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It looks like Cooler Master is taking the whole audio thing pretty seriously. In the past few months we have see them release a total of four headsets. It begun with the higher end Sirus with its true 5.1 channel setup, which produced an offspring dubbed the Sirus S but it did not include a remote and had comparatively lesser sound features. Also there was the Sonuz, lower priced but still featured great mid-range sound quality. Now we have the Ceres-400. The Ceres-400 is the least expensive of all units but CM still promises good sound quality no matter what you are planning to use them for.
On tap we have the SP-HF800A 3-way speaker system. Don’t get this confused with a 2.1 audio system as this set is only two speakers with three drivers in each. Genius is aiming to give the audiophile in you all the frequencies between 80-20k Hz using two 2” woofers and a single 1” tweeter. We will see today if they achieve this with the HF800A.
Are you the causal gamer? You know the one that may get online once in a while to frag and blow up the enemy. Because of your gaming status you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a gaming headset. But you don’t want junk. You feel that you really don’t need all the fancy features that come with the more expensive ones? Well, Cooler Master has an answer you and it comes in the form of the Sonuz. They are only $69.99. But what do you get for such a low price? Let us find out.
That one set of head phones would be the Vulcan ANC, the ANC standing for Active Noise Canceling. The Vulcan head set like many sets on the market want to give the purchaser great noise quality and comfort which is hard to find sometimes. We will be taking a look at the Vulcan and revealing just what we think of them. Are they only good for gaming or can you enjoy them listening to your favorite genre of music? We will find out shortly.
If you've decided it is due time to finally time to do away with the onboard audio on your mobile computer, wanting something that makes your music collection worth listening to, then you can turn to ASUS for that as well. The Xonar U3 is a compact USB sound card, not much bigger than a flash drive. The goal is to provide a product for the person who is constantly on the go, loves to listen to their music, but isn't going to settle for the integrated solution any longer. So exactly how good can such a tiny device actually be, can it really deliver anything close to what a larger sibling Xonar can? We plan to answer that, so sit back and dive in!
Thermaltake is one of those companies that has ventured in the eSport business and did it in a major way. Tt eSports has more products in its ranks than most company’s entire catalog. We recently received a box contains three products from Tt eSports and we will be reviewing each in detail starting with the Shock Spin gaming headset.
ASUS have released a number of top quality sound cards the past few years under the Xonar line, catering to the Audiophiles as well with the Essence sub-models, having released the ST, STX and Xense versions. However, during CeBIT this year ASUS showed off an upcoming fourth Essence model dubbed "Essence One", which seemed to somewhat slip under the radar. Link, review snippet and a couple pics after the jump...