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post #211 of 3366
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The paperwork can be stupid with all the customs forms and check this box if this and code for that and 4 copies signed and dated of this and if you get one thing wrong it may not ever get where you sent it or comes back and you have to ship again.

Working on a very cool mic setup that we may offer as a stretch goal. I am sure there will be some additional cost for that feature as it will need to be a different design for the mic version but design will be worth it. Don't have any idea yet as to what that additional cost will be. Will need a week or so to get some pricing and build and test prototype.

A slim design would be nice since the IEM itself is tiny smily_headphones1.gif
Pls make the mic/controls IP65 too smily_headphones1.gif
post #212 of 3366
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A slim design would be nice since the IEM itself is tiny smily_headphones1.gif
Pls make the mic/controls IP65 too smily_headphones1.gif

 

it's a pretty tiny design currently and of course will be IP65 as well or I would not add it.

 

So let me ask you guys what do you think the waterproof add on mic with controls should cost. Keep in mind this is NOT made in china stuff these things will be durable since we will be making them.

 

I have no idea yet of the actual material and labor cost along with tooling so keep that in mind as well.

post #213 of 3366
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it's a pretty tiny design currently and of course will be IP65 as well or I would not add it.

 

So let me ask you guys what do you think the waterproof add on mic with controls should cost. Keep in mind this is NOT made in china stuff these things will be durable since we will be making them.

 

I have no idea yet of the actual material and labor cost along with tooling so keep that in mind as well.

Umm $2...:etysmile:

 

For reference - Sony marks their ip models $30-$50 above the retail price of the non mic/remote models. Guess that's a starting point.

post #214 of 3366
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it's a pretty tiny design currently and of course will be IP65 as well or I would not add it.

 

So let me ask you guys what do you think the waterproof add on mic with controls should cost. Keep in mind this is NOT made in china stuff these things will be durable since we will be making them.

 

I have no idea yet of the actual material and labor cost along with tooling so keep that in mind as well.

 

i'm hoping it will be a free option as part of the 1st stretch goal of $40,000? :D

post #215 of 3366
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i'm hoping it will be a free option as part of the 1st stretch goal of $40,000? :D


That would not be fair to us from a cost perspective try again...

post #216 of 3366
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Umm $2...:etysmile:

 

For reference - Sony marks their ip models $30-$50 above the retail price of the non mic/remote models. Guess that's a starting point.

 

Do you know of examples of waterproof mic/controls models where markup from standard models is clear on price?

post #217 of 3366
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That would not be fair to us from a cost perspective try again...

 

$50,000 stretch goal? As i am not sure of the cost for an IP65 mic, maybe you could let us know what is the pricing so that we could provide some feedback?

post #218 of 3366
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$50,000 stretch goal? As i am not sure of the cost for an IP65 mic, maybe you could let us know what is the pricing so that we could provide some feedback?

Part of doing kickstarter is finding cost such as tooling and wire minimums etc. So we wont be able to set a stretch goal or any additional cost until we know what that is. I don't like to guess, it costs too much when you are wrong...

post #219 of 3366
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Do you know of examples of waterproof mic/controls models where markup from standard models is clear on price?

Bose SIE2 Sport Headphone (No Mic) $119.99 and the Bose SIE2 Sport Headphone (With Mic) $149.99.

 

Hope this helps.

post #220 of 3366
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Bose SIE2 Sport Headphone (No Mic) $119.99 and the Bose SIE2 Sport Headphone (With Mic) $149.99.

 

Hope this helps.

Looks like $30-$50 upcharge like you said is within the scope of reality from what I am seeing as well.

post #221 of 3366
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Looks like $30-$50 upcharge like you said is within the scope of reality from what I am seeing as well.

Hope you guys can make this happen. I think many will pay the difference if you keep it within that rate. Now these iems can become my commute, home, and workout sets :etysmile:

post #222 of 3366
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Hope you guys can make this happen. I think many will pay the difference if you keep it within that rate. Now these iems can become my commute, home, and workout sets :etysmile:


We are going to make it happen and in a very unique way for this type of option. I think people will like it a lot.

post #223 of 3366
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Looks like $30-$50 upcharge like you said is within the scope of reality from what I am seeing as well.

 

I hope with stretch goals you'll be able to keep the cost lower, as most average consumers (non-audiophiles) usually won't pay that much for a working out type IEM.

post #224 of 3366
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I hope with stretch goals you'll be able to keep the cost lower, as most average consumers (non-audiophiles) usually won't pay that much for a working out type IEM.


They might be willing to pay more for one that don't fall out of your ears, is comfortable, sounds great, is waterproof, Mil-Spec durable and is all made in the USA. If not then there are a lot of options that don't do the things I mentioned. We are not trying to compete with Chinese made inexpensive stuff everyone else seems to sell, it's not what we do and who we are.

post #225 of 3366
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I hope with stretch goals you'll be able to keep the cost lower, as most average consumers (non-audiophiles) usually won't pay that much for a working out type IEM.

 

The popular Bose SIE2 (with Mic/Remote) goes for $149.99. The sound quality and durability on those are subpar compared to reputable headphone brands that are talked about constantly on head-fi. 

 

**Hope the mic/remote will also have volume buttons. I know that may be a stretch but that's basically the ideal set up nowadays.**

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