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ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Review

by J.D. Kane on March 24, 2014 in Speakers/Headphones

ROCCAT impressed us with its Isku FX gaming keyboard last year. This time around the company sent us its Kave XTD 5.1 Surround Sound gaming headset. With a “true” hardware-based surround sound design, as opposed to a software-emulated one, how good is the Kave XTD 5.1? Find out as we put it through its paces.

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset Review: The Art of Underselling Descriptions

by J.D. Kane on January 27, 2014 in Speakers/Headphones

Most gaming headsets are one-trick ponies: They’re designed for gaming, which tends to mean that they’re just “good enough” for everything else. As we’ve learned from Func over the past year, though, the company doesn’t want to create anything just “good enough”. So, let’s see if we get “more” with its HS-260 gaming headset.

X2 Aurel Headphones

X2 Aurel Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

by J.D. Kane on January 17, 2014 in Audio, Speakers/Headphones

You might not have heard of X2 before, and its Aurel headphones might make you want to grab a dictionary, but as we’ve discovered, those who appreciate clean audio would do well to check them out. Under their unassuming guise, Aurel headphones focus on delivering neutral audio, are flexible, and carry an affordable price-tag.

Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset

Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset Review

by J.D. Kane on September 13, 2013 in Speakers/Headphones

Gaming peripherals tend to be one-note wonders: They’re good for gaming, but disappointing in most other tasks. Thermaltake apparently isn’t content to be painted with this particular brush, as its CRONOS taught this reviewer to never underestimate a product ever again.

CM Storm Pulse Gaming Headset

CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset Review

by J.D. Kane on September 2, 2013 in Speakers/Headphones

Killer looks? Check. Detachable microphone? Check. Detachable cable? Check. Bling? Check! Customizable ear cup panels? Check. On the surface, CM’s Storm Pulse-R gaming headset ticks all of the right boxes as a LAN-ready, eSports-oriented stereo headset. But what is it like to live and play with? Let’s put them on and find out.

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ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Review J.D. Kane March 24, 2014 Speakers/Headphones
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Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset Review J.D. Kane September 13, 2013 Speakers/Headphones
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