If you hate cables and wires as much as we do, this could be your favorite news of the week. Natus Labs launched their crowdfunding campaign for the Natus One, the first wireless headphone link designed specifically for DJs and home studio owners.
DJs and home studio users have never had viable wireless headphone options. Bluetooth headphones are unusable due to the very high latency (150ms), and wireless stage in-ear monitor systems used at concerts are typically too complex, too expensive, lacks in audio quality and has only a few hours of play time.
According to the company, Natus One solves this problem and the result is a wireless system that feels as solid as a cable. It works with any headphone.
The company just released this video of a DMC DJ World Champion contender, pushing their wireless tech to its limits.
Natus One consists of a transmitter that is connected to the user’s mixer or other equipment, and a slim receiver that fits in the users pocket. It offers a digital link with CD quality audio, only 16ms of fixed latency, 24 hours play time on a single charge and minimum 30ft/10m range.
All DJs at some point in their careers have been caught in their headphone cable or have forgotten that their headphones were around their neck, resulting in broken mixers, cables and headphones.
For home studio users, being able to move freely – working on gear not easily reachable without being tethered to an extension cable, is simply liberating and the result is a better creative process.
Natus One has been developed and tested extensively with some of the world’s best technical DJs like DMC US Supremacy 2018 Champion, DJ Toltech and former DMC World Champion, DJ Noise to make sure that it meets the needs of even the most hardcore battle DJs.
Check out this live Q&A with founder Tino Soelberg
Pricing & Availability:
The Kickstarter price is $149 and the expected delivery date is March 2019. We’ll definitely keep an eye on this one and we look forward to putting a test unit through its paces.