$5,594 raised

of $50,000 goal

11% Funded Time Expired
Nov 02 2015


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"If you’re all about that bass — and your Beats headphones just aren’t cutting it anymore — there’s no need to go anywhere without it."

Your EDM

"Basically, you get to experience the power of a large PA system and you don’t have to annoy anybody on the bus."

Dancing Astronaut

"[the] Drop allows you the opportunity to effectively turn anywhere into a party."


"…a really cool piece of kit that enhances our favourite element of the music… Impressively future."


"Prepare yourselves bass heads, for the greatest musical innovation of our time."

Unique Hunters

"Suddenly, anywhere you are can be exactly like sitting with your back to a live, thudding speaker – minus the permanent hearing loss."

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"It’s sort of like a hydration pack, except instead of providing a steady stream of water while you cycle or jog, it delivers the torso-shaking thump that your headphones can’t."

Reality Sandwich

"The bassAware drop…delivers the body-shaking punch of heavy bass that headphones alone can’t."

The bassAware Drop is a new type of wearable audio device that uses vibration to create a massive bass experience.

Wear your Drop to experience immersive sound and heavy bass that you can FEEL, anytime you’re wearing headphones from any audio source: your phone, music player, tablet, laptop, or game console controller. And now with our new bassAware Boost Mic Mode technology, you can also instantly sync bassAware with your home stereo, the sound system at a club, or the PA system at any venue - perfectly in time with the music coming from the speakers. The Drop delivers an unbelievable personal bass Boost!

It’s super portable - you can take it with you anywhere - it’s small, lightweight, and battery powered. Everywhere you go - you’ll feel that visceral punch like you’re in the club or in front of a giant stack of speakers.

How does it work?

The device uses a tactile transducer placed on your upper back - this is a special type of audio driver creating vibration rather than sound. These sensations travel through your body to the inner ear where your nervous system translates these felt vibrations into "heard" sounds. The result is an immersive bass experience that no one but you can hear or feel.

The Drop resembles a small backpack or futuristic holster. It’s super adjustable and comfortably fits an array of body types both large and small. It’s unisex, looking great on men and women. The Drop has two extra pockets big enough for your phone, music player, or wallet. It’s low profile, easily fitting under a jacket - and is totally comfortable to wear with a backpack or cargo bag.

Features & Specifications

  • Harness:
    • All synthetic fabric: nylon canvas, neoprene, spandex, nylon webbing
    • Mil spec buckles and hardware
    • Ergonomic ABS plastic back plate with high density silicone pads
    • Extremely adjustable for all body types (mid body strap can go from 22.5" to 45", measure yourself around your chest but below the bust starting and ending at the base of the sternum)
    • Unisex design
    • Two pockets sized to fit a phone, music player, or wallet
  • Electronics:
    • 15 watt RMS tactile transducer
    • Bass vibration amplifier with gain control (class D chip amp with filter 30 Hz - 100 Hz)
    • Onboard headphone amplifier with gain control (class D)
    • bassAware Boost Mic Mode technology (omnidirectional bass microphone with low latency signal processing)
    • Supports Bluetooth streaming for audio input (note that the Drop is not compatible with wireless headphones)
    • 3.5 mm analog audio input
    • 3.5 mm analog audio output (for headphones)
    • Compatible with headphone remote controls
    • USB port (power only) for external device charging
  • Battery:
    • 2600 mAh 12 V li-ion battery pack with level indicator
    • Estimated 12-20 hours of continuous playback for each full charge
    • External battery charger, UL listed
  • Accessories:
    • 3.5 mm male-to-male audio cables included (18" and 36")
    • Instruction card
    • Nylon carry bag
    • Patch and stickers

Introducing bassAware Boost:

And now, new for 2015, we’re including bassAware Boost with the bassAware Drop - a new microphone technology that allows you to use your Drop in any sound environment - at home with your stereo playing, in a club with a sound system, at a warehouse party, or at a concert venue. Our low latency embedded bass microphone technology will pick up any sub frequency sound in the room and translate this to vibration on your body, perfectly in time with the music coming from the speakers - giving your an unbelievable personal bass boost.


Use bassAware with your music player and headphones for a completely immersive, full body bass experience.


Use bassAware Boost Microphone Mode and experience awesome bass straight from your speakers.

The Drop works great with any wired headphones. It adds physical punch to the best premium models. It completely fills out the low end on inexpensive earbuds. The best headphones get better and lower quality headphones suddenly sound amazing. Either way, there’s no going back.

The Drop is a great tool for DJs to use in their monitoring chain while performing. Many clubs and venues have very poor sub-bass monitoring in the DJ booth. The Drop completely solves this problem and allows DJs to simply and easily monitor sub frequencies regardless of the venue.

The Drop also works great for music production, movie watching, video games, and virtual reality.

Warning: because the bassAware Drop contains a permanent magnet, do not use if you have a pacemaker or other biomedical device. Please get your physicians approval before using if you are pregnant, suffer from seizures, skin ailments, or any chronic illness. Do not use during activities that require your full attention - such as operating heavy machinery. Please use your headphones at a safe listening volume.


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bassAware Inc.

Based in New York city, bassAware, Inc. is an audio device start-up creating a new line of personal bass products that use tactile transducers and vibration to immerse music lovers in a whole new third dimension of sound.

Michael White


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