AAPL Stock: 118.3 ( + 0.49 )

Printed from

Purebuds earphones preserve hearing via Reverse Sound

updated 10:55 pm EDT, Wed July 16, 2008

Purebuds earphones

Amazing Tech Products on Wednesday unveiled Purebuds, a set of earbud-style headphones that are designed to reduce damage done to the internal workings of the ear through "Reverse Sound Technology". Rather than driving sound directly into the ear, Purebuds fire towards the back of the earbud, reflecting the sound back to the eardrum. Amazing Tech Products is offering the digital Purebuds for $50, and are currently available from the company's website with free shipping.

"Purebuds meets the growing consumer audio demand for a healthy, entertaining way to listen to music," said Raman Narayan, VP of Product Development at Amazing Tech Products. Purebuds have integrated latest technology, deliver higher audio quality, and minimize potential long-term hearing damage."

by MacNN Staff



  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ohh gee.. !

    The damage to the ear is equal the DB that the sound hits the ear with. be it indirect or direct. SO, these earbuds simply does not play so loud as the others?

    Do it yourself - don't turn the volume all the way up!

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what a piece of bs

    Wow, so you can "reduce damage done to the internal workings of the ear" by letting the sound reflect from some other surface (back of the earbud) before it hits your ear?

    How incredibly stupid would anyone have to be to believe this? And how much coke would any marketing douche have to sniff to come up with BS like this??

  1. mmmdoughnuts

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Let's just back up a bit and ask what makes them digital? Why bother disputing the rest of the "health" claims?

  1. stainless

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Are these posters Stupid?

    I love it when people state an opinion before even thinking!

    First, the ear work off vibrations... the whole ear captures sounds and transfers the vibration to the ear drum; it does NOT reflex all sounds into the ear. Now, yes lot of sound does get direct tunneled into the ear drum, but in the end itís all about vibration.

    Second, if I poked your ear with a cotton swab it would hurt and could damage your ear drum, yes? Now if I poked your ear bud (the back bottom of your ear) with a cotton swab it won't hurt as much and won't damage your ear drum, right! You see PRESSURE is what damages the ear drum but DB. Now DB can and is related to pressure but more related to how loud something is... let me explain it this way, if I took a small cotton swab size air hose and put it to your ear drum and released the air, the pressure of the air can damage your ear, though the air coming out isn't loud, simultaneously, you could be standing on a pair of 18" EV (Electro Voice) speakers pumping 128db, which will be really loud but won't damage the ear drum.

    I do NOT work for this company, I simple had the same idea and they beat me to the same or similar product.

  1. stainless

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ok, I am Stupid,one...

    I just went to their site and watched their video... Yep, I agree, stupid. I stand corrected. Not the idea that I was thinking of, so I could move forward with mine, yeah! ;-)

  1. mrryanlittle

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The Sound of Music

    I must confess that I've never been one for earbuds, I typically do prefer headphones, but good headphones are expensive and quality headphones with an inexpensive price tag are hard to find. I finally gave up on finding good and inexpensive headphones that I like and switched over to earbuds. My experience with earbuds is that they are uncomfortable and fail to deliver decent sound quality, but they don't mess up my hair.
    Now I have Pure Buds, it's everything I want in earbuds, mainly comfort. I have had Pure Buds for only three days now, and I don't think they've left my ears yet. I wouldn't know they were in my ears if music wasn't constantly going.
    The sound quality of Pure Buds was instantly noticeable. I am accustomed to my Apple iPod earbuds, so when I heard the same song I had just been listening to, this time with my Pure Buds, I was shocked to hear new sounds in the song. I wasn't getting the full range of sounds in my music before, which upset me for a while until I realized that the problem was solved with my new Pure Buds.
    The three earbud tips that come with Pure Buds are comfortable, flexible, and actually work. The full range tip is the one I use most, the sounds of every genre I listen to are much crisper.
    The bass booster tip I've used least. I don't get too excited over bass like some people do, the quality of the other sounds in the music are sacrificed to make way for the excellent bass quality, which seems to be something bass junkies don't ever mind.
    The surround sound tip was the most impressive for me, I watch a lot of movies and have only a laptop. Listening closer while watching Star Wars, I quickly realized how much I was missing from the movie experience.
    By far, the full range earbud tip is most impressive and the one I consider the default, though other ears may prefer other earbud tips.
    I would suggest the next time you buy earbuds or headphones and you don't have the money for $300 Beats by Dre headphones, go with PureBuds. For about fifty dollars they are comfortable, sound great, and come with the three options of earbud tips that help in many differing auditory situations.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented