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HERE IS A WIRELESS INTERACTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM

Through two truly wireless, in-ear buds and a smartphone app, Here allows you to instantly control real world audio so you can hear what you want to hear - no matter the situation - and be fully immersed in your audio environment.

Here does not stream or play recorded music. Instead, the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) inside Here acts as a studio in your ears by providing you with a volume knob, equalizer and effects to transform real world audio. Use this “remote control for your ears” to have an optimal listening experience every time.

HERE PROVIDES AUDIO CURATION TOOLS FOR EVERY LIVE ENVIRONMENT

Here has been engineered to give you control of any and all live listening experiences: Suppress the jet engine on an airplane. Reduce a baby crying. Boost the bass at a club. Live mix a concert by adding reverb. Enhance your senses and personalize every listening experience.

                 

THE TECH

The technology used in Here is fundamentally different from any audio technology that has come before it. Here uses a variety of signal processing algorithms that target specific frequency ranges to modify sound as it enters your ears. Each Here bud captures incoming sound waves, processes the audio, and then plays back the desired result with no perceivable latency (i.e. in under 30 microseconds). 

THE FIRST TRUE HEARABLE

Here is not meant to replace your headphones, headsets, or earbuds. The Here Active Listening System is designed for live listening environments, and is optimized for targeted, episodic use in live scenarios (e.g. concerts, stadiums, flights) where you can control and curate what’s happening in real time. Put simply, earbuds are for listening to recorded audio. Here buds are for engaging with real world sound.

CURATE LIVE MUSIC AND CREATE YOUR OWN SONIC WORLD

The Here system has been optimized for live music, so we invited two of the world's top violinists to our NY office to put it to the test. Watch Charles Yang and Tessa Lark demo an early Here prototype and experiment with live EQ:

HANS AND HERE

Hans Zimmer, legendary film composer and music producer, has been an invaluable partner in helping us ensure that Here’s functionality is optimized for live music listening. Watch below as he explores an early Here prototype and talks about the future of sound, music listening, technology, and the vast potential of what Here could mean for the future of how we hear the world:

DESIGN

Given that it's the first product of its kind, Here presented a unique challenge for our design team. We wanted to create a wearable that you would be proud to wear - something that was both functional and elegant. To achieve this, we developed a product architecture that optimizes battery power and efficiency, while being discreet enough to allow you to bae yourself in social settings.

The simple shape of the Here buds masks the complexity of its many components. It took us months to figure out how to fit so much tech into a small form factor that sits comfortably and securely within the ear. The inner shape of the Here buds is the result of countless iterations and prototypes, tested and evaluated hundreds of times. To further optimize comfort and performance, Here has three interchangeable sizes of custom designed silicone tips.

ENGINEERING PROCESS

Here is redefining the limits of low-power signal processing and in-ear audio computing. We’ve chosen a comprehensive combination of hardware components and features for optimal live audio processing (and listening): a low power ARM processor for effects and EQ calculations, an ultra low latency audio input/output system, and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio for control via smart phone. Our premium low-noise MEMS microphones handle massive SPL, while the powerful driver can add or subtract wide-band audio so that you can tailor your sound experience in even the loudest of acoustic environments. 

On the mechanical side, we carefully selected materials and engineered complex internal air spaces to allow for maximum sound reduction, targeted signal processing and deep bass. We ran tests in simulation on our boards and on our early “Franken-Here” models (see below) to ensure the highest quality performance. 

TESTING

After countless months of testing the Here system in our lab, Jacob (our Director of Design) and Andrew (Senior Product Engineer) went undercover with an early working prototype to try out the Here buds during our partnership activation at Coachella 2015. It was important for us to make sure that Here worked in a loud, real world music setting, and we couldn't think of a better environment than Coachella. Check it out!

EXPECTED DELIVERY

We expect to deliver Here to you in December 2015. We have calculated this date based on years of manufacturing experience. Your Here t-shirt and limited-edition numbered Here prints will be delivered to you by August 2015. If you’re a developer, we plan to ship your DVT pair in late October. All deliveries will be completed by USPS or FedEx free of charge.

WARRANTY

Each pair of Here buds comes with a 30-day (after we ship it) money-back guarantee and a 1-year limited warranty. You can find more information on our Return and Warranty Policy page.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our privacy policy can be found here.

CONTACT US

Questions? Shoot us an email at support@dopplerlabs.com.
Something else you're wondering about? Contact us.

SPECS 

  • Fit Style: In the ear 
  • Driver Size: 8mm 
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz 
  • Cable Type: None 
  • Microphone: MEMS omni-directional 
  • Output: Peak SPL TBA (starting at ~100dB) 
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 
  • Battery: Lithium ion rechargeable battery, 4-6 hours depending on usage
  • Weight: 9.5 - 10g 
  • Compatibility: Any iOS or Android device that supports BLE (Android 4.3 and up)

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