“Goodness me, your ears are weird!”
Ever had a pair of earphones tell you that? Maybe they didn’t say it out loud. They probably showed you by never quite sitting comfortably in your ears, or playing music that didn’t sound as good as you thought it could.
Solving the comfort issue is actually pretty straightforward. As long as there are enough eartips and earwings available, you’re bound to find a combination that holds strong as you dance through your commute, office job, and gym workout. That’s why all our earphones come with a ton of accessories; even Dobby the house-elf would probably be satisfied with Liberty 2 Pro.
Significantly more challenging is ensuring that Dobby gets the same musical experience as everyone else. In fact, ensuring that all humans get the same great sound is already a huge pain in the… ear.
The physical architecture of your ears is completely different from everyone else’s. As soundwaves enter, they are reflected, obstructed, and refracted by the unique topography of your outer and inner ear. By the time the sound reaches your eardrum, it is considerably different from how it might arrive at the eardrum of someone else. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Slipknot sounds like Taylor Swift to some people, but it does make a definitive difference in how earphones sound.
And that is before we delve into how the microscopic hairs in your inner ear and neurological connections influence what you’re hearing. Suffice to say, earphone sound quality is far from one-size-fits-all.
To make our earphones much more universal, we developed an exclusive new technology: HearID. It is able to analyze your unique hearing profile with a series of listening tests then intelligently adjust the sound signature according to the test results. For example, your ears may lack sensitivity to high-pitched sound. In this case, HearID will boost the corresponding frequency to ensure that what you hear is full, natural, and satisfying.
Let’s take a closer look at the process:
- The first step that requires your input is disclosing your age. As we get older our high-frequency hearing sensitivity tends to drop, so it’s an important part of the test.
- Next, the Soundcore app will tell you if your environment is too noisy. Background sound affects the results so it’s essential that the test is completed in a quiet place.
- The first part of the test measures your hearing in both ears simultaneously.
- Next, the left and right ears are analyzed independently.
- Check out your results! A graph will be generated to show your left and right ears’ hearing over the entire frequency range, and you’ll have the option to ‘Personalize earphones’. This will adjust the sound to perfectly match your listening profile.
Once you’re done, get some tunes going, lean back, and just enjoy the melodies. Remember, HearID is only compatible with the latest generation in our Liberty series. That includes Liberty 2, Liberty Air 2, and Liberty 2 Pro.
The Soundcore app does expand functionality for all Soundcore products though. Download it from the Play Store or App Store to get a ton of cool features to enhance your listening experience.