People have asked me why we don’t review audio equipment on DriverHeaven very often and the answer is really quite simple, we don’t often get the time and prefer to spend our resources testing the latest PC based components. To be fair sometimes we make an exception such as when we were offered the formidable THX developed Mako Speakers from Razer.
I have always had a passion for audio equipment and in my younger years I spent a huge portion of my yearly salary searching for the highest quality sound possible. This involved me purchasing a Krell Amplifier, a limited edition custom made Marantz CD player and Dali Grand Coupe speakers. When you took into consideration the stands, the pure copper biwired and biamped cabling and the isolation plinths it cost me in excess of £25k, a huge investment for a young designer.
Times and priorities have changed for me, I am content now with an Ipod and ripping my own CD’s from itunes at a decent bitrate – heck I even purchase tracks from itunes plus when the need arises. I still have a good ear for quality however and am always amazed at how shockingly bad the majority of in ear headphones are especially those that come bundled with most players.
Today we will take a look at a set of In ear headphones which have been receiving critical acclaim since they were released. Are these rather expensive phones set to redefine expectations of in ear entertainment?
Kingston have been known for some time now as a manufacturer of high performance memory and with their HyperX brand have added some stylish modules to their range. In more recent times we have seen them branch out into SSDs and now they are taking another leap, this time with the release of a headset. The HyperX Cloud.
Audio-Technica have been creating audio products for over 50 years now and in the process created quite a name for themselves in that market. Recently they took their first steps into the gaming marketplace with the AG1 and ADG1. The key difference between the two is open back/closed back and...
Antec are well known for creating high performance cases and PSUs, with many of their models receiving awards from us in the past. In recent times they have also created some high performance liquid coolers and even branched out into audio products. Today we have a roundup of a little of...