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CES 2012: The Republic of Gamers team is pretty damn awesome, not only do they make some truly kick arse motherboards, but they also have gaming accessories like keyboards, mice and headsets and are now set to enter the sound card market, too.
ASUS teased at CES the ROG Xonar Phoebus (the God of Music and Light) and is a standalone product (not bundled with a motherboard). Xonar Phoebus is rated at 118db SNR and includes the regular outputs, a dedicated amplifier for driving up to 300ohm headphones and a volume control/wire extender for gaming headsets.
It sports the usual ROG black/red theme and looks insanely sexy for a sound card. I/O wise we have headset connectors, power for the volume control, line-in, 5.1 audio and SPDIF-out as pictured below.
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Looking at picking up a new set of headphones over the xssy break? - You might be interested in one of six new pairs of headphones Sennheiser has just announced today. The new models in Sennheiser's line include the HD 219, HD 229, HD 239, HD 429, HD 439 and HD 449, all promising to deliver 'defined sound' in style.
The HD 219 will set you back only $59.95 and feature closed ear cups with a padded head band for excellent comfort. For an extra $20 you can shift up to the HD 229 which include the use of powerful neodymium magnets that promise precise stereo sound output.
The next step up in the $119.95 HD 239s also use the aforementioned neodymium magnets and are further refined from there, boasting a frequency response of 16 to 23,000 Hz.
Looking for a respectable 2.1 speaker kit without outlaying a lot of cash? Klipsch may peak your interest with a new offering in the Energy-branded EM.2.1s. Klipsch are renowned for delivering some very good quality speakers in the computer world and this, while being a more budget focused model, still promise to give a clear and strong performing audio experience while being quite compact in stature.
The EM-2.1 gives a total output of 25W and features a front-firing subwoofer with volume and bass controls built in. Each of the two speakers use a 1.3-inch fiber composite cone driver. The set is expected to hit store shelves sometime this month with an associated price of $99.99 US.
Audio specialists Bose have just released a couple new sets of headphones to market in the OE2 and OE2i. These on-ear headphones promise a super comfortable fit to the head while being slim profile by design with foam ear cushioned, foldable earcups to make transporting more pleasant.
Bose says the sound quality of these headphones in comparison to their predecessors has been improved upon thanks to the use of a TriPort acoustic structure for improved audio reproduction.
The OE2 headphones use a standard audio cable, coming in at $149.95 USD, whilst the OE2i is a step up with its inline remote and microphone, priced at $179.95 USD.
SpeedLink, makers of the well received Medusa series of gaming headsets from years past, has just launched a new model into its lineup, the Xanthos stereo gaming headset.
Compatible with Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, it is a lightweight offering at just 310 grams whilst promising to deliver crystal clear audio along with deep bass and sharp treble.
It sports a flexible headband with padded earcups, a rugged fold-away mic, LED lighting, an in-line remote giving volume adjustment and mic muting and has a 3 meter-long cable.
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