MUNICH – October 16th – Headphone maker, Lynxsonic today launches the company’s first two pairs of wireless over-the-ear, noise-cancelling headphones. The urban styled Lynxsonic 4:33’ headphones were designed by well-known car designer, Simon Loasby, who has designed cars for Hyundai, Volkswagen, Rolls Royce and Bentley, marking Loasby’s first entry into headphone design.
“When creating the Lynxsonic 4:33’ headphones, our goal was to offer consumers best-in-class sound quality, with an impressive list of features and matching specs,” said Florian Windeler of Lynxsonic. “We were adamant about creating a product with rock solid battery life, industry-leading noise cancellation performance, both wired and wireless sharing due to the Bluetooth 5.0 chipset and a comfortable design that mimics the jawline.”
Launching via Kickstarter, once the campaign has completed, the 4:33’ will be one of the first products to ship with Bluetooth 5.0. This upgraded chipset offers a number of features not available with previous versions of Bluetooth. These include the ability to link two pairs of headphones with Bluetooth 5.0 together wirelessly and share the music. Additionally, Lynxsonic has added a 3.5mm headphone jack allowing each pair to share music with any wired headphone, no matter the brand. Using this configuration, a total of four headphones can be linked together using one source.
First and foremost, a pair of over-the-ear headphones should sound great with all types of music. The 4:33’ feature a 40 mm driver for clear and punchy bass as well as the cleanest highs of a woman’s voice, cymbal crash or piccolo flute.
To ensure the highest quality connection to the source, the 4:33’ features Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD to preserve the original audio source at the highest level while offering listeners better-than-CD quality with 24-bit music over its Bluetooth connection. It also features aptX low-latency which ensures audio and video sources remain in sync so that speech coming from the headphones matches what users are seeing on the actors’ lips. The 4:33’ can decode music stored in the AAC format, offering a better quality listening experience at the same bitrate of a similar MP3.
The 4:33’ will also feature an impressive noise-cancellation function above 36db, making them ideal for air travel, or a daily commute on the bus or subway. Rather than force a user to remove the headphones while interacting with someone else, pressing the FreeTalk button on the earcup not only lowers the volume of the music playing, but amplifies what is going on in the outside environment with incredibly clear sound.
As a frequent global traveler, one of the biggest frustrations with other headphone models Simon Loasby experienced was poor battery performance. While some headphone models advertise 30+ hours of battery life, but once noise cancellation and/or Bluetooth is turned on, this number dropped significantly. The Lynxsonic 4:33’ were designed for use with over 40 hours of battery life, with both noise-cancellation and Bluetooth turned on while listening at 80% max volume, making them ideal for long commutes or simply using them for the entire week, without the need to charge them.
Lynxsonic has added touch control to the right earcup, allowing users to simply swipe horizontally to control the track and vertically to control the volume, allowing a mobile device to remain in a user’s pocket. Tapping the earcup face will also play/pause the music while using a compatible iOS and Android device as well as answer an incoming phone call as well as hang up when finished.
Whether being used for long cross-country or trans-Atlantic flights, the Lynxsonic 4:33’ were designed to be comfortable to wear and easy to pack in a bag. With their high-quality, leather-wrapped memory foam ear cups, these headphones will remain comfortable to wear for the duration of the trip. Their oblong shape also works with the natural shape of the human ear to prevent pressure and discomfort.
Additionally, the headphones will ship with a semi-rigid case to protect them during travel. With a swiveling and folding design, these will easily fit in a backpack or the front compartment of a suitcase.
Launching on Kickstarter, there will be two headphone models offered to potential backers; one with wireless charging and a second without it. This enhanced version will add wireless charging through the use of any Qi charger, however each pair will come standard with a wireless charging pad.
During the 30-day campaign, potential backers will be able to support Lynxsonic and receive a pair of the 4:33’ headphones at up to a 36% savings. Once the campaign is completed, the headphones will retail for $249.00 for the standard charging model and $299.00 for the wireless charging model.
The 4:33’ will be offered during the campaign at $172.00 / $203.00 (standard / deluxe) for the first 500 units each, before increasing to $191.00 and $220.00 (respectively), for the remainder of the campaign. Additional tiers will be offered that feature rewards for multiple pairs as well.
“Our team is comprised of a number of individuals that are highly experienced in the design and production of consumer electronic goods, specifically, headphones,” noted Charles Lau, co-founder of Lynxsonic. “Unlike many other campaigns, we don’t need to source tooling or find a factory since we already own a factory in Shenzhen, China which produces more than 30,000 total pairs of headphones each month across a number of brands.”
Once the campaign is completed, production will start immediately and products are slated to be shipped to warehouses in each market before being delivered to customers within 30 to 45 days of the campaign close.
Lynxsonic is a new brand focused on creating high-quality, feature-rich audio products while offering them at a value to consumers. Based in Munich Germany and Hong Kong, Lynxsonic combines the experience of industry veterans with world-class designers. The company will launch its first product, the 4:33’ noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones on Kickstarter in October.