The brand new MIX ATOM design is due to pre-launch to Friends of PUMP on Tuesday, 3rd of March 2020!
What are MIX ATOM?
They are the brand new True Wireless Stereo headphones from PUMP Audio.
We’ve taken everything we’ve learnt about headphone design over the last 5 years and put that knowledge and experience into to a brand new PUMP “TWS” design!
True wireless means that that there is no cable between the two earpieces, and they synchronise perfectly in stereo, with no time delay between the two “channels”.
The first ever true wireless earphones were developed back in 2015 by a Japanese company called Onkyo, and shortly after Apple made the market pretty much their own with the 2016 launch of their “Airpods”.
Airpods were certainly revolutionary in bringing awareness of this new type of headphone to the World.
But as with all Apple headphones, they sounded flat and slightly tinny — just the opposite of what PUMP Audio headphones are all about!
Apples top spec (and expensive!) Airpods Pro next to MIX ATOM
Since then most major headphone manufacturers have come out with their own version of TWS headphones, but none of them have even got close to achieving the sound signature that we we need for PUMP Audio headphones.
So back in 2018 we started work on on “PUMP TWS”…
People like TWS headphones because (good ones) are extremely light, really comfortable, and you don’t really notice you’re wearing them — unlike with wired or more traditional wireless headphones.
Once you go over to MIX ATOM, it’s unlikely you’ll want to go back to wired or older style wireless headphones again, because the feeling of wearing them is just nicer. Somehow you feel more free when you’re moving around…
MIX ATOM uses Bluetooth V5.0 Technology.
They’re compatible with Siri and Google Assistant etc… as well as having a whole host of other features…
They weigh just 4 grams each, but still give 4 hours+ playtime on each charge.
There is also more than 75 hours of standby time.
Important note about battery life:
Many brands (usually small “unknown” brands) tend to make big — and frankly untrue! — claims about the battery life of their TWS headphones.
These brands tend to state the *maximum* battery life under certain conditions — generally achieved by listening to “light weight” sound, at a relatively low volume.
Larger manufacturers tend not to do this so much, because they care deeply about their brand reputation — as do we!
For example BOSE’s SoundSport 3 (nearly 3x the price of ATOM!) claims a fairly realistic 5 hours of battery life.
And Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless (more than 4x the price of ATOM!) don’t seem to make any claim on battery life, although What Hifi puts it at 4 hours …the same as MIX ATOM.
It seems that even industry giant Sony may ‘exaggerate’ the battery life of their WF-1000X (more than 3x the price of ATOM!), claiming 6 hours. What Hifi claim have tested it to be more like 3 hours:
The bottom line is MIX ATOM’s battery life is extremely good when compared to models costing several times the price. And it’s very likely to be as good or better than “unknown” brands offering “8 hours battery life” who prefer to stretch the truth to get a one-off sale rather than over deliver.
ATOM also come with a small and extremely light charging case which has a built-in charging battery, so you can get up to 16 hours of playtime at decent volume without ever having to go and find a plug socket:
The MIX ATOM Charging Case
ATOM also have “intelligent off/off”, meaning that you don’t have to think about switching them on and off…
When you take ATOM out of their charging case, they instantly switch on and pair with your phone or music player.
And when you put them back — or just stop using them — they automatically switch off.
MIX Atom are sweat proof with IPX4 rating and can even endure heavy rain.
Combined with their lightness and comfort, this makes them great for the gym or exercise.
But the party piece of MIX Atom is — just as with other PUMP Audio headphones — the SOUND.
PUMP TWS headphones have been a long time coming and our Friends have been asking for them for years now!
We started development with several factories which we thought were going to work out, but then couldn’t ultimately achieve the PUMP Audio sound quality.
But finally we’ve managed to put it all together and come up with what we believe will be the best sounding TWS headphones in the World.
They’re also going to be extremely price competitive… I think you’re going to be very surprised at the deal, especially with the 50% launch discount :-)
There will be just 500 sets available to Friends of PUMP in the Launch Promo.
The 500 sets will be available with a half price launch discount in return for pre-ordering.
I’d strongly advise getting on the Earlybird list if you want to be sure of securing your set when they go live on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.
You can get on the Earlybird list here:
All the best,