Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook review

    By 20 December 2004

    Impressive audio has never been one of the selling points of laptops. Small speakers, needing to conserve energy rather than belt out virtuoso, ear-splitting performances have always resulted in less than impressive overall quality. Until now. Enter stage...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Creative Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 Sound Card review

    By 16 February 2004

    With the PC becoming a multimedia hive of activity, you need to make sure all your components are up to scratch. Better graphics might improve your gaming prowess, but it’s the sound that will give you the atmosphere. Creative’s Audigy2 boards have...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy LS review

    By 19 December 2003

    In recent years sound has taken off, and Creative has always been at the forefront, offering quality options. The SoundBlaster name is one that people the world over recognise. I decided to upgrade my old SoundBlaster 16 that shipped with my PC, with...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 review

    By 14 November 2003

    Creative has always been renowned for its soundcards - from when they dominated the PC industry with its 8 and 16-bit ISA Soundblasters all those years ago to its industry standing today. Times and technology have changed a lot since then, we’ve seen...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Hercules Digifire 7.1 Audio Sound Card review

    By 14 November 2003

    With gaming becoming ever more demanding on your PC, it's not just the graphics cards that are being pushed to the limit. Sound is now more important than ever to give that impression of realism. Gone are the days of clunky audio and 8-bit theme tunes,...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Fun - Games review

    By 14 November 2003

    When it comes to good gaming, while graphics are a key element, sound can be just as important. After all it's the things that go bump in the night that make us scared. TerraTec think they have the answer with their Aureon 5.1 Fun audio gaming card. Offering...