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Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

November 27th, 2011 No comments


Corsair Vengeance 1500

Back on September 16, Corsair introduced their new Vengeance line of gaming headsets and peripherals. The Vengeance 1500 headset is the follow up to the Corsair HS1, one of the best gaming headsets available, at any price. The new Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB gaming headset is based on the Corsair HS1 USB headset and now looks as good as it sounds.

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BlueAnt EMBRACE Stereo Headphones

September 25th, 2011 No comments

4 Stars- techdad
EMBRACE Headset

BlueAnt Wireless, the purveyor of high-end Bluetooth headsets and speakerphones, has decided to get into the high-end wired headphone business.  Why would a wireless company throw their hats in the ring with industry stalwarts like Sennheiser, Shure, Grado and others?  Well, if Dr. Dre can do it, why not BlueAnt, right?  Right?
 

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Corsair HS1 and HS1A Gaming Headsets

June 8th, 2011 No comments

5 Stars- techdad

Corsair HS1A Gaming Headset

To say that Corsair’s entry into the gaming headset market started out with a boom, would be an understatement. More widely known for their high-end PC components, Corsair began their invasion into the gaming audio market with the Gaming Audio Series HS1 USB Gaming Headset. Several months later, in a move that appears to have been made to appease high-end audio card users, Corsair released the HS1A Analog Headset. I’ll go over both Corsair gaming headsets in this review.

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Etymotic ER-4PT MicroPro Earphones

May 5th, 2011 No comments

5 Stars- techdad

Etymotic ER-4PT box

It took me a while to figure out how to pronounce Etymotic (eh-duh-moe-tick) correctly but not as long to realize just how amazing their earphones are. The pioneers of in-ear monitors (IEM), Etymotic has methodically been adding new products to compliment their award-winning, gold-standard, ER-4 earphones. The ER-4PT is Etymotic’s latest ER-4 model, joining the ER-4P, ER-4S, and ER-4B.

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Asus Xonar DX PCI-E Audio Card

December 26th, 2010 No comments

5 Stars- techdadAsus Xonar DX

My computer hasn’t been upgraded much since I built it a few years ago. When I built it, I decided to go with integrated network adapters and audio. My aBit motherboard’s onboard audio was a reasonably good Realtek HD audio chip so I was content to stick with it rather than buying a discrete audio card, like I’d done in all of my previous builds. I decided the convenience of having integrated components was worth the small sacrifice in quality.

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Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear Speakers

December 19th, 2010 No comments

5 Stars- techdad

Monster Turbine High-Performance In-Ear Speakers

Monster Cable makes headphones? Yes they do, and quite well I might add. The company that created the high-end cable market has branched out to consumer electronics. They have taken the headphone market by storm and have co-branding deals with Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, and the late Miles Davis. The Monster Turbine High Performance In-Ear Speakers are their entry-level offering and have won over some serious audio peeps. I decided to join in on the fun and take them for a spin too.

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Headroom Total BitHead USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

December 15th, 2010 No comments

4 Stars- techdad
Headroom TotalBitHead

When I began amassing a headphone collection, I had no intention of becoming a headphone amp guy. I listen to nearly all my music and all my movies from my desktop computer. I rarely bother with portable players because well, I’m practically always around a computer or stereo. When I’m out with my kids, it’d probably be considered irresponsible to plug in noise-isolation earphones. In my quest to improve the overall sound quality, I got rid of my Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speakers and decided to focus on improving the sound via headphones. My first thought was to upgrade my on-board sound card to a discrete card, such as an Asus Xonar card. After a couple of weeks of research, I decided a USB DAC would be preferable for my purposes and decided on the only USB DAC I knew of– the Headroom Total BitHead.

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