FAQ: Audeara: headphones that deliver perfect sound, always.
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My hearing is fine why do I need these headphones?

Not only do we correct for your hearing, we correct for the way headphones change the music. Everyone hears differently and Audera are the only headphone to tailor the music perfectly for you.

Last updated: March 03, 2017 00:45

Is this a medical device?

We started our journey building a medical device for hearing tests but Audeara headphones are not a medical device to be used by doctors or to make a diagnosis. We use a hearing test that is very accurate and based on medical science but these headphones are designed to make your music sound better.

Last updated: March 03, 2017 00:49

How do you test my hearing?

Medical hearing tests take a very long time so we’ve developed a system to get the same results but a lot faster! We use a slider system that is just like a volume dial. We’re playing a beeping tone the entire time. What we want is to find your threshold of hearing at a number of frequencies. That means we want to find the quietest possible sound you can definitely hear at each frequency. If you can hear the beeping you turn it down, if you can’t hear the beeping you turn it up until you land on that sweet spot. We use that information to decide what changes we need to make to give you exactly what you need. We also show you the result so you can understand and track your hearing over time.

Last updated: March 03, 2017 00:49

What devices can I listen to with my Audeara headphones?

You can listen to anything that has bluetooth or a 3.5mm analog trasmitter. We use bluetooth to send the signal from the device to the headphones. This means that any bluetooth device will work with the headphones. This means you can use your phone, tablet, laptop, tv, stereo, radio…

Last updated: March 08, 2017 04:09

If they’re perfect for me can I share them with my friend?

It’s always nice to share but it’s very very unlikely that anyone you share your headphones with will have the same hearing as you so they won’t sound very good. What we do to overcome this is allow you to set different profiles in the Audeara app. You can also set them to be ‘factory default’ for a quick fix if you really have to. After hearing how great they sound with your personal profile we’re sure you’ll never want generic again.

Last updated: March 03, 2017 00:49

Can I listen to my hearing profile without the bluetooth on?

They are bluetooth headphones and will need to be powered to apply your personalised profile. We are currently exploring the option of applying the profile using a wired connection and bypassing the bluetooth signal. If we can deliver this feature without having to push back our expected delivery date, we will absolutely include it.

Last updated: March 03, 2017 01:01

Can I listen or watch a TV with your headset while others listen to the TVs through the normal speakers, likewise with a hifi system?

It may be different depending on the TV type but if it has bluetooth audio output, usually it will turn the normal audio (through the speakers) off if bluetooth is enabled.

If your TV doesn't have bluetooth - you can purchase one of our bluetooth dongles to allow you to use the headphones with the TV but unfortunately this will most likely only play audio through the bluetooth, again - depending on the TV.

Last updated: September 18, 2017 10:15

I already use an EQ why do I need your headphones?

Audera uses its model to personalise and give you a premium foundation as the best reflection of the intended sound. From there if you want to change it then you can use any EQ that you would like.

Last updated: October 16, 2017 16:08

Do the headphones have wired capability?

Yes! After hitting our Stretch Goal on Kickstarter, Audeara added new functionality to activate your personalised listening profile using an audio cable. This will be included with your headphones, and enables three different listening modes:

Powered + Bluetooth + Personalised Profile Powered + Wired + Personalised Profile No Power + Wired + Standard analogue (backup if battery runs down)

Last updated: October 16, 2017 16:11

My hearing is fine why do I need these headphones?

Not only do we correct for your hearing, we correct for the way headphones change the music. Everyone hears differently and Audera are the only headphone to tailor the music perfectly for you. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 3:45 am EST

Is this a medical device?

We started our journey building a medical device for hearing tests but Audeara headphones are not a medical device to be used by doctors or to make a diagnosis. We use a hearing test that is very accurate and based on medical science but these headphones are designed to make your music sound better. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 3:49 am EST

How do you test my hearing?

Medical hearing tests take a very long time so we’ve developed a system to get the same results but a lot faster! We use a slider system that is just like a volume dial. We’re playing a beeping tone the entire time. What we want is to find your threshold of hearing at a number of frequencies. That means we want to find the quietest possible sound you can definitely hear at each frequency. If you can hear the beeping you turn it down, if you can’t hear the beeping you turn it up until you land on that sweet spot. We use that information to decide what changes we need to make to give you exactly what you need. We also show you the result so you can understand and track your hearing over time. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 3:49 am EST

What devices can I listen to with my Audeara headphones?

You can listen to anything that has bluetooth or a 3.5mm analog trasmitter. We use bluetooth to send the signal from the device to the headphones. This means that any bluetooth device will work with the headphones. This means you can use your phone, tablet, laptop, tv, stereo, radio… Last updated: Wed, Mar 8 2017 7:09 am EST

If they’re perfect for me can I share them with my friend?

It’s always nice to share but it’s very very unlikely that anyone you share your headphones with will have the same hearing as you so they won’t sound very good. What we do to overcome this is allow you to set different profiles in the Audeara app. You can also set them to be ‘factory default’ for a quick fix if you really have to. After hearing how great they sound with your personal profile we’re sure you’ll never want generic again. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 3:49 am EST

I already use an EQ why do I need your headphones?

Audera uses its model to personalize and give you a premium foundation as the best reflection of the intended sound. From there if you want to change it then you can use any EQ that you would like. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 3:49 am EST

Can I listen to my hearing profile without the bluetooth on?

They are bluetooth headphones and will need to be powered to apply your personalised profile. We are currently exploring the option of applying the profile using a wired connection and bypassing the bluetooth signal. If we can deliver this feature without having to push back our expected delivery date, we will absolutely include it. Last updated: Fri, Mar 3 2017 4:01 am EST

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