Audiofly Provides In-Ear Headphones for First of its Kind iGO3D Battlefield 3 Research Competition at Fan Expo Canada
Diamond Bar, Calif. (August 20, 2012) – Audiofly designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning, premium in-ear headphones for music lovers and discerning consumers. The company is excited to support Interactive Games Ontario 3D (iGO3D) and its latest research effort to determine best practices for visually immersive stereoscopic 3D gaming. Considered by many to be the Canadian “Comic Con”,Fan Expo Canada™ is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 23 -26, 2012. Fan Expo Canada™ is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America. Attendees are encouraged to visit the iGO3D booth #1251 to participate in the competition, and qualify for great prizes.
“This unique gaming tournament will tell us if people
can effectively compete in stereoscopic 3D and
what factors impact this if any. Audiofly’s headsets
are uniquely qualified because they offer great full
spectrum sound, and will be comfortable for people
wearing 3D glasses,” said Neil Schneider, Project
Director of the iGO3D initiative.
“After over a year and half of work, it’s time to have fun – and thanks to our sponsors, industry partners and a great 3D game, Fan Expo will be fantastic,” said Dr. Andrew Hogue, fellow Project Director of iGO3D and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program at UOIT.
“As mobile gaming gains popularity, the demand for quality, full spectrum in-ear headphones will dramatically increase. Many in-ear headphones focus on bass tones, Audiofly brings back listening to the full spectrum of sound, the way it was meant to be heard,” said Dave Thompson, CEO of Audiofly.
Partly supported by Electronic Arts, The Battlefield 3 competition at Fan Expo is unique because in addition to being designed for research purposes, it has never been played in 3D like this in tournament form before. While the game already includes stereoscopic 3D support, it has been further enhanced by Dynamic Digital Depth to offer unmatched 3D flexibility and gaming experiences.
Available for purchase online and in select stores across North America, the initial Audiofly product line offers four premium in-ear headphones geared for discerning music lovers. The AF33, AF45, AF56 and AF78 all feature expertly tuned dynamic drivers and high quality components. A duet of technologies, our flagship dual driver AF78 combines a professional grade balanced armature driver with a 9mm dynamic driver. This hybrid configuration draws on the strengths of both driver types to produce truly sophisticated sound across the entire frequency spectrum.
iGO3D is funded in part by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), The Ontario Centres of Excellence, and the Ontario video game industry. Academic partners include The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), York University, University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, and OCADU. Industry partners include Electronic Arts, Big Blue Bubble, Bitheads, JunctionVFX, Digital Extremes, and The S-3D Gaming Alliance. Event sponsors include AMD, Dynamic Digital Depth, and Audiofly.
Ontario game developers are encouraged to learn more about iGO3D and its findings by visiting its new website at http://www.igo3d.ca. Gamers interested in learning more about stereoscopic 3D gaming prior to the competition are encouraged to visit Meant to be Seen at http://www.mtbs3D.com, the consumer arm ofThe S-3D Gaming Alliance .
Audiofly is a sound innovator, evolving current technologies into new, improved hybrid in-ear designs. Precision engineering, classic design, user comfort and detailed clear sound define Audiofly’s award- winning products. Behind the Audiofly brand is a team of hardworking musicians and audio designers, creating quality in-ear headphones for passionate music lovers. For more information on getting back to experiencing the true sound of music, visit the company at www.audiofly.com or contact Audiofly at 909-348-5700 or by email at [email protected]. Talk to Audiofly on Twitter and Facebook .