Hello all! We're back with more exciting news from the Antlion Audio team. Today kicks off the official launch of our newest accessory: the Antlion Audio Y Adapter. The Y Adapter allows separate stereo headphone output and mono microphone input through any Combo Audio Jack. Anyone considering using a ModMic for console gaming or with a smartphone will need the Y Adapter for optimal connectivity.
We also have Hifiman's newest planar magnetic headphones available for purchase from our online store! Inspired by the look, feel and performance of the flagship Hifiman HE1000, the Hifiman Edition X offers Ultra High Sensitivity and Performance with an impressive list of features guaranteed to satisfy the audiophiles at a considerably lower price:
- Ultra Thin Diaphragm for lightning fast response, uncanny detail and ultra low distortion
- High Sensitivity allows use with virtually any smartphone or portable audio device. Low distortion and amazing sound quality.
- Window Shade Grill Design greatly reduces sonic reflections for clearer sound.
- Asymmetrical Ear Cups follows the natural shape of the human ear.
- Hybrid Ear Pads' beveled design conforms to the shape of the human skull while velour and pleather materials provide optimum comfort.
- Lightweight, ergonomic headband for better fit, improved sound and comfort for longer term listening
- High Performance Cable that is user-replaceable. Simple connectors allow easy switching or replacement to other cables.
In ModMic news, the wonderful people over at HeadphonesGuru managed to squeeze a little more love into the end of February by including the ModMic in the Microphone category of their recent article: "Best PC Gaming Headsets and Headphones." If you're aiming to mic yourself up for some online gaming, take a look and see how their experts rate the ModMic among its competitors.
On the gaming front, we're ready to invert our sleep schedules and follow all the Dota2 action from the Valve sponsored tournament in China: The Shanghai Major. The group stage of the event kicked off today and you can already see the threads of big tournament storylines start to weave together after only one group's matches! You can catch Day 2 and more of the Shanghai Major group stage live on Twitch.tv at http://www.twitch.tv/dotamajor, starting tonight at 5pm PST.
The Shanghai Major main event boasts a $3 million prize pool and starts Wednesday, March 2. Make sure you stay tuned to the Antlion Audio blog during the event. Our resident Dota2 experts plan to feature some detailed coverage and analysis of the evolving global Dota2 scene, with a focus on the teams, players, commentators, and eSports fans that make big money tournaments like Valve's Majors and The International so captivating. We hope our coverage will help any newcomers jump straight into spectating professional Dota2 while providing a look beyond the results and stats at the personalities and thriving eSports culture behind the scenes. We'll make it easy to join the conversation: from Twitter to Twitch chat, YouTube to Reddit and then some.
Back again soon,
The Antlion Team