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Audio NationBy Audio Nation
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Audio NationBy Audio Nation
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About

At last, there is a stylish and affordable way to switch your wired headphones into a great pair of wireless headphones. 

AirMode delivers all the same features that a premium wireless headphone can whilst giving you the ability to still use your current wired pair. 

Incorporating AAC, aptX and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology, our premium cables deliver the very best in portable HiFi sound as well as giving you full control over your music and calls from up to 10 metres away.

Additionally, AirMode features two hi-definition microphones that actively block out wind, traffic and other external noise. This ensures crystal clear phone calls and voice recognition commands even in the nosiest environments.

Features At A Glance

 

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"It will tune your music to be optimized, offer Siri and Google Now connectivity, enable users to make and receive calls, features Bluetooth, features NFC for easy pairing and much more”​​

"Airmode can give new life to wired headphones that otherwise might be left behind in the new wireless world”

"Packed with features and reasonably priced, AirMode could be the perfect Bluetooth dongle for retrofitting your gear for Apple’s wireless future”​​

"While a reason to buy new headphones is always fun, there are a few solutions with one of the coolest being AirMode, a cable that makes your headphones wireless” 

"If you own a favorite pair of wired headphones that you would like to convert to support wireless connectivity. You may be interested in a new piece of hardware called AirMode that converts wired headphones to wireless"

The Future Is Wireless

 

 

 The Design Concept 

The AirMode concept originated from today's Bluetooth earphones where a cable feeds around the back of your neck. Bluetooth earphones have a battery inside the cables main controller and the Bluetooth transmitter is placed inside the earphone housing. We have redesigned this concept and have managed to place all components inside the main controller which enables us to provide an all-in-one wireless solution for your detachable wired headphones and earphones. 

Please note, that this photo is not of AirMode. This is just used as a demonstration of the concept idea behind the AirMode Bluetooth cables. 

Everyday Usability 

 The AirMode Bluetooth cables are small, lightweight, water and sweat resistant. Combined with our HD noise cancelling microphones and voice recognition feature, they are ideal for the office, factory, gym, running, gaming, watching movies, mixing or commuting.

How Does AirMode Work? 

The AirMode Bluetooth cable is available in three different versions and is designed to work with detachable, dual port headphones and earphones. This means that if your headphone has a single detachable 3.5mm cable that plugs into either the left or the right speaker chambers, it will work. It also works with headphones and earphones that have dual detachable 2.5mm or MMCX cables that feed into both the left and right speaker chambers at the same time. 

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Incredible Sound Quality 

AirMode has incorporated aptX and AAC high-performance stereo codecs. AptX is suitable for Android and other devices, whereas AAC is suitable for IOS devices (Apple). AAC and aptX audio technology delivers CD / Hi-Fi sound quality (16-bit/44.1kHz) over Bluetooth connections.

AptX is featured in over 320 leading audio brands from headphones, speakers, smartphones, gaming consoles and home entertainment products. We have used the latest aptX - CSR8645 chipset due to its upgraded features and its headphone stereo separation capabilities. Stereo separation means that the AirMode Bluetooth cables can help to recreate audio recordings in its most natural state, by delivering clear and accurate sound similar to a 3D audio experience.

To give you a clearer understanding of Stereo Separation we've highlighted a link for you to read. - http://www.ehow.com/info_12129970_stereo-separation.html

AirMode Full Spec

Wireless

  • Bluetooth® 4.1 
  • Leading aptX® codec for high-quality audio 
  • AAC-LC, MP3 and SBC decoders 
  • NFC easy pairing mode 
  • 10 meter operating range 
  • Multi device compatible  

Audio

  • 20Hz-20kHz Frequency respnse
  • Hi-Fidelity Audio - 16-bit / 44.1kHz
  • CVC HD audio enhancements 
  • Headphone stereo separation (soft 3D)

Battery

  • iOS Battery status monitor
  • 200 Hours standby time 
  • 6 Hours of playtime 
  • 2 Hours charge time  
  • Li-Po 100 mAh battery

Features

  • Volume and track control 
  • Siri, Google and Amazon Echo enabled 
  • Make and receive calls 
  • Dual HD microphones with ANC   
  • Water and sweat resistant

Materials

  • Durable braided fabric cable 
  • Gold plated audio connectors
  • PC+ABS 
  • Aluminium

Weight and Dimensions 

  • 48.20 mm x 10.80 mm x 14.20 mm  
  • 12 Grams

Which Brands Work With AirMode?

We've listed several of the major brands that the AirMode Bluetooth cables are compatible with. If your headphone brand is not listed but suits the above criteria, please contact us to clarify. 

Please note, that Audio Nation has no affiliation with the below brands and all trademarks and related content are owned by their respective companies.

 

Which Devices Work With AirMode? 

AirMode works with most if not all Bluetooth enabled smartphones, music players, tablets, computers, mixers, smart home devices and gaming consoles.

Which Headphones Work With AirMode? 

We have listed several of the top selling headphones and earphones which are compatible with each AirMode cable. If your headphones or earphones are not listed and suit the above criteria, please contact us to clarify. 

