to the specifications list except that Creative has chosen to use a large 50mm driver like much of the competition. This large driver allows for greater mid range extension and clarity while providing an overall bigger sound from the headset."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Microlab SOLO6C Powered Stereo Speakers Review
     Fri, May 27 2011 | 6:35P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Microlab are a company operating out of China that we had simply never heard of up until now, which does seem strange because they are rather good at what they do. But more on that later. In the world of Hi-Fi audio small sized stereo speakers for a couple of hundred go by the dozen. In fact, there are so many options out there that it's nearly impossible to hear everything on offer when making a decision. Luckily, however, in the world of multimedia audio we do not have nearly the amount of confusion to deal with. In fact, we cannot think of any system we have tested to even compare the Microlab SOLO6C against."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

WIN an ASUS Tablet PC from Crucial.com
     Thu, May 26 2011 | 2:32P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Announcing the Oldest Computer & Owner Couple Sweepstakes from Crucial.com.

At Crucial.com, we want to celebrate those who have had a long-lasting relationship with their computer. We are on the hunt for some of the most enduring computer & owner couples. Crucial is offering a rockin’ prize for the randomly selected winner from the US or Canada – a new addition to your computer family: a brand new Asus Eee PC T101MT Multi-touch Tablet PC!!! maxed out with 2GB of Crucial memory, of course!

Details here: http://www.crucial.com/research

  FULL STORY @ ENTER HERE

News: Antecs Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
     Thu, May 26 2011 | 1:33A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like Corsair Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, May 25 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right gaming keyboard can be hard sometimes with the vast amount of gaming peripheral companies and manufacturers out there. Today we have a relatively new keyboard from Tt eSPORTS. The Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard has been designed with hardcore gaming in mind by the gaming obsessed division of Thermaltake. Boasting an on board profile switch, macro keys, smart cable management, a cooling fan device for extreme gamers and more, let's see if the Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard from Tt eSPORTS is really as good as it sounds.
  FULL STORY @ IMAGES

Tritton AX Pro True 5.1 Headset Review
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"under the Tritton brand Mad Catz have a number of headsets which are designed to excel at their various price points. At the top of the range is the AX Pro 5.1, a true 5.1 headset which has features such as optical in and compatibility with PS3 and XBOX 360 as well as PC. Today we run the AX Pro through a selection of tests to find out if it is as impressive in the headset market as the R.A.T. 9 was for mice."
  FULL STORY @ HEADSET

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Case Review
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 8:27P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out the little brother to the legendary Level 10 chassis ... Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Case Review If you?re a computer enthusiast, then you?ve probably heard about Thermaltake?s Level 10 computer case, which was designed in conjunction with BMW Designers. You probably dreamed about owning the sizeable aluminum case and where the $800 USD needed to buy one, will come from. The reality for most of us is that we just aren?t able to afford one. But, that doesn?t mean we?re completely out of luck."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset Review
     Wed, May 18 2011 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have a product from Jabra; it's the BT530 which is part of the "Smart Series" which boasts that it uses "Cutting-edge technologies to set you free and bring you closer to the perfect sound, comfort and connection". Well let's have a look and see if it really lives up to the high standard that the Smart Series sets.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Scythe Kro Craft Speakers And Kama Bay Amp 2000 Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Follow us today not only as we put the latest Kro Craft Speakers/ Kama Bay Amp 2001 Revision.B set to the test to see if they can deliver but also as we dig even deeper to find out what kind of changes Scythe has made to the initial versions.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

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