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SoundMolds are custom-fit earbuds (made of medical-grade silicone) that fit perfectly, don't fall out and that block background noise.
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Most earbuds on the market don't fit well, fall out and fail to block out background noise. SoundMolds are perfect fitting earbud tips, made from hypo-allergenic, medical grade silicone.

How would you like to trade in your rigid “one-size-fits-all” earbuds for a comfortable, custom-fit pair that lasts? Instead of jamming a hard piece of plastic into your ear canal only to have them jump out later, what if you could cuddle them in medical-grade silicone that hugs their every curve? Imagine cozy earbuds that offer superior sound and clarity while protecting your ears from painful pressure points and the need for damaging volume levels…You can have it all with SoundMolds.

SoundMolds are innovative, custom-made earbuds that merge comfort, clarity, and longevity to create a product you’ll wish you met years ago.

SoundMolds are the new generation of custom-fit earbuds that deliver exceptional sound. Created by doctors, each pair of SoundMolds are made specifically to fit the exact shape of your ear. With earbuds that fit, you’ll finally have a pair that won't fall out.

SoundMolds are powered by our partners at NuForce (named top ten Sport ear bud by Consumer Reports Magazine!) to deliver crisp, clear, sound, so you can enjoy top of the line earbuds without the custom price. And to top it off, they are available in both wired and wireless versions.

SoundMolds are innovative, custom-made earbuds that merge comfort, clarity, and longevity to create a product you’ll wish you met years ago. Whether you choose the wired or wireless option, you’ll get a complete set of flexible, hypoallergenic, silicone earbuds that are specially tailored for your ears. So instead of the old “square peg in a round hole” route most earbuds go, with SoundMolds it’s more like placing a puzzle piece to its perfect fit. Using a pair of earbuds that actually fit your ear has the added luxury of blocking unnecessary background noise. 

Much like your eye doctor has to take measurements to create a custom prescription for glasses, we need to do something similar for your ear. When you order your SoundMolds, we'll ship you your EarPrint Impression Kit straight to your door, you'll take 8 minutes (for each ear) to create an impression using the kit, and mail it back! 

It’s that easy! And in about 3 weeks after we receive your EarPrint impressions, you’ll have your snug-as-a-bug earbuds. And trust us - they’re worth the minimal wait. Once you spoil your ears with these snuggly ear wonders, you won’t be able to live without them!

And yes - shipping is prepaid so you don't need to worry about that!  

It isn’t hard to understand why run-of-the-mill earbuds fall out. They’re usually slippery, very generically shaped, and have no real grip. So if you start to work up a sweat or move too much, it’s enough to cause them to bail from your ears.

 

With SoundMolds, a custom fit means that they’re staying put no matter how sweaty you are or how extreme your movements. These earbuds will stay put.

 

  

 In line with the generic shape and foam or rigid plastic, most earbuds are painfully inflexible and definitely don’t take your individual ear shape into account. This crummy design means there’s bound to be aching pressure points and discomfort.

Poor fit means that when you take them out, it’s like changing from your tight, starched pants after Thanksgiving dinner into super-soft oversized sweats. Removing your earbuds shouldn’t bring such relief, and no ears deserve that tight-pants fit. The customized shape of your SoundMolds earbuds will be so welcome and cuddly to your ears that they might cry a little when you remove them, so don’t be alarmed. (Ears have feelings, too.)

 

Background noise can not only distort your listening experience, it can actually end up seriously damaging your ear health. When we feel the need to up the volume to drown out the background noise, we’re often unaware of the dangerous decibel levels we’re inflicting on our poor ears.

But if you have a fit so precise that it creates a secure seal that gently hugs every curve of your ear while thoroughly eliminating background noise, you can happily listen to your audio at lower levels without needing to punish your ears with high volume.

SoundMolds are more than a custom solution Just imagine how much better you’ll be able to focus and concentrate without the distraction of your earbuds diving from your ears or incessant background noise... That annoying meathead shout-grunting with every lift at the gym? Silence him with quiet workout tunes. The screaming toddler on the airplane? You can’t hear a thing as you listen to your podcast. Your snoring partner who’s giving the plane a run for its money? Quiet as a lamb while you drift off to ambient sleep sounds… And all thanks to the perfect seal created by your cushy, hypoallergenic earbuds.

