About this project
"Most headphones are made with what’s known as a 'flat frequency response'. We've re-written the rule book to create a sound that makes you smile..."
- Adam Blair, Founder, PUMP Audio
Hi Kickstarter, we’re PUMP Audio.
We’ve come back to Kickstarter to announce the Launch of our brand new generation of Wired In-Ear headphones.
PUMP's ground-breaking “V1” and “V2” models have previously taken the headphone market by storm, receiving hundreds of official 5 star reviews, and thousands of unofficial ones from users in more than 60 countries around the World.
MIX and BOOM take the core sound of PUMP "V1" and "V2" to the next level of desirability and functionality with these brand new user driven upgrades:
>> *New* longer 1.4 Meter cable -- as requested by many of our music producer users -- for MIX. The same 1.2 Meter cable for BOOM;
>> *New* “L” Shape jack plug;
>> *New* lapel clip;
>> *New* in-line Mic and Media/Volume Control;
>> *New* Microphone moved closer to your mouth for crystal clear conversations;
>> *New* “L” and “R” Symbols now Orange for easy visibility.
Unlike many new headphone innovations that appear on crowdfunding sites, which often focus on a gimmick or new technological idea, PUMP Audio headphones are all about one thing:
At PUMP Audio, we truly believe that sound is by far the most important element in any set of headphones.
So much so that it's our official company slogan.
After sound comes comfort, usability and style in that order, with manufacturing quality a given.
The sub-bass reproduction and unique sound signature of MIX and BOOM are something that we’ve developed from the ground up over the course of nearly three years, and it’s something we’re very proud of.
The obvious difference between PUMP Audio headphones and other brands is the quality and depth of the bass and sub-bass reproduction.
The other big difference between PUMP Audio and those other brands is what we've done with the rest of the frequency range.
We haven't simply sacrificed the rest of the range so that all you hear is over-powering bass.
Instead we've painstakingly created a totally unique sound signature that gives you immense bass, but with balance, clarity, and high fidelity Audiophile quality sound through the entire range.
PUMP Audio vs Beats: 74% preferred PUMP / 26% preferred Beats. Models tested: PUMP IEM V1 vs Beats Tour
PUMP Audio vs BOSE: 89% preferred PUMP / 11% preferred BOSE. Models tested: PUMP Zeus vs BOSE QC15 and BOSE QC25
PUMP Audio vs Sennheiser: 85% preferred PUMP / 15% preferred Sennheiser. Models tested: PUMP Pure vs Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
PUMP Audio vs SoundMAGIC: 95% preferred PUMP / 5% preferred SoundMAGIC. Models tested: PUMP IEM V2 vs SoundMAGIC E50S
PUMP Audio vs SMS Audio: 96% preferred PUMP / 4% preferred SMS Audio. Models tested: PUMP Zeus vs SMS Audio Street by 50 over ear
Full results and methodology at: http://pump-audio.com/blindfold-test-results/
In fact we’re so confident in the immense sound they produce that we’ve decided -- just as with our last Kickstarter campaign -- to offer a 90 day trial to all Kickstarter Backers who order MIX and/or BOOM during the launch campaign.
From the very beginning, we started by creating Amazing Bass™.
With many top-end headphones, you need to turn the volume up very high to really get the bass you want, because they are very mid range heavy.
And when you do that, the highs become too harsh (for Electronic music in particular).
We tuned PUMP specifically for lovers of Electronic and Dance music, although they sound pretty incredible with ALL genres according to our Artist and User reviews.
Many more Artist reviews can be seen at: http://pump-audio.com/artist-endorsements/
Earl Powell received Grammy, Billboard and Gold recognition as a Writer, Producer, and Engineer on Jennifer Hudson's “Stand Up,” from her self-titled debut recording project. He’s currently working with The Jacksons as a group as well as the solo projects of Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, and Jermaine's son Jafaar Jackson.
- New Lapel Clip -
Although a simple addition, we’ve heard requests for a lapel clip so often from our Friends that we finally realised it’s what PUMP users want. The new PUMP lapel clip means that you can exercise with the cable held securely in place.
- New “L” Shape Jack -
This has been requested by many users who feel that an L jack fits more neatly when they're carrying their phone of music player in their pocket.
- New Cable Lengths -
At the request of quite a number of industry people — particularly music producers — we’ve extended the length of MIX to 1.4M. BOOM remains at 1.2M, which should be plenty for the vast majority of non professional users.
- *BRAND NEW* In Line Media/Volume Control! -
An in line media/volume control has been the single biggest request we’ve had from our Friends since the launch of PUMP Version 1. And now we’ve done it.
Weighing in at less than 1g, it doesn’t distort the sound quality in any way.
- Left and Right Symbols now in Orange -
This was another big request from users who pointed out that the old “L” and “R” symbols were too difficult (or impossible) to see in low light.
Each set has been specifically designed to work with the internal architecture of MIX and BOOM to ensure they sound the same, no matter what size ear canal you have.
It's not just a case of choosing any old eartips, as this can ruin the sound quality!
It's really important to choose the right eartips for your ears, otherwise your PUMPs won't sound quite right and you may start to wonder what all the fuss is about…
Using the best size for your ear makes a BIG difference!
If you're someone who likes to use custom moulded eartips, both MIX and BOOM are supported models for Snugs custom moulded Eartips.
You can get MIX in our signature PUMP Orange, or BOOM in the brand new slightly more understated Burnt Orange:
Both MIX and BOOM also come in the same Jet Black:
Both colour options come with machined aluminium casing.
If you damage or break your PUMPs, fear not... We definitely don’t want to leave you in the lurch just because you had an accident or lent them to someone who’s a bit too heavy handed.
That’s why we offer PUMPreplace.
Just get in touch with a copy of your receipt and a picture of your damaged PUMPs and we’ll arrange another set for you (minus the packaging, accessories, manuals etc. that you already have) at a heavily subsidised price.
This price may change a little from time to time, but it will always be a fraction of the “new” price, so just ask us what it is currently.
Your 5 Year PUMPreplace Guarantee does not effect your standard PUMP 2 Year full product warranty.
* you must register for PUMPreplace at pump-audio.com to be eligible (it’s free!).
We appreciate that there are some pretty major claims made about the sound quality of MIX and BOOM in this Launch campaign.
If you are already a Friend of PUMP then you will know that these claims are no exaggeration.
However, if you're new to the PUMP Family we understand that there may be some scepticism; after all, how different can one set of headphones sound from another?
Well the answer is a LOT (as you will see from the Artist Reviews and User Reviews), and to prove that to you, we're offering all Kickstarter Launch Backers a 100% no quibble 90 Day Trial on both MIX and BOOM.
It means that you can back this campaign with absolutely no risk.
If you don’t think your BOOM and/or MIX are as amazing as we do, just send them back for a complete refund, no questions asked and no hard feelings.
But fair warning... once you hear them, the last thing you are going to want to do is send them back to us.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you as a Friend of PUMP, and thank you in advance for your support from everyone here at PUMP HQ!
The Small Print
Import Duties may be payable in countries outside the UK and USA.
Kickstarter Launch Discounts
PUMP BOOM: MSRP be £29 after Launch (£10 Launch Discount!)
PUMP MIX: MSRP be £59 after Launch (£20 Launch Discount!)
Risks and challenges
As with all Kickstarter projects there are risks, and these are the steps we take to mitigate against them:
1- Loss of or damage to the shipment en route to us:
We air shipments from the factory to us and all shipments are fully insured. If we did lose a shipment for any reason we would have to re-manufacture (adding around a month to delivery time) but it would not affect your order.
2- Loss or damage of your MIX or BOOM en-route from our warehouse to you:
We use fully tracked courier services and will replace any lost or damaged shipments.
3- We go out of business or don't deliver on our promises:
The company that owns PUMP Audio is PUMP Audio Ltd: UK Company registration number 09878388. We are in good financial health, have no bad debt whatsoever and have a history of delivering on our promises. We were born out of Crowdfunding with our original headphone product, and also recently ran a successful Equity Crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs which valued the company at £2.64M.
4- Our factory goes out of business:
We think this is extremely unlikely but if it did occur then we would either find a new factory or refund all orders.
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