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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 22 2018 5:57 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

 

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 has a combination of features you normally wouldn't find without paying a premium price tag:

Digital Noise Cancellation

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. 

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. To ensure you get the best possible audio fidelity, we’ve equipped the enclave with 13mm high performance sound drivers to give your crisp audio and high responsiveness along the entire frequency spectrum.

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

The Enclave’s earbuds are angled to fit the ear canal perfectly. The hook design ensures that it will stay on even for your toughest workouts. 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 sweatproof, so you can push yourself as hard as you want without worrying about your headphones.

App Enabled

 

Control the Strength of ANC to adjust for the environment with our mobile app or turn on active mode to hear everything around you unhindered. Available for Android and iOS.

With its feature set, the Enclave is useful in a number of urban scenarios:

 

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 79$

 

  

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.

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 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.

TL:DR guaranteed delivery, with potential delay of ~2 weeks.

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