Sound

ORA

The World’s First Graphene Headphones

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Rating

8.6

About the Project

THE WORLD'S FIRST GRAPHENE HEADPHONES ORA GQ Headphones uses nanotechnology to deliver the most groundbreaking audio listening experience. Scientists have long promised that one day Graphene will find its way into many facets of our lives including displays, electronic circuits and sensors. ORA’s Graphene technology makes it one of the first companies to have created a commercially viable application for this Nobel-prize winning material, a major scientific achievement.

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  • Founder: Robert-Eric Gaskell
  • Company: Ora-Sound
  • Goal: $103,553.00
  • Entry Level Price: $272.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 21, 2017
  • Delivery Date: March 2018

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

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    AUDIO PRECISION VIA NANOTECHNOLOGY

  • Reality:

    Precision in sound quality is a highly sought after feature for most headphones. Although Graphene is a material that can react uniquely to sound waves, the leap in quality is dealt in small doses relative to the average listener.

  • Claim:

    UNCOMPROMISING SOUND

  • Reality:

    With Graphene being a material that requires less energy to vibrate in relation to the thickness as well as rigidity, it does allow for the potential of much less energy to sound loss.

  • Claim:

    OPTIMIZED FOR SOUND ISOLATION AND ACOUSTICS

  • Reality:

    The over-ear design tends to be an industry standard for comfort. The wooden ear cups allow for the possibility of acoustics as well as isolation.

  • Claim:

    Material Elegance

  • Reality:

    Lambskin leather, memory foam cushion, and wooden ear cups create a solid foundation for "material elegance."

Bottom Line

Ora, is a product that is confidently stepping into a market that is heavily saturated. However, with the new material and attention to detail, Ora has the potential for providing a solid option for those seeking pure sound, style, and comfort. Be aware that the claim of being the world's first graphene headphones is bold, as there are other products that use graphene and are already on the market. The Founder, Robert-Eric Gaskell has a history with another audio company, GKL Audio, and has a record as an audio engineer.

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