Items tagged with sound

Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  Sorry about the late start today, my new laptop developed a "small" problem which resulted in an exchange.  So, after spending a few hours reloading software and kicking myself for not backing up the My Documents folder I am ready to rock. Go grab a drink and settle in, it is time for your nightcap.  PimpRig Review: DFI LanParty UT nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 Motherboard "Here are a couple of features that are targeted directly towards folks like us. If you are like me, my main rig is rarely completely put together and often runs on my Senfu bench outside the case. DFI included a power and reset switch directly on the board so tweakers... Read more...
Hey folks, up for some reading? How about some updating? Version 1.0.2 of Firefox is now available, it's nothing special unless you consider browser security important :) Now, on with the reviews... Pentium M on your Socket 478 platform: Part 2 @ Legit Reviews "Included with the CT-479 are the installation guide, a heatsink/fan, one 4-pin power cable, and the socket adapter. The only "tool" needed for this kit is a flat head screw driver to secure the Pentium M processor in the socket just like what is done on a notebook computer." SilverStone Temjin TJ06 Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Once again, I have to say that Silverstone has made a quality case. Based on a very solid... Read more...
Hey gang, time for your Friday morning news update.  There's a lot going on today, so I will spare you my morning babble since the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!  Here it goes... Razer Viper Optical Mouse @ Bjorn3D: "Like a knight looking for his best sword the gamer is also in search of tools to make him the greatest there is. You have the CPU, the monitor, keyboard, and the latest video card....but where is the mouse? Well, Razer may have yet another answer to that question with the Viper optical mouse. How does this thing stack up to the hoardes of mice flooding the market? The people over at CrazyPC have been gracious enough to give me the... Read more...
Welcome back friends :)  Sorry about the late start, I am still feeling under the weather and slept most of the day.  So, before it gets much later, let's get down to business... OCZ PC3500 Enhanced Bandwidth 1GB (512x2) Dual Channel Kit @ TheCrucible.ca "The EB technology is very effective. Overclocking results from these particular PC3500 sticks was very good. Reaching near PC4000 spec without changing the default timings is always a plus. OCZ has definitely built a lot of head room into this kit. The performance at 500Mhz is also the best we have ever seen. Out scoring anything we have tested prior to these. OCZ has a real winner with their enhanced bandwidth memory." 80mm... Read more...
  Hercules Audio - Muse Pocket USB External Soundcard Audio at your Fingertips Jason R. Gibson February 29, 2004 Recently Hercules is punching out more new audio devices then you can shake a stick at.  This time, they're back with yet another way of getting the groove from your computer to your speakers, the Gamesurround Muse Pocket.  Unlike Hercules's last attempt at an external sound machine, their DJ Console, one can not scratch or remix their music with this product.  However, with a simple push of a button, one acquires total volumetric control over the output of the sound card or should we say "knob". With computer modding and overall visual appearance of ones... Read more...
The Hercules Digifire 7.1 Sound Card 360o Of Sound Emersion By Jay Gibson December 11, 2002 Since our last look at a Hercules sound card, the Gamesound Fortissimo II, there have been a few advances in the technology that audiophiles will rejoice over.  As Hercules' flagship product, in their audio line-up, the Digifire brand sports the leading edge audio processing capabilities, as well as a host of other features, including of course, Firewire connectivity. With support for 7.1 digital surround sound and FireWire DV Editing, this card should cover just about ever aspect one could ask for in a sound card. But, the thing to keep in mind is that quantity of features does not always mean quality,... Read more...
The Hercules Gamesound Fortissimo II Big Sound, Small Price... By Robert Maloney April 17, 2002 Before we begin, I would like to give you a little background information because this is my debut appearance on HotHardware.  I have been working on and with computers for most of my life (as I am sure most of you reading this can say the same) and consider myself somewhat of a techno-geek. New hardware always makes me a drool, even when I have no need for it. My first IBM clone was a sleek 486DX50 with a whopping 4MB of RAM. Being a novice to clones at the time, I bought this one with only two words in my head as a requisite: ?SOUND? & ?BLASTER?. All of the advice I heard said that you needed... Read more...
Guillemot's Maxi Sound Fortissimo A lot of bang for your buck By  Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta March 19, 2000 The Maxi Sound Fortissimo is a product for value minded people looking for high dollar quality.  We know there are many people out there that would look into a Live! Platinum or an Aureal SQ2500 but don?t have $100-$200 to drop on a sound card. Should these people be deprived of such great features as EAX??or A3D??what about a Digital Output?  Of course they shouldn?t be and Guillemot doesn?t think so either.  The MSRP on the Fortissimo is only $49.99 yet it has those capabilities and features, and more.  Does it compare with some of its higher priced competition? ... Read more...
The Guillemot Maxi Sound Muse Keep that coin in your pocket! By, Jeff Bouton - November 13, 2000 The Maxi Sound Muse is a low budget card designed for ??today?s price conscious multimedia user.?  Naturally, we all want the latest and greatest in sound cards, but not everyone has the budget for the top of the line cards that are on the market today.  The people at Guillemot have come up with what promises to be a low-cost sound card that offers a practical balance between features and price.  With support for Microsoft DirectSound 3D acceleration on 4-speaker systems, and the popular EAX 1.0 and A3D 1.0 APIs, this card promises to satisfy both the music lover and gamer alike. ... Read more...
  January 12   A3D - The Old And The NEW - Vortex 2 vrs. Vortex 1   Diamonds Little Monster Sound MX300 For this little spotlight I would like to take a close look at how technology advances, specifically in the field of 3D sound. For me, and historically for a lot of folks, sound cards are sometimes an afterthought. As long as the sound produced is in stereo and is free of noise and hiss, I was satisfied with my good old Sound Blaster 16 ISA card. Then, just like the evolution from 2D SVGA graphics to 3D Enhanced, trilinear filtered yadda, yadda, yadda... came the birth of 3D Positional Audio. The visual gaming experience just got more lifelike, so let's make it sound like the... Read more...
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