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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 29 2018
€33,158
pledged of €110,000pledged of €110,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 29 2018

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Welcome to the world of Sound and Silence!

World's best Active Noise Cancelling technology, state-of-the-art sound quality, touch control, incredible long battery life, headphone to headphone sharing functionality, super easy wireless charging  and a form factor with a purposeful design. Meet the Lynxsonic 4:33 bluetooth headphones. 

Our headphones are packed with functions to enhance your sound experience without overcomplicating handling or compromising on design:

At Lynxsonic we have one mission: delivering headphones that live up to its promise: perfection in sound and silence

We know that sound quality is the most important feature in a headphone. That’s why we spent a long time to get a crisp and full sound that makes listening to your favorite music a delight. No matter at home on the couch, traveling around the world or sharing with your friends. In order to make the Lynxsonic 4:33 truly special, we use the newest Bluetooth 5.0 technology. We wanted to make sure that you are ahead of everyone else. 

The best sound is what you most enjoy listening to. The Lynxsonic 4:33 will deliver on your expectations for super crisp sound with powerful beats. Wireless listening has highest sound quality ensured by both our nearly perfect acoustic structure design and our aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD chip.

Especially our active noise cancelling technology will block any outside noises that would distract from enjoying every song or insatiable movie experience. The total harmonic distortion is less than 1% @1KHz 1mW and the frequency response is between 20Hz to 20KHz. We make sure that the latest audio technology goes inside the Lynxsonic 4:33.

In order to give you the best wireless sound experience possible we used the bluetooth CSR8675 chip that offers a walking range up to 20 meters (open air) and the shareMe technology enables headphone to headphone sharing via bluetooth. Currently there is nothing better in the market to guarantee that wireless sound experience is nothing short of amazing. 

Plenty of headphone brand claims to have active noise cancelling technology, but only a few can truly live up to that promise. Bose, Sennheiser and Beats have solid systems. 

Our goal was to exceed and benchmark our technology with the best. The result is remarkable. We deployed 5 microphones not only on the outside of the headphones, but also inside to enhance ANC capabilities. 

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In the end we are able to reach an ANC value of 36db, unparalleled. We call this the joy of silence.

Buttons can be really cool and useful, but we don't like them all over the product. We wanted to keep everything as smooth and intuitive as possible. That is why the Lynxsonic headphones only have two buttons: 1. an anc&bluetooth/pairing button and 2. a talk-free button.

All other functions can be controlled by touch: swiping and tapping. you don’t need to fumble for tiny buttons hidden somewhere in the back, all you need to do are bold strokes or simple taps to manoeuvre and control volume, skipping songs, pause and accepting calls.

Simplicity at its best and this is how it works:

Enjoying wireless sound heavily hinges on battery life. Nothing worse than traveling and the headphones die shortly after. For all of you that demand unparalleled battery life we packaged a 1000 mah battery in the Lynxsonic for more than 40 hours of non-stop bluetooth usage! 

Of course we balanced the weight to not compromise on comfort. You can go through weeks of listening to your favourite music or podcasts and don’t need to think about charging

Just grab and go, ready when you are! Especially for all you travelers and commuters, we developed the Lynxsonic with you in mind.

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We know how important sharing is. That is why we offer two ways to share music when you are on the bus, on the plane or simply at home watching a movie with others. If you have two bluetooth headphones, both can easily connect and share the same song or watch the same movie.

If the other person does not have a bluetooth headphone, you can simply plug the other headphone or earplugs into your Lynxsonic to enjoy together. 

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Actually, two Lynxsonic headphones and two non-bluetooth headphones/plugs can be sharing the same audio/video file: basically a family affair.

That is sharing simplified and purposefully built-in, because we know that sharing your favourite new album or watching a film together is twice as good as alone!

We believe in a world of wireless electronic products. That's why we developed the 4:33 with wireless charging. Easy as pie, just drop it on the wireless charging matt and in no time you have 40 hours of music at hand.

