Gadgets

EarStudio

World's first studio-quality Bluetooth receiver

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Rating

9.3

About the Project

EarStudio is the world’s first and only 24bit Bluetooth receiver designed to deliver studio-quality sound through your ears WIRELESS - using your existing wired headphones, earphones or even speakers.

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  • Founder: Claire Chang
  • Company: Radsone
  • Goal: $20,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $49.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 12, 2017
  • Delivery Date: September 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    EarStudio is the world’s first and only 24bit Bluetooth receiver designed to deliver studio-quality sound through your ears WIRELESS - using your existing wired headphones, earphones or even speakers.

  • Reality:

    Earstudio is an applicable product for a market that is in high demand. There are existing bluetooth audio receivers that produce high res 24 bit quality, so it is not the first in general, but it does lead the field in being designed for "your ears.". The wording throughout the EarStudio campaign changes slightly, however, the focus for the EarStudio is to allow use of earphones instead of a desktop or home audio system.

  • Claim:

    It will reproduce 24bit sound from any music streaming through over 16bit codec such as SBC, aptX or AAC

  • Reality:

    The ability to enhance 16 bit to 24 bit is helpful in many areas. This does not do the unrealistic element of producing something out of nothing, instead the EarStudio is potentially eliminating unwanted noise that could appear from a bad conversion. This could be a plus for users of devices who do not regularly support higher res audio.

  • Claim:

    DCT technology solves fundamental digital audio problems by eliminating the subtle digital noise inherent in all digital sound.

  • Reality:

    The DCT (Distinctive Clear Technology) tech is patented by Radsone. This is an element that is specific to the EarStudio and other Radsone devices. The patented technology is designed to eliminate shakiness of typical bluetooth audio. This will continue to be a work in progress as bluetooth evolves.

  • Claim:

    EarStudio’s 350mAh battery provides 14 hours of continuous playback

  • Reality:

    An Apple watch series 2 has a 273 mAh battery for comparison. This larger battery should have the ability to power the EarStudio for a long duration.

  • Claim:

    We will be supporting Device Firmware Updates for your EarStudio

  • Reality:

    The addition of open and straightforward acknowledgement of Device Firmware Updates is a helpful support for the end user/backer. Keep in mind this is something that is uncertain and not guaranteed to a regular update or strict calendar, but is a potential great help for the future.

Bottom Line

The EarStudio fills a need in the music listening space and caters to those who specifically require the highest level of quality when listening to music. The patented technology is the only area that does not have a proven history of existence and could require updates and changes to become the best version. The price, especially in the early tiers, could be a drawing point for some. As you consider this project, think about how much you need 24 bit audio as opposed to 16 bit. Quality is always important, the decision is just up to you if you are a casual listener or not.

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