Available in Wired and Wireless Versions

 

HEM Wired Earbud: Latest Hi-Resolution Knowles™ Balanced Armature Driver for an immersive performance. Acoustically calculated and vibration free Lexan™ earpiece for comfortable and fatigue free fit. Linear-Phase crossover for seamless driver integration . Two replaceable cables included: microphone cable when listening music on-the-go and high-end cable made of OFC and silver for the best performance.

BE Sport Wireless earbud: 13 grams lightweight metal body design. Supports aptX and AAC codecs. 10-hour continuos playback. DuPont Kevlar ballistic material wire coating. Ingress Protection Rating of level 5 dust and level 5 water jet protection. Magnetic back side of earphones to help secure in place around the neck when not in use.

Testimonials

"Amy, the earbuds are AMAZING. You and your office team were wonderful. I'm so grateful to be able to have the ear bud. They fit comfortably and I don't hear much." -Elaine Rosenthal​

"Wearing headphones is a pretty big part of my life. In the gym, traveling, or working, I spend a significant amount of time with headphones in. SoundMolds sound great, don't fall out, and fit perfectly in my ears. I believe you should invest in things you enjoy and spend a lot of time with. For me, SoundMolds is my investment in the music I enjoy every day."  - [Andrew - Real Estate Developer]

“If you have standards or care about yourself, sound molds are the only way to wear headphones. Whether it be that they stay in my ear no matter what (especially if I'm working out), or providing a comfortable isolation of outside sounds, SoundMolds are like no other. If I'm in the library studying late at night, they block out any distraction.”  -  [Adam - college student]

I am a 50 year old very active man who has always had an issue with my earbuds falling out. I must have small ears, because the standard buds that come with my headphones never seemed to fit me correctly.

Whenever I would be running, mountain biking or just working out at the gym, when I started to sweat at all they would fall out.  A friend told me about SoundMolds so I gave it a try. I couldn’t be happier. No matter what activity I am engaged in, they just stay in place and feel totally comfortable.  I’m never going back to off the shelf buds.“  - Scott K., Cincinnati, OH

"I have tiny ears so I stopped wearing earbuds because they never fit me well. Most earbuds would either hurt my ears or fall out. My SoundMolds have changed that for me and let me listen to my music again!"  - Melanie V.

“I started using SoundMolds three months ago and I haven’t put them down since. I found the product online while searching for an earbud that fit properly. I have a pair of Plantronics, three pairs of Beats and two pairs of Bose earbuds and none of them stay in my ear. Nor do they feel comfortable.

Every time I purchase a pair of earbuds my ears hurt for at least the first week- they are all sold with small, medium, and large fittings but none of them properly sit in my ear. Then I found SoundMolds. A kit was shipped to me with very easy instructions on how to create the molds. It took me less than 10 min from unpackaging to repackaging and shipping them back to the company. Within a few weeks I received my SoundMolds and I literally haven’t taken them out of my head since! The fit is flawless. The sound is profound! If you’re looking for a headset that you will last you for years, one than you can actually hear and one that will stay in ear, buy this product.“ - Ryan R.

Thinking SoundMolds might be a good fit for you? Let’s see what would make you a good match:

* Your current or previous earbuds have repeatedly fallen out

* You dig comfort and quality

* You don’t want to slowly go deaf

* You think snuggling your ears in cushy, customized silicone sounds great

* You want earbuds that will last

* You appreciate a great sound experience

* You’re not averse to making your friends jealous

Why KickStarter?

We’re committed to not only providing an innovative product we feel will change your life, but we’re also committed to working hard to ensure you have a great experience from start to finish.

A lot of work went into this campaign, and we’ve made sure our ducks are in a row in order to fulfill our backers’ orders as soon as the campaign closes.

You can feel confident backing SoundMolds because we’ve got a great relationship with a well-known manufacturer whose quality we stand behind. Plus, the materials we’re using are so good that we’re happy to offer a full, 1-year warranty against defects.

How soon will I get my kit?As soon as the campaign closes, we'll send all of our backers a survey to get your color preference. As soon as we receive your color preference, we'll ship our Custom Earprint Impression Kit to your door!

What if I can’t get a good impression?

