A new startup is entering the already crowded headphone market, and is hoping to develop a line of active noise cancelling earbuds and headphones that will redefine the ANC headset market. Linner Electronics has established headquarters in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, China and is partnering with ams AG, a leading sensor firm. Linner will be integrating ams AG’s chip technology into their active noise cancelling earbuds which will offer the highest noise reduction across a wider range of frequencies than any mainstream headphones.
The company’s goal is to give regular consumers such as students, commuters, workers, gym goers, and nature lovers affordable access to sophisticated noise-cancellation earbuds that usually have a higher price tag. Linner earbuds, the lightest on the market, are one of the most effective at blocking outside noise thanks to its technology that reduce up to 26dB of sound across a frequency range of 45Hz – 3kHZ, five times that of most consumer headphones on the market.
“The pleasure of listening to crystal-clear sound even in a noisy environment has in the past been enjoyed only by users of high-end headphones. Linner has brought ANC functionality to anyone seeking noise-free listening without fear of breaking their bank,” said Bond Zhao, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Linner. “We know that once they experience ANC, they will never go back to the old technology.”
The Linner earbuds will be launching on Kickstarter in September. The earbuds will offer high-performance sound quality, secure fit, and hearing protection in a lightweight package at an exceptionally affordable price. The company also indicates that the ANC technology used in their earbuds will block out 95% of ambient sounds, giving users an exceptional audio experience/immersive sound experience.
Linner was founded by serial entrepreneurs and seasoned leaders who are also acoustic engineers and passionate music enthusiasts. The co-founders are:
- Vivian Huang, CEO: An industry veteran, Huang has over 17 years of executive management experience in the consumer electronic products arena. Huang holds an EMBA from Tsinghua University and a degree in International Trade from Xi’an International Studies University.
- Bond Zhao, Chief Marketing Officer: A serial entrepreneur, Zhao founded and led hardware and e-commerce business ventures in China and the U.S. He is founder and CEO of MeRaw, another Silicon Valley company and a limited partner at NewDo Venture, a Silicon Valley investment firm. He is also the former president of the Broad China Business Society. He has a degree in Finance from Michigan State University.
- Jeff Lee, CTO: A technology innovator, Lee has more than 20 years of R&D experience in mobile and consumer electronic products. He previously worked for a well-known acoustics company.
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