*** 'Open Ear Control' is a very new concept feature, it will save people's lives on the street. You can listen to external sounds together with high quality music.
*** We will finalize production model and start final quality test within this month. There will be NO PROBLEM with PRODUCTION next month and DELIVERY from March. (Check the Timeline for full schedule.)
*** The market price will be $229, but Kickstarter Pre Order Price starts from $115.
180,000 people per year, that is the number of deaths that occur due to inattention linked to headphones use. Customize your sound whether riding a bike in traffic or safe on your sofa at home. HB-V70 is designed to protect your safety while enhancing your listening experience.
HB-V70 offers both Open Ear Control(OEC) to be aware of ambient noise and high-end Active Noise Cancelling(ANC) for immersive sound. Based on your surroundings, YOU have control over both your listening preferences and your listening needs.
- Prevent safety accidents
- Remove ambient noise
- Tune it up the sound for your ears
- Touch & Slide operation
- Just take it on/off to play/stop music
Safety should never be sacrificed for musical enjoyment. Open Ear Control allows you to hear warnings from both vehicles and people as clearly as if you weren’t wearing headphones at all. Beyond safety, OEC allows you to hear people trying to get your attention for any situation.
Headphones block all surrounding noise by covering the ears entirely. OEC is a safety feature designed to protect the listener. Opening the ears to ambient sound, pedestrians or cyclists can enjoy music while also remaining aware of their surroundings.
OEC technology captures ambient sound through external microphones and plays it back through the headphones’ internal speaker. Essentially an advanced speaker function, OEC allows hearing of external sound as if your ears were uncovered, even when they are completely blocked by the headphone set.
However, this is putting it simply. OEC technology is not as simple as capture and playback. All microphones and speakers have different frequencies to capture/play sound and without tuning, distortion would render playback un-listenable. Through meticulous acoustic tuning, sound has been rendered to truly mimic open ear hearing.
Beyond tuning, sound playback also faces the issue of delay. Even a delay of a fraction of a second disorients the listening experience. Minimizing this delay, we have optimized the experience so that external sound can be heard in essentially real-time.
In times when you are stationary and safe, enhance your listening experience by removing all distractions. Safe on a bus or subway, no one needs to hear the clamor of the tracks or traffic. Similarly on longer journeys on an airplane or train, its a moment to focus on whatever your are listening to. For increased concentration and immersion, ANC will assist in tuning out all the noise.
Common to most advanced headphones, ANC is an excellent feature for a richer listening experience. HB-V70 offers world class ANC, reducing surrounding noise up to 98% (-35dB).
Noise cancelling technology is achieved in two ways. One is passive noise cancellation, which simply covers the ears to reduce outside noise. The other is Active Noise Cancelling, which pro-actively neutralizes sound captured through microphone, using an anti-noise wave.
HB-V70, is unique in that it houses two microphones per headphone speaker. Each side of HB-V70 contains both a Feed forward MIC to capture external sound and a Feedback MIC within the ear pad to capture noise between the ear and the driver. Put simply HB-V70 is capable of neutralizing both external noise and noise created within the headphones cushion.
In comparative testing with leading brands, HB-V70 was the leader in ANC performance within the audible frequency band for human ears.
Every person hears differently.
Broken down, the music we listen to or any audio playback is a collection of sounds of different frequency components. Across that frequency, each human ear processes the low, medium and high range differently.
When audio generators create a flat sound profile, it is not tuned to match the ears preferred sound characteristics. Likely deficient from the auditory experience will be one of the ranges either low, medium or high.
HB-V70 provides a dedicated Equalizer app to customize frequency characteristics. Personalizing your sound, the frequencies can be adjusted to match your unique listening preferences.
aptX codec transfers more date to enable higher sound quality.
Enjoy your music High Quality Sound. Music files are often formatted digitally, making data transfer crucial to experience the full audio. aptX allows for increased data transfer than lower version codecs, enabling high-quality sound sources to be played. Compared to standard Bluetooth enabled playbacks, the sound quality shows far more depth.
Latency in Millisecond
Sound delay is reduced by aptX Low Latency.
Compatible with both Apple Siri and Google Assistant, HB- V70 helps you reach your digital assistant on-the-go. With a dedicated button, activate the voice recognition service with one touch without taking out your smartphone. All digital assistant functions are recognized including dialing-out and audio navigation.
Through motion recognition, HB- V70 doesn’t require you to stop or resume audio playback. An imbeded sensor recognizes when HB- V70 is removed from your ears and automatically initiates pause. When HB- V70 is back in place, playback will automatically resume.
Intuitive Touch interface
Find buttonless control with an intuitive touch interface located on the headphone. Play/Stop music, Next/Previous song and volume Up/Down is possible with a simple touch or slide motion.
HB-V70 is capable of both wired and wireless operation. Connect with the wired cable when battery life is low.
Multi-pairing compatible, HB- V70 can remember up to two paired devices at one time. Automatically connecting to the nearest previously-paired device, avoid the annoyance of pairing set-up between you two most commonly-used device.
Bluetooth version v5.0
Bluetooth range 10M
Bluetooth profile HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
Codec AAC, aptX, aptX Low Latency
Battery Li-ion battery 3.7V / 600mA
- Noise Cancelling only : 26 hours
- Bluetooth only : 20 hours
- Bluetooth + Noise Cancelling : 11 hours
Driver 40mm Neodymium
Frequency Response 20Hz -- 20KHz
Charging time 3 hours / Micro USB 5pin cable
Components Headphones, Case, Micro USB 5pin cable, Quick guide
* Basic Package: HB-V70 Headphone, 3.5Ø cable, USB cable, Pouch
* $50,000: 3.5 → 5Ø convertor, airplane adaptor
* $100,000: Headphone hard case
* $300,000: Bluetooth Transmitter
1) Sound Testing Result
4) Sample Assembling
We know how important the role of backers is. To know the market right and make higher value and better product with passionate backers, we chose Kickstarter.
If anyone wants to open your ears and listen to the sound around while listening to music, please support and spread this campaign. And we welcome our feedback. Your resonse will play a crucial role in shaping HB-V70's future and we sincerely ask for your support!
**Notification: Customs duties may apply to purchasers on delivery depends on the country. We are not responsible for this as it’s part of the decision made in each country.
Risks and challenges
We will make the utmost effort to deliver HB-V70 in excellent quality according to the timeline. However, even the most well-prepared manufacturing process can be challenging. We will do our absolute best to prevent any delay, and if one should arise, we will be sure to update you immediately through Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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