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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

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.
post #17612 of 26361
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Originally Posted by davisman View Post

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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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

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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IIRC those are closed and ultra-bassy.
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Originally Posted by davisman View Post
 

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. 

 

Looking at how much they are charging for a Essence STU (which is basically just an external ST/STX), not looking good if they make a console "mixamp".

 

Expecting around $300 if they make one, which is why FiiO would be better at making a device like this instead. However, I don't know if FiiO is large enough to cater to the market if their "mixamp" picks off, since the company is still really small even by China's standards.

 

DH and DTS Headphone X in one FiiO device would be a dream come true, something I'm sure most people here would pay $200 for as a sweet spot.

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For the DX mic, there seem to be two separate versions:

- http://dx.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080

- http://dx.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-3-5mm-jack-180cm-cable-42965

 

I see no difference between these two mics though the latter one costs a dollar more and got released three years after the first one. With that in mind, I presume the latter one is an "improved" version but I'm not quite sure.

 

I also found this one (different version) which looks exactly like the DX mic except it has a braided cable.

 

Which one am I suppose to get?

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

 

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.

This is pretty fair I think. Have they announced the price for the new STU? If you would take that unit and add dolby headphone/DTS with chat capabilities, and you would have a winner.

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Originally Posted by Orion1991 View Post

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.
I had an LP, not bad actually for a closed can, but the treble doesn't extend very well and it doesn't do virtual surround as well as the M-100 (which obviously cost more). It was kinda fun for a colored music headphone, but it's not a gaming headphone for competitive use. Look for my 2 part (3 part) review on YouTube, same username.
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ya I thought so, they are definitely not for gaming, I guess i'll stick to HD558, bigger soundstage and higher quality over all, btw I have Asus Xonar DS 7.1, manily for my speakers, but will it help emit virtual surround for the headphones ?  its not really a big concern tho. 


Edited by Orion1991 - 10/25/13 at 9:56am
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Yeah I think it should. I was fairly impressed with the HD558 when I demo'd it at Best Buy, there aren't any faults to what it does. You may appreciate putting a cheap FiiO E5 amp between your headphones and the headphone jack, to prevent any sound quality issues from the soundcard's output impedance.

Did you see my video?
Edited by Evshrug - 10/25/13 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post
 

 

Looking at how much they are charging for a Essence STU (which is basically just an external ST/STX), not looking good if they make a console "mixamp".

 

Expecting around $300 if they make one, which is why FiiO would be better at making a device like this instead. However, I don't know if FiiO is large enough to cater to the market if their "mixamp" picks off, since the company is still really small even by China's standards.

 

DH and DTS Headphone X in one FiiO device would be a dream come true, something I'm sure most people here would pay $200 for as a sweet spot.

I would jerk their arm out of their sockets @ 200 bucks. 

 

That is the fear I would guess, they are afraid of pricing themselves out of the market. 


Edited by davisman - 10/25/13 at 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

Sound recording for Battlefield 4

http://blogs.battlefield.com/2013/10/road-to-bf4-sounds-of-the-battlefield/

Hmm, I wonder if in game audio will be any diff/better than bf3 tho... Really must try the demo. The positional cues were whack in bf3, terrible. Bc2 was better as a competitive game in that respect IMO..
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A DH/DTS headphone device would be amazing.

 

I'm always wanting to watch movies with my headphones but they are all DTS sound and won't work with the Astro Mixamp.

 

Are there any good DTS headphone devices on the market right now?

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

A DH/DTS headphone device would be amazing.

I'm always wanting to watch movies with my headphones but they are all DTS sound and won't work with the Astro Mixamp.

Are there any good DTS headphone devices on the market right now?

Not sure about what is out right now, But I'm guessing there will be more DTS headphone surround sound devices in the future.

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