avr is most likely audio/video receiver, like a home theater receiver. think Denon, Yamaha, Marantz home theater receivers that do surround sound.
Edited by kenshinhimura - 10/14/13 at 5:59pm
Btw on the front page, there will be a new planar magnetic cans from OPPO. Its also chinese like Hifiman.
I wonder how will they sound and perform on gaming compared to Hifiman.
However, Oppo in China is mainly making mobile phones. Audio compared to Hifiman, Oppo is less known. However they do have MP3 player.
Well, let's wait for Fostex to give more details. Too much hype right now with the AD that gets into peoples heads, though I wish and want Dan to have the best success.
I think Axel is the only one in the thread who has the BoomPro. I may be mistaken, though...
I may very well be. I've been using the BoomPro as my only gaming microphone for a bit now and I absolutely love it. Build quality is excellent, sound capturing is wonderful and it's easily managed. Using it with efficient headphones I can run it directly off my Macbook or my Recon3D USB. Or I can add in my amp to get more power for my Mad Dogs. The main beef is the in-line control as I feel it's mostly useless for me and a bit clunky on an otherwise elegant piece of tech.
Using a Blue Yeti and the like for gaming is a bit tedious to setup, but can yield impressive results. I've used a Blue Yeti Pro for gaming. Why? Because I could. It was powered by a Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 then fed into my Macbook for gaming a few times. I used a desktop double armed mic stand with a shock mount to prevent any vibrations getting into the mic while I played. I used that setup for 4 gaming sessions. Sound quality was second to none for those with me in the games. Using a normal Yeti you'd still need the stand and shock mount for proper pickup, but you could go USB in to the computer. However in my opinion it's not worth the work or cost of setting up such a configuration with gaming as the intended use and I feel most would be better off with a more simple setup for gaming. I've never used a beam forming microphone in a gaming setup.