TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
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FEATURES — Multimedia

Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewedAffordable PCIe options for discerning ears 131
A look at hardware video transcoding on the PCPerformance and image quality with black boxes and OpenCL 46
Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass 101
The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land 72
Where's my 21st-century television? 73
Are sound cards still relevant? 157
The next computing revolution will be televised 39
Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio deviceOur favorite sound card thinks outside the box 20
Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakersThe sound science of bringing the ruckus 29
Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakersHope you've got room under your desk... 84
A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headsetNew speakers, but better sound? 30
On bandwidth quotas and streaming video 51
WD's TV Live Hub media boxNetworking and internal storage come to the WD TV 38
Asus' Xonar DG and Xense sound cardsDo you really need discrete audio? 217
Yes, I still buy CDs 74
Corsair's HS1 gaming headsetA change of pace from memory and PSUs 21
The sweet sound of Koss' PortaPro headphones 38
3D movies and the value of entertainment 52
A quick look at Psyko's 5.1 PC Gaming HeadsetSurround-sound headphones perfected? 57
A couple of months with SanDisk's Sansa Clip+ MP3 playerThe best mini MP3 player gets a memory card slot 120
Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 playerA cure for boring pool workouts 46
Headphone-oriented sound cards from Asus and AuzentechIntroducing the Xonar Essence STX and X-Fi Forte 7.1 105
Low definition 189
Not cool, Canon... not cool 46
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NEWS

Episode one of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley is free on YouTube13
Fresh Android TV details leak out13
Fresh rumors point to OLED-based iTV21
Amazon's Fire TV set-top box streams video, runs games45
Report: Apple and Comcast discussing dedicated bandwidth for video streaming29
Deal of the week: an SSD exclusive, ATX cases, and more19
Report: Steve Jobs wasn't keen on producing an Apple TV25
WSJ: Amazon Prime to gain music streaming6
Steam Music will play your tunes through the Steam overlay10
Apple Store update hints at increased TV focus27
Avegant VR headset funded on Kickstarter31
Intel sells OnCue TV service to Verizon32
Updated: Diamond shows external sound card with volume knob133
Audience's eS700 Series audio chip is always listening10
Winamp isn't dead yet, could get second wind78
Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets7
Apple granted patent for head-mounted display81
Rumor: Google cooking up Nexus TV box41
Winamp is shutting down December 2096
Asus challenges Chromecast with Miracast Dongle19
Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest11
Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard72
Our Dear Diary contest now has $2,300 worth of hardware17
Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition31
Release roundup: Fast routers, cases, and audio amps34
Intel reportedly seeking partner for TV service13
HDMI 2.0 enables 4K resolutions at 60 FPS116
Release roundup: microATX cases, mobile memory, and more17
Gigabyte gaming mobo raises the stakes for onboard audio, USB DACs35
Release roundup: High-speed memory and e-sports headsets12
Report: Major ISPs ruining YouTube streaming with dirty tactics124
We have a winner in our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway15
There's still time to enter our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway2
Google's $35 Chromecast dongle streams content to your TV32
Enter here to win an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming mobo and a Corsair Vengeance 2000 headset34
Apple TV service may compensate providers for commercial skipping50
Apple found guilty in e-book price fixing case79
BitTorrent rejects Game of Thrones piracy records97
Razer offers free surround-sound virtualization software48
Report: YouTube preparing paid channel subscriptions35
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