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$2,977
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
85
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 7 2017 5:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

THE WORLD'S MOST IMMERSIVE 3D EARPHONES FIT FOR YOU

iNova combines ground-breaking patented technology with an outer-ear vibration transmitter to send a unique pattern of sound waves through all parts of the ear for clear, rich, and true 3D immersive sound. Experience sounds like never before. Experience the big game while at the office or the excitement of the concert while cleaning the dishes. Make every listening moment as good as being "there" live! 

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Feel and listen to the 3D life-like sounds of music, sporting events, and gaming. If you can't be at the big game, experience it through immersive sound with iNova earphones. Enjoy music as if you were live at the concert.  Maximize your gaming with immersive, high-quality sound. With new, patented technology, iNova delivers sound quality that enhances the listening experience even to the point of forgetting you are wearing earphones.  

The number one reason why people go to sporting events are for the sounds and the environment. Experience the sounds of the game at the office, home or wherever you are!
The number one reason why people go to sporting events are for the sounds and the environment. Experience the sounds of the game at the office, home or wherever you are!

YOUR EARPHONE

One of the most common issues in purchasing earphones is finding a set that fits. A bad fit can affect the sound quality. iNova earphones help minimize this issue. Not only is the earpiece made for improving the immersive 3D listening experience, but also it is adjustable so that each user can achieve a custom fit. This increases comfort and maximizes sound quality. You can bend the transmitting hook to a shape where you feel most comfortable and have the best fit. This also allows you to be very active without concern of them falling out! 

 

WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS SAY 

We talked to Amy and Tim Dutton, music professionals who own two music theaters in Branson, Missouri and Phoenix, Arizona. The Duttons performed in every state in the United States, performed worldwide and finished in the top ten on America's Got Talent. 

 

 

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THE SCIENCE

With newly patented drivers, iNova's earphones are achieving sound quality so immersive that listeners will feel as though they are experiencing the actual event. 

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Each earphone includes a driver with our unique Moving Metal Coil (MMC) technology working in harmony with a high-quality regular Moving Coil (MC) driver to produce great sound performance. Most in-ear earphones use only regular MC technology, which has been in the marketplace for many decades. MC technology has some limitation to the high and medium range sounds, especially in producing metallic sounds such as from percussion, guitars, violins and pianos. Breakthrough MMC technology uses a dynamic and functional thin precious metal sound screen inside the patented driver. Music enthusiasts are able to distinguish the high-quality sound on first use. 

Our double delivery system produces a dynamic, robust bass. The resulting performance of our earphones come close to that of a full size 5.1 sound system. This is an amazing feat to achieve on a product as small and mobile as earphones! The sound recording industry has made tremendous advancements in producing high fidelity binaural sound effects, which raises the bar on music and entertainment enjoyment. However, these advancements are wasted without drivers that can match the performance. With this in mind, we engineered earphones that can capture and deliver these demanding effects. Our two-channel sound isolation is so realistic that every range of frequency (instrument or vocal) is distinguished, making it possible for the user to feel like he or she is at an actual live event. Movies and video games sound as immersive and accurate as the producers and game makers intended. iNova earphone users can expect a high level of dynamic performance to take advantage of modern recording technology.  

Sketch drawings of various parts of the earphone
Sketch drawings of various parts of the earphone

By adding vaporized aluminum or titanium coating to mylar screens, common MC technology has improved in recent years. However, high pitched metal sounds are best brought out by pure metal, as in the case of a tuning fork. iNova’s specially designed metal sound screen inside the patented MMC driver excels well beyond even the latest MC technology and achieves a wider stage sensation, amazing spatial distance recognition, and external noise canceling. In combination with a high quality MC driver, iNova’s MMC driver with its metal pinwheel screen launches the listening experience well beyond the ability of the common single MC driver earphone. 

