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kinda excited for this, i wanna see there first release of cards and see how it fairs against Creative Labs and Asus.
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Yeah I'm not sure how many people on here took a business class but as long as you have great mission and vision statements that are rooted with a great ideology and as a company you stay true to them there isn't a whole lot you *can't* accomplish. It's when companies deviate from their great leaders and ideas that cause downfalls.

On topic, this is great! Do you think Corsair would ever get into the soundcard market or stick to headphone/headsets?
I can't see Corsair ever getting into sound cards, motherboards, graphics cards etc but who knows, maybe some day.
For the moment they'll be sticking to headsets, speakers and now this wireless audio solution.
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To be honest, I'm not very impressed by corsairs audio equipment. If this brand is even half decent, they'd best keep their own name.
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^ Don't forget keyboards, people laughed at Corsair getting into keyboards...and currently K90 has the most sales out of any mechanical keyboard on Newegg rolleyes.gif

Thats because it Corsair and what else is the to buy in Newegg? Do they carry Filco and Ducky? Are they cheaper then K90?
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kinda excited for this, i wanna see there first release of cards and see how it fairs against Creative Labs and Asus.

No kidding. Creative still hasn't come out with an official Windows 8 driver for X-Fi. They finally released another beta last week that seems to be working.
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To be honest, I'm not very impressed by corsairs audio equipment. If this brand is even half decent, they'd best keep their own name.
Their headsets are average at best but the Corsair SP2500 speakers are amazing.
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kinda excited for this, i wanna see there first release of cards and see how it fairs against Creative Labs and Asus.
Think you may be getting confused, the company they acquired doesn't make sound cards. They make wireless audio solutions.
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Their headsets are average at best but the Corsair SP2500 speakers are amazing.
Heard them. My statement stands.
For $100 less than the SP2500, I have Samson studio monitors and a powered subwoofer with built in crossover.
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Thats because it Corsair and what else is the to buy in Newegg? Do they carry Filco and Ducky? Are they cheaper then K90?

Exactly. Don't get me wrong, Corsair sells some great products, but they sell based on the name, not necessarily the quality of the product. If Corsair isn't careful, they'll go the way of Razor, selling a few great products and a ton of mediocre ones. They've already had people critical of some of their recent products like the H100i and the Link software causing issues, LEDs burning out, and the noise issues, the H100 and the noise issues there, the major problems with the Force 3 that required a recall, and the criticisms of the rubber domes on their first gen mechanical keyboards, just to name a few.

Just like any company, Corsair is there to make a profit. Making a profit usually entails either raising prices, lowering quality, or cutting corners or some combination thereof. Razer's downfall has been all three. They still sell a lot of products because of the brand, but they're not really respected.

That said, I hope Corsair does good things with the company. They just need to make sure they actually bring a product to market that's fully tested and ready for the market (unlike their Link software) and that the premium price that Corsair products usually command is justified. I would love to see more sound cards on the market since Auzentech has almost no real presence in the US anymore, HT Omega is awesome, but tiny, Asus really doesn't seem all that dedicated to the mid-range and has flopped recently on the high end, and Creative is still the Creative of old.
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^ Don't forget keyboards, people laughed at Corsair getting into keyboards...and currently K90 has the most sales out of any mechanical keyboard on Newegg rolleyes.gif

And Bose is the most popular brand of "high quality speakers" amongst the general population.... That doesn't mean they're worth even 1/10th what they cost (seriously; go take apart one of even their most expensive speakers; it's so bad it's almost funny!).

Now, I'm not saying that is the same way with Corsair, but rather that JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE BUY A LOT OF SOMETHING DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT IS GOOD!!!!!!! DO NOT EQUATE SALES WITH QUALITY!!!!!

I bet there are only a few thousand other people who currently have the same Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor speakers that I do, hand-crafted Italian beauties that are more musical than a full orchestra; but just because they have poor sales stats, does that make them poor speakers? I THINK NOT
   
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People said the same thing about us when we started in PSUs and every new launch since.

"These guys are great at Memory but I don't know about these PSUs, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory and PSUs but I don't know about these CPU coolers, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory, PSUs, and coolers, but I don't know about these cases, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory, PSUs, Cases, and Coolers, but I don't know about these speakers/headsets, they're stretching themselves too thin."

It's not like we just decide to do something and the same guys work on that. We have a constantly growing team of engineers, QC people, planning and procurement, marketing, customer service and tech support, finance, etc.

I started in 2004, and since then the company has skyrocketed in growth.

Simple will stay its own brand, their technology is fantastic. We're probably going to help mostly with distribution and channel strategy, and I'm guessing in the future we'll have them help us make all our audio products better. These guys are geniuses. You should hear this thing, it sounds fantastic.

well hey im not bashing anyways because i own 13 corsair products, just don't want my favorite company to go astray thumb.gif
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