Meet FLARES® PRO: the newly launched IEM that David Bowie’s producer has branded as the best earphones ever.
Tony Visconti produced no fewer than 13 Bowie albums, including The Man Who Sold The World, Young Americans, Heroes and last year’s Blackstar. He's also produced an array of other artists, including T. Rex, Morrissey, Iggy Pop and The Stranglers (to pluck just a handful from a list as long as your amp lead).
As such, he is no stranger to hearing great music being made on the best equipment the recording industry has been able to muster from the late-1960s through to the present day. But he says he has never come across a pair of earphones that match the quality of FLARES® PRO.
Tony said: "These are the best earphones ever! I mix on these! The detail, the clarity and low end are 'pinch me am I dreaming?' great.”
Praise indeed from a man whose mixing has won two Grammy Awards in the past 10 years.
So what is it about FLARES® PRO that has grabbed the attention of Tony Visconti, who has been producing records for almost 50 years?
Small interventions, purer sound
We tore everything up and started again when it comes to making earphones. We spent two years researching how molecules interact when they vibrate to make sounds so that we could identify how distortion was being caused in the earphones that were already on the market.
On the basis of that research, we’ve reengineered the earphone, using small interventions to create a purer sound. We have several patents pending for the technology that results in that pure sound.
It soon became clear to us that the sound quality from FLARES® PRO was so high that they would totally revolutionise the way we listen to music because everything sounds like you’re listening to it live when you use them. The reactions of Tony Visconti and other discerning ears show us we were right in that assessment.