We suggest trying new 2017 Movie Trailers, and also the following 3D REMIX sound videos from Youtube:  

Eagles - Hotel California - 3D AUDIO (REMIX)  

Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel's Canon in D) - 4 Cellos - The Piano Guys

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - AUDIO 3D (REMIX)   

Virtual Barber Shop Hair Cut - 3D Sound (Amazing!!)

 iNova VERSUS EVERYONE ELSE

In a non-biased survey conducted at Brigham Young University, iNova received higher rankings against another top name-brand earphone. Both earphones were rated on six important aspects of a listening experience - clarity, bass, surround sound, pitch and whether it was personal/comfortable. As shown in the graph, iNova ranked higher in every category that was tested.

 

 

 

WHY SO INEXPENSIVE?

Our social media advertiser was contacted to help run some advertising for us. Before accepting the job, he wanted to make sure that the product was really worth $100. He went to his local electronics store and compared iNova earphones to other well known brand earphones. He found that the iNova earphones match up and even beat many earphones as expensive as $300. 

So why do we only charge $100 for iNova earphones if they are the same or better quality as $300 earphones? Answer: We have advantages that allow us to keep the earphones affordable and we want everyone to be able to experience the thrill of amazing immersive sound.

With iNova earphone's incredible quality, we could likely charge much more, but our advantages allow us to keep the price low. We didn't have to buy the technology from anyone else and we don't have to pay royalties. Also, we are a relatively small team that has been working together to develop this product and bring it to the market, so our overhead is low and our efforts are focused. Finally, we don't need to overcharge for our earphones to pay for the baggage of failed projects of the past.  

As we grow in the future, we are determined to maintain a culture focused on delivering an amazing product to as many people as possible. We cannot do this by unnecessarily inflating our prices or our budget. We always want our costs, not the prices of other earphones, to determine how much we charge for the product.  

CHOOSE YOUR COLOR

iNova currently offers five colors from which the consumer can choose. Black, Crimson, Lilac, Aqua and Indigo. Backers of the Kickstarter may choose in the project survey which color they would like to receive. If no color is indicated, anyone who backs this project will receive all of their earphones in black. 

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

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 Caleb Reynolds, Singer/Musician at Arkansas Tech

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 Jacob Sederholm, Rogers, Arkansas (Electrical Engineer)

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 Cici Johnston, Joplin, Missouri (Dancing and Choreography)

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Ian Walker,  Pleasant Grove, Utah (Video Games)

WRITTEN TESTIMONIALS

As a music artist one of the most important things [for me] is to make sure that listeners are able to hear and enjoy all the hard work that I put into it. These earphones (iNova) are made in a way that my music can be heard in the way that I want it heard.             

 -Andres PL, Colombian Music Artist, Cali Colombia

I watched the first scene of Star Wars episode three and I felt like I was in a IMAX theater. These are definitely the most clear earphones that I have ever listened with!                   

-Madison Duncan, Music Major at Brigham Young University.

It is very easy to find a earphone that you can run with or do any other exercise with. It is also easy to find an earphone with good sound quality. But these are the first earphones that combine these two aspects and that is something I would buy!              

-Michael McPherson, Marathon runner from Gilbert, Arizona

iNova HISTORY

THE iNova TEAM

Adam Gibby - Director of Operations

Jessica Bohall - Co-Director of Operations, Development Supervisor

Larry Tang - Chief Engineer

Sam Lee - Chief Electronic Engineer 

Tiago Santos - Video Operations

Brandon Pearson - Acoustic Engineer 

Rachel Goodman- Senior Designer

Risks and challenges

COMPETITION

The market is saturated with common, single driver, MC headphones. However, our MMC dual driver headphone launches the sound quality beyond all of these other products. We believe that our product will significantly raise the standard in the industry - a standard that others have been unable to achieve.

ADVERTISING

As with most Kickstarters, advertisement spending is currently very limited. However, with the money that we are hoping to raise we plan on using a generous fraction advertising our product to the world via social media, tech shows, and selling to online and retail stores.

MANUFACTURING

Although this is actually not a weakness for us, we feel it is important to mention. We have a factory that is set and ready to produce the product if we receive the funding that we need. Samples have already been made, so we have moved beyond the concept stage.

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