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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2019
Last updated August 19, 2019

AUGMENTED AUDIO - NETWORKED HEADPHONES (Canceled)

Locally or globally networked headphones, allowing you, the listener to join in with other networked members in real time.

AUGMENTED AUDIO - NETWORKED HEADPHONES (Canceled)

Locally or globally networked headphones, allowing you, the listener to join in with other networked members in real time.

AU$ 3,704
pledged of AU$ 60,000pledged of AU$ 60,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2019
Last updated August 19, 2019

About

The Augmented Audio Network
The Augmented Audio Network

Extreme Comfort | Incredible Sound | Impeccable Style

The future is fast approaching!
     Are we ready?
     While media content creation has skyrocketed in the past decade, our technology is in a current state of rapid evolution.
     People around the world are enjoying new media creations and platforms, while social networking is connecting us all like never before. Unfortunately, while we have been focusing on our screens we have drifted apart audibly. We are all listening to our own little worlds.

This is about to change in a big way! 

Incredible Sound
Incredible Sound

 Welcome to the world of networked Augmented Audio...

     It's time to get connected again and bring our audio experiences together. While virtual reality is knocking on the door of the consumer market, our cutting edge conceptual headphone design allows for group listening via a user friendly app, with uncompromising incredible clarity.
     Mix and match your audio preferences to create a completely customised audio experience, then invite your friends into your audio world to enjoy it with you.

Impeccable Style
Impeccable Style

As our physical environments continue to offer more and more immersive visuals, our new audio technologies are just as significant in creating your virtual world.

     By augmenting the outside world of sounds and networking your experience with others, it puts the creative power and controls at your fingertips.

The Augmented Audio Experience
The Augmented Audio Experience

 
Take these real world situations as examples:
      1. Your best friend is playing an online smartphone game but is also interested in hearing this new track you are raving about. They can enter a gateway via their smartphone and pull up your current audio experience, then mix the level in with their gameplay audio. You can both communicate through the gateway via voice capture when enabled.

     2. You're a yoga instructor who takes morning classes outdoors and would like to choose a playlist for your class to listen to, while you also give voice instructions. You can create a music playlist and push this to your class members so they can join in. You can then use your headphone built in microphone to communicate your instructions. Your class members have the ability to adjust the music and your voice commands to suit their audio preference.

Networked Audio
Networked Audio

3. Your friend is listening to a great podcast and has just heard something interesting which they believe would really resonate with you. They can push their audio feed to you and allow you to join in on the podcast. They can simply skip back 30 seconds so you can hear what they have just listened to, or share the podcast link so you can check out the podcast in its entirety.

4. You're a musician, playing an acoustic gig on a Friday night to an intimate crowd in a small bar. You announce via the Augmented Audio App that you're playing live and activate the built in stereo microphones to begin broadcasting your live feed. Your Augmented audience can now listen in along with your live audience, sharing your live feed with their friends. Our app will allow you to sell tickets to your live stream events.

A simple 'mirroring' function will allow friends to share their audio feed at any moment in time.

Extreme Comfort
Extreme Comfort
Ben from BG Audio working on new concepts
Ben from BG Audio working on new concepts

VIDEOS:

Matt from BG Audio testing the connection and durability

HEADPHONE SPECS:

Drivers: 57mm, 50mW x 50mW

Built-in Stereo Microphones

Active Noise Cancellation on/off

Voice Assistant

Battery Time Music/Talk 30 hours

Standby Time 1000 hours

3.5mm audio input

Hard case with built in charge port

Bluetooth 5.0

  • Slot Availability Mask (SAM)
  • 2 Mbit/s PHY for LE
  • LE Long Range
  • High Duty Cycle Non-Connectable Advertising
  • LE Advertising Extensions
  • LE Channel Selection Algorithm #2

LDAC Codec

Features Added in CSA5 – Integrated in v5.0:

