Feenix Takes Gaming Audio In A Different Direction With $350 Premium Headset

#1Dev445Posted 2/21/2014 6:54:09 AM
by Mike Futter

The names Astro, Turtle Beach, Logitech, and Tritton are well known to any gamer that has shopped for a PC headset. Feenix’s new Aria is a departure from the designs and features we’ve seen in other products, including an approach to service that is becoming rare in any industry.

The Aria features 50mm drivers (which can generate stereo and Dolby ProLogic as well as full simulated surround sound), but the company promises that the bass isn’t over emphasized (something that typically happens with larger drivers). The acoustic chamber and outer cups are made from Japanese pine wood.

Feenix uses memory foam for the earcups covered by leather (rather than cloth or leatherette). The microphone is also a divergence from the norm. Instead of using a boom, the Aria sports a clip-on, unidirectional microphone.

The Aria’s cable terminates in a 3.5mm headphone plug, but also comes with a larger 6.3mm stereo jack adapter and a USB adapter. In addition to the Aria, purchasers are assigned a personal account manager and lifetime support. You can pre-order the device from Feenix’s website.


That's a lot for a headset. Even costs more than Beats Studio
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#2PraetorXynPosted 2/21/2014 7:00:11 AM
Beats are the joke of the audio industry. They're a fashion accessory, nothing more.

This asking price for a headset is ridiculous. Every headset I've ever heard sounded terrible compared to proper headphones, which can range in price from $150 - $1500+.
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