Audio

SteelSeries is a well-known manufacturer in the PC accessory space, and have been in the gaming headset market for some time. Today they are launching two new products at the top of their Arctis lineup, and both of them offer some interesting new features. The first is the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, which is the first Hi-Res Certified gaming headset on the market. The second is the Arctis Pro Wireless headset, which takes many of the features of the wired model, and adds wireless to the mix. We see a lot of accessory announcements, but when SteelSeries briefed us on these two new headset models, there was a lot of interesting technology they were bringing to the table, which is always something to get...

AMD & Valve Introduce AMD TrueAudio Next Support for Steam Audio

This week, AMD and Valve announced AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN) support for Steam Audio, introducing it with the newly released Steam Audio 2.0 beta 13. Introduced just about a...

11 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2018

HP Announces 2nd Generation Thunderbolt Dock

Along with the other announcements today, HP is also bringing forth a compact the new Thunderbolt Dock G2 with an (optional) audio conferencing module - a first of its...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/7/2018

Logitech Acquires ASTRO Gaming, Strengthens Portfolio of Headsets for Consoles

In a bid to expand its portfolio of products, Logitech this week acquired ASTRO Gaming, whom is primarily known for its high-end headsets for consoles and PCs. The move...

6 by Anton Shilov on 7/14/2017

Razer Acquires Majority Of THX Ltd Assets

Today, Razer acquired the majority of the assets of THX, including the management and employees of THX. THX will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Razer, under...

22 by Brett Howse on 10/18/2016

AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones Capsule Review

Headphones are not a category we usually cover at AnandTech, and even when we do, it is restricted to gaming headsets. In my CES visits over the last several...

30 by Ganesh T S on 2/8/2016

Logitech Announces Artemis Spectrum G633 & G933 Audio Headsets

This morning Logitech is announcing an update to the company’s popular high-end gaming headsets, the G930 and G35. The new headsets are the Artemis Spectrum G633 and G933, and...

17 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2015

Connexant Launches New HD Audio CODEC For Mobile

Conexant today announces a new high-end HD audio codec for notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The CX8200 features a fully-integrated Class-D smart amplifier with real-time speaker sensing and protection. The...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/2/2015

Razer Announces The Leviathan Sound Bar

Razer has traditionally been a gaming peripheral company, which started with the Boomslang mouse in 1998. Over the years, they have expanded their portfolio to cover more of a...

28 by Brett Howse on 10/28/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Booth Tour

After two jam-packed press conferences this year, the ASUS booth was brimming with visitors all week every time I walked past. We were given the full tour of...

22 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

Retesting the ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Audio and the Pitfalls of Audio Testing

In the motherboard section of AnandTech, we rarely touched the audio section of the motherboard until fairly recently. Audio is a delicate issue, and knowledge on the subject...

59 by Ian Cutress on 1/31/2014

Smartphone Audio Quality Testing

We spend a lot of time watching and listening to our smartphones and tablets. The younger you are the more likely you are to turn to them for watching...

188 by Chris Heinonen on 12/8/2013

PS4 Spec Update: Audio DSP Is Based On AMD’s TrueAudio

Continuing our coverage of AMD’s APU13 conference, one of this morning’s keynotes has been from Sony’s VP of Research & Development in North America, Dominic Mallinson. Most of Dominic’s...

43 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2013

ASUS Launches Xonar Essence STU USB DAC

One of the stalwarts of ASUS' audio program has been the Xonar Essence ST/STX sound cards - these are sound cards with a multi-year development cycle to ensure compatibility...

23 by Ian Cutress on 10/21/2013

AMD Announces TrueAudio Technology For Upcoming GPUs

As part of today’s public session for AMD’s 2014 GPU product showcase, AMD has announced a new audio technology for some of their upcoming GPUs. Dubbed TrueAudio, Although technical...

62 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2013

Capsule Gaming Headset Roundup: Entries from Logitech, SteelSeries, and Razer

People underspend on peripherals. There, I said it. Paying up for quality, be it a keyboard, a mouse, or a gaming headset, usually results in a measurably better experience...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/30/2013

Razer Hammerhead Pro Audio Impressions

Razer has been well known in the gaming space for making high end and relatively pricey peripherals. While their sweet spot has definitely been input devices (mouse and keyboard...

25 by Vivek Gowri on 7/16/2013

Pipeline Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1

What is it? Razer’s Tiamat 7.1, the first headset to feature 10 discrete drivers for true 7.1 surround sound. How much? $179.99 from Razer’s webstore or Amazon.com What does it do? The...

14 by Vivek Gowri on 6/15/2012

Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305

One last journey into the land of audio yields curious results; when last we spoke with Logitech they gave us the Z515 wireless speaker set, a curio that seemed...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/1/2010

Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speakers

Generally speaking when we think of Antec, we usually think of quality cases (such as the silent gaming stalwart P182/P183 line) and solid power supplies. Personally I even think...

66 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/18/2010

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