Reviews

9.0
Date: Aug 25th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Sound Card

ASUS marked their entry into the high-end sound card market with the Xonar Essence ST some years ago. Today, we will take a good look at the new STX II. The STX II brings new op-amps and a more precise clock generator to the table; the latter should lower jitter. The STX II also bolsters 7.1 outputs through a small break-out card.

9.1
Date: Jun 18th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
UE BOOM Personalized Edition

The UE BOOM was one of the first bluetooth speakers that wowed us. Today, we take a look at the newest revision of the BOOM. It features much improved firmware, allows you to customize its start-up sound, and comes with a bigger bundle.

9.5
Date: Apr 11th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Creative Sound BlasterAxx 200 Axx

Creative's new SoundBlasterAxx series is rapidly expanding. Today, we take a look at the 200 Axx which packs a lot of unique features and great sound quality to boot. Priced at $149, it should be very competitive.

8.1
Date: Oct 19th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
a.m.p SP1

Antec's new mobile products division dubbed a.m.p has just released the SP1 portable Bluetooth speaker. Priced at $89, it is one of the cheaper quality solutions out there for people wanting a good portable speaker setup. We put it through its paces to see how it fares against competing products.

8.9
Date: Jul 30th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
ASUS U7 USB Sound Card

ASUS manufactures many sound cards but only a few great USB solutions. In order to correct that, they launched a wide variety of USB-powered products, and we will now take a close look at the U7, a 7.1 sound card powered via USB only, keeping cable clutter at an absolute minimum.

9.0
Date: Jul 1st 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Logitech UE BOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker

UE BOOM is a brand new Bluetooth speaker with a lot of neat functions. It plays for roughly 15 hours, is very small, and light. It might just be the ideal companion for a day on the beach or as a wireless speaker for small rooms. With a huge range of colors and a good-looking design, it could be a major hit!

Date: Oct 26th 2012
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Logitech UE Boombox

Logitech bought Ultimate Ears about a year ago and now we are finally seeing the first joint effort of the two companies. Today we will be taking a look at their new Boombox which is a basically a battery powered wireless speaker with over six hours of battery life.

Date: Oct 11th 2012
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
KRK Systems Rokit 5 Active Speakers

KRK Systems are known for their high-end studio monitors. Today we will be taking a good hard look at their entry level model dubbed Rokit 5. Instead of the usual studio use we see how usable they are as PC speakers.

8.0
Date: Oct 28th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier

The Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier is made for all of you who want to use a pair of efficient passive speakers along with your PC without having to shell out the big bucks. Priced at only € 50 this amp could easily become an integrated part of your rig offering very solid performance for its price.

9.0
Date: Feb 24th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Speakers
Speed-Link Gravity XXL 2.1 Sound system

While most manufacturers focus on looks when building a budget 2.1 sound system, Speed-Link went with a clean design and put more resources into delivering better sound quality. For a mere 70 EUR you get a solid 2.1 sound system, that works good in both games and for listening to music.