  • Higher Output Power
AUGMENTED AUDIO NETWORK
AUGMENTED AUDIO NETWORK
Smartphone App
Smartphone App
Augmented Design Sketches
Augmented Design Sketches

"Though portable Bluetooth speakers allow music lovers to share audio with those around them, headphones are mostly a private listening experience. With the launch of Augmented Audio on Kickstarter, Australia's BG Audio gives users the choice to keep things private or simultaneously share with others, either locally or remotely." - NewAtlas.com


THE TEAM:

Ben Graham - Director / Audio Engineer / Taco Connoisseur 

Josh Lowe - Project Manager / Sushi Supervisor

Katie Hines - Product Designer / Spaghetti QC

Jesse Lowe - Audio Technician / Baguette Composer

Matt Oastler - Audio Technician / Coffee Curator

Connect with us on instagram @augmentedaudio

Connect with us on facebook @augaudio

Connect with us on twitter @augaudio

Web page www.bgaudio.com.au/augmented-audio

We would love to hear from you! #augmentedaudio #newtechnology #heartomorrowtoday

Augmented Rewards - T-Shirt & Hoodie
Augmented Rewards - T-Shirt & Hoodie

 FAQS:

Will Augmented Audio offer a hardware warranty?
       Yes. All Augmented Audio products are warrant to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of shipment from its plant. Plus you'll receive a stylish hard case with your headphones to help protect them on your travels.
 

When can I download the app and will it be free?
       The Augmented Audio app will be available in November/December 2019 and will be free. However, to unlock special features within the app you will need to own a set of Augmented Audio headphones. Included with your headphones will be your user access code to unlock these features.
 

When will the headphones be officially on the market?
       Our first drop are exclusively available via pre-order on kickstarter.com between July 23rd and August 23rd 2019. If you miss out on pre-orders, June 2020 is scheduled for the official world wide release.
 

How about some more details? Do they support Apt-X, Apt-X HD, or some other high end codec? Does the NC work on par with the Sony or Bose NC? How does the sound quality really compare to the big boys? These look interesting, but we could use more basic info.
       We have carried out comparison listening with both models you have mentioned and our results have been definitely on par and in many cases the sound quality of our headphones is preferred over both the Sony and Bose. We do speak about the sound quality throughout the video and one area we absolutely dominate in is the comfort element. Sound quality, comfort and style have been the building blocks behind our designs and as audio engineers, we are delivering studio quality sound. The bluetooth codec we use is LDAC, for many reasons but you can check out a side by side comparison of LDAC and APTX HERE. Our headphones also have a 3.5mm input for uncompressed audio listening. 

Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Please send us a message and we'll be happy to answer it! 

LETS CREATE THE FUTURE.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing risks:
While it is a nice problem to have, taking more orders than it is possible to fill is certainly on our radar. We want all of our customers to be impressed with the delivery of their order and the service we provide. This being the case, we are in communication with various manufacturers and will have back-up manufacturers who can fill any excess orders, with a fast turnaround.

Licensing:
Some third party apps require individual or multi user sign ups. Sharing your personalized audio feed may conflict with these licensing rights. We plan on working with these third party apps on securing deals that work well for our users, licensing content creators and the third party apps.

Audio Networking:
Audio networking, as with any internet based networking will depend on the speed and stability of network connection. We are confident that the technologies required for our audio network are now capable of providing a stable and secure connection.

We will continue to update our risks and challenges throughout our campaign and will always communicate any challenges we are facing with those who matter most to us, our customers.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

We will always seek ways to improve the durability of our products.

Reusability and recyclability

The environment is at the forefront of our plans for the future and we will always endeavour to dispose of any bi-product in a responsible and respectful manner.

Sustainable materials

All of our packaging will be plastic free and environmentally friendly.

Environmentally friendly factories

We will always inspect our affiliated factories with environmental integrity being of high focus when selecting our chosen factories.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We will always go above and beyond to be known as a sustainable business model. We only have one planet and it is all of our responsibility to ensure it is kept beautiful for future generations!

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