ProClockers has a growing library of audio hardware reviews covering the latest in computer audio hardware, computer audio accessories, and mobile audio accessories. Whether you are looking for information on a new gaming headset, a new sound card, or a newly released set of bluetooth speakers for your mobile phone, our experienced review team has you covered.
iClever has long been known as a manufacturer of chargers and other power related technology solutions. Recently, however, they have started making their way into more high-tech fields such as wireless headphones. Today we have the iClever XFree Mini magnetic Bluetooth headphones. These headphones sport many exciting and innovative features that we can’t wait to try out. Thanks for sending them over iClever!
In the PC gaming world, you really only have two ways to get information from the PC to you; your eyes and your ears. Everyone wants a good gaming monitor and a powerful GPU, but the unsung hero of feedback is audio. Those audio cues tell you if an enemy is approaching if you’ve triggered an alarm, or even sets the mood for that area of a game. If you play anything multiplayer with your friends or squad, you’ll also need a microphone. With as important as audio is to your complete experience, so many people overlook it and ASUS wants to change that. With some of the best components on the market and unique features such as squad synchronized RGB lighting, ASUS has given the lowly headset the ROG flair.
Gaming headsets are made by a number of companies these days with RGB in millions of colors, required USB ports, and desk-controlled settings. Where are all of the high quality, audio jack plug-in, non-powered headsets? Well, MSI must have heard the calling of the people. They have the Immerse GH60 Gaming Headset that only requires audio jacks to use their non-RGB headset to receive high-quality sound. So, we at Proclockers where giving the chance to inspect this unicorn of a headset. Let's check it out.
Audio comes in multiple variations but quality and quantity are the main components that we look for in choosing an audio output device. Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana give you quality sound without having to give up the quantity. The sleek style fits perfectly under a monitor or TV. Sound BlasterX Katana's versatility continues through customization and it’s five input choices. Whether you are a dedicated PC gamer with the occasional console craving or vice versa the Sound BlasterX can travel between with you.
Gaming headsets are all the rage but when we heard about the all wood construction of the Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 Gaming Speaker System we had to get hands on a set. Being fans of the original Sound Blaster products our enthusiasm extends to the Sound BlasterX series of products and the Kratos S5 coming in at a pocket friendly $129.00 (When on sale $99.99) we wondered what the return to wood speaker boxes had to offer.
Having been around since before the dinosaurs our very first experience with a sound card came in the form of a “Multimedia Upgrade Kit” from Sound Blaster. Adlib had a similar kit for $30 less but we went with Sound Blaster because the name was cooler. The kit consisted of an ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) sound card, 1x speed CDROM and a small set of unpowered speakers. The tag on that was $469.00 and we were the first ones to have a multimedia computer in a University of 6000 students. Fast forward more years than we care to comment on and Creative Labs sends us the Sound BlasterX AE-5 7.1 Channel 32-bit 384KHz sound card to have a shot at.
Corsair is no stranger to the gaming headset market. Its VOID line of gaming headsets blends futuristic design with superb audio quality and exceptional comfort. In fact, the VOID Pro RGB is widely considered by many gamers as one of the best headsets. Retailed at $100, the VOID Pro RGB is certainly not a cheap investment for a budget conscious gamer. This is where the latest addition to the Corsair headset family, the HS50, could be the choice for you. Retailed at $49.99, the HS50 is a stereo gaming headset that could just be the headset that delivers the immersive gaming experience that you wish for without asking for a lot of money. We shall find out.