- Mar 31, 2011
Happy New Year from DUNU!
Like everyone else, we're in a hurry to leave 2020 behind --- so to kickstart 2021, we're running a giveaway AND listening tour!
Giveaway (on Social Media)
The love of music is the common thread that binds our followers. We'd like to learn more about how everyone is able to #FINDINNERPEACE through listening to music. The giveaway event will reward those who take the time to reflect on this idea.
On our Facebook and Instagram pages, we've made detailed posts (Facebook, Instagram) about how we plan on running the giveaway event. But the idea is simple. On Facebook,Instagram, or Twitter, between 1/1 and 1/11, share:
- ONE public photo of your DUNU earphone or cable, and
- briefly describe how you intend to use music to #FINDINNERPEACE in 2021.
- Make sure the photo of your DUNU product is publicly shared on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
We cannot identify your entry if you do not have the post publicly shared.
- You may share a post to all three platforms for three separate entries.
- Only posts made between 1/1 and 1/11 will be counted.
- Tag our account(s) [ DUNU ] (respectively, for Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) in the photo.
- Include the hashtags #FINDINNERPEACE and #DUNU in your post.
- Posts will be counted between 1/12 and 1/14, and the winner will be announced on 1/14.
Ever since we made an announcement on our new product, ZEN, a large number of members have been asking for a listening tour, similar to the one we ran for LUNA. Unfortunately, we have been very short staffed this past year and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Running a centralized listening tour is very administratively taxing and we were reluctant to run a large scale listening tour with us as the main organizers. Luckily, we've had a good number of members step up and volunteer to run listening tours on our behalf!
So we're pleased to announce that listening tours will be available in the following locales:
- USA (Regional Organizer: @Slater )
- Canada (Regional Organizer: @riverground )
- EU Countries (Regional Organizer: @davidmolliere )
- UK (Regional Organizer: TBD)
- Oceania [Australia, New Zealand] (Regional Organizer: TBD)
- Southeast Asia [Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.] (Regional Organizer: TBD)
So how do members sign-up? To facilitate regional organizers with the sign-up process, we've opened up a short form, found here: https://www.dunu-topsound.com/zen-tour
The first round of sign-ups will close after three weeks, on 1/21. Additional rounds will be determined by continued demand.
Please note that this listening tour for ZEN is restricted to active Head-Fi members (defined as possessing a posting average of at least 5 posts per month over the past three months, and at least 1 post in the past month) with at least 100 posts. Prior experience with listening tours is recommended, though past participation is not required.
Regional tour organizers are free to introduce additional tour requirements and instructions, including, but not limited to, PayPal-confirmed shipping addresses, national ID numbers, etc. After sign-up, regional tour organizers may contact members to request additional information and coordinate the forwarding process.
Tour participants should post their impressions in the relevant discussion threads/areas:
- Announcement Thread
- Head-Fi Head Gear Showcase:
DUNU prides itself on being constantly at the cutting edge of audio technology. Last year, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, DUNU launched LUNA, one of the world’s first and only pure beryllium foil dynamic driver in-ears. As a project developed from an unconstrained budget...
Tour units will ship without a retail box and may not include all retail accessories. Depending on demand, we may include other item(s) in the tour kit, such as our USB Type-C modular plug, or other cables.
Note on SafetyAlthough we've left 2020 behind, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Tough times will likely continue for the first half of 2021, despite the potential of vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Oxford-AstraZeneca, as well as other efforts. At this point, very few individuals have been vaccinated, much less a second booster dose. Multiple countries around the world are experiencing record numbers of new cases, with the seasonal flu set to compound issues this winter.
Although fomite transmission is considered a very minor mode of transmission for SARS-CoV-2, in order to maximize participants' safety, all members will be required to wipe down all used ear tips, used accessories, and earphones with an alcohol-based disinfectant (at least 70% isopropyl alcohol V/V) before forwarding the tour package to the next member in line. All participants should exercise personal discretion and refrain from using earphones if any upper respiratory symptoms are noted. Any participating member diagnosed with COVID-19 should follow local public health guidelines and self-isolate and/or be treated prior to making any attempt to forward the tour package.
We request that members refrain from listening gatherings. If anyone must meet in person, please maintain proper social distance, wear a face covering, and exercise hand hygiene before/after handling anything.