Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discrete sound cards, integrated audio chips, gaming headsets and complete speakers systems are some of the more common items discussed for delivery of gaming audio. Often you will find multiple solutions in a serious gamers tool box, A gaming headset for late night gaming sessions and a speaker solution for when free to play as loud as possible.
Today we’re going to test drive the Genius GX Gaming Gila, a mouse that's specifically geared to MMO/RTS gamers. Coming with a huge assortment of buttons and some unique features as well, the Gila looks rather exciting. With a very attractive price tag of only $66, can the GX Gaming Gila stack up well in a competitive market? Let's take a closer look and find out.
For gamers having great visuals and performance in a game is something you always strive toward, so a high-end video card is of paramount importance. Of course, the audio experience should not be over-looked, because it also plays a significant part of the total gaming experience. With recent technological advances we are now capable of hearing sounds on a multidimensional sound stage that includes center, front left/right and rear left/right. When we listen to any type of audio in a two-channel mode especially when gaming, we can sometimes lose a certain depth of field for what surrounds us. Capturing that is the crux and objective of every audio experience, whether its high end speakers on your stereo system, or a high performance gaming headset. A gaming headset is precisely what we get to look at on the test bench today. We are very excited for our new arrival, the Genius GX Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 channel gaming headset. The Cavimanus headset brings many exciting features to pro gamers along with 7.1 Channel audio. The headset comes with a vibration function that adds to the heavy base and is designed to rock your world. The volume control and microphone is conveniently positioned on the left ear cup, and you can fold the microphone away during games that don’t require a mic. The vibration feature can also be cancelled with the push of a button. Read on as we put it through its paces to see if the Genius Cavimanus 7.1 gaming headset can become a weapon in you...