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These Pure Headphones Bump a Custom Sound Mix Just for You

Curiosity is proud to feature products like B&B Pure headphones that use technology to make audible experiences a little richer.

You know what's a lot harder than it should be? Shopping for headphones. No, seriously — you might like over-ear styles, but it's so easy to end up with a pair that leaves your ears sweaty and gross. Or maybe you like on-ears instead. You know, as long as they actually fit on your head. The worst of all? When you try out your new headphones and they turn out to have a cheap, tinny sound. The solution? Just get a set of headphones that's customized to you, of course.

Pure Aural Enjoyment

The fact is, every ear is different, and everyone has different musical tastes. Think of it this way: If you're listening to Funkadelic or Meghan Trainor, you're all about that bass. But if it's bubblegum pop that floats your boat, then you might want a little more treble. It's not just about musical taste, though. Hardly anybody has perfect hearing, and everybody's hearing is imperfect in a slightly different way. The result? No matter how good your headphones, you might end up losing clarity. That's true whether you're listening to John Coltrane or plain-old Train.

Yannick Brandenberger and Erik Blommers — the B&B of B&B — wanted to solve that problem by making a set of headphones that would adapt to your specific hearing needs. When you purchase a set of Pure headphones, you can also download an app to create your unique hearing profile. The test is pretty similar to a standard hearing test: put on the headphones, and listen for five tones meant to check the ranges of your hearing. Answer the questions as the headphones run their test, and the software will build a sound mix profile meant just for you.

Of course, that complete customization is only a part of the sonic experience. These headphones also have active noise-canceling technology to keep out everything but the sweet, sweet jams. And dual microphones with clear-voice-canceling tech let you make phone calls that cancel out all background noise.

Comfort and Convenience

This unique customization technology is only the latest development that B&B has brought to the table. One of their earlier headphones implemented an auto-pause feature that prevented joggers from having to fumble with a button every time they took their headphones off. Each pair of headphones also features changeable over-ear and under-ear cups depending on your sound preference. The team also took measurements of many ears and heads in order to build headphones that encompass the human experience. Once you've got the headphones adjusted to the right size, you can lock them into place.

They saved a little bit of technological innovation for the finishing touch: incredibly convenient charging abilities. The cord retracts directly into the headphones, so you never have to worry about forgetting your charger at home. And it works even if you're in a rush. Fully charged, the B&B Pure headphones will keep playing for up to 20 hours, and you can charge them from 0 to 50 percent in just a half an hour. If you're in the market for a new set of headphones, these high-tech wonders will be perfect for you — after all, you can make them that way.

You can get your own pair of B&B Pure headphones by supporting their Kickstarter campaign here.

Written by Curiosity Staff July 24, 2018

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