The Kickstarter project for the new 3D 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds by The Future Standard of Sound Technology has reached it’s funding goal in just 8 days. Their initial goal was $25,000 and currently, as of the time of this writing, they have received over $261,837 with 4 more days to go.
These 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound earbuds, which you can pick up on Kickstarter for $55, are ideal for watching movies, gaming and virtual reality. As we move into future tech that addresses more immersive media formats, we can only imagine the new use cases that headphones like these will benefit from.
The earbuds, created by Liu GuoQing, a master in electroacoustics, have received quite a bit of press lately, including a Techaeris Top Pick of 2017 Award and accolades from several well-known industry producers such as the likes of Ron Wikso, Gregg Rolie, Chris Julian and Andy Abad.
According to their website:
“The earbuds have a 3 Cavity acoustic structure that uses a viscoelastic material reduces acoustic reflection and diffraction, and minimizes the transmission of internally produced sound (e.g. intra cavity noise, etc.), thereby enhances acoustic privacy and sound quality of the earphone.”
“360 has the best frequency response of 8Hz-20KHz. Although the limit of human hearing is 20Hz, anything below can be felt as energy as a deep rumble or vibration. These low frequencies are usually realized in subwoofer systems and we have packed that all into this portable format. Infrasonic frequencies develop in the back cavity allowing you to hear crystal clear bass. “
“Using a viscoelastic material inside the mechanical structure, frequencies are refined to produce clear output. The material absorbs unwanted feedback inside the structure providing the optimal acoustic environment. This material is unique to 360 earbuds as part of our redesign outside the box.”
- Frequency range 8Hz-20KHz
- 5.1 Virtual surround with premium bass
- Gold plated 3.5mm jack
- 12mm drivers
- Premium aluminum casing
- Aluminum cased mic, omni directional
- Double layered TPS cord
- Cord length 4.3 ft
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- 360 Earbud
- Travel carrying case
- 3 Size sets comfort silicone ear tips
- 3 Size sets comfort silicone ear hooks
We are excited to give these a test and will keep you updated once they start shipping in December 2017, after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Stay tuned!
Sean Earley is a musician, producer, podcast host, Executive Editor of Modern Musician Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He loves guitars and coffee.