AUDIO

May 15th, 2014

ASUS Xonar U7 USB Sound Card Review

ASUS’ U7 is the latest addition to their Xonar lineup and it takes things to another level. Typically USB sound cards are sub par at best but this one will change your mind.


January 14th, 2013

ASUS RoG Orion Pro Gaming Headset Review

ASUS’ new Orion Pro headset combines the versatility of a USB powered virtual 7.1 surround sound environment with the high quality aspect of an analog connection.  All of this is offered in a unique package that doesn’t require drivers to function properly but comes in at under $120.


September 16th, 2012

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Corsair’s Vengeance 2000 seems to combine everything a gamer could possibly want in a headset:  virtual 7.1 surround sound capabilities, long distance wireless operation and lightweight construction.  But in a market filled with competing solutions (some of which are Corsair’s own), will its $150 price turn some people away?


July 25th, 2012

ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card Review

The ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus has everything a gamer could possibly want in a sound card:  high end specs, some impressive features, a handy break-out box and an impressive pedigree.  However, in an audio market that’s littered with lower-priced competitors can this supposedly “gaming-grade” product stand out?


January 3rd, 2012

Corsair Vengeance 1300 & 1500 Gaming Headsets Review

Headsets that claim to be made for the gaming market may be a dime a dozen but finding one that performs well and does so at a reasonable price, isn’t all that easy.  Corsair’s new analog Vengeance 1300 and USB-based 1500 on the other hand each offer their own unique spin on the affordable headset genre [...]


July 18th, 2011

Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 Headset Review

Cooler Master’s Storm series of peripherals and cases are marketed towards the gamer market and they’re now taking the next logical step with a headset.  The Storm Sirus isn’t your typical set of headphones since it incorporates a true 5.1 surround design, an adjustable mic, the option to use either USB or analog connections and [...]


November 29th, 2010

ASUS Xonar Xense 7.1 Premium Gaming Audio Set Review

ASUS hasn’t been in the PC audio market for all that long but in a short amount of time, they have gained the respect of many hard to please audio aficionados.  Their latest creation is the Xense 7.1; an all-in-one solution that incorporates a sound card and a set of specially modified Sennheiser headphones.  The [...]


February 15th, 2009

Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones Review

The world of high-end headphones isn’t as crowded as some might think but when there is a new competitor on the scene, people tend to stand up and take notice. Today we will be looking at the Beats by Dr. Dre which use some star power to get their name noticed but do they have [...]


December 24th, 2008

ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sneak Peak Part II

Back in November we brought you a sneak peak at the upcoming and highly anticipated ASUS Xonar Essence SXT. Today we expand upon that preview with another look at this card but this time we have drivers in-hand and ready for some testing.


November 12th, 2008

Exclusive: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sneak Peak

ASUS will soon be launching their new Essence STX soundcard which is geared toward headphone and audio enthusiasts in general. We have received an exclusive sneak peak and hands-on session with the card. We are giving you this pre-review heads up so you know what is right around the corner. Trust us: this is one [...]