When Aircom first told me about their new AiRFLOW headphones I was a bit skeptical. In ear headphones have been designed the same basic way for quite a while, if this idea really worked why hasn't anyone tried it before? They were getting ready to launch a funding campaign on IndiGoGo and we're looking for my support. I was intrigued enough to back the project after watching their video and seeing their founder Ryan Tsui's passion for what they were doing.
The concept was radical but pretty easy to understand. Instead of having a small speaker firing directly at your ear drum like every other in ear headphone on the market, they were trying to replicate the "airspace" of closed back over ear headphones by firing that same speaker into an airtube which would then funnel the sound into your ear. I knew the concept of sound being enhanced by an airtube was viable because I had seen the concept used in microphones, but it still seemed a bit radical to me here.
After using them for a few weeks now, and letting friends and family use them I can tell you there is no question anymore. The sound is so much cleaner and feels so full and rich that I actually can't stand to use my Apple Air·Pods after using these. I'm sold on the concept and the final design. Ryan and his team have a winner.