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TUNAI has the Perfect Solution to Axed Audio Ports

We don’t usually cover mobile devices here at PureOC. PCs are what really matter to us, but every once in a while a product solves a problem that seems like it would be really helpful to let you know about. Tunai released the Clip which looks like it’s bound to help phone users continue using their audio headsets even if their devices quit installing ports for them. The biggest issue with Bluetooth is that it compresses the audio signal, degrading the quality of the sound your headphones receive before you can even hear it. While I’m not an audio expert, Tunai seems to be doing everything they can to retain audio quality as much as possible. The Clip not only uses Bluetooth 4.0 which has higher bandwidth, but they also support several audio codecs, including AAC. These are things that will help retain as much quality as possible when going over Bluetooth, based on my limited understanding. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal but after iPhone ditched their jack in the 7 and rumors are pointing to the Samsung Galaxy S8 doing the same, it’s nice to know that there’s an option that can help prevent buyers from having to ditch their high-end analog headphones with a phone upgrade. At $60, the price is a bit high but considering AirPods are $160, I think Tunai is giving us a pretty nice alternative. Check out the link below for more info and don’t worry, PC hardware isn’t going anywhere! http://www.tunai-creative.com/clip.html



Biostar Hi-FI Z97Z7 MotherBoard Review

iostar has released multiple "Hi-Fi" models over the last few years that were designed to fill the mainstream and multimedia space. With a heavy focus on audio reproduction and connectivity these board have done well in this arena. However none have taken on an appearance that speaks to being a higher end product like the Hi-Fi Z97Z7 has. This new look has genuinely piqued my interest. I do however remain optimistically cautious for fear it may turn out to be a budget board in mid-range product's clothing.



Gigabyte FORCE H3X Headset Review

Gigabyte is continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, and this time it's the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the FORCE H3X. This set of cans looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $100. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make (or lose) their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Gigabyte FORCE H3X gaming headset performs.



HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.



Mionix NASH 20 Headset Review

Mionix has been on a roll lately with the expansion of their lineup of gaming peripherals, incorporating smart revisions and improvements into new revisions and subsequent designs that create top notch winners. Continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, Mionix has launched their latest set of headphones, the NASH 20. The NASH 20 headset looks decidedly sleek and lightweight. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Mionix NASH 20 performs.



 
 
 
 
 

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset

Func is continuing the foray into the component market, and this time it's the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the HS-260. This set of cans brings convenience and versatility to consumers, as the HS-260 has some some advanced audio features included, while looking to keep things simple and functional. The HS-260 looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $80. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Func HS-260 gaming headset performs.



Func Launches HS-260 Gaming Headset

  Func is continuing their foray into the component market, and time it’s the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the HS-260. This set of cans brings convenience and versatility to consumers, as the HS-260 has some some advanced audio features included, while looking to keep things simple and functional. “The goal with the HS-260 is to meet the increasing need of customizable, analogue stereo headset. Through our research we discovered that our target group demands highly functional, easy to use headsets. We also identified that in order to fully enjoy the gaming experience the end user required clear, crisp immersive audio.”     Below are the features and specifications for the Func HS-260 headset: 50mm driver A larger driver tends to deliver a more powerful sound, which in turn delivers deeper bass reproduction. The sound image also benefits from greater resolution in terms of audio clairty, which means that you will be able to hear and distinguish a much more detailed sound image. Intuitive control interface integration The HS-260 has been designed to integrate the sound and volume controls intuitively on the headset itself. When these controls are found on an in-line control on the headset cord, it tends to get stuck on your table, chair or wrapped in your clothes. With the controls being directly integrated onto the headset, it helps to eliminate distractions such as looking for the volume/mute control while you are in...



 
 
 
 
 

Noisehush i7 Noise Canceling HeadPhones

  Introduction   Some say silence is golden but I have to disagree. Only hearing what you choose to is golden. Blocking out the world with music is one of the best ways to relax and erase the stresses of a long day. It is even better when you can’t hear the kids or the television in the background. Wish you had a mute button for them? Sorry not available yet. The next best thing would be headphones that reduce unwanted ambient noise. This is the basis of noise canceling, allowing you to escape your surroundings and hear what you want. Sometimes however, this comes at a premium sticker price. Noisehush has been very active in mobile audio over the last 5 years and are known for their NX80 in-ear and BT700 Bluetooth headsets. Noisehush wanted us to take a look at their latest offering which is geared towards comfort, great sound and affordability. The new NoiseHush i7 active noise canceling headset has a big challenge in front of it. Let’s see if it is up to the task.   Specs • Frequency: 30Hz-20kHz • Speaker Type: 40mm • Neodymium Cone Impedance: 32ohm • Power Output: 100mW • Noise Reduction: 20dB max • Sensitivity: 98±3dB • Audio Connector: Gold Plated • Cable Length: Detachable 5.9 feet • Jack: 3.5mm • Weight: 175g • Battery Life: Up to 120hrs Features • Genuine Leather • Pure Comfort • Around-Ear Design • High-Definition Sound • Premium Memory Foam • Superior Battery Life • Foldable for Portability • Travel Ca...



 
 
 
 
 

Braven BRV-1 Speaker

Introduction Today we get the opportunity to test the Braven BRV-1 bluetooth speaker (available in blue and black). It is designed to be a durable, weather resistant, wireless speaker that’s capable of doing more than just play music. That’s right folks, this isn’t your ordinary means of entertainment away from home. Whether you’re outdoors camping, hiking or even out on the boat, the BRV-1 has you covered. Its IPX5 certified water resistant design is meant to give you the piece of mind you’ve been wanting while leading an active lifestyle. Did I mention it’s also shock absorbent and ultra-lightweight? Also, the bluetooth connectivity feature remembers the last eight devices connected to it, so there’s no need to constantly re-pair devices. That’s not all though, the BRV-1 is also designed to be a speakerphone and charger for your smartphone. These are a host of features which could help the BRV-1 really stand out. The question is, “Will the BRV-1 stand up to a gamers needs as well as take an outdoor beating?” Let’s find out, but first, let’s get to know more about the company.   BRAVEN is a portable Bluetooth speaker maker, dedicated to delivering premium audio and unparalleled design. Founded in 2011, BRAVEN is the first company to produce a portable HD speaker with speakerphone that doubles as a mobile device charger. An industry leader, BRAVEN has established its global presence with worldwid...



 
 
 
 
 

Eagle Tech Arion Foldable Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth is a secured wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. The concept was created in 1994 by Ericcson with the intent of connecting headsets and other small devices to cellular phones. After joining forces with nine other technology companies to develop the standard and the transformation of the modern day smartphone, Bluetooth is now found in millions of devices. One of the companies taking advantage of Bluetooth technology is Eagle Tech with its Arion Foldable headset. Eagle Tech sent us the Arion ET-ARHP200BF headset for review today. Thanks for the opportunity.



 
 
 
 
 

CoolerMaster CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset

If you’re a gamer you’re most likely always looking for a gaming experience that gives you the highest picture quality and visual performance you can afford. A high-end video card is of paramount importance, but sometimes it's easy to forget that the audio can be just as important for your gaming experience. Because of this, it's important not to over-look the audio equipment you choose in order to round out the system. In the distant past, the gaming experiences were limited to just mono or two channels. Technology advances of today are now capable of creating sounds on a multidimensional sound stage from multiple angles. Is the CoolerMaster CM STORM SONUZ the best gaming headset at an affordable price? Click here to read the full review.





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