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Wireless speakers are very popular nowadays, they come in different colors and sizes. However, compared to home theater systems, wireless speakers are far more inferior in terms of power and audio quality. If you have a good quality and audiophile-level home theater system at home, it would be a waste not to use it. Home theater systems can range from $200 up to $1,000 or more. You can still use your home theater system and connect it to your smartphone or handheld media player with the use of Diamond's Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver for smartphones and tablets which we are going to review today.
Although founded in 2001 out of Doral Florida, Sentey is a company that doesn't receive a lot of attention. So let's get to know them a bit. Their core business is components for building PCs - computer chassis and power supplies, along with accessories for the video game enthusiast. Sentey say "The design of our products is based on four key principal fundamentals: Innovation, Quality, Performance, Client Support and Service. Our commitment is in everything we do and work for, which is to help others and help them living a better way of life." Now that we know a bit more about Sentey the company, let's turn to the subject of today's review, the Harmoniq Pro GS-4840 headset. The Harmoniq Pro is their newest headset, and is designed to be a no compromise professional solution.
LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake Technology, have been making innovative and modern products for quite a while now. Their products aim to fit the kind of lifestyle modern living demands today. We were already able to check out some of their power bank and holder solutions. Today, they have sent us one of their new audio solutions, the GroovyR 360° wireless speaker. There are several cool and unique features the GroovyR possess that makes it totally different from typical wireless speakers you can purchase today. Let's find those out in this review.
When it comes to getting sound out of your PC we have two options speakers, or a headset. Usually to get the most out of your gaming experience you have to turn the volume up and if there are other people in the house they might not appreciate that. That brings us to our other choice the headset. Now, most gaming is done with a headset, they help immerse you into the game making the environment seam more alive. Also with the widespread use of VIOP such as Curse, Ventrillo, and Team Speak, a good working headset is desired by eSport gamers everywhere. Now that brings us to the hardware we want to feature today, the Tt eSPORTS Verto headset.
Having just finished the review on the Kingston HyperX Cloud, I have the privilege of review another Swedish designed headset, the Mionix NASH 20. Though those in the U.S. may not be familiar with Mionix, they are well known in Europe. Mionix AB was founded in 2007 and they have quite a few peripherals available. Their mice are considered some of the best available. The NASH 20 however, is their first headset release.
In designing the HyperX Cloud, Kingston turned to Qpad, a major Sweden based peripheral brand to assist in the development. The result, the HyperX Cloud is a re-branded Qpad QH-90. Interestingly, the QH-90 is a Takstar Pro 80 monitor headphone that has been modified to include a detachable microphone. I know, this all sounds a bit confusing, but both Qpad and Takstar are both highly regarded in their respected fields. How will the HyperX Cloud do in our testing? Let's find out.
In the PC audio business, there are a few names that readily come to mind - Creative and Xonar are two but a favorite of mine is is Diamond Multimedia. They have been making quality PC audio products for decades and I turned to them many times for audio cards back in the days before motherboards started coming with integrated audio. Today we will be looking at their newest external audio device - the Xtreme Sound 7.1.