German peripherals company Speedlink have taken to Gamescom 2017 to unveil their latest gaming headset, the Maxter. It comes in stereo and 7.1 surround sound models, and will suit the PC or PS4.
We haven’t gotten on well with all of Speedlink’s headsets in the past — one of our reviews had the subtitle ‘Once a Gorgon, Always a Gorgon’ — but this one seems to sport a new design that should hopefully fix a lot of the comfort and usability issues we had with previous models.
The headband adopts the same triple-component design as the SteelSeries Siberia, with two wire-carrying tubes held aloft over the leather-style headband. [...]
Creative has been a giant in PC gaming since its very inception; its Sound Blaster cards were once synonymous with sound cards. Few people buy dedicated sound cards any more, but Creative are still finding ways to show off their long-lasting aural expertise.
Today we’re looking at one example: the P5 in-ear headphones, part of Creative’s new Sound BlasterX pro-gaming series launched at gamescom last year. The crowd at the packed event seemed to like them, but they couldn’t hear anything above the roar of the show floor anyway. Here’s our take, after going hands-on in the slightly quieter environment here at XSR Towers.
Today we’re taking a look at the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog. As you might have guessed from the long-ass name, this headset offers 5.1 surround sound and an analogue connection to your PC. Roccat are promising a headset that is comfortable, convenient and sounds great for less than £100, so let’s see how the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog performs.
Today we’ll be looking at one of Turtle Beach’s latest gaming headsets, the Ear Force Star Wars headset. As you can probably guess by the name and the picture, this is an official Star Wars headset that should definitely attract fans of the sci-fi series. In our review, we’ll see if the headset is worthy of the dark lord emblazoned upon them, or whether Darth Vader will be pushing the designers out of the nearest airlock.