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Wireless headphones for athletes done right. Audio fidelity that stays with you, no matter how hard you play. Read more

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Wireless headphones for athletes done right. Audio fidelity that stays with you, no matter how hard you play.

Dallas, TX Hardware
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LIVV wireless headphones stay on your head, no matter how hard you play. They are lightweight, waterproof, and they sound amazing. 

#LIVVFREE

In 2008, Baltimore Ravens wide out Mark Clayton was running routine drills. An out route—he ran down the field and then cut a sharp 90 degree angle to the sideline, before he heard a SNAP! His headphones, which were home to the motivational soundtrack of his workout, had fallen off and been damaged by hard terrain. $300 headgear reduced to wires. 

That was easily the 10th pair of headphones used during training that Mark broke and he decided that would be the last one. Since then, Mark has spent six years developing his dream pair of Over-Ear Headphones. 

Introducing, LIVV.

The name LIVV was inspired by the ability to Live Free - free to move however you want, with no restrictions, no limitations. 

These are not athletic earbuds.  First of its kind, LIVV is a full-sized, over-ear headphone, designed never fall off your head, no matter how hard you play. #LIVVFREE

  • Wireless 
  • Lightweight
  • Water & sweat resistant
  • Amazing sounding
Features
  • On-board audio storage; capable of playing hours of clear, crisp beats.
  • Fully functional bluetooth headset, allowing you hands-free ability to make and receive calls.

How does it work?

Traditional headbands simply go over the crown of the head.  The more it needs to stay on your head, the greater the pressure it will have to exert on your ears... like an egg in a vise! 

The Contorsional headband on the LIVV Headphone is the 1st of its kind. Its unique, patent-pending design disperses the right amount of pressure across three key areas on the head.  This spreads across the total pressure effectively and evenly, ensuring a comfortably and extremely secure fit.  

We believe this will change how people want their headphones to fit from now on.  

Our goal is to build headphones that are light, comfortable, and very functional. LIVV will be your go-to earphone for doing anything from sitting and reading or studying to hanging upside down doing an intense set of abs or training full speed in any sport you can think of. This is true freedom and what it means to #LIVVFree

LIVV Technical specs 

  • Bluetooth 4.0 
  • AptX Codec
  • 40mm titanium dynamic drivers
  • 5.5oz
  • 4-5 Hours of Continuous Playback or Talktime
  • 5 Gb onboard memory
  • iPhone®, Android® and Windows® phones compatible 

Aurisonics, Inc. is a Nashville, TN (Music City) based professional audio product company. Aurisonics was founded in 2011 by veteran master audio engineer and audio products designer Dale Lott, with the goal of making products that truly allow customers to "hear it" and "live it."

When you pledge for a set of LIVV headphones, be rest assured that LIVV has been engineered not only to stay on your head comfortably, but to also sound insanely good.  

IntriCon Corporation is a listed company in the USA (NASDAQ: IIN) and they are a contract manufacturer for many of the world's leading audio companies.   

We have appointed them as our contract manufacturer for LIVV.   

With their expertise in manufacturing, you can be certain that the build quality of LIVV headphones will be incredible.  They have the expertise, know-how and capacity to ensure that there are no delays in fulfilment of pledges.

Rewards

We've been working on the LIVV Headset for over 3 years now. 

We have completed one real, working prototype. With your support, we can take the #LIVVFree lifestyle worldwide. 

Putting on the final touches
Putting on the final touches

Your contribution will help fund

  • Finalized Software 
  • Production Tooling 
  • Large Component Order 
  • Global Bluetooth Certification 
  • Innovative Packaging Design 

Project timeline

  • Jun 2014: Set up tooling and production line 
  • Aug 2014: 1st run of Mechanical headphones 
  • Dec 2014: Complete programming of board for headphones 
  • Jan - Feb 2015: Finalise assembly line, run final build for testing
  • Mar 2015: Begin production of LIVV headphones 
  • Apr 2015: Start shipping out to backers! 

Thank you!

Meet the team

Mark Clayton Dale Lott / Grayson Estes / Chern Wei / Kyle Lollis / Jason Thomas Lambrada / Drew Winter / Miller Creative / Stephen Gould Firm / Intricon Manufacturing / Marshall ManufacturingOMS Fulfillment Center / Music by Stephen Swartz

Risks and challenges

LIVV is engineered by audio engineer maestro, Dale Lott (Aurisonics Inc.) and is built by IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN), with its production facilities in USA and Singapore. IntriCon is a contract manufacturer for many of the world's leading audio companies.

The LIVV and Aurisonics teams began collaborating almost two years ago. As the design progressed, we worked closely with Aurisonics to ensure the product was designed for high quality, high volume production.

We are just about to begin our tooling for first samples of the mechanical design, which will be used to build 50 units for testing, including wearing tests by top athletes, as well as listening tests by music artistes and audio experts. For these units we designed and built the circuit boards and did final assembly in Nashville TN.

Our next step is to setup the tooling and production line. We plan to build 50 units for more testing. Once we are fully satisfied with our mechanical design, we will proceed to complete the programming of the board for the headphones.

We will then work with IntriCon to build out the final assembly line, install the test equipment, and do one more build before beginning production.

After several generations of prototypes and successive improvements, the latest generation has undergone extensive testing for over 12 months. We now need to complete the final iteration of the design, conduct extensive testing of the headphone, and move into production.

We plan to start production in March 2015 and begin delivering rewards to our supporters in April 2015. We will be keeping our backers updated on our progress through the various stages of our development and production process.

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FAQ

  • LivvHeadphones Warranty

    Your warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original retail purchase. If there are any Defects we will, based on approval:

    Repair the product at no charge using new or refurbished parts
    Exchange the product with a functional equivalent product that is new or refurbished
    Refund the original purchase price
    To obtain warranty service, contact us through LivvHeadphones.com. Proof of purchase is required to verify eligibility.

    Whats Not Covered

    LivvHeadphones does not cover normal wear and tear, blown speakers, cut cords, bent jacks, scratches, loss, or theft. We also exclude damages resulting from abuse, accident, modifications or other causes that are not defects in materials and workmanship. Customization of your product voids your warranty.

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  • We use the Bluetooth LE 4.1 Platform
    This gives us maximum range to other bluetooth capable devices as well as endless possibilities in developing our interface and communications with other Bluetooth LE devices and platforms.

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    SUPERSTEAL: Be amongst the first to get the LIVV wireless headphone and get half off!
    Retail price = $349

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    EARLY BIRD: Save $150 and get the LIVV wireless headphone!

    Retail price = $349

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    Save $100! LIVV wireless headphones at $249. Retail price = $349

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    Save $60! LIVV wireless headphones at $289. Retail price = $349

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    Once in a lifetime NFL experience!
    Spend a weekend in the Fall with the Mark Clayton in Baltimore.. Visit Ravens Stadium where the vision and dream all began. Dinner and Stay at the Baltimore Four Seasons & More.. (Travel not included)

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