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Poll Results: "Sign" this petition:

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 93% (54)
    YES - I am interested in this.
  • 24% (14)
    I love FiiO!!
58 Total Votes  
post #16 of 90

 I mean headsets that have a usb..like my sennheiser u320..it works with pc over usb and consoles over rca!

post #17 of 90

I'm in. Big fan of FiiO products and being the avid gamer that I am, it would be great to upgrade from my DSS to something even better. The price must be reasonable and gamers-friendly though (sub 200, anyone?).

post #18 of 90
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post


 I mean headsets that have a usb..like my sennheiser u320..it works with pc over usb and consoles over rca!

Adding just a USB Port alone won't work. The headsets are built to work with windows drivers so it needs an OS kernel to communicate still. Besides you'll end up bypassing the DAC. The whole point for this device. A device like this would be made for analogue and nothing less.
post #19 of 90
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post


Adding just a USB Port alone won't work. The headsets are built to work with windows drivers so it needs an OS kernel to communicate still. Besides you'll end up bypassing the DAC. The whole point for this device.

A device like this would be made for analogue and nothing less.

 

That's what I was thinking would happen.

 

I thought a USB headset basically meant it had it's own soundcard, and that would clash with the point of this device.

 

This device is geared towards users of higher end analog headphones anyways.  I think USB headsets top out at the Senneheiser G4ME in quality, and the $200+ mid-fi cans are a tier up from those.

post #20 of 90
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post

I mean headsets that have a usb..like my sennheiser u320..it works with pc over usb and consoles over rca!

 

If it works with consoles through RCA, then it supports analog and you could theoretically still use it by just running a 3.5mm male to male from the USB dongle into this device.

post #21 of 90

Signed

post #22 of 90
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

That's what I was thinking would happen.

 

I thought a USB headset basically meant it had it's own soundcard, and that would clash with the point of this device.

 

This device is geared towards users of higher end analog headphones anyways.  I think USB headsets top out at the Senneheiser G4ME in quality, and the $200+ mid-fi cans are a tier up from those.

 It's not a bad little headset the u320..i use it with a arcam r dac over rca..it's quite good..got it's only little amplifier dongle, it's hasn't got a dac,,it has some surround but no dolby headphone or virtual surround!


Edited by martin vegas - 1/11/14 at 6:11pm
post #23 of 90
Reposted this on a few PC gaming and audio communities on Google+. Hopefully we can get this baby rolling hard.

Also maybe it would be worth it to make a youtube video explaining this. Perhaps from one of you guys who actually have viewers not like my poverty channel lol.

Update: Also posted a thread for this over on Guru3D's audio and hifi forum.
Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 1/11/14 at 7:47pm
post #24 of 90
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Reposted this on a few PC gaming and audio communities on Google+. Hopefully we can get this baby rolling hard.

Also maybe it would be worth it to make a youtube video explaining this. Perhaps from one of you guys who actually have viewers not like my poverty channel lol.

Update: Also posted a thread for this over on Guru3D's audio and hifi forum.

 

Wow.  Thanks for that!

post #25 of 90
My body is ready. I'll link this on the guide once I get on the computer.

And for the love of god, have more than ONE digital input. Gamers tend to have multiple consoles, and having to buy an external switcher or swap out cables is a hassle.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/11/14 at 9:19pm
post #26 of 90
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

My body is ready. I'll link this on the guide once I get on the computer.

And for the love of god, have more than ONE digital input. Gamers tend to have multiple consoles, and having to buy an external switcher or swap out cables is a hassle.

THIS!!!!

I didn't realize how annoying that would be until I started using my NFB 15.32 with my Xbox and PC... Constantly switching out optical cables.
post #27 of 90
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post #28 of 90

HDMI input, please! S/PDIF is fine for most recent console gaming purposes, but then you have to take the Wii U into account, which doesn't have S/PDIF output and would force me to decode a Dolby Pro Logic II signal over analog for surround...

 

That aside, I'm definitely in the market for anything that can replace my SU-DH1, which isn't exactly spectacular when it comes to sound quality and lacks chat mixing, but has DTS decoding and all three Dolby Headphone modes to choose from.

 

I don't care who makes it as long as it's made well; if it happens to be FiiO, then I guess this'll mark my first-ever FiiO product purchase.

post #29 of 90
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


Here are some features the device would need:
  • + Optical/toslink input
  • + Support for Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding
  • + Support for Virtual Surround Sound encoding (such as Dolby Headphone, GenAudio Astoundsound, etc.)
  • + Audiophile grade DAC section WITH a line-out
  • + Headset and chat support
  • ...

Here are some additional features requests for the device:
  • + Multiple digital inputs
  • + HDMI input
  • + Digital Equalizer
  • + Support for DTS decoding
  • + Digital output of processed signal
  • ...

What would Dolby headphone or Genaudio Astoundsound support entail? As far as I know these are handled by the computer / console and output a processed stereo output that would only need to be amplified or decoded in the case of a digital output (insofar as all digital output need to be decoded by a DAC like the E18)?
post #30 of 90
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

HDMI input, please! S/PDIF is fine for most recent console gaming purposes, but then you have to take the Wii U into account, which doesn't have S/PDIF output and would force me to decode a Dolby Pro Logic II signal over analog for surround...

So the unit would need to have a HDMI input and a HDMI output (to pass the signal onto the TV)?

BTW, how would headset and chat support work? For a USB connection with a PC we just need to preset a microphone input to the PC via USB right? What about for consoles?
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