Hi-tech ceramic headphones take flight and help rebuild Nepal

From: Cherubs Audio PTY LTD
Published: Tue May 26 2015


A South Australian man has launched a crowdfunding campaign aiming to take on the high end audio market with affordable, high tech ceramic earphones where a portion of the profits go to rebuild Nepal.

Jason Kiger, founder of Cherubs Audio, has developed earphones made from ZrO2 ceramic, the same material used in the aerospace and medical industries.
Ceramic is harder than steel and the density acts as a natural noise isolator, keeping audio in and background noise out.

The weight of the ceramic combined with silicone inserts means the earphones won't fall out during a gym class, and Mr Kiger said they are comfortable enough to wear on a long-haul flight, which is where the Cherubs idea began.

"I was talking to another passenger about the sticking points with headphones and he mentioned the possibilities of ceramic," Mr Kiger said. "Three years of research, design, development and testing later, I've produced Cherubs.

"We have enhanced the audio experience with high quality dynamic drivers and combined them with a beautiful ceramic design, it is a product I'm really proud of."

Mr Kiger plans to retail the earphones for less than $60 USD, in a high-end market where competitors sell their ear and headphones for hundreds of dollars each.

He's initially selling the product through a crowdfunding campaign at a deep discount. The campaign launched on Indiegogo today, where he's aiming to raise $30,000 USD to cover the cost of his first order from the factory and donate funds to rebuilding Nepal.

Full details, specs and images are available on the Indiegogo campaign page which goes live Monday May 25, 2015: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/cherubs
Company: Cherubs Audio PTY LTD
Contact Name: Jason Kiger
Contact Email: cherubsseo@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 61-61

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