Owning a decent pair of headphones is all well and good but more often than not, you are buying a product that is built around the needs of the many, rather than the few. This is where Audeara comes in with their new ‘full fidelity’ headphones, which test your ears and calibrate the drivers to provide the perfect listening experience for you. If your hearing changes over time, then these headphones will be able to adjust to that, providing the same quality listening experience you were used to before.
The Audeara headphones were designed by a team of engineers and doctors in an effort to provide an audio experience that can cater itself to the user. So, how does it work? Well, the first time the user puts these headphones on, they will be subjected to a hearing test, the results of which are stored within the headphones themselves. Then as music is playing, the headphones will adjust the sound signal to suit your hearing profile. The right and left ears are treated separately, so you should end up hearing sound perfectly as the headphones adjust to compensate for the hearing capabilities of each ear.
This in-built hearing test also means that you can keep these headphones for years and as your hearing capabilities change, you will be able to recalibrate the headphones to compensate. Essentially, this technology allows headphones to become a tool for highly personalised sound, rather than relying on the sound signature provided when you first buy a new pair of cans.
Given the unique premise, these headphones have already smashed their initial Kickstarter funding goal but with a few weeks left before the crowdfunding campaign ends, there is still plenty of time to get in early. You won’t have to wait long for shipping either, as the first production run is set to take place in July.
The Audeara Headphones are currently available to Kickstarter backers from just £155 on the Early Bird Special, when that runs out though, these headphones will retail for £310. Shipments start going out in July 2017.
Here is the full feature and spec sheet:
● Low-latency, high-fidelity Bluetooth.
● High-quality 40mm Mylar speakers.
● Adjustable headband and soft over-ear cushion.
● Rotatable design for easy storage in a slim, hard carry case when traveling.
● Built-in lithium-ion battery, rechargeable via Micro-USB jack.
● The headphones can be used as a common wired headphone with 3.5mm port.
● Advanced, active noise cancelling design effectively reduces noise by up to 85%.
- Bluetooth & ANC
- Speakers: 40mm Mylar
- Audio impedance: 32Ohm
- Charging time: approx 3.0 hours
- Charging: micro USB
- Operating range: ≥10 m
- Connection: 3.5mm jack
- Noise cancelling function only: 30 hours
- Bluetooth function only: 15 hours
- Noise cancelling + Bluetooth function: 12 hours
KitGuru Says: There is a lot of intriguing technology going into these headphones from Audeara. In fact, I’ll be very interested in checking out the reviews once shipments start going out as this is truly something fresh and new to the headphone market.