Headphones that go over your ears can also damage your hearing if you use them too long or play music too loudly. However saying that they are not as much of a risk as earbuds are, as the sound in your ear canal can increase a sound’s volume by 6 to 9 decibels — enough to cause some serious problems.
Enter Audeara sound engineered headphones made by doctors(Dr. James Fielding) and engineers. Not since Wi-Fi being invented in Australia, has a headphone created such excitement. If you are looking for a wireless headphone that is customised specifically for your hearing with high quality sound then this is what your need. It minimises any damage to ears with the sound and volume tailored to your specific hearing capability.
Just looking at it the headset, it looks like any other over the ear – high end headphones like Bose, Sennheiser or JBL with good sound for listening to songs, comfortable around the ears cushion and a wireless as well as wired mode available, however Audeara delivers much more than that. Check out our quick review below.
Not just anybody can review a pair of headphones. You don’t need superhuman hearing to tell what’s good, but you do need to know what to listen out for and do comparisons with competitors in your own gadget niche. So below is my honest review of this pair of headphones that I have tested and used.
Not every high quality headphone comes with a good case and add-on’s that you didn’t think about, but Audeara ticks the box for this.
The inclusion of aeroplanes double socket audio adapter for when flying, shows they gave a thought about the small little things as well. They have the other usual add-on’s like charging wires, clip, and a pouch to hold them all which fits snugly within the case (pic a bit below).
The A-01 Headphones featured above is priced at $499.00
With active noise cancelling, Bluetooth connectivity, and up to 65 hours battery life, the Audeara A-01 headphones give you everything a headphone should – plus more.
I like the way they have just a neat small sliding button to start the headset on which makes turning it one simple, with some other brand headphones this is a bit fidgety to do.
You still need to keep the small push button – pushed for a couple of seconds though to get the Bluetooth blue n red light started so that you can connect via Bluetooth. I wish they made this Bluetooth push button a bit bigger.
The Bluetooth connection works flawlessly with awesome sound flowing through and you really would not think it’s not a wired connection. Bluetooth and wireless sounds has come a long way and this headset is surely put it to good use.
So, What is special about Audeara Headphones ?
Have you ever gone to a hearing clinic ?
Well if you have done a test, you would know they have a series of beeps to test your hearing in each ear. The Audeara app takes advantage of this hearing testing software to customise the sound exactly how you need it for your ears.
Did I say a hearing test is included ?
Their headphone app does some quick beep testing and then calibrates the sound on the headphone to your hearing in each left and right ear.
Each of us has a unique hearing profile. And what’s good for one ear might not be for the other.
As the hearing is customised the each left and right ear hearing capacity , you can hear sounds and music without even actually having to put the volume on loud. This is an added bonus as it prevents damage to your hear from loud sounds.
You can store multiple profiles and share with your friends – no two pairs of calibrated headphones will sound the same.
HANDS FREE CALLING
The built in microphone and clear voice capture technology lets you make crystal clear calls on the go.
EXTENDED LISTENING TIME
The inbuilt 1000mAh battery offers up to 35 hours of listening time with Bluetooth audio.
While it does all these sound calibration for you, you can sill adjust volume, bass from your own device if you like to listen to music loud.
I have used other top quality wireless headphones like the Sennheiser HD 800 and the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II but Audeara stands out for the customised sound just for your ears with top notch sound quality even in normal mode.
The case and packaging:
Good news for Australian users:
Audeara is a Registered NDIS Provider If you are an NDIS participant, you should be able to use your funding to purchase Audeara A-01 Headphones.
They are registered under NDIS under assistive technology as hearing equipment, and assistive products for personal care and safety. Read more about that here
Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs) are sometimes called Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs). Essentially they are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
I tried the noise cancelling capability of this headphone and it is on par and even better than some other noise cancelling headphones, so it is a good gadget to take along on those long flights. The cup on your ears fits snugly and comfortably without any problems.
Audeara A-01 headphones
- Customised sound calibrated to your hearing in both ears
- Minimises damage to hearing with calibrated sound
- Very small Bluetooth start button
Price $499 AUD (Audeara.com)
Price $399 in USD (Amazon)
As they said in their kick-starter funding campaign not long ago – It is the world’s first full fidelity headphones. Designed by doctors and engineers to give you an experience like never before.
Their Facebook page is >> here. They offer free worldwide shipping and a 60 day guarantee.
The Feature Set Audeara Video:
Calibrating Your Audeara Headphones:
My quick Calibration setup guide Pictorial to help you out below:
This pair of headphones are not only good for normal hearing, but can be also used as an assistive learning headphones or headphones for hearing impaired. The other headphones directly in this niche are the “Even H1” and the “Nura Headphone”, I might cover this on our blog later.
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Do let me know if you end up picking a Audeara Headphone, would love to hear how it works for you.