“Bluetooth® for Music Lovers” is how Nowall USA, a DC-based startup, describes the CH-1, their debut product and the world’s first dual-speaker earphones. Most Bluetooth® earphones are only able to deliver a tinny, distorted sound, but the CH-1 delivers audiophile-level quality wirelessly, totally changing the Bluetooth® game. They could retail for up to $400 given the competition, but they’re available for only $69 for a limited time on Kickstarter (it’s $79 after that for the duration of the campaign and $99 retail).
By moving the power source (a rechargeable lithium ion battery) from the earpieces to a lightweight neck pendant, CH-1 has more room to fit the technology that makes them sound so incredible. CH-1 contains in each earpiece both an armature speaker to deliver crisp high and mid tones (like most Bluetooth® earphones) and a dynamic 10mm driver to deliver deep, resonant bass. Containing twice the normal number of speakers, CH-1 is able to reproduce your music accurately and translucently without the usual distortion that happens over Bluetooth®.
But even if you’re not an audiophile, CH-1 has some other cool features. It is amazing at noise isolation, effectively blocking out everything you don’t want to hear. Anytime you need a distraction-free environment, like when traveling or working in an open office, CH-1 keeps you focused. Included are five sets of ear tips to ensure that you get a secure and comfortable fit for your ears.
What makes the CH-1 really cool though, and makes them worth the price unto itself: you can listen to CH-1 even after it runs out of battery power. How? Included is an auxiliary cable to connect your device to CH-1, effectively transforming them into a traditional, wired set of earphones.
You may not get a chance to use the wired option too much though, as the battery life on the CH-1 endures long past most Bluetooth® earphones, which normally last between five and six hours. You can keep (wirelessly) rocking out with CH-1 for ten hours. That takes you from your morning bike ride to your evening commute without ever having to charge.
Most earphones don’t let you stray too far from your device, but with the CH-1, you can travel up to thirty feet while still hearing audiophile-quality sound. They’re perfect for watching a Bluetooth®-enabled TV or doing chores around the house.
The CH-1 made a big splash at CES Shanghai this year, selling over 30,000 units and selling out their floor models. Nowall also debuted what’s next: the CH-2 and CH-3, each containing the respective number of armature units in each earpiece to deliver increasingly accurate sound. The CH-2 will retail for $199 and the CH-3 for $299. But if you have been looking for a great, affordable set of Bluetooth® earphones that sound incredible, nothing else comes close to the CH-1.
They Just Sound Better
So beyond charts and data, what really matters is how a pair of earphones sound. Is the CH-1 really all that different from other, cheaper earphones? Why should a casual listener care about accuracy enough to spend more than $20 on a pair of earphones? While your favorite song is still enjoyable regardless of the equipment it’s coming from, when you hear it with the accuracy that CH-1 delivers, it’s really like hearing it for the first time. You might even be shocked to find out that there were entire tones, or even instruments, that you did not know had been there all along, like we were when listening to CH-1 in Bluetooth® mode for the first time.
How Did We Make CH-1 Sound So Amazing?
That neat, lightweight pendant that hangs from the earpieces is not just the outlet for your included micro-USB charger and auxiliary cable to transform CH-1 into a wired pair of earphones. That pendant is what allows us to move the battery out of the earpieces so that we have room in there for what makes CH-1 by Nowall so unlike anything else on the market.
There are Not One, but Two Speakers in Each Earpiece
Thats right. You get double the speakers. But these are not just any speakers:
BALANCED ARMATURE: Our high-quality balanced armature speakers are the exact same technology used in hearing aides and in the custom in-ear monitors musicians wear during concerts. We’ve tuned our balanced armature units to preserve even the cleanest of highs, without sounding tinny, while still capturing the resonant vocal range for the mids.
DYNAMIC DRIVER: A better version of a Dynamic 10mm Driver. Similar to what you would find in many earphones, valued for it’s warmth and deep capability, we tightly tune our dynamic speaker to the low end is to give you rich, full, and accurate bass tones. Our dynamic driver has a unique polymer diaphragm to make it durable and improve its depth. You’ll notice that you’ll feel the bass as much as you hear it.
Listen to Nothing But Your Music
When musicians and producers record in a studio, they use quite a bit of equipment and time to make sure that nothing reaches your ears except the sounds they want. Why shouldn’t your earphones do the same? CH-1 blocks noise by providing a snug, comfortable fit in your ears that seals out (almost) everything but your music. Included are 5 different sizes of earpiece covers so that you can make sure that CH-1 fits you perfectly.
Break Barriers, Not the Bank
At Nowall, we want nothing more than to deliver the highest-quality and most accurate earphone at the lowest price we can get away with, because there should be nothing standing between you and your music as it was meant to be heard. CH-1 by Nowall will eventually retail for $99, but we are offering a $69 limited-time early bird special, only on Kickstarter.
- The world’s first dual-driver Bluetooth® earphone
- In-line volume control
- Microphone for use in Bluetooth® mode
- Unique wireless-to-wired option
- Noise blocking
- Designed for maximum comfort and includes multiple sizes of earpiece covers for the best fit
- Lithium ion batttery with a 10-hour+ battery life
- Up to 30 feet of range in Bluetooth® mode