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Hear beyond your ears with the E-Prototype featuring USQ® technology. All E-PROTOTYPE earphones are designed, manufactured and assembled by hand at Flare HQ in Sussex, UK.

"For me......the best I've heard"

David Arnold | Composer

“Simply incredible. I think it’s the clarity that so stuns me, clarity without any hint of the coldness and loss of warmth that is the usual trade-off in achieving that level of precision… clarity + depth = joy.”

Stephen Fry | Actor, Author, Broadcaster


Hear beyond your ears with USQ: USQ technology changes the internal shape of our natural ears so sound quality heard by all users is drastically increased. Our natural internal shell-like ear shape distorts sound by as much as 20% which means that all traditional earphones and headphones have failed to deliver true high definition sound to the listener.

USQ is a ground breaking patent-pending technology that overcomes this hidden issue inside all our ears. The result is levels of sound quality that's never been heard before along with previously hidden layers of detail.



• Listening to music

• Mixing and engineering

• Mastering

• Recording

• Making and receiving phone calls

• Travelling

• Commuting



• Includes USQ technology

• Advanced 3D printed design

• Remote music and phone call control

• 10mm driver

• Tough and durable

• Stress tested cable

• Gold plated connectors

What's included

• Three sizes (S, M, L) of replaceable silicone tips

• Flare hard case

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For me......the best I've heard

David Arnold Composer

Simply incredible. I think it’s the clarity that so stuns me, clarity without any hint of the coldness and loss of warmth that is the usual trade-off in achieving that level of precision… clarity + depth = joy.

Stephen Fry Actor, Author, Broadcaster

I cannot take these off! I am hypnotised by the sound coming from the E-Prototype. They have such a wide stereo image, much deeper bass and more depth of sound than I’ve heard before. They are light as a feather and sit perfectly - they float in my ears!

Chris Kimsey Producer | Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Yes

Having had a little time to experiment with Flare Audio’s new E-Prototype earphones I can only say that this is the closest I’ve come to hearing the pure transmission of the artists’s intention without any distortion or additional colouring, qualities or characteristics. The earphones are based on a ground-breaking design developed through original conceptualization and research and I predict that USQ will set a new standard in sound across the audio production chain.

Dr Sadia Sadia MSc FRSA Installation artist

I've been looking for earbuds like this ever since they were invented.Flare has always made great audio drivers, but the new system of delivery to your eardrums is a big game changer. Fidelity and imaging are the best I've ever heard.

Tony Visconti Producer | David Bowie, T-Rex, Sparks, Iggy Pop

I have been a big fan of ‘Calmer’ and the ‘Noise-reduction Pods’ over the past two years, but for 50 years rarely used Headphones or Pods. I just never got on with them that well and never found any that were really comfortable or accurate. The Flare Audio E-Protype Pods have changed all that. The fit is perfect, the sound excellent (so real, with a beautiful Bass-end) and the stereo imaging is astounding. For me it’s like hearing the music as it was in the studio. Beautiful.

Phill Brown Sound Engineer | Talk Talk, Bob Marley, Faithless

These buds are unbelievable. So light and comfortable you kind of forget you’re wearing them except for the wonderfully full sound in your ears. Thanks Flare. A triumph.

Mark Radcliffe Broadcaster, Musician, Author

A Quote From The Inventor...

“When we formed Flare our goal was to create a universal sound quality, so that everyone has the
same experience that the artist had when they created the original art. We have reached that goal with USQ,” says Davies. “What I did not expect to achieve however, is to take the listening experience beyond the recording studio. Everyone has natural ear distortions which means that nobody; including the artists in the original recording studio, has ever heard this level of sound detail before, and that to me is truly exciting. Once heard, USQ has the prospect to become the creating and listening standard of music worldwide.”

Davies Roberts | CEO and Inventor


Our E-Prototype will be the first USQ enabled earphone made at our UK headquarters using advanced 3D printing technology.

Each E-Prototype will be made from a bio-compatible non-toxic polymer material in a manufacturing process that minimises material waste and energy consumption.

Technical Specification

Designed with USQ technology to minimise distortion in the ear.

TECHNOLOGYE-Prototype includes USQ technology to minimise the distortion created by our ears. USQ technology enables sound to accurately travel through the earphone and into our ears without being effected by our ear shape.

CONNECTOR3.5mm gold plated jack


MICROPHONEPhone call and music control

MATERIAL3D printed resin with the latest laser printer technologyBiocompatible and skin-safe


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