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I've got my eyes on those new SRH1540's from Shure...

 

Man, those pads... *drools*

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687229/shure-announcing-new-srh1540-in-tokyo-today-head-fi-tv

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How about messaging FiiO? I did a few months ago and they only said it was sent to the R&D team. They built a special E12 advertising in this forum so why not use that power? Anything FiiO will be better than all the toys we have right now. 

 

I actually started writing them an email a while ago but then stopped.  The message is still saved as a draft though.

 

We should invite James from FiiO into a discussion about a gaming product and what features we'd want in the design.

 

 

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hmm why would you still recommend me to go for open ? and both are pretty close in price, what do you recommend out of the two, besides music I game and watch movies a lot.

 

I just prefer a good open headphone to a closed one for gaming, so if it were me I would try and make that work first.  A good open headphone will be better than the closed headphones at the price point for gaming as they will have better soundstages. The only closed headphones that have soundstages on par with the better open headphones are ones that cost over $600. 

 

The only con with open headphones is leakage/isolation, but it's usually not a big deal unless there's people trying to sleep in the same room or whatever.

 

I'd say the MA900 would be a safer choice than the HD598. 

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MLE's move now as founder of this thread and contributor. :evil:

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I actually started writing them an email a while ago but then stopped.  The message is still saved as a draft though.

 

We should invite James from FiiO into a discussion about a gaming product and what features we'd want in the design.

 

+1

 

I would looove FiiO to manufacture something similar to this but with Dolby Headphone included...

 

http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000048596648&MenuID=105026003

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+99999999999

 

Mixamp is a toy, we need something better with DTS support, very low impedance output (even line out and/or optical) and (almost) zero noise/hiss. 

 

MUST LUST ENVY!

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Considering we're basically choosing between whichever device sucks the least from Astro/Turtle Beach/Tritton/etc., FiiO could come in with their audiophile chops and wipe the floor with them.

 

Asus is good in that regard too, but for some reason they're still strictly PC and are staying away from supporting devices like consoles. 

 

It's not like you need to license anything to Xbox or Sony and brand it up.  I wouldn't care if the device was a hunk of black adonized metal or a plastic box.  You just need to license the DSP tech (and Dolby Digital, DTS) and what not.

 

 

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+1

 

I would looove FiiO to manufacture something similar to this but with Dolby Headphone included...

 

http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000048596648&MenuID=105026003


 

What the heck is that thing?  "Brings limitless splendidness?"  :rolleyes: 


Edited by chicolom - 10/24/13 at 2:48pm
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What the heck is that thing?  "Brings limitless splendidness?"  :rolleyes:

 

No idea...

 

I say use the main component and turn it into a gaming processor for PCs and consoles...

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FiiO needs to hire a native english speaker to take 30 minutes of their time and go through some of the product pages fixing the engrish. 

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How much do you guys think Asus could charge for a xbox/ps3 compatible St or Stx mixamp? I personally would pay a premium, but I dont know that many others would. Especially considering the horrible sound most games come with. 

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FiiO needs to hire a native english speaker to take 30 minutes of their time and go through some of the product pages fixing the engrish. 

 

I'd offer my services and expertise. Same rate as my current employer.

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MUST LUST ENVY!
Lol somebody's calling for a hero!
He's charging up
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MAAAAAAAD LUST ENVY!!!!
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FiiO needs to hire a native english speaker to take 30 minutes of their time and go through some of the product pages fixing the engrish. 

I actually PM'ed James a while ago, even sent him (after he said he'd think about it) a rewrite of the top few sections of the E12 page (& some organizational/marketing tips) that he could use. Not long after I used to write for Macworld. He thought about it, but ended up basically saying "Our ladies are trying very hard, I feel it would be best to give them a chance to get better, no?"

I saw his point, but... I was mostly offering to proofread, help get the message they intended across through suggestion... I thought it could help his business AND his people get used to English. Oh well, maybe the descriptions will become part of the charm, or we'll all start talking Chinese.
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How much do you guys think Asus could charge for a xbox/ps3 compatible St or Stx mixamp? I personally would pay a premium, but I dont know that many others would. Especially considering the horrible sound most games come with. 

 

That depends on a number of factors.

 

-What's the quality of the device? I don't expect something that amounts to an external Xonar DG to cost nearly as much as the existing Xonar Essence USB products.

-Does it still work as a PC audio device with at least basic DS3D/OpenAL support, like the Recon3D USB?

-Will it support next-gen and current-gen consoles alike, especially with Microsoft continuing their usual proprietary crap with Xbox One?

-Will it have an HDMI passthrough for audio input? (Seriously, we need something with HDMI input that isn't a bulky AVR or the expensive Smyth Realiser, particularly for Wii U owners.)

 

Then again, I'm thinking "should charge", not "could charge". Looking at existing gaming headsets, they may be able to get away with $200 or even $300 for a while, but if the quality isn't up-to-snuff, the negative reviews will shoot it down quick.

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I actually PM'ed James a while ago, even sent him (after he said he'd think about it) a rewrite of the top few sections of the E12 page (& some organizational/marketing tips) that he could use. Not long after I used to write for Macworld. He thought about it, but ended up basically saying "Our ladies are trying very hard, I feel it would be best to give them a chance to get better, no?"

I saw his point, but... I was mostly offering to proofread, help get the message they intended across through suggestion... I thought it could help his business AND his people get used to English. Oh well, maybe the descriptions will become part of the charm, or we'll all start talking Chinese.

 

 

No offense to FiiO's ladies, but their pages can still read like google translations sometimes.  It's the little things, which apparently their translators don't notice, that make the difference between it sounding like a google translation and sounding natural.  All it needs is a quick proof read with a few small tweaks by a more fluid english speaker. 

 

While the almost-there engrish is sort of adorable, it's also a bit awkward and slow to read, requiring double takes on some passages to decode what their trying to say.  Some simple touch ups would both improve the readability and help to convey the product information better - something I'm sure FiiO would appreciate.  Having awkward text also sort of clashes with the otherwise pretty polished looking design of the product pages.  Regardless of the quality product shots and marketing graphics, the lowest common denominator is the text descriptions, and they sort of bring the rest down.

 

A couple FiiO-isms:

 

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- "the sound would be no longer the true and original one of the live scene."

- "moreover, owning to the high current  AD8397 equipped with, its output sound quality goes closely to that of A-class amplifier"

- "equipped with all-over aluminum design externally, it also embedded with generous cost fixing support internally, which makes Mont Blance "Inside equals outside."


Edited by chicolom - 10/25/13 at 1:01am
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

I actually started writing them an email a while ago but then stopped.  The message is still saved as a draft though.

 

We should invite James from FiiO into a discussion about a gaming product and what features we'd want in the design.

 

 

 

I just prefer a good open headphone to a closed one for gaming, so if it were me I would try and make that work first.  A good open headphone will be better than the closed headphones at the price point for gaming as they will have better soundstages. The only closed headphones that have soundstages on par with the better open headphones are ones that cost over $600. 

 

The only con with open headphones is leakage/isolation, but it's usually not a big deal unless there's people trying to sleep in the same room or whatever.

 

I'd say the MA900 would be a safer choice than the HD598. 

hmm I'll probably stick with the sennheisers and their  famous velour pads :P But thanks for help help mate, I was pretty confused.

 

Id love to take your opinion (and everyone else here) on the V-MODA Crossfade LP, its on 100$ on amazon and there is a huge amount of positive reviews on it.

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