When listening to music with headphones, nothing could matter more than the
quality of audio. And to the founders of Earin, the pioneer of the
world’s smallest wireless headphones, there is no alternative to the
very best. A company founded by music lovers, designed for music lovers, the
2013-founded Earin is always looking to maximize the listening experience.
See here just how Earin is making a name for themselves, and get the scoop
on how their collaboration with NXP’s MiGLO NFMI technology is
bringing the best sounding audio devices to the market.
Q: How did Earin begin? What is your mission, and how were you
inspired to start your business?
A: EARIN is dedicated to sound. We create audio
products of extraordinary quality for people who love music. The company
was established in 2013 with a simple aim: to create high ﬁdelity
audio devices without compromise. As founders we all had histories of
working in large corporations and where the possibility of making an impact on
the end product was slim. Now we are the engineers making the product that we
envisioned and at the same time, we can be nimble enough to be responsive to
the market and be able to iterate ideas. We believe that we helped to bring
innovation to the headphone industry as being the first true wireless product
to launch as improvements with Bluetooth adaptation had been at a standstill.
Earin had one of the largest European Kickstarter campaigns,
solidifying the market interest for Bluetooth enabled earphone technology. The
product was revolutionary at the time – no other company had figured
out how to incorporate the technology into what remains to this day, the
smallest and lightest earphones in the market.
Q: How did you get in contact with MiGLO NFMI, and why did you choose us
for your designs?
A: We initially started working with Bluetooth technology
that went around the body, and we were influenced by our fellow Bluetooth
pioneer and competitor, Bragi, who first transitioned to NFMI. This
instigated our investigation for finding a better kind of connection. We
chose NFMI (Near Field Magnetic Induction) to address issues consumers were
having with cross body drop-outs. MiGLO NFMI provides a stable connection and
has the ability to go through the body, making for a premium experience.
Q: How does your product make a change in everyday life? How does MiGLO
NFMI make this possible?
A: We have the most discrete and smallest earbud without any
distractions in the market. MiGLO ensures a stable connection that works
through the body, as well low latency is the largest benefit, coupled with
high-fidelity sound. And we don’t plan on stopping. We are always going
smaller, as we believe in pushing the boundaries of miniaturization. Working
with NXP has been a good collaboration in which we are working together to
push these boundaries. And we believe that the shared discoveries between our
companies will continue to revolutionize the hearable industry.
Find out more about NXP’s MiGLO technology, and Earin’s wireless
Head Of Product Marketing - PL Personal Health, NXP Semiconductors
Over the last 2 decades, Dr. Steven Thoen has been involved in
the development and marketing of various integrated wireless
audio and data streaming solutions. Throughout his career, he
has held various roles spanning from R&D to innovation
management, program management and marketing. Today, Steven is
NXP's global Product Marketing Manager for the Hearables segment
portfolio, consisting of MiGLO NFMI products as well as the
upcoming audio-over-BLE solutions. When not at work, he enjoys
playing the guitar with his band (www.dclive.be), sports such as
mountain biking and skiing, as well as traveling.