SubPac M2X Wearable Physical Audio System
- Extended dynamic range
- Power consumption enhancements and frequency response is 1Hz to 200Hz
- New ergonomic shape for maximum body contact and comfort
- Nano silver treated materials to control bacteria and odor from active use
- Slimmer control box with dedicated placement points on the unit
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SUBPAC is a transformative wearable audio technology that converts sound into high fidelity vibrations you can feel. Sound pulses through your body turning Music, Gaming & VR into a fully immersive experience.
From the Manufacturer
SUBPAC is a category defining physical audio technology that has fundamentally changed the way artists, Musicians, Music Producers, DJ’s, Sound Designers, and fans create and experience sound by offering extremely accurate bass monitoring that you FEEL, but is silent to the outside world.
SUBPAC M2X is used by thousands of audio, VR and sports professionals to add a heightened level of immersion, impact and awareness. Partners include many world-class music producers including Timbaland and Ritchie Hawtin, Google tech legend Andy Rubin, NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony.
SUBPAC is the missing link between just hearing, and being fully immersed in music and sound, and is silent to the outside world.
SUBPAC is a trusted production & audio monitoring tool that gives you a deeper and more accurate connection to your creative projects. Our testimonials speak for themselves.
An integral part of every VR setup, SUBPAC delivers the full-body immersion VR demands, bringing your body into the virtual realm in a truly immersive and impactful way.
SUBPAC’s revolutionary new sensory experience empowers gamers to perform better (quicker reaction times), pro athletes to train harder, and music lovers to gain a deeper connection to their passion.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Transformative Audio Experience.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Many years of exposure to full-body immersive entertainment experiences (including IMAX Theaters and Concerts) led to the question - "Why aren't we enjoying this deep level of full-body immersion in our everyday personal music and media experiences?"
What makes your product special?
Years of collaboration in the studios of top music producers and sound designers led to the development of a finely tuned system that combines software, hardware and materials science into the most immersive personal entertainment experience available.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Getting support and buy-in from the leaders across the entertainment spectrum - from Music, to VR, to Gaming to Film to Pro Sports. Each of the stakeholders in our success, many of them long time heroes of ours, are recognizing transformative power of the SUBPAC. That’s why we created SUBPAC - this is what we live for!
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I bought this for gaming, and it really does add another level to the experience on top of Virtual Reality. Playing flight simulators and being able to feel the engine roar is exactly what I was hoping for. Something I didn't expect to like it for so much is music. You can feel those low frequencies with such precision. It's a great product, it's expensive because it's niche and no one else really sells a plug and play system like this. Worth the money if you have the expendable income for sure.
I have now sampled my whole music library with the SubPac. It really rounds out what I think is by far the closest approximation to what I was looking for, for anything remotely close to the total cost I've invested. The bass experience is highly versatile. It is equally good for Trance, Jazz, Classical, and other genres. It is both full and punchy, it's not like having a subwoofer that's designed to deliver one kind of bass over another.
I have the SubPac connected to the monitor outs on my interface, and the headphones connected to the headphone out, with independent level controls. I leave the SubPac's own level control at the halfway point (where the curve transitions from linear to logarithmic), and my interface gives me fine control over the balance. I can boost the bass pretty darned high just by turning up the SubPac level, without audibly (or palpably) distorting the sound, or turn it down so it offers a realistic level of body resonance that you would get from experiencing music live. The only caveat in the realism is that your spine is what typically vibrates most with a SubPac, as opposed to, say, your chest. That said, I am made very aware of where in my body specific frequencies resonate with the SubPac: some in my butt, some in my lower back, and others in my head. The 16 Hz Bombarde on my favorite pipe organ recording is delivered through my spine and head with absolutely earth-shattering glory, and yet the clarity remains intact like I've never heard from a subwoofer (granted, I've never heard an audiophile-level subwoofer in a proper listening room). Just the fact that no bass at any level causes any objects to rattle in my room is itself a godsend.
The SubPac is not a perfect product, but the complaints I have are all relatively minor. It feels like a solid product made of quality materials. The comfort is about as good as I can reasonably expect. The SubPac is slightly padded, but it does stick out and is not as physically comfortable for long periods as is sitting in my ergonomic computer chair without it. Between the SubPac and my HD380 headphones, the SubPac is the limiting factor in comfort for long sessions.
The SubPac S2 comes with an x-shaped arrangement of adjustable straps to fit over various shapes and sizes of computer chairs. It also comes with an additional strap that's supposed to go over the top of your chair. This additional strap is not nearly long enough to go over my computer chair. The good news is this additional strap is not really needed. Without it, I've achieved a very snug and stable fit to my computer chair that has stayed in place for the hours I have used the SubPac so far.
Some people have complained that they weren't warned about the control box. Well, you audiophiles understand the need for such a thing, to properly power it, and to provide an input and output some distance away from the epicenter of the vibrations. This control box comes with a strap to conveniently attach it to the underside of a computer chair arm rest. My only complaint with this part of the design is that the control box can fairly easily slide off the strap. The cables should keep it from falling to the floor, though, and I imagine an easy fix would be to stick some additional piece of cloth into the clip.
The SubPac is definitely not a cheap gimmick, but a serious product of high quality to cost ratio, and what I believe is the best (and possibly only) way to hear and feel every possible frequency on a sub-$1,000 budget. The comfort of the seated (S2) version is decent relative to reasonable expectations, but it will probably make your ergonomic computer chair significantly less comfortable for long listening sessions. I'm tempted to compare it to the backpack (M2) version, particularly to see which is more comfortable, but I have to be careful about throwing around money to compare products given my budget. The only other complaints I have about the SubPac I mentioned above for completeness' sake, but they probably wouldn't be significant enough to affect most peoples' buying decisions.
The SubPac offers a fundamentally different experience from listening to music on headphones alone. Whether feeling music the way the SubPac allows is for you is a personal decision. I don't know what level of headphones the SubPac would be able to compliment well in terms of quality, but I find it an impressive compliment to my HD380s, delivering a truly augmented experience without sacrificing quality.
Seriously! If you love music (and don't mind getting asked questions about, "what's that sound? What's that on your back?, cause people will ask) than you will NOT be disappointed!!!
I did lose one of the straps that support the M2 to stay snug to your body while you wear it, but I never heard back from their customer service in regard to getting it replaced and I honestly never followed up. But it's not a big deal. As seen in the picture, I got caught in the rain and had no issues since. Not sure what the IP rating is, but it holds up against hard rain. At least once. LOL!
My unit seems to not let me know when it's charging after you plug it in. Not sure if it's a defect or just not available. Again. Not a deal breaker.
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