Easily switchable from wired to Bluetooth, with unsurpassed clarity.
British audio technology company, Flare Audio, has announced the launch of ‘game changing’ earphones FLARES® PRO. Using the science of how we hear and the subsequent development of three completely new technologies, FLARES® address issues with current audio technology and make listening to music clearer and more comfortable for our ears. Not only do they unveil previously undetected detail in tracks, they are also uniquely and easily switchable from wired to Bluetooth.
Aimed at music lovers and professionals working in the music industry, FLARES® PRO retail at £349, with industry experts who have trialled them rating them above earphones costing over £1000.
This is Flare’s second consumer earphone, the first R2 version receiving high praise across the board and thanks to significant investment, extensive R&D and Flare’s scientific breakthrough in sound re-production, FLARES® PRO offers yet another huge step up in audio quality.
"Music is constantly evolving. For over 50 years, the way we record, store and access music has changed, but the industry’s approach to earphone and speaker technology has stagnated,” explains Davies Roberts, Flare’s inventor.
"Current technology poses issues for hearing fatigue, as well as room for significant improvement in clarity. We took up the challenge and have found a new way of developing earphones that is focused on delivering the purest sound with the smallest of interventions. In order to move forward, we have gone back to the very beginning; to understand how sound interacts with our ears on a molecular level."
"I didn't think the sound could be improved from my first set of Flares R2 earphones but with the Flares® Pro I have to assume there has been some deal with the devil, for they sound even better. Cleaner, rounder, more transparent and the low end is more defined than before. Nothing I have used comes close."
Fran Healy, Travis and BNQT
“Hearing music on FLARES® is like being in the studio. It’s a natural, big, live sound that really makes listening to music a whole new experience.”
Nick O’Malley Arctic Monkeys: Bass player
"Flare has managed to improve the already sublime R2s with the incredible FLARES® Pros. Astounding, effortless clarity and superb pin-point imaging. No artificial frequency push or compression just a smooth, natural sound across the spectrum. I don’t want to stop listening.”
Danton Supple, producer (Coldplay, Morrissey, Starsailor)
"These are the best earphones ever. I mix on these. The detail, clarity and low end are 'pinch me, am I dreaming?' great."
Tony Visconti, Grammy award-winning producer (David Bowie, T-Rex, Iggy Pop)
- Uniquely switchable from wired to Bluetooth.
- Delivers superb passive noise isolation, blocking external noise.
- Superior sound with minimum distortion and reduced hearing fatigue, even at high volumes, through the development of three unique new technologies developed by Flare:
1. Anti-resonance technology
Contained within Grade 5 Titanium housing is a single 5.5mm dynamic driver with a Beryllium coated diaphragm for maximum rigidity. The unique driver clamping system and the use of Titanium in the construction of the housing ensures that all erroneous mechanical resonances have been eliminated allowing the driver to become the only source of acoustic energy within the Flares earphone. All you hear is the music.
2. Dual Jet Technology
Sound emerging from the front of the audio driver is delivered to the mouth of the earphone via an acoustic coupler (or jet) which has been designed to present a modified acoustic load to the driver. This technology is also applied to the rear earphone chamber to ensure that the driver is pressure balanced, front to rear, which facilitates symmetrical diaphragm movement, the key to Flares exceptional performance.
3. Acoustic Lens Technology
FLARES®PRO earphones are supplied with a selection of tips: Audiophile, Universal and Everyday. Of these, both the Everyday (silicone) and Audiophile (memory foam) tips employ Acoustic Lens Technology which extends the exit profile of the acoustic jet through the foam tip and provides optimised coupling directly to the ear canal, even when the tips are compressed.
Packaged in a stunning black multi-layer cube, FLARES PRO includes a wireless Bluetooth module and 3.5mm jack cable, three types of tips, including PRO audiophile tips made of high grade memory foam for even more superior sound (each supplied in three different sizes) and a sturdy FLARES® PRO Carry Case. Cables have been stress tested over 100k times.
Price: £349 including VAT and Worldwide Shipping.
PRO media only: £50 off to all MPG Members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for unique voucher code.
For more information: https://www.flareaudio.com/products/flares
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Where can I get some to review?
Many companies are claiming to have ‘re-invented earphones’ at present. Flare Audio can prove they have actually done it. Contact us to speak with the product’s inventor, to experience FLARES® PRO sound and witness a demonstration of how and why the technology works.
What’s in the Box? (as standard, FLARES® come with) :
- Three types of T200 compatible FLARES® EARFOAMS® (3 types of tips in three different sizes)
- Bluetooth® v4.1 with APT-X connectivity
- Balanced MMCX connections
- Grade 5 Titanium earpieces
- Uniquely switchable between wireless and a 3.5mm jack cable, all included
- Reinforced cable stress points
- Jack Connector
Gold plated 3.5mm jack connector
Reinforced and stress tested polyaramid cable
- Balanced Splitter
Balanced MMCX terminals
Oxygen free copper cable
5 | FLARES® PRO Wireless DAC
Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Fully compatible with all Bluetooth® devices.
About Flare Audio
Flare Audio is an audio technology company who have spent the last seven years re-inventing audio devices on both a consumer and pro level, drawing praise from music industry luminaries including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, Bella Sarris, and producers from Tony Visconti to ‘Flood’ in the process.
Flare's big innovation and mission is to minimize all types of distortion from our audio designs. From our experience in the live music industry we have learned and understood what was going wrong with the traditional approach used to create loudspeakers and headphones, and have developed patent-pending technology to create pure audio in any sound-producing device.
The Flare Audio product line is centred on three patent-pending technologies: Space™ enclosure construction technology, Vortex™ pressure abatement technology and Nanoflow™ driver alignment technology. By applying the same concepts to the whole of the product line, the same high-definition, natural sound is achieved for every loudspeaker in the Flare Audio range in small and light enclosures.
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