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DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound Technology Coming to G-Star Gaming Headphones

DTS Inc., a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that its DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology is being incorporated into headphone designs from G-Star Industrial Co Ltd, a leading global original design manufacturer of headsets and headphones for the PC and gaming industries. The new DTS Headphone:X-powered headphones will be on display and demonstrated at Computex in Taiwan, June 3-4, 2014.

DTS Headphone:X is an advanced technology that expands and focuses sound far beyond the boundaries of a pair of headphones, allowing listeners to hear their favorite content as if it is coming from multiple speakers located around and above them, simulating a real-world audio environment. The new G-Star headset designs featuring DTS Headphone:X technology provide powerful 7.1 surround sound that dramatically enhances the consumers' experience when gaming, listening to music, or watching videos and movies.

ASUS Introduces Maximus VI Formula Z87 Gaming Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VI Formula, an ATX gaming motherboard ready for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors and packed with exclusive ROG features.

Based on the new Intel Z87 chipset, Maximus VI Formula is brimming with the kind of innovative and exclusive features that ROG fans expect. CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling gives efficient heat dissipation for extreme overclocked performance, SupremeFX Formula onboard audio with a dedicated 600ohm headphone amplifier ensures immersive high-quality audio and a mini-PCIe Combo II card adds dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for next-generation wireless networking. Maximus VI Formula also features Extreme Engine DIGi+ III technology and high-quality electronic components for precise power delivery with stable performance.

HP Expands x2 Detachable PC Portfolio to Enable Ultimate Flexibility

HP today announced the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2, two detachable PCs that offer the full functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a sleek tablet. Powered by the Android and Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems (OS), respectively, these versatile two-in-one devices combine power and portability, giving customers the flexibility to create, consume and share content in more places.

HP's unmatched portfolio of next-generation PCs is designed to enable users to connect with their information on devices that easily adapt to their needs. By releasing the magnetic hinge, users can move elegantly between the two form factors -- tablet and notebook PC -- all in one device.

ASRock Introduces A-Style Purity Sound

Onboard audio solutions, an essential yet long-overlooked part of computing, especially in this era of rich multimedia contents. In the past, the quality of these onboard audio solutions has been loathed by music lovers, while countless audiophiles mourned over bleeding ears caused by distortion. Woe no more! Everyone can dry their eyes now, because ASRock is here with music to your ears. ASRock's 8 Series motherboards will be packed with a set of various new features with the code name A-Style, which includes Purity Sound, a revolutionary audio solution for people who take audio seriously.

Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. Including 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec that supports 115dB SNR DAC, and two TI NE5532 amplifiers, one is a Differential Amplifier and the other one is a Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600 ohm headphones. And there's also cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and support for DTS Connect.

MSI Delivers Extreme Performance with New Radeon HD 7990

Leading international graphics card maker MSI has always been a key player in the competitive graphics card market. Thanks to its strong R&D capabilities and outstanding product performance, MSI's products have always received high acclaim by the media and consumers throughout the world. On the heels of having just announced the release of the HD 7790 graphics card, MSI today launched the Radeon HD 7990 (MKT Name: R7990-6GD5), the most powerful graphics card on the planet.

In addition to utilizing two of the latest 28 nm 7900 series GPUs based on the GCN architecture, the new card also comes equipped with 6GB of high-speed memory. The card's extreme specifications are guaranteed to meet the needs of extreme gamers and power users everywhere.

ASUS Announces ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo Sound Card

ASUS today announced the ROG (Republic of Gamers) Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 PCI Express gaming sound card with precise positional audio and lifelike immersion for gamers. Xonar Phoebus Solo continues to exhibit the previous Xonar Phoebus hardware excellence, including clear 118 dB signal-to-noise ratio, a powerful 600 ohm headphones amplifier, Dolby Home Theater V4, and DTS UltraPC II surround sound.

The ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo sound card features an EMI shield and exclusive ASUS Hyper Grounding technology that significantly reduce the detrimental effects of the electromagnetic interference present inside all desktop PCs. Hyper Grounding technology brings the considerable motherboard expertise of ASUS to audio products, with a multi-layer PCB and high-quality power supply that help eliminate electrical noise from nearby components, resulting in cleaner, less distorted audio. Together with the high-fidelity PCM1796 digital-to-analog converter, the ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo delivers clear and crisp sound with a 118dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which means gamers will hear and experience every audio detail.

DTS Releases New DTS Play-Fi Wireless Streaming Software for Windows PCs

DTS, Inc., a leader in high-definition audio solutions, today announced its new DTS Play-Fi driver for Windows PCs. DTS Play-Fi is now compatible with the world's leading desktop and portable PC operating system, as well as the vast and growing Android portable device ecosystem. Using the simple, downloadable Windows applet, consumers can stream lossless, high-quality audio from almost any audio source on a PC to a DTS Play-Fi-enabled home audio system over a standard Wi-Fi network.

In addition, DTS is adding Internet radio to the list of streaming service options that can be implemented by OEM partners for use within their proprietary DTS Play-Fi apps. Internet radio gives users access to news, sports, music and talk radio programming, as well as popular podcasts from thousands of Internet radio stations around the globe. Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS and the makers of the PS1 tablet top speaker system and PR1 receiver, is the first DTS Play-Fi-enabled product provider to offer Internet radio as a feature within its version of the DTS Play-Fi app.

DTS to Acquire SRS Labs in Cash-and-Stock Transaction

DTS, Inc., a leader in high-definition audio, and SRS Labs, Inc., a leader in audio processing and enhancement technologies, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which DTS will acquire all outstanding shares of SRS Labs in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $9.50 per share, or a total of approximately $148 million in aggregate equity value, including acquired net cash of approximately $38 million as of December 31, 2011. The consideration represents a premium of 38% per share over SRS Labs' stock price as of the close of trading on April 16, 2012.
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