1More might not be the first name you think of when it comes to gaming headsets, but having launched their first pair of gaming headphones late last year in the form of the Spearhead VR, they’re now following it up with an even higher-end sibling, the Spearhead VRX – because everything sounds better with an X on the end. In this case, though, the X may well be warranted. While it shares much of the same DNA as the regular Spearhead VR, including its 50mm graphene drivers, subtle RGB lighting and suspended headband design, the VRX throws professional audio wizards Waves’ fancy 3D audio Nx tech into the mix, supposedly giving it a more authentic surround sound experience than the usual virtual 7.1 systems you see on other headsets. Is it worth £190 / $200 though, and is it enough to earn it a spot on our best gaming headset list? Let’s find out. You’ll have to use its USB connector and download 1More’s VRX driver software to take advantage of the … [Read more...] about 1More Spearhead VRX review: Is Waves’ 3D audio tech better than 7.1 surround sound headsets?
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Here’s where you can find all the best Amazon Prime Day 2018. We’re just over halfway through the year, which means it’s time for Amazon’s annual Prime Day. It all began back in 2015 as a way to mark the site’s 20th anniversary, and after a number of repeats over the years we’re looking forward to an exciting two days of crazy discounts. Amazon Prime Day is like Black Friday, except that only one retailer is participating and it’s restricted to online deals only, which at least means it reduces your chances of getting crushed in a sale-related stampede by manic shoppers. Prime Day is a day (and a half) of flash sales that will seduce you into opening up your wallet and blowing a load of cash all over the shop. There are deals to be had on everything you care to think of as Amazon streamlines its inventory. Amazon Prime Day officially begins on July 16 at 3PM ET on Amazon.com and 12PM on Amazon UK. A number of early deals have already gone live … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018: best gaming deals, tech offers and more
GAMING headsets are an easy way to improve your video gaming battlestation on the cheap, and they're a solid investment too. A good headset will help you hear enemies creeping up on you in Call of Duty multiplayer, or let you enjoy the stunning soundscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn – so check out our list of the best gaming headsets for any budget. Best gaming headsets under £50 HyperX Cloud Stinger Xbox/PS4/PC (£39.99 at Amazon) – This lightweight headset boasts 90-degree rotating ear-cups, 50mm directional drivers, and a quirky swivel-to-mute noise-cancelling microphone. Great value, given the price. Turtle Beach XO Three Xbox/PS4 (£39.99 at Amazon) – Turtle Beach is a great budget headphone maker, and the XO Three is one of its best bargain buys. A thick robust frame means it should last for a while, and you've got all the usual trimmings – over-ear speakers, volume controls, and a built-in microphone. Best gaming headsets under £100 … [Read more...] about Best gaming headset 2018 – PS4, Xbox One and PC headsets for any budget
I work and game on my computer, and I'm constantly swapping between my headphones and my desktop speakers. When nobody is home and I’m working, I use speakers. When there are people around or it’s noisy: headphones. For games like PUBG or Fortnite, I always use headphones, because knowing if someone is coming from the side or behind can make all the difference!Being able to easily swap between headphones and speakers in Windows 10 is essential. Yet in my experience, not enough people know how to do it quickly. There's an incredibly easy, simple way to swap between audio devices right from your taskbar, but it's not obvious at first glance. I'll show you how it's done.If you use headphones, I'll also show you a neat feature introduced in last year’s Windows 10 Creators Update that simulates spatial surround sound. If you don’t have surround sound headphones, it can literally be a game changer.The slow way to change audio devices is to go into Audio settings and … [Read more...] about How to easily swap between headphones and speakers in Windows 10
Sound plays an important role in Cogmind, perhaps setting it apart from a majority of ASCII roguelikes. While sound will likely have little or no direct influence on the gameplay mechanics themselves, it still adds an important dimension to the experience since immersion is the primary focus of the game’s design. (Remember, you are the Cogmind!) There are of course sound effects related to major actions like shooting, as well as other spot sounds like projectile impacts, explosions, terrain destruction, door operation etc., but those don’t do as much for the atmosphere as ambient sound. Each map will feature some amount of global ambiance that reflects your location, be it the factory levels or somewhere deep in the caves. In addition to that we now have a complete system for sourced ambient sounds. These are the sounds that originate from specific props in the environment, like machines. Since we aren’t doing videos yet, the only way you can check out the sound … [Read more...] about Ambient Sound