surround sound


In the Lab: Gordon Mah Ung Re-Examines RealTek Audo

RealTek's cheating drivers might finally be fixed, maybe.


Turtle Beach Ear Force AK-R8 Headset

One of the reasons we picked Turtle Beach’s Ear Force HPA2 headset as one of the 19 awesome upgrades we recommended in our June 2007 issue was the fact that it’s analog and can be paired with a soundcard. The new Ear Force AK-R8 is USB only, but this enables it to offer some compelling features in addition to fabulous surround sound.

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Creative GigaWorks ProGamer G550W

Cordless rear speakers reduce tripping accidents, but can Creative keep the quality sans cord?