It’s not hard to guess that Blue Microphones made their name from their superb professional and consumer microphones — including the podcaster’s and streamer’s favourite Yeti, which we reviewed earlier this year. However, the American company also makes a line of audiophile-grade headphones, including the subject of today’s review: the £700 Blue Ella.
These headphones come with planar magnetic drivers for unparalleled sound, and exist at a mid-range price point that promises better audio and build quality than entry-level planar headphones, without the price rising to stratospheric levels. We’ve got them in to review, so let’s see how [...]
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. [...]
Today we’re looking at the £25 Jelly Comb Wireless TV headphones. These headphones connect to any 3.5mm or stereo phono source via a low-latency wireless transmission, and are intended to be used with a TV. Let’s see how they perform.Design
These Jelly Comb wireless TV headphones come as two components: a set of circumaural headphones and a small transmitter box.
The transmitter is a small ovaloid box, with glossy black plastic on the top and matte plastic on the bottom. An LED shows when it is turned on at the top, while the side has its Micro USB power input, a power switch and a 3.5mm input.
A 3.5mm to dual phono adapter is provided, as [...]
Today we’re taking a brief look at the Just Mobile HeadStand Avant. This is a headphone stand constructed from aircraft-grade aluminium, offered at a rather premium price point at £40.Assembly
The HeadStand Avant comes packed in a thin white cardboard box. There are only four pieces; each made out of aluminium and polished to a shine.
Assembly is straightforward — just remove the screw at the bottom of the longest pole, insert it into the base, and screw it tight with a Phillips screwdriver. You do the same for the top of the pole, but this one can be unscrewed and replaced by hand. Place the remaining pole perpendicularly, and replace the [...]
The Fnatic Duel is something special: a modular gaming headset. That means you can set it up as a lightweight set of headphones for your smartphone, or as a more immersive headset for gaming at your PC.
The headphones have an impressive sonic pedigree as well, as they’re actually a rebranded version of AIAIAI’s well-regarded TMA-2 headphones. It seems like a match made in heaven, but do they work as well for PC gaming as they do in the DJ booth? Let’s find out.
It isn’t often that you find Bluetooth headphones for gamers, but that’s exactly what you get with the Creative Sound Blaster Evo Wireless. They cost a fair chunk of change at £50, so we’re hoping for great sound and solid build quality in addition to the flexibility offered by a triple-mode 3.5mm, USB and Bluetooth headset. We put ’em to the test, and here’s what we found!