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Creative ZEN X-Fi3, wireless audio on the go

Creative have unleashed the ZEN X-Fi3 Bluetooth Touch MP3 player. The ZEN X-Fi3 sports the apt-X codec which brings superior Bluetooth transmission, and also features X-Fi technology which restores rich detail and retains high level of clarity for audio tracks. It's housed in a stylishly-designed player which delivers the best wireless audio while you're on the move. ZEN X-Fi3 also supports a huge range of audio formats inclusive of FLAC for die-hard lossless audio fans.

 

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The player also includes video output so you can share movies and photos with family and friends on your big-screen. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to easily connect to compatible stereo Bluetooth speakers and headphones. The ZEN X-Fi3 also features responsive touch keys for easy navigation and playback control and surprisingly, a microSD card slot for additional storage. An integrated FM radio is also included.

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Creative's Tactic3D Omega wireless gaming headset finally sees light of day

After months and months of waiting following its official announcement back in January, Creative is finally getting its Tactic3D Omega wireless gaming headset shipped to stores and etailers worldwide.

 

The headset (supporting PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) while looking somewhat contemporary by design, features a steel core providing high endurance, customizabe earcups (that are illuminated while in use) and houses full spectrum 50mm drivers that promise excellent bass and crispy highs. It has an integrated volume control, mute and connection controls, as well as a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and VoiceFX functionality for live voice morphing.

 

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Creative has obtained official support from THX with several of its technologies including THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer, THX TruStudio Pro Surround, THX TruStudio Pro Smart Volume, THX TruStudio Pro Dialog Plus and THX TruStudio Pro Speaker.

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SOUL by Ludacris SL800 Headphones now on sale

Here's an interesting looking pair of headphones, which perhaps may be quickly dismissed if you're not looking to spend much due to the $299.95 price tag. First announced back in March, SOUL by Ludacris have just made available their SL300 headphones via Amazon at the aforementioned price point. Clearly these aren't your basic stereo headphones as indicated by the price alone; rather, some big claims are made from the U.S. based company with a 'high definition, fully isolated listening experience' for professionals and audiophiles also seeking unique styling.

 

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The SL300s come in two color options; gold, and black/white. They feature a breathable headband pad and fully articulated earcups that promise a very comfortable fit and are foldable for convenient storage when not in use. Using dynamic drivers with a Neodymum magnet, they also feature active noise cancelling technology (two AAA batteries required for this), gold-plated 3.5mm connector, an in-line remote and tangle-free cable. They ship with a cleaning cloth and carrying case included.

Sharkoon readies up X-Tactic SR gaming headset

Sharkoon has just announced the North American launch of its new X-Tactic SR gaming headset, exclusively availabile only through Amazon.com. This headset is compatible with PS3, 360 and PC, featuring support for DD 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby headphone, promising an immersive 3D sound experience.

 

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The adjustable headband is wrapped in leather, while its earcups are softly padded. It has a built-in microphone, in-line volume controls and comes bundled with Sharkoon's SCU (Sound Control Unit) with a 3D Sound Expander that can connect up to two sets of headphones.

 

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the X-Tactic SR at $139.99 USD in which you will be given a $10 promotional credit offer for other purchases. Shipments will commence on August 16th.

Razer debut Electra headset, Carmen Electra left out in the cold

Razer have debuted a pair of cushy headphones designed for gaming on-the-go. The most obvious feature the Electra headset has is the detachable 3.5mm jack cables on the headset, sure it looks like something you might not use, but if you've ever tripped on your cord, accidentally pulled it out or heck, even transportation, this is a godsend. Razer pushes the headset for gamers who want a headset for their hones as well as for gaming, the mic-enabled cable is made compatible with the iPhone, BlackBerry and HTC phones.

 

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The Razer Electra headphones are getting prepped for an October launch and should have a price of US$59.99.

Turtle Beach prepare COD: Modern Warfare 3 optimized headsets

Audio specialists Turtle Beach are jumping in early in anticipation of the likely massive success that will be the third iteration in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, set for worldwide release on November 8.

 

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A press release today sheds light on several new limited edition Modern Warfare 3 themed headsets hitting shelves right around the time of launch of the game. Turtle Beach calls them the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Ear Force headsets, a limited run with four models on offer.

 

Turtle Beach states in their press release that thanks to a partnership with Activision, they were able to obtain unique sets of audio presets designed specifically by the audio teams at developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games - this allowed Turtle Beach to include custom-optimized presets for these headsets to enhance the overall audio experience for the game.

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Cooler Master goes all out with its first CM Storm series gaming headset

Cooler Master has extended its CM Storm branding into the world of gaming headsets today with the launch of the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 headset.

 

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While being Cooler Master's first shot at a gaming headset, they look to have gone all out when running over the feature set, promising 'true' 5.1 channel surround sound with its eight internal speakers (four on each side), uni-directional mic, gold-plated USB connectors and a cool piece of supporting software included with it that CM calls the "Tactical Mixing Console", allowing players individual adjustment for each speaker and better overall control of the sound delivery, along with customized profiles being possible that better suit individual game titles.

 

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Logitech Squeezebox Players get their Spotify compatibility

Since the launch of Spotify in the US is now live, Logitech have been the first to jump forward to announce that from today the Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi music player and Logitech Squeezebox Radio Wi-Fi music player are compatible with the service in the US. In order to use Spotify with your Squeezebox Touch or Squeezebox Radio, all you require is a Spotify Premium subscription which gives you access to unlimited, ad-free access to Spotify's entire music library as well as access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers.

 

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Using your existing wireless home network and your Logitech Squeezebox Wi-Fi music players, you're now able to access Spotify's comprehensive catalogue of more than thirteen million songs anywhere in your home.

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