I know we’ve been quiet pretty quiet for the past six months or so…
That’s because we’ve been busy working on two ‘top secret’ projects.
1) a PUMP TV soundbar (not going as well as hoped at this time!);
2) a replacement for Zeus V3 with a way more stylish design, active noise cancelling, and other new features.
I must confess that I’d been getting frustrated with progress on both projects.
…until last Friday, when we received the latest version of a prototype we’ve begun working on with a new factory.
As I put them over my ears — as usual, not expecting anything in particular — I was shocked! My exact words to my Mrs were:
“Oh my god Sarah, I think these actually sound better than Zeus!”.
I’ve literally *never* heard a set of headphones which — to my ear — sound better than Zeus before. If you’re a Zeus Owner you’ll know what I mean.
The vast majority of headphones I’ve listened to (and that’s hundreds of sets) don’t get anywhere near the performance of Zeus.
I once listened to some £650 over-ears, which I thought were *almost* as good, but…you know… they were £650!
So you can imagine my surprise, as I sat in bed on Saturday evening in disbelief. I knew right then we’d found the right manufacturer for the replacement for Zeus.
They look and feel super sophisticated, they’re really comfortable, and most importantly of all, they sound unbelievable.
We’ve already begun fine tuning the sound and other elements to our liking. But unlike the usual months (sometimes years!) of back and forth to get a new factory up to speed with our sound requirements, it appears they’ve “got it” straight away!
This is truly exciting. If the s*** show that was 2020 has taught me one thing, it’s the power of being able to lose yourself in music in order to remain sane…
My objective was to create a set of over-ear headphones that sound as amazing as Zeus but with a much higher end ‘look and feel’, and active noise cancelling.
But it appears we’re actually going one better; to improve upon the sound quality of Zeus — most notably in the “soundstage” department.
As I said, I know we’ve been quiet. There’s been a lot of work going on in the background, but this is one of those moments that gets me EXCITED about what PUMP Audio is all about!
We have to make some further tweaks, but I’m determined to bring this new PUMP model to you in early 2021.
If you’ve got an idea for a name for the new headphones, let us know in the comments below.
If we choose the name you suggest, you’ll get a free set of the yet to be released headphones.
I’m serious, these things are going to blow your mind…
Keep it PUMPed!
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