Pros: Build quality, comfort, lows, can be used on the PS4 and Xbox One
Cons: Mids, highs, isolation, no included USB soundcard (like on the V2 model), sound quality is limited by your on-board soundcard, no volume/recording control
First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. After having received the Siberia V2, 9H, Siberia Elite and H Wireless, I was interested in knowing how the V3 had changed over the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Heat Orange Gaming Headset.
The headset can be bought for around £115 on AmazonUK. Prices of the headset vary greatly – from £75 to £130 -therefore this review will be based on the £100 price tag, just as the V2 was priced when I reviewed it.
First of all, I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the Flux In-Ear Pro for review. You can find the full specs and more info on the earphones on their website.
They can be bought for around £105 on AmazonUK
Before getting into the written review, below is my video review on them:
First of all I would like to thank Steelseries for sending me the mouse for review. After having reviewed the Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Heat Orange, I was intrigued to see how the Sensei Wireless compares, both in terms of performance and value for money.
You can purchase the mouse on AmazonUK for around £120, which is more than double the list price of the non-wireless version.
Before getting into my written review, here’s my video review of the Sensei Wireless:
First of all I would like to thank Connects, for sending out the Lumia 930 out to me for a month trial of the phone.
After having reviewed the Lumia 1020, I was looking forward to the 930’s capabilities on Windows Phone 8 and more so the updated Windows Phone 8.1, that brings a few nifty features to the phone’s functionality.
The Lumia 930 can be bought from Nokia directly or via Amazon UK (and other sources around the world) for around £380.
Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
Camera Flash Type: Dual LED flash
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif
First of all I would like to thank BitFenix for sending these out to me for review!
I was looking forward to see what BitFenix could offer me for review and despite being slightly disheartened to be receiving a £30 case, reflecting back, I couldn’t be happier – hopefully this review will convey my thoughts on what seems like a cheap PC case, but in fact turns out to be an extremely versatile and well-performing PC case!
This is going to be a very short “review” of Windows 10 Technical Preview and it’s performance on The Battlefield – Pun intended. I had previously benched BF4 to a huge extent and thought to conduct the same type of benchmark for Windows 10 Technical preview, whilst re-doping my Windows 7 benches.
I found the difference between the results to be extremely minimal, so much so that, the differences can be deemed inconclusive and insufficient to draw up ANY differences between the OSs.
Take away what you will, but those differences for me, normally would be over 5-10% in variance. In this case, they’re so close together that there’s absolutely no point in benching any more right now.
Now, should you be worried or dissappointed?
Absolutely not – these benches really prove to us, rather than anything else, that DX12 isn’t being used, drivers from GPU vendors (in my case Nvidia) aren’t released yet and furthermore these benches were comparing a stable OS with a Technical Preview.
overall, there’s a lot against Win10 really, but yet it performed extremely well for a “BETA”.
playing in REAL MP games, I noticed no stuttering or any problems playing on either OS.
To conclude this, I shall share my hardware specs and also my testing methodology:
CPU: De-lidded I7 3770k @ 4.5ghz
GPU: SLI GTX 680 @ 1111mhz core clock
RAM: 16GB 1600mhz CL9 Corsair Vengeance
MB: Asus Sabertooth Z77
PSU: Corsair AX750
CPU cooler: Antec H20 920
Monitor: QNIX QX2710 1440p @ 96hz
As you can read from the above, the only difference was the location of the install for Windows. I can guarantee you that there’s absolutely no difference in FPS between the choice of Hard/Solid State Drive used – only loading times were different.
I should also mention in these tests that:
-Shadowplay was disabled (in order to prevent any Win10 conflicts)
-Both are running 64bit
-Both are running the same driver: 344.11
-Both set of tests were done within 30minutes of each other and both on cold boots.
-I went to the exact same server, which was a 64MP map, with 0/64 players inside, on Siege of Shanghai
Via the video below, you’ll be able to see my methodology:
I was very much intrigued when AKG released their latest headphones, the Y50 range. This for me was an interesting leap into portability by AKG – often you see audiophile brands such as AKG, sky away from these types of models, as they tend to be cheaper and therefore have quite shoddy sound quality.
I was thus looking forward to reviewing the Y50 and hoping this wasn’t the case with this particular line – I was also intrigued to see how it fairs against its more expensive brothers the AKG K551’s and the AKG K545’s which I’ve previously reviewed. The AKG Y50s can be bought for around £80 on AmazonUK.