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The Vamp Stereo adds Bluetooth to any old speakers

In 2014, we profiled a Kickstarter success story for an audio product known as The Vamp. Simply put, The Vamp was a self-contained, single-channel amplifier that let you transform any speaker into a wireless Bluetooth speaker system.

Is Buying a Sound Card Worth The Money? An Enthusiast's Perspective

#ThrowBackThursday Buying a sound card has always felt more like a gamble than an investment to me. At the same time, I know audio snobs with thousands in equipment and all-FLAC libraries, and I'd like to believe they aren't delusional -- surely there's something to be experienced beyond my basic setup. But I mean, just how much better can music, movies and games sound? Enough to prevent buyer's remorse?

Touring Logitech's Audio HQ: Making of the Artemis Spectrum

Logitech recently reached out to us for a tour of their audio headquarters in Camas, Washington, where it spent the last 18 months designing what it believes to be the best sounding, most well-featured headset on the market, gaming or otherwise. In fact, they're so confident in the Artemis Spectrum, Logitech bravely threw its creation to a small pack of skeptical tech journalists in hopes they'd go home impressed. Here are our thoughts.

Choosing the Best Wireless Gaming Headset: From Logitech, to Astro, Steelseries and beyond

The magnitude of gaming headsets out there is bewildering. If you're in the market for a wireless headset though, the dizzying array of options dwindles to fewer than a dozen choices. I decided to chronicle my hunt for the perfect wireless gaming headset. We review the Logitech G930, Corsair H2100, Astro A50 Gen2, SteelSeries H, Turtle Beach i60 and Z300.

The Magzet is a magnetic adapter for your headphones

Have you ever accidentally tugged on your headphone cable only to hurt your ears or send your gadgets flying? A new Kickstarter project called Magzet attempts to prevent this from happening by providing a magnetic connection at the end of your…

Roundup: 6-Way, Sub-$100 Gaming Headset Battle

I have long relied on desktop speakers when playing games. Now that I am a father, however, those speakers are too loud for me to enjoy the combined 500 Watts RMS of 5.1 audio. Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. In the process of settling on a new headset, I've acquired six sub-$100 gaming-oriented models from separate hardware manufacturers to compare in a roundup.