Nekomimi Cans “Way Too Cute!”

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California startup Axent Wear have announced that pre-orders are now available for their highly desired nekomimi headphones, sure to appeal to those keen to flaunt cute cat-ears whilst listening to their favorite tunes.

The cat-ear headphones were part of an IndieGoGo campaign, requesting a tribute of a meager $250,000 for production – though the headphones proved much more popular than expected, as the campaign ended up garnering about $2.9 million in funding.

The headphones (aside from boosting the cuteness levels of those that wear them) also contain LED lights to better accentuate the wearer, while the cat-ears themselves incorporate working speakers – helpful for irritating all around to the utmost extent.

The IndieGoGo video:

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The headphones can be pre-ordered via Axent Wear’s IndieGoGo page for $170 and can be expected to arrive April – though they can also be pre-ordered from Domore for $250 to arrive in September.


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    Avatar of cats2
    Comment by cats2
    20:47 16/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Wow..

    The douchebag is STRONG in that youtube video..

    Holy fuck..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    the sleeve tat is so you can tell she hipster before the video even begins

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why?? Im serious

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The girls are merely speaking so there's no douchebaggery there, but the initial part:

    Because it looks like a shitty fragrance commercial, because nobody who buys headphones gives a tumbling fuck about dancing when they consider headphones, because anyone who does dance that intensely in public to music only they can hear like that is a douche if not worse, because if you do play the speakers in public, you ARE an asshole without any argument to the contrary, because pressing the ears and the video being turned to stereo quality sound mixed by a professional is a god damn lie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dude, you're being a douche right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 18/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being a douche by pointing out what the previous commenter indicated was douchey about the cluster of propaganda at the beginning? Okay, I can take that. Since that makes you a sheep then if that is the case.

    I couldn't care less about headphone advertisements, I want sound quality, look is meaningless beyond functionality and comfort. In fact everything about the first minute and a half made me trust that their quality will be less than expected.

    Doesn't matter anyway, it's not designed for my demographic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Perfect for puncturing some kid's eyeball when you bend down next to one to tie your shoes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These will most likely sound like ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These aren't cute, the models they used to wear these are cute. Something tells me the main consumer won't be as "attractive." Or thin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh shit, now I can't avoid but imagine tumblr "otherkin" snowflakes wearing those in public and blasting who knows what type of music onto the unsuspecting crowd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    designer headphones... FAIL

    Why do people buy over-the-ear headphones if not for audio fidelity? To look cool on the bus? You look like a douche.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because we don't want to go deaf at 35.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ears are speakers, right? Won't be long til some ambulance chasing lawyer representing the music industry demands royalties for contaminating the area around the wearer with cheesy pop music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Design, MEH. IDK about the sound quality. I believe another pro companies, like AKG, Sennheiser, or Sony could do a better design (and obviously world-apart sound quality). Also the speaker function is unnecessary.

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    Comment by fxc2
    01:40 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These headphones have cat ears. Yes, their selling point must be the sound quality. This is why people want them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    People requested that function to use them as gaming headphones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good for dancers, save the trouble of bringing speakers for the "audience"

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    Comment by starsplash
    18:07 18/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love em and would buy one if it was much much more cheaper.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 20/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fuck, why would you want external speakers there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 20/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "while the cat-ears themselves incorporate working speakers"

    oh hell no

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest, of all things, I am waiting for all the people who ordered it to tell me that the range of these headphones aren't really all that good. The in-ear headphones that I got with my phone have the same range, and honestly, it's ok, but not magic or something.

    Besides that, nowehere on the indiegogo or anything were any specifications about the outer speakers, so I'm not expecting much of those either...

    This thing is so ridiculously expensive I seriously can only laugh at people who got them because it's so dumb.
    Kind of reminds me of those 'brainwave' nekomimi ears.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 18/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    meh, that shit only looks decent on cute Asian girls and guys, western people end up looking like retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chinks Audio by Dr Hu

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    And just think every one of these are going to end up in the hands of some white fat greasy pig cosplaying at an anime convention near you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    and....when a hot chick that wear it appears, we fap furiously at the picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No doubt they'll be ass. Design team has absolutely no credit or representation for sound engineering last I checked a few months ago. This is some heavy weeb shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So wearing anything that has cat ears is now ONLY related to weaboos?
    I know many people that would buy these just because they like cats and have no knowledge of anything anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like how everyone bought the Neurowear Necomimi when they came out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stolen from Vocaloid SeeU :

    http://www.allkpop.com/upload/2011/09/20110903_koreanvocaloid_seeu.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 23/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yuumei (the designer of the headphones) published artworks of these cat ear headphones before SeeU was out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    First of all, these guys dropped the bomb that their factory in china was unethical and that they have to find a new factory THE DAY AFTER THEIR INDIGOGO finished. For them to be taking more preorders now and asking for more money is suspicious. I highly recommend you wait to see if they deliver on the original funders before jumping in.

    I'm also suspicious about why Sankaku Complex would suddenly make a article about this. Did these guys pay Sankaku Complex to advertise them like this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 18/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The makers sucked his dick for adspace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, not gonna buy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    wasnt this the nekomimi headphones that
    that chick from deviantart was making
    yuumei was it

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, she's the main designer for the project. Wenqing Yan, the woman with glasses in the video, is Yuumei.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMHO she made a mistake by associating her name to this. Also, I think most of the funding came to exist because of her public support - she's one of the most popular artists on deviantart (and talented).

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    Comment by Tasche
    21:42 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aside from the grosly overpriced msrp, the design just reeks of cheap quality and caters to that niche weeaboo crowd. I dont think a sane normal person would wear this, let alone spend that kind of money on a set of headphones from a startup company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems cute, but it's standing out too much. Also I'm concerned about sound quality of this thing, doubt it'll be any good. $170? Nope! For outdoor usage I'll grab some on-ear closed back or IEMs, for home listening, well... you can get for ex. AKG Q701; for $250 with decent DAC/amp.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People that buy fashion statement type headphones (i.e. Beats) would know good sound is like. Just give them a headphone with lots of heavy loose uncontrolled bass and they would think it is awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to see a Hoshizora Rin cosplyer wearing one.

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    Comment by WEL
    23:10 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    dubstep still a thing? No way....

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 16/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats... far to much money for me. and here I was excited that they would cost less and I wouldn't have to go on indiegogo

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They cost less when they were on Indiegogo. No clue why SanCom missed that boat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    well this is obviously nothing for westerners taste and their stupid resentments. thanks god its not even made for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know that Californis is in the west, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats why all the models on the pics are asian, right?

    the people on sancrapu never disappoint me with their arrogant remarks. this is doubtlessly cute and it looks great on the heads of the (of course asian) models. it looks like it came right from a hatsune miku video, so its good if you keep your hands off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, there is one girl who is not asian. But the headphones doesn't suit her.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look forward to seeing them on the overweight girls and the overly thin boys with tight jeans that make them look like they're vacuum-sealed into them and that they shit themselves in the flat, droopy-assed section.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you think everyone wearing eyeliner is automatic asian, I have sad news for you because, they are not all asian.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiot detected. California is the USA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Idiot CONFIRMED. Shenzhen manufactures take custom orders from around the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 17/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    and all the stuff you have at home is made in China. surprise!




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