Not all ears are created equal. What sounds loud for one person, may barely reach the eardrums of another. That’s why you hear some people listening to their devices with full volume that you can already hear the music even if she/he are wearing headphones. Or there are times when the audio setting is already too loud for you, and yet it just has barely climbed the aural charts. It would be great if there was a device that could tailor-fit your audio experience right? That’s what Aumeo is aiming to be.
The IndieGoGo project is for an audio box that does just one thing: it creates an audio profile for you based on your hearing sensitivity and it will adjust the music that you’re listening to, whether it’s on a mobile device or on your computer or audio system. The developers say that the lack of audio-tailoring in the market has not just “distorted” the way we hear music but it also has probably produced some kind of hearing damage in one way or another.
The way it works is pretty simple. You attach Aumeo to your smartphone/tablet and earphones. Using the companion app, AumeoPlayer, you will now be able to set up your audio profile. Be sure to go to a quiet place before you do all the listening tests that will help shape your profile. Once you’ve finished the questionnaire/test, then your audio profile will be stored onto the Aumeo. Disconnect your mobile device and then connect Aumeo to any headphones, earphones, computer or any audio equipment that can be connected through a 3.5mm jack cable.
Their IndieGoGo campaign has already been 450% funded, but there are still 28 left for you to support it and be an early adapter. You just need to give them $99 to get one device in the color of your choice, early access to the companion app, 23% off the retail price, and free shipping to anywhere in the US.
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