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If you're of the persuasion that likes to get their DTS surround sound from a pair of headphones (and we ain't), the kids at Hanwha Japan have just the thing for you. The X-Tube is a USB dongle that contains a vacuum tube-shaped headphone jack that glows blue when in use. When combined with its...

February 18th 2010 at 6:50am 0 Comments
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It's probably safe to assume that most of the Grammy Award-winning readers of Engadget (hi, Evanescence!) already have expansive -- and expensive -- recording studios in their Bel Aire mansions. For the rest of us, however, the fruits of Avid's acquisition of M-Audio is beginning to pay off in the...

September 12th 2009 at 7:49am 0 Comments
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We're more used to seeing vacuum tubes on iPod speaker docks, but the Neuhaus T-2 brings some of that analog action to your computer by serving as a USB amplifier. Those among us who think MP3 compression is just a-okay will find this new device boils down to a handsome-looking external sound card,...

July 28th 2009 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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Brando, known for its zany USB gadgets (and for playing Superman's father Jor-El) is back on the scene with a combination SATA HDD dock / stereo speaker / USB hub. This might not come with the laugh appeal of, say, the Buffalo USB speakers -- and it may not tell you the temperature at your desk --...

April 6th 2009 at 10:04am 0 Comments
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To be honest, we were a little skeptical when we first saw Blue Microphone's Icicle. Isn't the USB audio adapter a little played out? But after a quick look at the specs our inner audiophiles came away quite interested. This XLR-to-USB audio interface offers 48V phantom power, an analog preamp with...

November 7th 2008 at 11:12am 0 Comments
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Wannabe Casey Kasems out there not terrified of being sued into oblivion over broadcasting fees will want to check out NTI Comodo's DJmix 2000, a USB audio interface / control surface with bundled Shoutcast-compatible software that'll have you counting down your personal Hot 100 in no time. The uni...

July 14th 2007 at 6:37am 0 Comments
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When you hear the name "Creative Labs" you automatically think "Mac," right? Yeah, sure you do. Well Creative wants to change that and they are so confident they can win your hearts and minds that they've not only started shipping a new X-fi audio adapter that requires no drivers, works right out of...

December 2nd 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments