THE SENSEI from SteelSeries has been a favorite for many a gamer since the original was released back in 2011. Its predecessor, the Xie, released in 2009, was very similar to the Sensei—almost like a prototype—but since the Sensei itself was born, it has continued to evolve over the years. The original shape was a big hit and although the Sensei 310 did have a change of form, there was uproar from the community and, with the Sensei Ten, SteelSeries has now reverted to what customers know and love.
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SteelSeries Arctis 9 $170
A LOT OF HEADSETS seem to have at least one or two things that hold them back from being great, either to reduce the cost, or to help one aspect of the headset exceed at the expense of another. The Arctis 9, on the other hand, does everything that is thrown at it very well indeed.
X by Kygo A11/800 $249
X BY KYGO is a fairly new brand imagined by Norwegian DJ Kygo himself. This pair, the A11/800, fit towards the higher end of the lineup, with a simple yet effective monocolored look.
Sony WH-1000XM4 $348
AT FIRST GLANCE, you might not get the sense that these headphones contain some serious power under the hood, as this power is hidden under an elegant and sleek body. Its smooth matte monocolored finish pushes the idea that Sony wanted sophistication with substance.
Sennheiser HD450BT Wireless $200
YOU ALL KNOW of Sennheiser, as an audio powerhouse at the forefront of sound. The HD450BT is a very well-rounded pair of headphones, sitting in the company’s low to mid-range price bracket at $200.
Netgear Nighthawk XR1000
Excellent wireless, but we demand more ports
Razer Book 13
A new chapter
Audeze Penrose Planar Magnetic Headset $299
AUDEZE has used its phenomenal audio knowledge to create a very solid gaming headset. The company is more traditionally known for high-end planar magnetic headphones but has dipped into the world of gaming with the Penrose.
Corsair HS60 Haptic $120
IF WHITE CAMO is your thing, or you can overlook the fact that this is white camo, then the HS60 is a good contender for this battle. Looks aren’t everything, remember.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The usurper has come
Bitdefender vs. Avira
Does paid-for security have the edge over free?
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