To try and make this as easy as possible, we’re sending you written instructions, video instructions, and two sets of the moulding material (so you can totally mess up one and still try again). But if you’re still having issues, we’ll have support staff on hand to answer your questions via telephone. We’re here for you!

How long will it be before I get my finished, customized earbuds?

There’s only a two-week period from the time we receive your impressions to the time we send out your custom earbuds. (We’ve mastered this quick turnaround thing!)

What will this cost?

We’re offering a wired set of SoundMolds for just $189, and a wireless set for $199 - a significantly discounted price from what they will retail for.

What if I get them and they don’t fit right?

If you’re not completely happy with the fit, we’ll be happy to troubleshoot. And if we need to send you another impression kit and create another pair, we’ll do it.

Are they waterproof?

SoundMolds are not waterproof, but they are sweat resistant.

How do I clean them?

You can clean your SoundMolds between uses with a clean, damp cloth to keep them in tip-top shape.

Since they give such a great seal, can I use them as earplugs?

We do not recommend using your SoundMolds for earplugs at this time. However, we *do* have plans to produce SoundMold earplugs in the near future, so if you’d like to be one of the first to know when they’re available, you can visit our website here and sign up for the mailing list right at the top of the page!

Can I return them?

As you will undoubtedly understand, because this is a fully custom product, we’re unable to offer refunds. But we fully guarantee the manufacturing quality of the earbuds and will do all we can to make sure you’re as thrilled as we expect you to be!

What does the guarantee cover?

We paired with a well-known manufacturer, and because we know they’re made of quality materials, we’re able to offer a full, 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

A few things not covered under the manufacturer's warranty are cord damage, failure or improper function due to wax in the earpiece, abusive damage to the earpiece, and earpiece modifications by non-SoundMolds personnel.

For more information, please contact us at support@soundmolds.com

 

Risks and challenges

Most projects on KickStarter don't have the capacity to produce right away. In other words they are dependent on the funds of the KickStarter Campaign to even start production or to create a prototype. Soundmolds is different. We have the exact plan in place to create products as soon as the campaign ends.

For those who are concerned with the molding process, we have gone through the molding process with over a 100 people and have identified the right instructions in order for you to get your best fit Soundmold.

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    SOUNDMOLDS TRAVEL CASE

    Want to show your SoundMolds and headset the love they deserve? Keep them safe in your gym bag or in your carry on luggage.

    Protect your custom SoundMolds with this protective travel case. FREE US shipping.

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    [EarlyBird] SOUNDMOLDS + Wired

    Save 20% with our early bird pricing!

    INCLUDES:
    • SoundMolds custom tips
    • NuForce HEM Dynamic Wired headphones

    Powered by NuForce, you will enjoy comfortable buds that fit and have exceptional sound quality that lasts. Available in pink, blue, black, or clear.

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    [EarlyBird] SOUNDMOLDS + WIRELESS

    Save 20% with our early bird pricing!

    INCLUDES

    • SoundMolds custom tips
    • NuForce BE Sport 3 Wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

    Powered by Bluetooth-enabled BE Sport3 headset by NuForce, you will enjoy comfortable buds that fit well, don't fall out and have exceptional sound quality that lasts. Available in pink, blue, black, or clear.

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    WIRED SOUNDMOLDS PACKAGE

    INCLUDES:
    • SoundMolds custom tips
    • NuForce HEM Dynamic Wired headphones

    Powered by NuForce, you will enjoy comfortable buds that fit and have exceptional sound quality that lasts. Available in pink, blue, black, or clear.

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    WIRELESS SOUNDMOLDS PACKAGE

    INCLUDES:
    • SoundMolds custom tips
    • NuForce BE Sport 3 Wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

    Powered by NuForce, you will enjoy comfortable buds that fit and have exceptional sound quality that lasts. Available in pink, blue, black, or clear.

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    SOUNDMOLDS + 2 OF ANY HEADSET

    Buy any combination of 2 headsets for yourself (each with its own SoundMolds Custom tips) or one for you and one for a friend!

    INCLUDES:

    • SoundMolds custom tips

    Two of any combination of wired and wireless headsets
    • NuForce HEM Dynamic Wired headphones
    • NuForce BE Sport 3 Wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

    Powered by NuForce, you will enjoy comfortable buds that fit and have exceptional sound quality that lasts. Available in pink, blue, black, or clear.

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