Unity: Revolutionizing Wireless Headphones with Lossless Audio

Tim Degraye and Liliane Huguet's Award-Winning Design Delivers Uncompromised Sound Quality

Unity, a groundbreaking wireless headphone design by Tim Degraye and Liliane Huguet, is set to redefine the audio experience with its unique ability to stream lossless, high-resolution audio. This innovative design, which won the Golden A' Audio and Sound Equipment Design Award in 2023, is a testament to the designers' commitment to delivering unparalleled sound quality and user experience.

Wireless headphones have become a staple for music lovers worldwide. However, the sound quality in most wireless headphones is often compromised by compression algorithms. Unity, designed by Tim Degraye and Liliane Huguet, aims to address this issue by offering the first wireless headphone that can stream lossless, high-resolution audio up to 192kHz/24-bit over WiFi.

What sets Unity apart from other wireless headphones is its unique features and strengths. It boasts a dual-core processor, memory, storage, and a 9-axis IMU for accurate head-tracking motion detection for codec agnostic decoding of spatial and immersive audio. Additionally, Unity has its own audio software platform, earOS, which provides regular over-the-air updates, introducing exciting new features.

The design realization of Unity is equally impressive. The ear cup assembly consists of a CNC machined single block of architectural grade 6063 aluminum and a carbon fiber-infused nylon chassis. This robust construction reduces vibration and outside noise by -13dB. The headband, made of durable and flexible Grilamid, coupled with memory foam ear pads that mold seamlessly to the shape of your head, ensures maximum comfort. These ear pads feature cooling gel and velvety-soft microfiber for an immersive audio experience.

With dimensions of 224mm x 188mm x 93mm and a weight of 420g (headphone) + 340g (protective case), Unity combines compactness with robustness. This design, tagged as a headphone, wireless device, spatial audio, lossless, wifi, software, and platform, is a testament to the designers' commitment to delivering a product that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.

Unity's revolutionary design has not gone unnoticed. In 2023, it was awarded the prestigious Golden A' Audio and Sound Equipment Design Award. This award is granted to marvelous, outstanding, and trendsetting creations that reflect the designer's prodigy and wisdom. It is a testament to the designers' ability to advance art, science, design, and technology, embodying extraordinary excellence and significantly impacting the world with their desirable characteristics.

With Unity, Tim Degraye and Liliane Huguet have truly pushed the boundaries of what wireless headphones can offer. By delivering lossless audio, they have set a new standard for audio quality in wireless headphones, ensuring that music lovers can enjoy their favorite tunes in stunning clarity and rich detail.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: HED Unity
Image Credits: HED Unity
Project Team Members: Tim Degraye Liliane Huguet Loic Huguet
Project Name: Unity
Project Client: HED Unity

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