Product & Packaging Design
Some of the Hydra Media staff are real sticklers for audio quality. Like most people, we burn through earphones quickly.
Mass manufactured earphones, even those rated as splash- and sweat-proof don’t seem to last very long. Cables get infuriatingly tangled, wires break, drivers go dead.
We decided to design our own earphones and started by assessing the most common issues such as tangling cables, uncomfortable earbuds, poor bass response and having them always fall out.
This led to a number of innovations being adopted from our favourite sets such as oval shaped earbuds which are more comfortable and less likely to fall out, a flat, reinforced cable that can untangle and take a good tug without breaking and an aluminium driver housing.
When it came to the aesthetic we decided to go with as elegant a solution as possible that features porting on the back to allow air in and out, improving bass response.
The renders we created for the proposed design have been extremely well received with many viewers asking how they can get their hands on a pair.
To keep fans happy we’ve begun chatting with local producers to get a limited run manufactured to our exacting standards.