Mad Catz offloads Tritton audio brand
New owners look to streamline.
A budget-friendly headset from Astro? Nice! But is it worth the money?
Rift SDK gets new sound features.
£403 million payout for former owner.
AMD has confirmed to bit-tech that its newest IGP, the 785G IGP, does NOT contain the hardware needed for 8 channel LPCM audio.
The bit-tech labs are as usual, a bit messy. It's time for the inevitable clear-out, so we've rounded up a bunch of gear for review - some of it rad, some of it bad and some of which contains the actual Secret of Monkey Island! Check it all out in the latest On Our Desk.
Having a hard disk full of MP3s is all well and good if you only ever want to listen to your music when you're sat at your computer. Logitech's Squeezebox Boom is a 21st century stereo that can stream music from your PC and from the web. We crank it up to 11 to see how it sounds.
COMPUTEX 2009: Asus' latest HTPC specific motherboard includes the AMD 785G chipset with absolute pitch audio.
Etymotic's hF2s are some of the finest earphones you can find for £100. The company is now releasing a version which comes with customised tips which are made to exactly suit the shape of your ears. Read on to see whether bespoke headphones sound better.
Super Talent has pre-announced a range of SSD-based RAID cards which add up to 2GB of storage with 1.2GB/s throughput to any PCIe 8x slot.
Stanford's professor of music reveals that tests with his new students show an increased preference for MP3 files over higher quality formats.
The bundled iPhone earphones aren't great when it comes to sound quality and comfort, but the integrated mic and remote control is extremely handy. We take a look at six replacement iPhone earphone sets from Bose, Etymotic, Shure, Sennheiser, V-Moda, and Apple itself to see which is the best upgrade.
Razer has come up with something a little bit interesting here - a breed of THX-certified 2.1 speakers that claim to fill any room with sound by bouncing the noise down, rather than forwards. Is it all it's cracked up to be though, or is the Mako just a very small fish in a sea of sharks?
Google has launched a beta of an audio indexing technology aimed at producing searchable keyword databases from YouTube videos.
Cyberlink and Realtek have now fixed the audio downsampling problem that means you'll finally get full HD quality sound from Blu-ray discs.
Asus Xonar DX is the inexpensive version of the full fat PCI-Express Xonar D2X. Now featuring an extended emulated EAX in addition to Dolby features and high quality components, does this make the Xonar DX the ultimate soundcard?
We've seen how Windows Vista SP1 performs in games but what about the core system performance? We test boot times, disk copying, USB, network, photo editing, file compression, audio and video encoding to see what has changed.
Sure, it says 'Gaming Communicator', but it really means 'headset'. Has Razer, one of the leading peripheral designers, lost the plot? Or is the Piranha really so good that it needs a new title to help stand out from the crowd?
Designed by distinguished modder Ben Heck, the Audio FX is a USB headset that boasts 5.1 channel surround sound, bass boasting force feedback and TeamSpeak certification. Now, we find out if that translates into a decent headset or just a fleet of empty promises.
Finally, an enthusiast's soundcard that supports PCI-Express is available, some four years after the interconnect's inception! We throw on some cans and take the latest Asus Xonar D2X with its funky lights and black EMI shield for a spin.