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TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup - Headsets and Wireless Technology

So far this year we have seen an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate & look back at some of the standout items.

By: | Editorials in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 20, 2009 5:09 am

Headsets and Wireless Technology


Wireless technology, while certainly not being a new technology on its own, this year has managed to find some fresh legs in the audio realm.


TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

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Early in the year I took a look at a product from ASUS that takes the wireless premise to new heights.


What I found was very interesting indeed. While initially I felt the potential for top notch audio to be received 'wirelessly' to be quite limited due to the inherent nature of the technology, I was later surprised when I found that the signal being sent out of my system's USB port to the wireless headphones was indeed a quality one which had managed to capture quite a lot of the original signal and broadcast it out around my home.


For me personally this came as a surprise as I was not expecting wireless to carry over to the audio realm with much efficiency at all. But instead we now have a product that can accomplish this feat and quite well, too.


In a world that has become 'wirelessly de-sensitized', meaning we almost expect to see it nowadays, I think there will be a steady demand for more wireless gaming solutions and more wireless headsets to accommodate them.


So where does this latest development leave wireless technology? Well, in the audio sector at least I feel it has a place and even a future. While it will never be called 'audiophile', that doesn't mean it cannot continue to be useful as a technology for the masses.


TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

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