November 25, 2014
It took Miami-based startup Muzik two years to launch what they consider to be “the high definition audio space smart headphones.” The wait was worth it. Consumers can buy the headphones for $299, right in time for the holidays.
The startup has raised an additional $10 million to help bring its product to market, according to TechCrunch.
What makes Muzik unlike any other headphones is that it’s built to change a solo experience to one that can be shared with friends. All of its functions can be customized to be easily shared through social media. So you can share whatever track you are listening to with friends using motion sensors. These sensors also trigger additional functionality, like shutting off the headphones automatically when you put them down.
Muzik Connect, an app for Android and iOS which will ship with the headphones, helps make all of these software features happen, and there’s also a developer platform that Muzik is making available via an open source license. A smart way to improve the product itself. The headphones are made from aluminum and have memory foam ear cups.
In a recent interview for Ocean Drive, Founder Jason Hardi explained why he decided to leave New York City to launch create his startup here in Miami:
“The headquarters had to be in Miami. With the world-class DJs that come, all the people from around the world are here to enjoy Art Basel and the entertainment that goes along with it—when people want to escape their busy lives, they come here to get creative and clear-minded,” says Hardi. “We’re happy to be a part of building the tech space in paradise.
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