Earshots was founded by James Bell-Booth. In the beautiful Tongariro National Park of New Zealand, there is an adventure race called the T42, held in the Spring of every year. It was in training for this race that James got fed up with his headphones. They fell off, got dislodged, and constantly needed re-adjusting. This resulted in frustration and distraction. So James came up with the idea of a new headphone design that would use magnets to attach to his ears. A design that you would fix to your ear and forget. You can watch James talk about the why, what and how of Earshots here.
Like all great gear, the very first Earshots were hand made to get the design just right. From starting with hand moulding magnets to an iPod shuffle, Earshots now ship around the world.
The goal of Earshots is to let runners and riders take their love of sound to the most extreme places of their performance...from their fastest descent, to their biggest back flip. To achieve this we make the best headphones in the world for the trail and adventure.