Here Active Listening System Uses Two Wireless Buds and an App to Enable Personalized Listening Experiences at Concerts and Live Events
Kickstarter Funding Crosses $375,000 In First Week
Doppler Labs today announced that it has received investments from Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music Group (UMG) and WME to further develop the Here Active Listening System™. This announcement follows Doppler Labs’ unveiling of the Here Active Listening System, the first in-ear system that uses two wireless buds and an app to let you instantly control and personalize your live audio environment. Celebrated by tech and entertainment critics around the world, Here launched on Kickstarter earlier this month and surpassed its original $250,000 30-day goal in less than 48 hours.
“Support from these music industry leaders helps position the Here Active Listening System to revolutionize live entertainment – especially for concerts and live music,” said Noah Kraft, CEO and Co-Founder of Doppler Labs. “The technology we have created with Here has the potential to make every seat in the house the best seat in the house by allowing every listener to personalize their live audio environment based on their own specific listening preferences.”
Through volume sliders, EQ and effects that act as “a studio in your ears,” the Here Active Listening System allows you to augment real world audio and transform any concert or live music experience to exactly your liking.
While Here has been optimized for live music, it has been designed to adjust any and all real world audio so you can curate the sound around you for a wide range of everyday scenarios: suppress a baby crying, the subway screech or reduce the roar of the crowd and optimize listening for sporting events, air travel, open office environments and even noisy commutes.
Doppler Labs’ Kickstarter campaign, which runs through the beginning of July, allows consumers to purchase the Here buds and app at a special $199 price before it is available on the commercial market. Backers can also be a part of developing the Here audio platform and have access to other exclusive Kickstarter rewards.
Learn more about the Here Active Listening System and back the Kickstarter campaign at bit.ly/hereplus.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.
WME is the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists across film, television, music, literature, theater and digital media. In 2014, WME acquired IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.
About Doppler Labs
Founded in 2013 by industry leaders in the creative, tech and business worlds, Doppler Labs is on a mission to create wearable technology that makes computing more immersive and human. In the near-term we are focused on “hearables,” wearable technology for the ears. We launched the Here Active Listening System in June 2015 as the first step in sharing our long-term vision with the world.