The launch date of Kickstarter campaign, and the limited special offer for only E-mail members.
Some of the most beautiful sounds come from wooden instruments. This is large part of why guitars, pianos, and other musical instruments have been captivating us for centuries. Wood contains sound properties that are unrivaled in comparison to plastics or other composite materials. Furthermore, wood grain is as unique as a fingerprint, making each pair of Konohazuk headphones one of a kind.
The first Konohazuk series headphone set that offers the finest of Japanese quality and has a limited impact on the environment. We are taking headphone design to the next level by researching modern hand crafting techniques, using natural and earth-friendly materials, and placing an emphasis on delivering a high-quality sound that comes out crisp and clear.
Development in woodworking technology has produced a variety of musical products, such as percussion instruments and string instruments. Additionally, many audio speakers and acoustic panels in concert halls are also made of wood. From a scientific perspective, it has been found that the reverberation and attenuation rates of sounds within wood are suitable for the listeners.
The H3's body is made of Japanese beech wood that maximizes musical sounds. This not only adds value to the H3, but also sets it apart from other headphones, making it special and unique.
The wood that makes up the H3 originates in the Iwate Prefecture. The flexible headband is constructed out of thin sheets of wooden veneer that are gently applied in a curved shaped in order to fit any head size. Every ear-cup is carved precisely on a CNC machine and hand finished and polished. Memory foam ear pads covered in soft PU leather and stitched fabric provide extra comfort for wearers.
The H3 has an enhanced 40mm speaker driver, finely tuned in order to create a balanced, natural sound. The ear cups offer effortless noise isolation, and minimize any ambient noise. Beautifully constructed with a look that is sleek and simple, with natural properties and characteristics, these headphones are guaranteed to provide an audio quality that will create a pleasant experience for any user.
In order to achieve a comfortable fit while wearing for long periods of time, we have developed a unique joint mechanism to flexibly adapt to various heads sizes. The band made of molded plywood is able to withstand a sufficient amount of lateral pressure. It has the ability to adjust to your head gradually while you are wearing it. Furthermore, because of the soft ear pads, your ear will not tire, even after long periods of listening.
These are not simply a pair of headphones, but crafts created out of natural materials that are simultaneously minimally designed, environmentally friendly, and finely constructed in such a way that will guarantee their users to love and enjoy them after every use.
Type: Closed-back dynamic
Earpad： On-ear, PU leather
Plug: L-type, 3.5mm
Cord length: 1.2m
Estimated release date: autumn
Estimate price: USD 300
Supporter’s estimated delivery date: summer
Supporter’s estimated price: USD 179
In order to not proceed the use of wood in Japan, appropriate logging is not performed. Devastation and the aging of the forest has become a problem. In order to promote tree planting, maintenance and the conservation, We will effectively utilize trees.
And we support "more trees" the general incorporated association established by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and make a donation to them.
We’ve come along way since launching our Kickstarter campaign and have welcomed so many incredible backers who share our passion for audio, sustainability and design. Not only have you supported us along the way, but you’ve also provided us with invaluable feedback about the H3 headphones. Hearing people’s thoughts got us thinking about how we can develop them further and make them even better.
After much deliberation, we’ve made the decision to postpone our crowdfunding campaign to ensure we are able to offer you an even better product. For example, we’re working on designing a detachable cable, a carrying case, alternate colors, and we’ll be refining the internal build of the speaker housing to improve audio quality.
We anticipate that we will return to Kickstarter early 2017.
Thank you for your support so far, and we’ll keep you updated on our next steps.
In 2010, Yuki IIDA founded own design studio and Beating that develops various wooden instruments. In 2015, Konohazuk was founded, led by Yuki Iida and Yuka Matsuzaki. Yuki, who studied in Product Design, is the creative director and organizer of the development of the Konohazuk. Yuka is in charge of the accounting activity for the company. Yuki and Yuka have a strong passion for music as well as for spending time enjoying nature.
Design Division: Konohazuk Design
Instrument Division: beating