We have learned over the years that selling a player without headphones usually leads to heart ache. No matter how clear we make the descriptions and the product images, customers still get angry that they don't have everything they need to swim with music. The bundled Kickstarter pricing includes our awesome Swimbuds Sport headphones for free. We feel that Swimbuds Sport will give our customers the best out-of-box experience with the first Delphins sold and "Kickstart" the product to greater adoption by the swimming community.
We understand that many of our past customers won't need the new headphones, but taking them out would not change the price. We want to buy the love of our new customers by giving them the best headphones out there for free. We hope that these new customers will create a "wave" of positive support for our products and lead to a huge success after the initial delivery of our Kickstarter.