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The British audio brand has followed up its prior crowdfunding success with a line of "revolutionary" ear protectors aimed at those working in live events
By IQ on 05 Aug 2016
Audio manufacturer Flare Audio is celebrating its second major Kickstarter success after smashing its £25,000 funding goal for its new Isolate ear protectors.
At the time of writing, and with nine days to go, the West Sussex-based company has raised – wait for it – £222,757 from 4,494 backers for the memory-foam earbuds, which it says provide a “long overdue solution for any music and events professional who works in loud sound environments” by blocking low frequencies more effectively than traditional hearing protection.
“I designed Flare Isolate with your listening pleasure in mind,” explains Flare founder Davies Roberts. “By using our own patent-pending technology I discovered that I could create ear protectors that don’t absorb sound – they block it, giving the user the sensation that they have simply lowered the volume.
“Using Flare Isolate at a concert is really something else. You can hear every instrument, every detail at a safe low level like never before.”
Last year, Flare – previously known only as a pro loudspeaker manufacturer – successfully funding its first consumer headphone product using Kickstarter, raising £177,277 from 1,260 backers.
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