EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – June 9th, 2020 – Scottish-based audio hardware company Drown Ltd. is excited to announce the official launch of their revolutionary gaming earphones, which have begun shipping to Indiegogo backers and those who pre-ordered units via the Drown website.

A new way to experience gaming audio, Drown tactile earphones use tactile transmission of audio waves to deliver a fully immersive gaming experience. Drown gives players the power to perceive their in-game surrounding as if it were a real-life physical space, delivering precise spatial awareness that gives gamers the edge they need to dominate during play.

Drown’s technology was created and patented by Canadian sound engineer Mark O’Callaghan, who set out to change the audio landscape. Recognizing the importance of audio, music and spatial awareness in gaming, Mark partnered with Silicon Valley design veteran David Law to take Drown from prototype to mass production. They have assembled a crack team of gamers, designers, and engineers, all focused on enhancing gaming audio for a unique and totally new experience. Drown is now shipping their first units to Indiegogo backers, expected to arrive in June 2020.

So how does it work? Drown is proud to be the world’s first tactile audio platform to use all three audio pathways to players’ brain for deeply enhanced audio realism. Using patented waveguide technology, sound is guided to the ear canal without reflection in the outer ear, providing a fully immersive sound unlike any other. While over-the-ear headphones lose fidelity because of the distance between the speaker and the ear, Drown transmits the acoustic vibrations directly to the nerves and cartilage in your pinnae, enriching the bass and the overall sound quality.

Sony and Microsoft are developing spatial audio technology for their upcoming consoles while Drown can produce the same next-generation audio for players today. Drown is uniquely positioned to be the only headphones on the market able to take full advantage of the added spatial audio quality delivered by the two new audio engines

Ideal for competitive gamers or simply by those who enjoy getting lost in the soundscapes of their favourite open-world titles, Drown promises to bring players closer to their favourite games in a previously unimaginable way.

Key Features

  • Acoustic seals: The Drown patented silicone seals fit comfortably to deliver a perfectly shaped audio wave. The seals come in four different sizes, meticulously designed to fit ears of nearly all different shapes and sizes.
  • Graphene Drivers: Drown uses high-quality graphene dynamic drivers to transmit greater audio information, and enriched bass. The driver is precisely positioned to transfer subtle vibration cues to the outer ear.
  • Wired for lag-free gaming: High-quality cable give the best possible acoustic signal and eliminate lag for the highest quality gaming experience.
  • Passive Noise Isolation.
  • The Drown bass is deep without overwhelming the higher frequencies. The best of both worlds for the most authentic sound.

Drown will begin shipping to Indiegogo backers in June 2020 and is available for retail sale through the Drown website.


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