What Users Are Saying About SHIVR
We let people try SHIVR for the first time to gain real world feedback on the 3D and audio performance.
"The immersive sound from multiple sources can provide interesting listening experience for gamers and those who enjoy watching movies. Music lovers, especially who loves high-fidelity file formats such as FLAC should also be benefit from the technology." -- Techtudo
"It is combining high end creative designs with next-gen technology. This headphone does not give many of the pains that people often have after wearing one for a long time." -- Techlector
SHIVR’s own advanced algorithm can effectively enhances audio surround sound and sense of space, allowing the listener to accurately sense sound from different sources.
Traditional two-channel audio only delivers sound from the left and right side, but in real life we can identify sounds from various directions, distances and the surrounding environment. Real sounds mix as they bounce off walls, floors, and ceilings, and gives us a feel of room size and the materials within it.
We use a gyroscope technology-based 3D audio algorithm to achieve 3D spatial sound.
1. SHIVR's algorithm deconstructs the sounds from difference sources and rebuilds them in an environment simulator, to determine directions, distances and reflected surface data of the sound.
2.Head tracking tech keeps the sound locked in position no matter what movements you make with your head.
3. By creatively implementing a customized built-in gyroscope we provide a revolutionary comfortable listening experience by eliminating the “in-the-head localization effects. So you won't feel dizzy after wearing it for a long time.
Most active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones use only one mic to pick up and process the ambient noise. But SHIVR includes both feedforward and feedback mics. This more advanced measurement of sound provides the best noise-free experience in any environment.
Along with advances in hardware, we developed an ANC algorithm that is customized for SHIVR to deliver even better noise cancellation results. It resulted from various tests on acoustic engineering, components’ size & material, speaker & drive implementation, etc. Compared to traditional solutions, it's substantially more flexible and effective in ANC performance. In addition, the ANC algorithm can better detect noisy environments and calibrate filter parameters to deliver the best performance.
- Digial ANC Algorithm Calibrates to Various Environments
- Take a look at the full beta version SHIVR with ANC and 3D effect on.
We designed SHIVR for long-term, comfortable use so you can enjoy binge-watching movies or competing with your teammates in the virtual reality world non-stop.
Our 3D algorithm is based on a built-in gyroscope to not only create immersive 3D surround sound, but also perfectly eliminate in-the-head localization effects. The listener won’t feel dizzy or tired even after long listening sessions.
We scanned and analyzed hundreds of human ears and head shape with multiple mockups to guarantee a secure, comfortable fit for every user. The headband is made of SABIC C1200HF Cycoloy Resin which is durable and lightweight. The ear pads feature high quality memory foam covered by skin-friendly protein leather.
Nothing sounds better to your ear than a crystal clear music. Our DSP process creates high fidelity audio that your ears will never get tired listening too.
SHIVR features a premium φ40mm Bionic Stereo Driver to deliver a rich and more accurate sound. This Bionic Stereo Driver is custom designed to fit in the independent acoustic chamber inside SHIVR. The membrane inside the driver can vibrate with less power consumption while creating more natural sound so you can distinguish the highest tweets and the lowest bass.
SHIVR’s acoustic team is led by acoustic experts who have previously worked for JBL, AKG, Panasonic, Pioneer, and other audio leaders. The acoustic structure is designed by veterans who worked for big names like Beats by Dre and Panasonic. The team has a proven record producing world leading audio devices from start to finish.
SHIVR supports aptX technology to elevate your Bluetooth listening experience to the highest audiophile level. aptX is a codec necessary to achieve high fidelity wireless music. It is a superior compression/decompression protocol that reduces latency and provides the best audio with low battery consumption.
One issue with noise cancelling headphones is that after the ambient noise is removed, it may cause loss in the audio signal. We worked with YAMAHA audio lab to provide a compensation signal to the feed-backward noise prediction. So you will hear the music noise-free without quality loss.
SHIVR uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to ensure a stable connection. You can enjoy seamless music streaming even when you aren’t close to your music source with SHIVR’s improved wireless range of 49 feet (15 meters).
Turn on ambient sound mode to hear your immediate environment to detect any danger when walking/ riding. Or for talking to your teammates or friends while wearing the headphones.
SHIVER knows when you are wearing the headphones and when you are not. When music is playing and you take off SHIVR the music will pause automatically and resume playing when you place the headphones back on your head.
Powered by advanced ANC technology and equipped with an intelligent battery saver, SHIVER gives you over 25 hours of playtime. You won’t run out of sound during your commute or business travel. Put it on and just listen.
Thanks for all backers support we've reached $500K and unlocked Gun Metal Gray Headband SHIVR !
SHIVR's supply chain team have more than 10 years’ experience to ensure high quality for all the components such as speaker, mic, cables, and plastic in order to produce the best sound performance.
Our Progress Right Now
To fully achieve the 3D technology, ANC algorithm and all the other features of SHIVR is no easy task. However we've been working toward this goal for over 2 years and we are very close to finishing the final Golden Sample, which is the model for mass production. We plan to run test production in January 2019 and manufacturing in March.
November 16th-18th SHIVR is exhibit at Inter BEE Show in Japan. Some of our Japanese backers had already tried the latest SHIVR Headphones.
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SHIVR was created to break the cycle and bring a revolutionary new audio experience.
How to deliver the “SHIVR” experience to users? For 2 years, we’ve been dedicated to finding the best solution to achieve the ultimate immersive listening experience. Our answer is not one, but two industry leading technologies. We’ve developed a groundbreaking 3D audio algorithm as well as our own hybrid ANC Technology & digital ANC algorithm. The combined technology can instantly increase the sense of auditory space. You will hear a crystal clear, ultra-wide sound environment like you’ve never experienced before. Now SHIVR is an international team with 40 experienced engineers from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and US.
This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 500+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $250MM raised between them.
Risks and challenges
As our product design and testing are gearing up to the final stages and heading to large-scale product, we’d like to invite you to the last chapter of this adventure to enjoy the joy of immersive music as much as we do.
We know that the most important part of our process is the commitment we made to you and to deliver SHIVR to you on time! All rewards are expected to start shipping in April, 2019. We are confident in our supply chain management and production capability. However, if there are any uncontrollable factors, such as component delays or unexpected shortages, we will be sure to keep you well informed every step of the way and do our best to quickly solve the problem. We are excited to bring SHIVR to life and get this revolutionary Headphone into your hands!
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