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Speakers & Headphones

The speakers or headphones you use can make the difference between a simple PC experience and a high quality, professional entertainment experience. Read reviews and ratings here to find out what's best for you, which prices are best, what's best for movies and what's best for gaming.
  1. Speaker Reviews (21)

Will My Headphones Work With My Smartphone?
Yes, the music will play, but will the in-line mic and controls work?

Best Cheap Headphones
5 headphones that cost less than $50

How to Choose Headphones
What to look for when buying headphones

Types of Headphones
Examining and explaining the different types of headphones

Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you purchase computer speakers

How to Test and Adjust your PC Audio System
Having a sophisticated surround sound audio system for your computer, and the advanced, high-tech PC audio card that it usually requires takes more than simply purchasing it. You have to set up, test, calibrate and generally ensure yourself of the quality of your PC system, and here's how to do it.

What is Surround Sound Audio
What is surround sound? What is a 5.1 audio system? What is the difference between 2.1, 5.1, and other types of surround sound speaker systems? Answer those questions here, with a simple guide to surround sound audio systems, including what they include, and what they're for.

What Does THX Certified Mean for Speakers or Audio Systems
"THX Certified" is an industry standard for professional digital audio reproduction that means the sound your surround sound speaker system produces is being heard as the audio engineer intended, even in your small home theater or PC 5.1 surround sound set up.

Do I Need a 5.1 Surround Sound System for My Computer?
Everything you need to know when you're considering a 5.1 surround sound speaker system for your computer. Many different types of PC users can find great use in 5.1 audio systems.

Five 2.1 Speaker Systems for Under $100

Not everyone wants $2,000 surround sound systems in every room of the house. So, the next best thing is a low cost 2.1 speaker system that hooks directly into your PC, and the options listed below are all effective and inexpensive. Because you still need a decent audio setup if you use your computer for any sort of multimedia purpose.

Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.

Review: Altec Lansing AHS322 Stereo Headset
The Altec Lansing AHS322 stereo headset reviewed, tested, and compared for price. Those interested in buying or upgrading their headset, earphones, microphone, or any of the above should be curious about this series from Altec Lansing.

5 Cool Earbuds Under $30

So you just dropped a bunch of cash on your iPod or MP3 player of choice and you don’t have a lot left over to spring for earbuds. No worries -- there are still plenty of options out there for you (as long as you understand you won’t necessarily be getting audiophile-quality reproduction).

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