Our team has a good number of audiophiles who enjoy the nuances of music. Since we're always on the move, we want to enjoy our music on the go. When you want to enjoy all the details in a song, there are two ways to go: pump up the volume, or cancel the noise around us. Since we value our hearing, we chose to develop noise cancelling headphones.
We wanted everything: high-end digital noise cancellation technology, the secure fit and durability of sport headphones, and a long battery life without adding weight to the neck or in the pocket. After looking at the market, we figured the best way to get what you want is to build it.
After several iterations, we developed Enclave Headphones. The Enclave is engineered with world-class noise cancelling technology, and a potent set of features that cannot be found elsewhere at this price point:
Digital Noise Cancellation
With just one click, the rest of the world melts away. Noise cancelling technology continuously measures outside noise, and cancels it with a sends an opposing signal that is 180° out of phase. The end result is total immersion: just you and your music with nothing in your way.
Most noise-cancelling headphones in the market use analog circuitry, which is pre-set to cancel noise in a specific frequency bandwidth all the time, regardless of environment. However, the noise profile of an office is not the same as that of the plane.
This leads to less than optimum results, so we opted to use a more sophisticated digital circuitry. Digital circuitry uses a special chip called the DSP (digital signal processor) to adapt the noise cancellation to the environment. Though working with this circuitry is more costly, we feel that the improved noise cancellation quality is worth it.
Enjoy Your Music in High Fidelity
Even more than noise cancellation, your music enjoyment depends on sound quality. For lifelike sound, we’ve equipped the enclave with 13mm high performance drivers to give you crisp audio and reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.
Protect Your Hearing
Sometimes, you just want to enjoy your music without all the noise around you. To do that, you turn up the volume to drown out the outside world. However, doing that for long periods can cause irreparable damage to the ears. By removing background noise, active noise cancelling helps you enjoy your music at a lower volume.
Built for Active Wear and Sweatproof
We’ve built the Enclave to handle any sport you take on. The earbuds are angled to fit the ear canal perfectly, and the hook design ensures that it will stay on for your toughest workouts.
We designed the Enclave for freedom: It can last 5 hours without a bulky battery box, so you can move unhindered. Unlike many designs in the market, the wire exits from the back of your ear, so it stays out of your way.
The Enclave is also built with corrosion-resistant sweatproof materials, so you can push yourself as hard as you want without worrying about your headphones. All the functions are easy to access, giving you full control of your tracks, calls, and music volume while you run.
Decide how much of your environment you want to hear. Using the mobile app, the Enclave has adjustable noise cancelling to ensure that your music will always sound perfect. Turn on active mode to become aware of your surroundings, mixing in sound from your environment. Available for Android and iOS.
Since we did a lot of development in-house and we skipped a couple layers of the distribution channel, we're able to get this to you at an accessible price point: USD 39$
We have finished designing the PCB and enclosure. We have also completed building the tool, now we need the initial order to begin our first production.
We’re a group of engineers and designers with 80 years of combined experience who take joy in finding new ways to simplify and enrich your life. We’re committed to trying new things: there is no idea too far fetched, no concept too outrageous for us to attempt.
Risks and challenges
Product design, PCS, Plastic tooling, and software development have been completed. Also, we already have a previous project under our belt (PocKit). We've already lined up with a factory to get this manufactured. From our experience last time, the only significant risk is technical challenges leading us to take more time to get the product to you, but such glitches will take no more than 2 weeks to resolve.
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