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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The next generation of sound is finally here. Introducing D’Budz, the world’s first wireless earphones with a built-in woofer.
After two years of research and development, DeMakers are the first in the world to engineer a patented 10mm micro-woofer unit housed in normal sized earphone buds. Based on revolutionary dual conduction technology, D’Budz offers you a fully immersive 3D listening experience with the aural and physical vibration of bass. D’Budz will revolutionize the way you listen to modern music, watch movies and play games.
D’Budz provides fully immersive listening experience through every pitch range on the sound spectrum. The built-in full range woofer, provides the listener a realistic concert experience.
D’Budz offers you a revolutionary 3D interactive sound experience-a ‘Home Theatre in Your Ears’, reproducing deep sound, resonance and vibration.
When gaming, D’Budz offers you a 3D interactive sound experience just as you might experience in a real situation. You can literally feel the vibration when someone is shooting or an explosion is happening in the background. It’s akin to the same feedback you can get from a controller.
LESS STRESS ON EARS
Enabled by patented dual conduction technology, D’Budz gives less stress on your ears. The woofer sound of D’Budz is delivered through bone, cartilage and skin and thus it lessens the burden of eardrum.
Please refer to Stretch Goal section below Specification for more detail.
What is Woofer?
A woofer (or subwoofer) is a speaker driver which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies, typically known as BASS. Typically, woofers start at 6 inches (15.24 cm) in size and people generally prefer sizes bigger than 12 inches (30.48 cm) for proper woofer sound of ultra-low bandwidth frequencies (below 120Hz).
D’Budz Woofer Earphones
D’Budz has revolutionized this technology into a patented micro woofer unit only 10mm (1.0 cm or 0.39 inches) in size. D’Budz reproduces 80Hz of low frequency at its peak point (i.e. resonant frequency) which is the same bandwidth produced by the woofers, or mounted subwoofers, of most home theater systems. Interactive sound engineering is at the core of DeMakers’ philosophy, creating a new dimension of sound experience. D’Budz is the only product offers ultra-low bandwidth frequencies below 80Hz in normal sized earphones.
Wireless convenience with long hour batter life (8 hours music play / 10 hours voice call). In addition to the Bluetooth, you can simply switch to wired mode for battery saving or recharging the unit.
The perception of sound (i.e. audio frequency) is delivered to the human in two forms - 70% in the form of sound waves via air conduction, and 30% in the form of vibration via bone conduction. You can verify this by recording your own voice – noticing the difference between the voice you hear recorded and your own perception of your voice. The recorded voice only plays back the sound waves detected via air conduction. But you hear your own voice as sound waves through your ears as well as vibration through the bones in your skull.
Traditional earphones project sound frequency through air only. D’Budz delivers sound through air (i.e. air conduction), as well as via the skin, bone and skull around the ear (i.e. bone conduction) hence providing a more natural and interactive experience of sound. Unique convergence of air conduction and bone conduction is DeMakers’ core technology for reproducing superior woofer sound with vibration effect, similar to traditional woofer units in theaters and surround sound systems
D'Budz reproduces deep sound resonance and vibrations to 80Hz in frequency. This is the world’s first and only earphones set housing a full-range woofer. D’Budz provides you with a new way of experiencing sound
We have carefully examined the technical feasibility of upgrading to magnetic earbuds. We believe that the benefits of offering magnetic earbuds to our backers are much greater than the cost of re-making a mold. Magnetic earbuds let you attach the earbuds to each other while they are hanging around your neck when not in use. Thus enabling the earbuds to be tangle free and preventing them from flipping around your neck or back.
We will send you an extra pair of woofer earbuds free of charge with your pledge. A second pair of D’Budz earbuds offers two main benefits to our backers. Firstly, you will never need to detach the earbuds from the main D'Budz unit when you recharge the battery for wired mode. You can simply connect the extra pair of earbuds with a connector included in the package and continue to enjoy listening to the music while you are recharging the battery. Secondly, although the woofer on/off switch and MIC are built-in in the main unit, you are still getting two perfectly working woofer earbuds. Your friend or family can use this extra woofer earbud set while you are using your own D'Budz.
The third stretch goal will be revealed when we reach $90,000.
So much of modern music places an emphasis on bass sound (known as woofer or subwoofer). We tested a lot of earphones that emphasize but felt this experience was lacking in most earphones on the market. For years we have worked hard to develop D’Budz which delivers true 3D woofer sound with vibration while maintaining the clarity of the high and low pitch ranges.
D’Budz is based on our unique technology called Dual Conduction – convergence of air conduction (traditional earphone sound) and bone conduction (world’s first 10mm micro woofer). We are so excited to have finally created a ‘New Sound Experience’ that offers true 80Hz woofer sound in your ears. We believe this to be a huge breakthrough in sound engineering.
DeMakers specializes in developing communication, sound and wearable devices based on sound engineering and bone conduction technology. Our philosophy is a ‘Creating A New Sound Experience’. Not only do we produce various high quality micro vibration units for bone conduction based communication and sound devices, but we have also developed innovative products such as the wireless 3D woofer earphones and sound producible linear motor for smartphones.
D’Budz is just the first step to a new way of experiencing sound. DeMakers is fully committed to continuing to develop new technology and new sound. We have already initiated work on a variety of wearables, further developing micro vibration technology, with a focus on noise detection and biological rhythms. Until then, feel the pleasure of discovering hidden sounds for yourself with D’Budz. Please back up our project.
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Risks and challenges
We are really excited about launching D’Budz – the world’s first wireless WOOFER EARPHONES. However, we are fully aware that the most important part of this project is to fulfill our promise to valuable backers, ensuring that we provide a quality product delivered on time.
From the initial planning stage, we have been working closely with top designers, engineers and manufacturers in this field. As a result of our hard work and dedication, we now have a working prototype on our hands and have preliminary agreements with manufacturers. Although our plan is solid, there might be potential unforeseeable risks and new challenges related to parts supply, mass production and worldwide shipping. However, we assure you that we will continue to work hard to overcome any challenges we might face. We will also communicate with our backers immediately if any unexpected circumstances eventuate.
We are thrilled to begin our D’Budz project on Kickstarter and truly look forward to shipping out D’Budz to our backers. You will be amazed by the revolutionary, first ever, 3D woofer sound experience on your ears. We will keep you informed at every stage of our progress.