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ORFEO SoundWorksBy ORFEO SoundWorks
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ORFEO SoundWorksBy ORFEO SoundWorks
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$16,154
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 15 2016

About

Technical Specifications:  

Product: Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Fitting: Neckband (In-Ear)
Main Features: Play Music + Phone Call
Remote Control: Physical Button
Driver (Speaker Unit): Balanced Armature
Microphone: Inner Mic + Outer Mic
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Distance: 10M
Battery: Lithium-ion 170mAh
Music Playback (Up to): 7.5 Hours
Talk Time (Up to): 10.5 Hours
Standby: 15 Days
Charging Time: 3.5 Hours

Technical Specifications: 

Product: Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Fitting: Sports (In-Ear)
Main Features: Play Music + Phone Call
Remote Control: Touch Control
Driver (Speaker Unit): Balanced Armature
Microphone: Inner Mic + Outer Mic
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Distance: 10M
Battery: Lithium-ion 135mAh
Music Playback (Up to): 5.5 Hours
Talk Time (Up to): 8.5 Hours
Standby: 12 DaysCharging Time: 2.5 Hours

Below are CAD drawing images of ORFEO Voice. The sample production begun and the images of sample will be available about a week from now. We will update as soon as possible when our real product sample arrives.  

ORFEO VOICE comes with a charging cradle. The cradle itself is NOT a charger. It works as an charging adapter. You may put them at home or car and charge and store your ORFEO VOICE on the go.

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Technical Specifications:

Product: Bluetooth Mono Headset
Fitting: Mono (In-Ear)
Main Features: Play Music + Phone Call 
Remote Control: Physical Button
Driver (Speaker Unit): 5mm Micro Driver
Microphone: Inner Mic + Outer Mic
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Distance: 10M
Battery: Lithium-ion 60mAh
Music Playback (Up to): 2.5 Hours
Talk Time (Up to): 5 Hours
Standby: 5.5 Days
Charging Time: 1 Hour; Charge with the charging cradle*

 We have many functions that will enhance user experiences. However, some of these functions cannot be controlled using hardware buttons. This is why we made a mobile app to provide a technical control over ORFEO devices.

Noise-Free Communication

With ORFEO, you may be able to have crisp and clear phone calls even when you are surrounded by loud ambient noises, even if the ambient noise level reaches 120dB—the noise level of an airplane engine as it is taking off. Other uses include a concert, sporting event or amusement park.

Real Life Use Cases

Speech Recognition Enhancement

The world of IoT (Internet of Things) is coming and the speech recognition is becoming more important. With ORFEO, speech recognition becomes possible even when it gets extremely loud.

The Best Music Listening Experience

ORFEO is a team of audio experts. With our previous experiences of testing and tuning the products, we guarantee high quality, Hi-Fi sounds for music listeners.

SoundThru™

By turning on the SoundThru™ you can hear surrounding noises while listening to music (safety enhanced).  

ORFEO Control : The Mobile Application for ORFEO Bluetooth Headsets

ORFEO allows more technical controls of the headset such as InnerMic Calibration set-up and parametric EQ via mobile app. Moreover, firmware updates will be available over the air using ORFEO Control.

Regular Bluetooth earphones have one major problem: when it gets a little bit loud, you can no longer talk on the phone. This problem occurs because the microphone is placed outside and because the distance between the mic and your mouth is too far.

Placing a Microphone Inside the Earpiece
Human voice not only goes out of your mouth and gets into your eardrums but also travels internally through Eustachian Tube. Using this idea, Orfeo SoundWorks placed a microphone inside the earphones to catch the voice traveling through Eustachian Tube. Then, outside noises are physically blocked off (due to the physical shape of in-ear earphones) and only human voice goes through the mic.

1. Feedback: Putting a mic and a speaker together is not the best idea. When you place a mic in front of a speaker, there is howling and echo noises. 


2. Muffled Voice: The internally traveling voice does not have high frequency and projects up to 2kHz (mid-low). 

3. Different Voice: People have different biological structures for projecting their voice. So some people may have more bass in their innersound, while others have more treble. These differences in input would result in different voice outputs.

1. InnerMic Technology™ Patented howling & echo removing software algorithm for feedback coming out of the earpiece. 


2. VoiceRecovery Technology™ Patented software algorithm that recovers the high frequency up to 4 kHz .

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3. InnerMic Calibration™ Patented function that automatically profiles your personal voice using both the InnerMic and OuterMic by simply reading out loud the given word phrases using the mobile application. No more distorted voice due to differences.

Voice Quality

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Conversation in Noisy Environment

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These are some of the reactions that we got when we were doing live demos in front of our booth at CES 2016. The soundproof booth is playing music at the noise level of 100 dB.

ORFEO Bluetooth headsets use the OuterMic as a default mic. When you are in loud environments you can switch your speaking mic to the InnerMic with just a touch of buttons.

ORFEO IS MORE THAN JUST A BLUETOOTH HEADSET—IT’S A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 

By using a special type of balanced armature, ORFEO headsets not only provide a full range of sound, from lows to highs, but also preserve sound sensitivity. Then, with the measured data of the sound characteristics in different studios, ORFEO finds the average value and finishes tuning the headsets to give true hi-fi sound. To make up for the drop in sound quality for Bluetooth headset products, ORFEO uses the apt-X codec.

***Does not apply to ORFEO VOICE, the mono Bluetooth headset designed specifically for communication.

We have selected two sets of very respected high-end earphones and headphones from Company E and Company S respectively, to give an idea of how our headsets sound like. After measuring and listening these headphones, we felt that these two sets of headphones lack deep bass, thus sounding a bit empty. Compared to these two products, ORFEO has a bit more deep bass, providing true Hi-Fi experience.

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Orfeo SoundWorks is an engineering-driven research & development company that participated in many government-funded projects regarding audio testing. Specializing in developing audio solutions and testing audio accessories, we focus on enhancing the listening experience for everyone in the globe.  

With our knowledge and skills, the group of experts started Orfeo SoundWorks and developed inner-mic Bluetooth earphones that completely block off the noises from outside. 

 Our primary goal is to provide the best audio experience and convenient and comfortable communication experience for people. 

 For more information, check out www.orfeosound.com

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Risks and challenges

Just as any other hardware projects, there is a risk of shipping delays due to logistics and other unforeseen events.

However, we are confident that we can deliver our products in timely manner for few reasons. First, we are already finished developing most of our product lines. Now they are in ready for manufacturing. Secondly, we are working with two prominent manufacturers that already develop BA units as well as earphone/heardphone products. Lastly, some of the firmware issues that we find in the future will be fixed by providing firmware updates over the air.

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    ***SUPER EARLY BIRD for VOICE***
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    You will receive one ORFEO VOICE.
    The newly designed mono headset will be available starting from September. Get a tiny, fitted mono headset early as possible!

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    2 Different sizes of foam tips

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    Be the first ones to experience ORFEO.

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    ***SIGN X VOICE SET***
    [SAVE $109 MSRP: $248]

    Get ONE set of ORFEO SIGN and ONE ORFEO VOICE. Broaden your ORFEO experience!

    Includes 2 sets of:
    1 USB charging cable
    2 different sizes of foam tips

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    1 charging cradle (VOICE ONLY)

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    3 different sizes of silicon tips

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    Get TEN sets of ORFEO VOICE!
    Spread the power of ORFEO around you.

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    Get FIVE sets of ORFEO SIGNs
    Spread the power of ORFEO around you.

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    3 different sizes of silicon tips

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