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General release decision of ONKYO's esports brand "SHIDO" which achieved 1082% by crowdfunding!


Recently, not only gaming device manufacturers but also audio equipment manufacturers are selling gaming headsets.
As sound professionals, their quality is second to none. Many products offer the best sound, and it is also nice to be able to use a headset from the same manufacturer as the headphones you normally use.
ONKYO, a long-established Japanese audio equipment manufacturer, has announced the launch of its eSports brand " SHIDO " in 2019, and is now crowdfunding the "SHIDO :001" gaming headset and the "SHIDO:002" USB control amp. 002" USB control amps, the goal of 2 million yen was reached in 5 minutes. The final total exceeded 21 million yen, or 1,082% of the goal, and became a major topic of conversation.
SHIDO" has never been released to the general public, but after many improvements based on feedback from crowdfunding supporters, it has finally been decided to release it to the general public!

Onkyo's SHIDO Gaming Headset and USB Control Amplifier Reaches Crowfunding Goal in 5 Minutes

Gaming headset "SHIDO:001

Gaming headset "SHIDO:001

One of the "SHIDO" devices is the "SHIDO:001" gaming headset.
The ergonomic construction and earpads are made of cooling gel, memory foam, and quick-drying fabric to ensure a comfortable fit even after prolonged use.
The single arm design reduces weight while the durable die-cast aluminum hangers provide high strength.
In terms of sound, a large-diameter 50mm driver and double-chamber construction are used to reproduce a wide sound field and flat sound quality without losing low frequencies.
The microphone is detachable, so it can be removed for everyday use.

Gaming headset "SHIDO:001" specifications
Frequency response 10Hz~28,000Hz
Impedance 32Ω
Driver 50mm, neodymium magnet
Inner diameter of earpads 60mm x 76mm
Connection method Analog 3.5mm
Cable length 1.2m/3.94ft + 10cm conversion cable
Weight 305g
Frequency Response 100Hz to 10kHz
S/N Ratio 55dB
Sensitivity (@1kHz) -44+3dB
Sound collection pattern Unidirectional ECM boom microphone
Included in the package Headset body
3.5mm connection cable
3.94ft +10cm conversion cable
User's manual
Warranty card

USB Control Amplifier "SHIDO:002

USB コントロールアンプ"SHIDO:002"
USB Control Amplifier "SHIDO:002

The second "SHIDO" device is the USB control amplifier " SHIDO:002".
It is a small amp that allows you to place a sound mixer on your tabletop and simply connect it to add effects such as EQ and virtual 7.1 without the need for separate software.
The Game & Voice MIX knob allows you to easily adjust the volume balance between game audio and voice chat applications.
Enjoy even more immersive and expansive sound with Virtual7.1 by Waves NX.
Five EQ presets are registered, so you can enjoy a sound appropriate to the situation without destroying the original tone.
The "SHIDO:001" alone offers high sound quality, but by connecting the "SHIDO:002", you can experience even higher sound quality.

USB Control Amplifier "SHIDO:002" Specifications
Input USB Type-C (audio/power)
3.5mm stereo
Interface EQ presets
Volume Control
Game/Voice Balance
Virtual 7.1 by Waves NX
What's Included USB Control Amplifier
USB Type C to USB Type C cable
USB Type C to USB Type A cable
Cleaning cloth
User's Manual
Warranty Card

Two products will be released as a set on July 8!

The SHIDO:001 & SHIDO:002 Bundle Pack, which includes both SHIDO:001 and SHIDO: 002, will go on sale to the general public this time.
Since the two devices are truly valuable together, it would be nice to get them as a set.
The "SHIDO:001 & SHIDO:002 Bundle Pack" will go on sale on July 8, 2020 (Wednesday ) and is currently available for pre-order at ONKYO DIRECT.
And the price is a whopping 20,790 yen (tax included)! Honestly speaking, this is a very reasonable price for such specs, so those who have been looking for a headset of a higher rank should definitely consider it!
For more details, please visit the official SHIDO website!



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Upon receiving 10 times their fundraising 2 million yen (USD20,000) goal, Onkyo showed up to TGS with their SHIDO:001 gaming headset and their SHIDO:002 USB con

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