AirMode 3.5mm

AirMode 3.5mm Bluetooth Cable
AirMode 3.5mm Bluetooth Cable
 

V-MODA - M-100, M-80 and XS

Monster - DNA, TUNES HD, 24K, INSPIRATION, ADIDAS, ROC and N TUNES

Master & Dynamic - MH30 and MH40

Beats - PRO, DETOX and MIXR

Bang & Olufsen - H6

KOSS - Pro4s

PSB Speakers - M4U 1 and M4U 2

NAD - HP50 

Jabra - Vega

AIAIAI - TMA-2

Ultrasone - PRO 900, PRO 2900 and PRO 750

Marshall Headphones - Monitor and Major 2

Skullcandy - Mix Master

Urbanears - Plattan and Plattan ADV

SMS Audio - DJ Pro

Plugged - Crown

AirMode 2.5mm

AirMode 2.5mm Bluetooth Cable
AirMode 2.5mm Bluetooth Cable

 

Sol Republic - TRACKS, TRACKS HD, MASTER TRACKS, X3, V8, V10 and V12

LSTN - TROUBADOURS, FILLMORE and ENCORE

Meze - 55 CLASSIC, 73 CLASSIC and 88 CLASSIC 

Sennheiser - D700, HD477, HD497, HD212 Pro, EH250 and EH350

Symphonized - WRAITH and WRAITH 2.0

AudioQuest - NIGHTHAWK

OPPO - PM1 and PM2

Hifiman - HE400, HE560 and HE1000

Beyerdynamic -  T1, T5p and AMIRON HOME

Pryma - IO

AirMode MMCX 

AirMode MMCX Bluetooth Cable
AirMode MMCX Bluetooth Cable

 

Westone - W10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, UM PRO 10, 20, 30, 50 and ALPH ADVENTURE

Campfire Audio - JUPITER, NOVA and ANDROMEDA

Onkyo - ES-CTI300, ES-HF300, ES-FC300, 

Onkyo - IE-HF300, IE-FC300, IE-CTI300s, E900M

Ultrasone - EDITION 5, EDITION 8, EDITION M

Ultrasone - IQ

Shure - SE215, 315, 425, 535, 846

Pioneer - DJE-1500 and DJE-2000

Dunu - TITAN 3 and TITAN 5

Sony - N3AP and N1AP

AKG - N40

JVC Kenwood - FX-850

Ultimate Ears - UE 9

In The Box

Each AirMode Bluetooth cable comes with a pocket-sized hard case, a cable tension clip and a USB charging cable.

 

Additional Reward 

If the AirMode Bluetooth cable is not compatible with your current pair of headphones, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to purchase a pair of our awesome Bloc & Roc headphones. By purchasing a pair, it will help us bring the AirMode Bluetooth cables to the market and by way of saying thanks, we're offering 50% discount per headphone. 

Headphone Overview 

Each headphone is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium, steel, memory foam and supple materials, to provide ultimate strength, comfort and durability. The customised 40mm dynamic drivers have been enhanced to deliver a powerful, yet highly defined audio experience. Each aluminium speaker chamber has been hand-prepared then anodised in a deep matte finish. Designed for everyday use, the universal one button remote and in-line mic gives you control over your music and incoming calls. Each headphone has been hand-built and individually sound tested by our engineers in Britain.

Bloc & Roc Headphone Reviews 

Available Headphones

 

 

 

 

For more information on Bloc & Roc please visit our website - www.blocandroc.com

Hi-Res Photos 

Press and hi-res photos can be downloaded here - http://int.audionation.uk/

Production Timeline 

  • FEBRUARY 2016  -  IDEA CREATED 
  • MARCH 2016  -  CONCEPT FINALISED 
  • JULY 2016  -  FIRST PROTOTYPES 
  • SEPTEMBER 2016  -  FINAL PROTOTYPES 
  • NOVEMBER 2016  -  LAUNCH CROWDFUNDING 
  • DECEMBER 2016  -  COMMISSION MOULDS 
  • JANUARY 2017  -  ASSEMBLE PRODUCTS 
  • MARCH 2017  -  SHIP FIRST ORDERS

Prototype 

We now have the final working prototypes and are ready to move forward with the mass production of AirMode. With your help and support we can bring this product to life and enhance the way that people listen to their headphones all over the world. 

Final Protoype Ready For Mass Production
Final Protoype Ready For Mass Production

 

Risks and challenges

Risks And Challenges

We have tested the AirMode Bluetooth cables for durability and sound performance in several different scenarios and are pleased with the end result. We have ensured that all parts are made from high-grade materials and our chosen software is used by millions of people throughout the world.

Quality Control:

Our choosen supplier is ISO9001: 2000 certified which ensures the highest possible standard of quality and consistency throughout all their manufacturing processes. They have been manufacturing high-end Bluetooth speakers and accessories for over 10 years.

Unexpected issues:

We have done our best to plan for every possible eventuality but obviously unexpected issues can arise. We will keep our backers informed at all times should this happen.

Warranty:

All AirMode Bluetooth cables come with a one year limited warranty. If your product is faulty upon delivery, we will replace it free of charge. If AirMode does not work with your dual port headphones or earphones, we will refund you the full balance. Our warranty does not cover accidental damage.

Deliveries:

We will be using a traceable delivery service with insurance for all perks. Delivery times will vary from a couple of days to a week or so depending on your location in the world. Once your order is shipped, we will issue you with your tracking details. Import costs will be the responsibility of the backer to pay upon receiving goods.

Customer Service:

With over 2 years experience in distribution, retail and consumer sales, we know how important customer service is. A member of our team will be available 5 days a week for any questions or issues with our products. Please note that our time zone is GMT and we are open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

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