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The world's first full fidelity headphones. Designed by doctors and engineers to give you an experience like never before.
The world's first full fidelity headphones. Designed by doctors and engineers to give you an experience like never before.
1,504 backers pledged AU$ 466,305 to help bring this project to life.
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Audeara: headphones that deliver perfect sound, always.

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"I’m blown away. I can hear a kick off to my front right, a snare in front of me, the singing is directly in front of me."
"Would I buy a set? Yes."
–– Boss Hunting

"Hear music properly at last with Audeara." 
–– The Australian Financial Review

The first time you use the headphones you perform a simple hearing test – the results of which are stored in the headphones themselves. They then use your hearing profile to adjust the sound signal as it passes through them. They adjust your right ear independently from your left – making sure you experience sound in perfect balance.

Sometimes the change is enormous, other times it’s subtle, but it’s always there. Every person hears differently and every person hears differently in each headphone. We tailor the sound for each person based on these two principles.

 Additional Feature unlocked!

Stretch goal #1 $400,000 AUD has been reached!!!

After listening to our incredible backers we've announced new functionality to activate your personalised listening profile using an audio cable. 

There are now 3 listening modes in your Audeara A-01 headphones:

Powered + Bluetooth + Personalised Profile

Powered + Wired + Personalised Profile

No Power + Wired + Standard analogue (backup if battery runs down)

Unlike other headphones that correct sound, Audeara puts you in control of the hearing test – meaning you can retest as many times as you like. They adapt with your hearing throughout your lifetime – so from the very first time they test you, they give you perfect sound, always. 

Compared to other headphones, you have full control with Audeara. Rather than use an automatic hearing test, Audeara allows you to drive your own listening experience with the help of its trusted companion – the Audeara App, available for iOS and Android. 

To measure your unique hearing, we’ve employed gold standard methodology – the hearing threshold test. This determines exactly how much you can hear, identifies any areas you need to correct for, and graphs your unique hearing profile. Life, sirens, loud music – they’ve been harsh on our ears, and made hearing loss extremely commonplace. You might be one of the lucky ones with minimal hearing damage – but whether you are or not, daily exposure to sound has majorly impacted everyone’s ability to fully hear the music.  

 So how do you perform your own hearing test?

The first time you try on the headphones, you’ll perform a personal hearing test with the help of the Audeara app. Step by step, the app walks you through the testing procedure. 

When you set yourself up in the app, the threshold test begins by emitting a low frequency beep. As you adjust the volume, the app is recording the quietest sound you can hear across a range of frequencies. Your personal hearing profile. 

We test a range of frequencies up to 20,000Hz to offer ultimate precision and give you the choice to test 8 bands, 16 bands or 32 bands. The results of the test inform the hardware and will adjust your right ear differently from your left.

The more precise the testing, the better the experience

You’ll now see your audiogram – a picture of your hearing profile. Audeara then adjusts all incoming musical signals to your requirements, making sure each part of the signal reaches your brain in a way that’s heard as a perfect reflection of the intended signal.

Audeara goes as deep as possible and explores your psychoacoustic profile, which is not only determined by your anatomy, but your hearing health and your ability to hear and respond to the test. Because of this difference – automatic vs user informed – Audeara delivers a more accurate reading.

As your hearing changes over time, we encourage you to retest regularly, updating your hearing profile to maintain perfect listening, always. 

It feels like the first time...

Bringing you closer to the artists you love, Audeara allows you to hear music in the purest sense. It’s clarity like you’ve never heard before, from headphones that are calibrated to your needs. Audeara protects you from the poorly calculated output of generic or lesser products, essentially caring for your hearing long term. If you love listening to music, do it with headphones built to love you.

Perfect is possible.

With all the features you’d expect in a pair of high tech headphones – noise cancelling, Bluetooth capability, and USB chargeable, Audeara goes beyond the expected and delivers perfection for everyone. Not only does Audeara give you the gift of perfect listening, it invests in your hearing’s future – allowing you to retest and revisit perfect hearing over time. Don’t go deaf, go hi-def.

Why Kickstarter?

We made the decision to delay the announcement of our product until we were well and truly ready to go. Now that we’ve done the hard yards to get the headphones just right, we are confident in offering them to you, our initial backers. We want to bring an amazing product to the market and, being Kickstarter backers ourselves, know the power of the Kickstarter community to provide feedback and encouragement as we push to final delivery.

      

 We’re Chris and James – two doctors who saw patients with hearing issues and decided to do something about it. In the public health system, the wait for an appointment can be six months or longer – people can be turned away because they don’t have the results of an audiogram. That means serious delays in them getting help, which is why we started on the Audeara journey – we wanted to make something that delivered an easy to access, easy-to-use hearing test. 

We teamed up with Alex, an electrical and software engineer, to create a medical product that tests hearing to hospital standards – while we were developing this project, we realised the implications for music-lovers across the globe... we’d created the world’s first audio-perfecting headphones to actively protect your hearing for life. 

Risks and challenges

Unexpected supply chain issues

To ensure the Audeara headphones are the absolute best they could be, we’re sourcing our components from the industry’s most well-respected suppliers. If there are any changes to the plan we will of course communicate any timeline delays with all of our backers.

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    PERFECT PAIRS

    Know someone who loves Audeara as much as you do? Share the love and buy them a pair!

    You receive 2x Audeara headphones! Those who pledge together, stay together.

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    Know someone who loves Audeara as much as you do? Share the love and buy them a pair!

    You receive 2x Audeara headphones! Special Kickstarter offer $225 per pair RRP $499!!

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    Road trips just got even better. 4x Audeara headphones for a family of pledgends!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    This is what you’re here for. Grab yourself the first ever A-01 headphones and save $300 (RRP $499). See your name join our Wall of Pledgends.

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    Personal Headphones Personally Delivered

    All the perks of being a pledgend, plus you’ll be the very first person to receive Audeara A-01 headphones, personally delivered by the Audeara Team! Available globally – even if you live in Alaska, we’ll come and warm your ears with a pair of coveted A-01’s.

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