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Sound Products Reviews

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  1. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    Sound Blaster AXX 200 Wireless Sound System Review

    By Earl Keim   March 19, 2014

    With its unusual vertical, compact design, Creative's new flagship stereo speaker system features touch controls and a multitude of wired and wireless connectivity options for your mobile phone, tablet, Mac, and PC. Today, we will tell you if there is enough room in the "mix" for great sound as well.

  2. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint® Headphones Review

    By Earl Keim   October 03, 2012

    Noise-cancelling headphones are very popular with frequent travelers and those who live or work in noisy environments. Audio-Technica's new ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones supply you with three modes of operation that have impressed us to say the least. Now you can get on with grinding in peace.

  3. Soul by Ludacris SL150 & SL300 Headphones Review  

    Soul by Ludacris SL150 & SL300 Headphones Review

    By Earl Keim   August 20, 2012

    Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to endorse a line of trendy headphones and ear buds. Will his name and manufacturer Signeo's product design come to signify quality audio products with cutting edge looks or are these just two more pairs of glossy plastic headphones with exaggerated bass beats?

  4. Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Studio Headphones Review  

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Studio Headphones Review

    By Earl Keim   July 26, 2012

    A-T's M50S studio heapdhones are designed to reproduce the aspects of their source audio with extreme accuracy. We will tell you how this product's sound signature affects your PC audio experience when paired with a dedicated sound card.

  5. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    ASUS DGX, DSX, & Xonar ROG Phoebus Sound Cards

    By Earl Keim   July 09, 2012

    Asus recently released it's new flagship gaming sound card, the ROG Xonar Phoebus, as well as updated PCI-Express versions of its popular DG and DS sound cards. All three of these cards feature quality components for products in their respective price ranges. Today, we will tell you exactly what each card may bring to your PC audio experience.

  6. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset Review

    By Earl Keim   June 26, 2012

    Corsair's newest PC USB gaming headset shares a similar appearance and feature set with some of its older siblings, but this new model features wireless connectivity. Today, we will tell you if wireless could be the way to go when you choose your next gaming headset that also does a very good job with movies and music as well.

  7. Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Sound Card Review  

    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Sound Card Review

    By Earl Keim   May 01, 2012

    Creative's latest Sound Blaster flagship sound card features its new SoundCore3D chipset along with a powerful headphone amplifier, a beam forming microphone, and the return of the company's popular front panel audio I/O bay. Is this card a worthy successor to its Audigy and X-Fi brethren?

  8. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Audio-Techinca ATH-A900 Headphones Review

    By Earl Keim   February 13, 2012

    Audio-Technica's open headphones are known to gamers for the wearing comfort and huge soundstage that these provide, but the open back models simply lack bass and isolation. Today, we will see if a pricey pair of the company's closed back audiophile headphones can offer the compromise many of you are looking for in PC audio.

  9. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Corsair Vengeance 1300 and 1500 Gaming Headsets Review

    By Earl Keim   December 12, 2011

    Corsair recently released its second generation of USB 5.1 and analog 2.0 gaming headsets. One model features a new software interface while both carry a redesigned appearance and Corsair's well-known Vengeance branding. We will tell you what both of these headsets may bring to your PC audio experience.

  10. Creative X-FI HD USB Sound Card Review  

    Creative X-FI HD USB Sound Card Review

    By Earl Keim   September 20, 2011

    Creative's latest sound card is an external model that sports a USB interface and boasts high quality digital, analog, and dedicated headphone connectivity options. We tell you if this may be the audio upgrade that laptop users and those of you with no free expansion slots in your desktop PC have been looking for.

  11. Thermaltake Shock One Gaming Headset Review-In Progress  

    Thermaltake Shock One Gaming Headset Review-In Progress

    By Earl Keim   September 14, 2011

    While Thermaltake may be a familiar brand name to PC enthusiasts, the company is one of the newest competitors in the PC gaming headset market. Today, we take its USB model, featuring DTS Surround, for a spin in order to tell you if it is worth your hard earned dollar or if the competition in this segment of the PC audio market is simply too steep already.

  12. Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Headphones Review  

    Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Headphones Review

    By Earl Keim   August 11, 2011

    Few brands of headphones have achieved popularity and consumer adoption as quickly as Monster's Beats by Dre series. We recently purchased our own pair of the Beats' Studio Edition headphones to tell you if these are merely marketing fluff or the "real deal."