OSSIC 3D Audio Surpasses Kickstarter Goal For Headphone Launch, Raising Over $100K In Less Than 3 Hours

Feb 23, 2016, 22:03 ET from OSSIC Corporation

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, San Diego based OSSIC Corporation launched the OSSIC X 3D Audio Headphones on Kickstarter to an astounding reception, raising just over $100K in the first few hours of launch. The project is on track to break $350,000 before the end of the day.

The OSSIC X is the world's first 3D audio headphone that instantly calibrates to the listener, increasing the sense of auditory space, and acoustically recreating the way the everyday world is heard. By pairing advanced 3D audio algorithms with head-tracking and individual anatomy calibration, OSSIC X headphones deliver incredibly accurate 3D sound.

With traditional headphone technology, the listeners' anatomy (HRTF) is not taken into account. This makes for an incredibly small listening experience, where sound remains close to the head rather than all around. OSSIC X solves this by calibrating to the individual's anatomy, therefore enabling personalized audio playback that sounds just as it does in real life.

Early supporters of the OSSIC Kickstarter can expect to receive discounts between 30%-40% off the expected retail price of $399, as well as be some of the first to get their hands on the headphones when they are released later in the year.

With the Kickstarter launch, OSSIC introduced a partnership with industry-leaders, THX Ltd. The companies will work together to ensure that the OSSIC X headphones will meet the highest standard for audio reproduction. "We're looking forward to working with OSSIC to certify their revolutionary new headphones," said THX CEO, Ty Ahmad-Taylor. "We believe that these headphones will provide the most immersive experience in the gaming and VR space. We can't wait."

With the partnership, OSSIC and THX are poised to bring the most amazing sound experiences to listeners across a variety of both current and emerging audio platforms. "THX has such an amazing audio legacy," said OSSIC CEO, Jason Riggs. "We're excited to work together to build the future of immersive audio."

About OSSIC:

OSSIC was formed in August 2014 with a mission to develop innovative 3D audio technologies that recreate the way we hear sound everyday. Their initial product, the OSSIC X headphones, use individual anatomy calibration to create the next level of accuracy and immersion with 3D Audio. The OSSIC X launched on Kickstarter on February 23, 2016 and raised over $100,000 in 2.5 hours.

OSSIC Media Contacts:

Brand Communication 
Drew Downie / Drew@ossic.com / 513-910-6296

Press Contact 
Kristen Long / kristen@ossic.com

About THX:

Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX and their partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. THX develops audio-video and environmental designs, technologies, products and specifications to ensure an artist's vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.

For more information on THX please visit www.thx.com.

THX Media Contacts:

Allied Integrated Marketing 
Ginger Chan / Vice President, National Publicity/ gchan@alliedim.com
Nyrie McKenzie/ Publicist – NY / NMckenzie@alliedim.com

 

SOURCE OSSIC Corporation