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Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx and ZxR headsets integrate SB-Axx1 processor for audio intelligence

Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx and ZxR headsets integrate SB-Axx1 processor for audio intelligence

It's not every day a company comes around claiming they've got a pair of headphones that "intelligently" enhance the audio blasting through your eardrums in real time. That's what the team at Creative Technology Ltd have come forth with today, suggesting their two headset contributions to the fold this month, Sound Blaster EVO ZxR and Sound Blaster EVO Zx, to be bringing a new proprietary technology they've branded SBX Dialog Plus. This technology has been out in the wild before today, though only through the Creative Sound Blaster PC sound card for PCs.

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Turtle Beach Xbox One headsets incoming

Turtle Beach Xbox One headsets incoming

With this week's unveil of the Xbox One, the next thing to think about, naturally, is what sort of accessories are to be expected with the next-generation console, especially since the One won't be compatible with Xbox 360 accessories. However, Turtle Beach is one of the first accessory makers to sign on with the new console and announce that they'll be bringing headsets for Xbox One gamers.

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Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

There's a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe - the kind designed to improve one's own physiology, exceeding typical limitations via devices that enhance our biology. One type of this technology is called a tDCS headset, which stands for Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation and is meant to provide neurostimulation via low-level currents and electrodes. The Foc.us headset provides such a feature, but is designed specifically for gamers.

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JH Audio JH16 Pro with Freqphase Custom In-Ear Monitor Review [2013]

JH Audio JH16 Pro with Freqphase Custom In-Ear Monitor Review [2013]

JH Audio's in-ear monitors are no strangers to us. Since we first reviewed the JH16 Pro back in 2010, they've become our go-to set for music on the go, their pro-spec price tag the only real reason not to recommend them to anyone but the most dedicated of music lovers or musicians. Now comes the refresh, introducing JH Audio's new Freqphase technology to the JH16 Pro and JH13 Pro lines. Promising the world's first phase-coherent audio in an earphone, piping every part of the sound to your ear at the same time, the claim is a more accurate soundstage and more natural and authentic sound. Read on for our full review.

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Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset hands-on: connectivity galore

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset hands-on: connectivity galore

This week we've gotten our first opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the newest in gaming excellence from Mad Catz: the F.R.E.Q 7 gaming headset! These headphones will blast your eardrums into your brain with Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, extra-larger 59mm speakers, and a fabulous 3.5mm audio cable that allows you to convert your experience to any and all tablets, smartphones, desktop devices, and more.

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Jabra unveils Motion Series, offers integrated motion sensor for environmental adaptability

Jabra unveils Motion Series, offers integrated motion sensor for environmental adaptability

Jabra has unveiled its new Jabra Motion Series of headsets, which includes the Jabra Motion UC and the Jabra Motion. The line is unique due to its use of motion sensors and microphones to monitor and react to environemental situations intelligently. For example, audio will be optimized based on the ambient noise levels in the surroundings, and adjustments are made based on movements, such as shutting off when one lays down to nap.

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HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC Mini is your Butterfly’s candybar remote control and handset

HTC doesn't have a smartwatch like the Pebble, but it does have the HTC Mini, an NFC-equipped remote control and handset accessory which will be exclusively offered in China alongside the HTC Butterfly. The svelte handset - resembling an old candybar-style dumbphone - hooks up via Bluetooth to your Butterfly, so HTC suggests, and can be used for making calls without pulling the smartphone out of your pocket, as well as other things.

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CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

In some ways, one could argue that CES 2013 was really all about the accessories. Sure, a lot of companies where there unveiling new hardware, whether that hardware was a massive TV, a new gaming tablet, or a phone that has an eInk display on the backside, but there were more accessories than we care to count being shown on the floor. Each of these accessories seemed to offer something unique; each was newsworthy in it's own particular way. There were some that caught more attention than others, naturally, but nearly every accessory we saw is bound to get someone, somewhere excited.

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Monster MVP Carbon headset hands-on

Monster MVP Carbon headset hands-on

Today at CES, Monster announced a partnership with EA Sports and revealed the MVP Carbon headset. We ended up getting our hands on the new product at Monster's booth at Pepcom, and got a close up look of the new design. The headset features 5.1 channel surround sound processing that Monster refers to as HDHS, or "High Definition Headphone Surround."

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FlyVIZ headset brings 360-degree vision to the party

FlyVIZ headset brings 360-degree vision to the party

We've seen our share of unique headsets throughout the years, and indeed, they're making something of a comeback these days. The Oculus Rift VR headset recently hit it big on Kickstarter, prompting a lot of developers to really think about the future of virtual reality as it relates to video games. Now there's a new headset on the scene called the FlyVIZ, and it brings some unique features of its own to the table.

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