Category Archives: Audio Reviews

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QPAD QH-90 Pro review – A fantastic PC gaming headset, let down by its mic

Pros: Sound and recording quality for a headset, build quality, looks and design, accessories, price
Cons: No USB soundcard, sensitive mic, pop-sound on mic mute

Build quality: 10/10
Comfort: 8.5/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 9.5/10
Isolation: 8.5/10
Microphone quality: 7/10
Value: 9.5/10
Overall rating: 9/10

Review date: August 2016
Review price: £80

First of all I would like to thank QPAD for sending me their headset for review. After having reviewed a variety of headsets, I was curious to see how the QH-90 would compare to its competitors, such as the Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Headset. The headset can be found directly on AmazonUK for around £80.

QPAD QH-90 Pro review - ESL

Here’s my video review (recording quality tests will be of interest to you):

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Trinity Phantom Sabre review – The most complete earphone package, let down by its highs and soundstage

Pros: Packaging and accessories, design, build quality, comfort, lows
Cons: Highs, soundstage, overall sound quality, value

Packaging & Accessories: 10/10
Build Quality: 9.5/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9.5/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 9.5/10
Sound Quality: 7.5/10
Value: 7.5/10
My final Rating: 7.5/10

Review Date: July 2016
Review Price: £125

Trinity Phantom Sabre review: Design and looks

First of all I would like to thank Trinity Audio for sending me the Trinity Phantom Sabre for review. You can find them for £125 directly from the company’s website or on Amazon UK for the same price. In the US you can also find them on Amazon USA for $159.

The earphones use an interesting push/pull dynamic driver in order to deliver the sound. This comes from the earphones housing a set of 7mm titanium diaphragm drivers.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

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Creative Sound BlasterX G1 review – A versatile USB sound card

Pros: Price, sound quality, versatility, pre-made software EQ
Cons: No separate mic/line input, software

Build quality & functionalities: 8/10
Software: 6/10
Sound Quality: 8.5/10
Value: 9/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Review Date: June 2016
Review Price: £40

Creative Sound BlasterX G1 review - Colour

First of all I would like to thank Creative and ESL Gaming for sending me out the Sound BlasterX G1 sound card for review. It can be found on AmazonUK for £40 and on AmazonUSA for $50.

Full specifications of the G1 can be found on Creative’s website.

Here’s my video review on the G1:

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1More Triple Driver earphone review – A great mid-range earphone!

Pros: Overall sound quality, price, accessories and presentation, design, comfort
Cons: Straight jack, cable, availability

Packaging & Accessories: 9.5/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 9/10
Sound Quality: 8.5/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Review Date: May 2016
Review Price: £75

1More Triple Driver earphone review - Design

First of all I would like to thank GearBest for reaching out and sending me the 1More Triple Driver earphones for review. The name of the earphones seems to be a little inconsistent, with it being named 1 More Three-unit Driver Hybrid to 1More Triple Driver. No matter the spelling, the earphones have a single dynamic (DD) and dual Balanced Armature (BA) drivers alongside an in-line mic.

The earphones can be found for $100 (around £75) incl shipping on GearBest’s website. Remember, you might have to pay import/VAT fees, as it’s being shipped from China.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

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FIDUE A73 Review – Beautiful designed earphones, let down by its sibilant highs

Pros: Build quality, design and looks, comfort, mids
Cons: Overall sound quality, sibilant highs, non-existent sub-bass and disappointing lows

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 10/10
Isolation: 8.5/10
Comfort: 10/10
Sound Quality: 7.5/10
Value: 7.5/10
My final Rating: 7.5/10

Review Date: May 2016
Review Price: £100

FIDUE A73 - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me the FIDUE A73 (pronounced: Fid-oo) for review. They can be found for £100 on AmazonUK and at $150 on AmazonUSA.

After having reviewed the FIDUE A65 and being seriously impressed I wondered how the A73 would sound with their dual-driver design. The earphones have one balanced armature and one dynamic driver within their housing. In the past, I’ve found hybrid earphones to be somewhat of a disappointment, due to the poor crossover that companies design/choose to use – so I was very much intrigued to see what the A73 could bring to the market.

Below is my video review of the earphones:

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