Especially when travelling there is always the question before going to sleep: what device shall I charge over night? Now you don't need to compromise: Smart phone, smart watch, headphones, all fit on the charging matt (which we offer to you as well) and when you wake up, everything is charged and ready to go.

Design plays a big role and we deeply care about unique, purposeful design. Everything starts with strokes of genius that evolves and morphes into a beautiful product.

We truly believe that a product should combine iconic design that is original and stands out from the rest. That's why the Lynxsonic 4:33 are not oval shaped, but angular, matching the facial structure along the jaw bone.

In the end everything we look at, touch and interact with should have a design that is purposeful, deliberate and makes sense to us and most importantly to you.

We are very fortunate to work with one of the most distinguished designers of our time who brings over 25 years of experience from the car and electronics industry to the table: Simon Loasby.

With Simon on board the journey of Lynxsonic is also a journey through design and a lesson in how to create something that is packed with technology, a display of comfort with eye-catching, differentiating, provoking and desirable design features.

Let's hear what Simon has to say about the design, the features and why he designed the Lynxsonic 4:33 this way:

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Headphones need to be durable and lightweight, stylish and practical and small enough to accompany any journey.

We are using materials that matter and that make sense. Super sturdy headband aluminium core with a durable and flexible plastic cover to give it stability, flexibility and style

Ear pieces can swivel and extend to provide the perfect fit and comfort. Metal hinges to make sure nothing breaks, no matter how many times you fold and pack. The super soft leather ear cushions are made for comfort and also flexible in order to match your head shape.

All of our headbands need to withstand 30,000 bends. Only then we know that it is excellent and good enough for you. 

We have done this for our prototypes and after rounds of re-engineering we found the perfect combination of sturdiness, flexibility, style and comfort that also passed the bending test.

While the headbands have a smooth and sturdy top part paired with a strong aluminum core, the inside comprises of soft materials.

The magic of sound and silence is deeply embedded in the ear pieces. It needs to be small and yet powerful, it needs to hold pc boards, chips, batteries, ANC modules, sound boards and ports for plugs, buttons and microphones while staying cool and comfortable.

We managed to develop sound technology that is all of that above and still fits snuggly into our custom shaped ear pieces.

Our team of structural designers and sound engineers did a remarkable job to make this happen. The cushions are leather wrapped memory foam pieces that offer remarkable comfort for wearing them every day and especially on long journeys.

Traveling with your Lynxsonics requires a casing that protects them from scratches, damages, dirt, theft and other harms. Since we have been developing and producing sturdy headphone casings for over a decade, you can be assured that you will get a high quality product.

Every casing comes with an airplane adaptor, proper cable storage, cables and a soft cloth protection bag. If you decide to get the deluxe wireless charging version, there will be a Qi charging pad in the travel case as well.

We look at Lynxsonic as more than a project or a product. For us this is the beginning of something exciting and adventurous. In order to get to the point where we felt comfortable to release our first products, we worked very hard and constantly questioned what we achieved in order to get further.

We tested and tested and tested and improved further. That is why we call it a studio. It is a place where we engineer technology that offers sound and silence, that brings together the desire to craft headphones, delivering emotions to our customers and joy to their ears.

Our studio is equipped with machinery to test every product meticulously until we are convinced that it is ready. But in the end, we want your opinion to continuously improve.

At Lynxsonic we have one mission: delivering headphones that live up to its promise: perfection in sound and silence.

We don't want to over-promise crazy AI technologies, touch-screens glued to the earpieces or mind-reading sensors that would cause a massive delay until the product is ready. 

We had a very clear mission from the beginning: amazing headphones with the world's best active noise cancelling technology that provides the ultimate sound experience and give you more than 40 hours of wireless listening.

In order to ensure delivering 100% on our promise, we started Lynxsonic with a true veteran in the audio tech business and a good friend of ours for many years: Charles Lau. Charles has been developing and manufacturing audio technology for more than 15 years.

His production expertise, deep engineering knowledge and very high quality standards are the perfect foundation for Lynxsonic. Over the past 2 years we worked together to design, prototype and fully develop the Lynxsonic 4:33. 

