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Muzik Announces the First Socially-Aware Headphones

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  1. btarunr

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    Today is the day the headphone becomes "smart" with the launch of Muzik, an innovative company inspired to transform the way music is experienced. Muzik, founded by disruptive innovator, Jason Hardi, is pioneering a new space called Social Smartware, coined to describe the seamless connection of consumer electronic devices, content and social media platforms to make music instantly discoverable and shareable in an effortless way. Muzik is launching a full line of smart audio products synced to their mobile Muzik ecosystem that will activate a new wave of innovation in the headphone space.

    Muzik's game-changing lineup includes their marquee product: the smart, on-ear wireless headphone that combines high-fidelity audio in a simple, elegant sleek design with groundbreaking capacitive touch controls. They are the first headphones in the world that allow users to natively share what they are listening to on Facebook and Twitter or instantly send a song anywhere in the world.

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    "While the music industry has seen its challenges, technological advances have also created a world of opportunity, which Muzik is seizing to create an entirely new category," said Jason Hardi, founder, president and CEO, Muzik. "Headphones will never again just be for listening to music or talking on the phone - our headphones will improve the way we socially discover, share, listen and experience music. In addition to music exploration, I look forward to working with the developer community to create amazing applications leveraging smart headphones."

    "After my last headphone project, I saw a lag in advancement and innovation within the headphone space, so I began to design a headphone that would bring forth real connectivity and feature controls to the consumer. As I was bringing Muzik to life, I knew I needed someone who understood my vision, had a sharp business acumen and keen understanding of the industry," added Hardi. "John Cawley was a natural first choice given his distinguished track record of running multi-million dollar operations in entrepreneurial environments and a decade of experience in the music industry."

    "We are not another headphone company in the audio space," said Cawley. "We are a wearable technology company making smart headphones and accessories. Jason's vision is genius and we were singularly focused on joining the ranks of the world's most innovative companies -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike and Samsung -- in one of today's hottest sectors, wearable technology and connected devices."

    "We are very clear in our mission," continued Cawley. "We will focus on product development and patent portfolio building as we continue to build state-of-the-art products with a compelling user experience."

    Together, Hardi and Cawley have built Muzik over the last year, created a robust hardware and software product lineup and recruited a powerhouse team that includes industry leaders, connected investors and forward thinking strategic partners who are driven to provide consumers an enhanced, interactive music listening experience.

    Muzik headphones and other related products will be publicly available in the fourth quarter of 2013.
     
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    tl;dr
    "We're designing headphones for hipsters that walk around looking like douchebags with big headphones. Audio quality? Who cares, you're a hipster?! At least lots of people will look at you in the street!"
     
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    Haha I just bought some beats :D though I dunno if I will wear them out, always feel a bit gay wearing massive headphones when I'm out, I bought them mainly for my pc and tend to use in-ear when I'm out.

    That said these don't look too bad, though depends on what they sound like not looks.
     
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    Well,

    While at work, I once watched a hipster walk in his general presence was like "oohya look at me im so pro..." guy was proper flaunting the way he dressed - like you'd work for a day or two to buy the shirt that he had on etc etc, then he takes off this £10 pair of Sennheiser's and i couldnt help but start laughing inside. I know they are around that price because my dad has a pair that look exactly the same.
     
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    I was walking around wearing my Asus RoGs at a hotel and the front desk person laughed. [​IMG]
     
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    I lol'd...largely because that sounds accurate from my experience. That's not new, but the added narcissism of sharing what you're listening to every second on twitter or facebook certainly plays to a very-real crowd that I won't ever understand. The same people that take and upload pictures of everything they eat and what-not.

    Don't get me wrong. I find gigantic cans appealing for home use and enjoy sharing my taste in music when people ask, but as the others have said there truly is a time and a place unless you want to look like a tool to most people. Out and about I imagine most people lean towards something like the Backbeat GO because they both have tact and don't like massive ornaments on their head.
     
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    Chav, not hipster! hipster is a US term, I'm fed up of all these Americanisms creeping into the UK English language, it's bad enough people can barely read and write as it is without having to adopt American slang! /rant :laugh:
     
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    I read that twice and it still says nothing of any substance.

    Translation:

     
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    Hey my roccat Kave 5.1 cans are enormous, gotta fit those directional speakers in somehow! I just despise 15 year old kids wearing enormous headphones that cost £100 and sound literally like a hammer bashing on a tin of beans in terms of sound quality, in public places. My Brainwavez and AKG's have better sound quality than those things at half the price. It's even funnier when they wear the part that is supposed to go across the TOP of your head, and put them on like the back of their head.
    Companies dont seem to be making quality sound headsets, they just make big fancy looking expensive ones for those kinds of public retards. Anybody seen those ones that are made of wood. I mean seriously F***ING WOOD!?
     
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    If the sound quality is good there are no problems with the looks.

    And I don't see why people are getting upset about what people wear in public.
     
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    Come and see the average self entitled british hipster with big tins and tight jeans. Then you'll be mad :D
     
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    You should look at him with a smug face and say "I'll ROG you!" through the teeth. That will do the trick. Otherwise, nothing beats walking around with headphones and the attached mic and pretend that you're a commander :)
     
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    YES!! Mo4r WiFi on the head! :pimp: At least the cancer these cause will reduce the number of chavs in the wild :laugh: :roll:
     
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    I wish that were actually true xD
     
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    Camden town isnt full of 'chavs' its full of hipsters.
     
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    Dance commander!!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=BRrfnvGQG1I

     
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    Damn, son. I'm gonna be the talk of the town.
     
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    Instantly send what your listening to any were in the world . I'm sure the people that sell music are going to love this product . I smell a lawsuit dude ..er sorry ..I mean mate . Cheerio .
     

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