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Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Creative's new Sound Blaster X7 is a desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that connects to your TV, sound system, and smart devices, bringing high quality sound to your home thanks to the high-end 24-bit /192kHz, 127dB desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that features a Dolby certified decoder.

Exclusive hands-on with the Sound Blaster E5, Creative's new 24-bit/192kHz USB DAC and portable headphone amp

Exclusive hands-on with the Sound Blaster E5, Creative's new 24-bit/192kHz USB DAC and portable headphone amp

Here's our exclusive hands-on with Creative's new Sound Blaster E5, a USB DAC and headphone amp that promises high-end sound thanks to its use of audiophile-grade components.

The YSP-1400 is your entry-level ticket to Yamaha's world of digital sound projectors

The YSP-1400 is your entry-level ticket to Yamaha's world of digital sound projectors

8.0

Yamaha's sound bars or digital sound projectors are highly revered but pricey, but the new entry-level YSP-1400 wants to change all that. This is a one-piece unit with woofers built-in, so there's no subwoofer. Let's see if the baby in Yamaha's digital sound projector range can live up to its bigger siblings' reputation.

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

The ultra portable speaker segment is a curious one, while the size of these speakers makes them easy to bring around, it also limits the number of drivers manufacturers can place in them, and so the audio quality. We compare the latest such as the Creative MuVo Mini and the Logitech X300 to see how they fare.

Pioneer SE-MX7 Headphones - Big Booming Sound

Pioneer SE-MX7 Headphones - Big Booming Sound

7.5

Part of Pioneer's "Superior Club Sound Headphones" series, the SE-MX7 features an Advanced Bass Level Control slider that allows you to adjust the amount of bass it gives you. Will these flashy cans provide you with a full club experience on the go? Read on to find out.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones - Making a Great Product Better

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones - Making a Great Product Better

8.5

The Audio Technica ATH-M50x professional monitors are the updated version of the popular ATH-M50 headphones. We test drive this set to find out if the M50 has a worthy successor.

BroadcastAsia 2014 - Bringing 4K to the World Cup

BroadcastAsia 2014 - Bringing 4K to the World Cup

Sportscasting was the focus of this year's Broadcast Asia, as a number of partners were on hand to showcase their latest products and also to talk about how 4K is already very much a possibility with existing technologies - evidenced by trials that have been run over the last year.

Review: Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Review: Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

8.5

The Bose SoundLink III is the latest update in Bose's SoundLink Wireless Bluetooth speaker series. With ever more competition in the crowded wireless Bluetooth speaker category, can Bose still stand out? We find out in this review.

Jabra Solemate Max - Bringing Big Sound to the Great Outdoors

Jabra Solemate Max - Bringing Big Sound to the Great Outdoors

7.5

Jabra steps up their game with the Solemate Max, a mid-sized portable Bluetooth speaker that's resistant to dirt, water, and dust. Read on to find out how it sounds.

Beats Puts Its 2014 Gadgets on Show

Beats Puts Its 2014 Gadgets on Show

Beats has a new line-up for 2014, with an update to their Pill speakers, and new wireless versions of their headphones. We dive in to bring you the low-down after the jump.

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