We are very happy with the final product that is designed with traveller and commuters in mind offering unparalleled battery life of 40+ hours wireless listening with Active Noise Cancelling on. Easy to wear, long lasting, flexible, foldable to a small package - we understand what is needed to make your journey as pleasant as possible.

Over the course of the past year we have tested our prototypes on short and long haul traveling in order to ensure that the 4:33 are a true companion on every journey.

All together, we have put a basket of incredible little functions and features into our headphones in order to make your listening experience seamless, joyful and easy to use. You never want to go without Lynxsonics, ever again.

We set out to create the best pair of headphones in the market for the best possible price. We call this promise accessible premium.

The Lynxsonic team consists of a unique collaboration of experienced professionals and sound lovers that came together to develop the best pair of headphones in the market. Together we have vast experience in different areas for making exceptional audio technology.

Simon is one of the world's leading car designers with a track record in designing iconic automobiles as well as really cool projects like the People's Car Project.

Florian has been working in Strategy, Marketing and starting tech companies in different markets for the past 15 years. 

Charles knows everything about audio technology: he has engineered, manufactured and sold his own audio technology products for over 15 years. He is a veteran in the audio tech industry and has his own manufacturing, testing and production facility.

Birger has been working on creative projects around the globe. He understands how everything needs to come together in order to turn a creative thought into an emotional product.

Sara worked for a variety of tech companies building supply chain managements, partner networks and sales structures. She understands the ins and outs of finding the right partnerships to bring projects alive and promised kept. 

To develop the Lynxsonic 4:33 we took extra time to get everything right. Technology can be fragile and needs careful planning. Even more so when applied in a wearable product. From initial idea to final prototype we spend more than 2 years. 

Sound and silence in perfection was our goal. Our inspiration for this combination came from the three-movement composition by composer John Cage

His bold work gave us the courage to create a bold and exceptional pair of headphones. Naming our first Lynxsonic product 4:33 is an homage and standing ovation to his remarkable work. 

Enjoy sound and silence from the one and only John Cage:

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We put together a very interesting basket of different product categories, a base version and a deluxe version, an offer to purchase pairs and a family pack that has the lowest price possible.

We understand that there are different tastes for colors. To keep it simple and to reduce costs (which results in a lower purchase price for you), we limited the color choice to: white/grey and black/copper.

We are humble, but confident that our headphones will find many friends through this campaign.

Aftersales is a crucial element of every physical product. Since we are an experienced audio tech team with existing structures, we have a complete after sales process in place that will take care of you and your Lynxsonic 4:33.

Not only will we take care of your product when repair is needed, but we are able to get original spare parts from our suppliers to ensure that your Lynxsonic 4:33 is always perfect, even when fixed.

Risks and challenges

We have rich experience in designing, developing and manufacturing audio technology. This experience makes us very confident that we will fully deliver the Lynxsonic 4:33 at exceptional quality and within our timeline. We do however, want to remark that even the most well planned manufacturing process can meet unpredictable hiccups.

All parts, technologies, chips and materials have been sourced already. The market for resistor and capacitor sometimes experiences unstable conditions. This is not new to us and we know how to handle those situations and have a back-up plan.

We have thoroughly tested the Lynxsonic 4:33 with iOS, Android and Windows systems to ensure perfect connectivity.

With this in mind, the entire Lynxsonic team and our suppliers will continue to develop the Lynxsonic 4:33 at the highest possible standards, so that you can enjoy them every time.

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    Join the Lynx Sound Pack! We are very grateful for your support and in return we will send you one of our super cool Lynx Masks in one of our fresh and funky colours. Build the mask, get creative and send us back your picture or video for our Lynx Wall of Fame!

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    Two Lynxsonic 4:33 headphones for you and your loved one with ANC, super comfort ear pieces, bluetooth and of course superb sound quality. Comes with travel casing and all the plugs that you need. You can choose white/grey or black/copper color combination.

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    Become a Lynxsonic Partner and receive a starting package of 50 headphones. We can customise the packages with different color combinations and different coloured cables.

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