Audeara A-01 headphones review: For hearing music the way you were meant to hear it

So it turns out I have pretty darn good hearing for my age. Judging from my results in the free partner app for the new Audeara A-01 headphones, few sounds escape my ears apart from the screeches of those ultrasonic gadgets some folks use to annoy loitering dogs and teens, and by any stretch of the imagination I should be thrilled with that.

Unfortunately, thanks to my trusty eardrums, I don’t believe I’m fully able to appreciate the A-01s, a $380 pair of cans that deliver a self-customized auditory experience aimed at accounting for mild hearing loss and the differences between each ear.

Beats of a different drum

Think along the lines of something like prescription Oakley sunglasses for your ears, and you’ve got a decent idea of what’s on offer here. The key difference is that Audeara wants to do for your ears what prescription glasses do for your eyes, and most other headphones makers have avoided that in approach in favor of standardized audio profile. For that matter, Audeara does its best to make sure you look kinda cool in the process.

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