DUBS Acoustic Filters

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DUBS Acoustic Filters
DeveloperDoppler Labs
TypeWireless earbuds
Release date2014
WebsiteGet Dubs

DUBS Acoustic Filters are high-tech ear plugs designed by Doppler Labs and released in 2014. They use a proprietary 17-piece physical acoustic filter system to reduce sound pressure at different frequencies while maintaining acoustical fidelity.[1][2]


In 2014, Doppler Labs launched DUBS Acoustic Filters as their first product at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.[3] In 2015, Doppler Labs announced a partnership[4][5] with Coachella Music and Arts Festival promoter Goldenvoice to distribute more than 130,000 pairs of DUBS to festival attendees through the official Coachella welcome box.[6]

Doppler Labs brought on a roster of partners and investors from the entertainment and music industries to support DUBS including Hans Zimmer,[7] Quincy Jones, Tiesto, and Mark Ronson, among others.[8][9]


Doppler Labs designed DUBS Acoustic Filters to accommodate the need for audio fidelity when listening to music.[10][11] In 2015, DUBS were awarded the Red Dot Award in Product Design for their "organic design" and "sophisticated technology".[12][13]


DUBS Acoustic Filters were widely reviewed by media for their ability to protect people’s hearing at concerts without sacrificing the fidelity of the music[14][15][16] and as suitable accessories for air travel.[17]


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  2. ^ Crook, Jordan. "Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs' Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug". TechCrunch. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Protect your ears and still enjoy the music with Dubs earplugs". Yahoo. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Instagram post by Coachella • Feb 24, 2015 at 9:03pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  5. ^ Hampp, Andrew. "Doppler Labs' DUBS to Become Official Earplug of Bonnaroo, Outside Lands". Billboard. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  6. ^ Karp, Hannah (24 February 2015). "Earplugs, a New Dance-Fest Must-Have?". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  7. ^ Charara, Sophie. "Coachella is getting stages optimised for Here active listening earbuds". Wareable. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  8. ^ Garber, David (10 June 2015). "Doppler Labs' New Bluetooth Earbuds Are Like a Remote Control For Your Ears". Thump. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  9. ^ McCracken, Harry (21 September 2016). "Doppler Labs And The Quest To Build A Computer For Your Ears". Fast Company. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  10. ^ Rubinstein, Peter (26 February 2015). "Coachella Including Free Earplugs With Ticket | Your EDM". Your EDM. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  11. ^ "DUBS Acoustic Filters - 2015 work Red Dot Award: Product Design". red-dot.de. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  12. ^ Pierce, David. "These Sci-Fi Earbuds Put a Volume Knob on the Real World". WIRED. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  13. ^ Crook, Jordan. "DUBS Bring Down The Noise In Night Clubs". TechCrunch. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  14. ^ Ratas, Tomas. "Review of DUBS Acoustic Filters | Technogog". technogog.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  15. ^ Cohen, Dan (30 November 2014). "DUBS Acoustic Filters Protect Your Ears and the Quality of the Sound". GearDiary. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  16. ^ Cipriani, Jason (18 November 2014). "5 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Travel". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

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