Absolute Audio Labs: the Audio-as-a-Service company
Absolute Audio Labs is a Netherlands based software company. With the introduction of Audio-as-a-Service (AaaS), hardware no longer dictates or limits the available audio features to the user. It is in fact an application layer for audio that runs on top of mass market wireless consumer audio products like headphones, earbuds. The most innovative audio features, including voice assistants, personalization, speech-in-noise improvement, 3D Audio, PTT, transparency, dB limiting and much more can be assigned to dedicated audio devices as you decide. The world's leading audio developers are making there services available and leading brands are launching compatible products.
It all started with the PYOUR Audio 1.0: PYOUR for Parrot. It's the ultimate headphones for people with any form of hearing loss.
The company Absolute Audio Labs was founded in 2016 by Dutchman Aernout Arends. Aernout holds degrees in Product Engineering and in Marketing. He spent his career in product design, sales and after sales positions within a number of renowned brands in consumer electronics. Next to his professional career Aernout has been touring as a drummer with a rock band for over a decade. Aernout has been playing small and large venues and festivals in Europe and the USA. Aernout also spent much time in recording studios for recording and co-production of his band’s work.
Loss of hearing affects the emotion in music
The sustained exposure to high sound volumes on stage and at hundreds of live concerts and festivals have damaged Aernout’s hearing. He suffered from an increasing difficulty in understanding people in noisy environments and from light tinnitus. In order to restore normal hearing ability in conversations he had hearing aids fitted. But he observed that he was spending less time enjoying music as it didn’t reach his emotions like it used to. As a musician in need he started researching the root cause and went out to test available products in the market.
Establishment of Absolute Audio Labs
His quest for a solution did not bring the desired results. Although hearing crystal clear speech is no longer an issue for him, the experience of listening to his favorite music remained below expectation. With no proper solution being available in the market, Aernout set out on a mission to restore his hearing ability for music by developing high quality personal audio solutions himself. He started experimenting with sound processing on music signals.
Several ideas were born and further developed. His single aim was restoring the emotional impact of music. For him and for all people in the world who have any form of hearing loss. Two years later, Absolute Audio Labs was founded and yet a year later, the first products are brought to market.
PYOUR Audio Operating System
After successful launch of the standalone PYOUR for Parrot app with special firmware on the Parrot Zik2 and Zik3 headphones, AAL have worked to bring the application to the Qualcomm DSP platform and connect to its own Cloud-backbone. This is PYOUR Audio 2.0, the world's first open Audio Operating System. It is the basis on which the Audio-as-a-Service
AaaS is the next big thing in audio. It is a unique and patented service that makes audio features and value add services available to dedicated audio devices out of the box, as after market offering, as channel feature or as a life cycle upgrade. Audio devices are no longer limited by design or manufacturing. With PYOUR Audio AaaS, you are in control of the Audio Device features and services.
At Absolute Audio Labs everything starts with you. We care about how you experience your music. We care about your ears. We wow you with products that are built on our 3 pillars:
- Safe listening