Out of the box, the Hooke Verse looks like your typical sport headphones. But that’d be a vast understatement on just how unique these things are. Designed by Hooke Audio, the Verse integrates what’s called binaural microphones into each earpiece that allows the user to record 3D audio.
During our recent romp out to Las Vegas for CES 2018, I had the opportunity to sit down with Hooke Audio Founder Anthony Mattana to talk about the company, the Verse headphones, and how they plan to tackle on-the-go audio recording. Mattana, who has a strong background in the sound effects industry on Broadway, hopes his product can do for the audio-recording space what the GoPro was able to do for immersive video capturing. His product is the first step in that process, but, as you’ll see from our conversation, Hooke has the potential to go much bigger down the road.
For now, though, Mattana and Hooke are focused on creating the best user experience and helping people listen to sound differently through the Hooke Verse.