Music has been used as a form of communication and expression for centuries. The strum of a guitar string, the vibrato in a singer’s voice and the precision of a piano cord all have the power to touch people in ways that no other medium can, and through the years, music has proven to be a timeless industry.
It is not strange to see a student on campus using an iPod, smartphone or MP3 player to listen to music. With progressing technology, listening to music is so accessible that it has become an integral part of life.
HeadCase Sound is a local company that has found a way to harness the power of the music industry and use it to change the world.
Since Oct. 2011, founders, UVU student Joshua Espana and BYU student Josh Fairburn, along with a team of young developers, have “worked together to engineer the perfect sound.” The result is affordable headphones that provide professional audio quality.
But it doesn’t stop there. For HeadCase Sound, the “perfect sound” they strive for goes beyond audio quality — they hope to improve the quality of life, too.
For every pair of headphones purchased, $10 is donated to one of the company’s supported charities. The HeadCase Sound models come in five different colors, each of which is teamed up with a charity. Its motto, “Choose Your Sound,” enables buyers to personalize their HeadCase Sound experience by choosing which charity they wish to donate to.
Espana and Fairburn are working hard to promote their message of making the world a better place. They believe that everyone has the potential to make a positive impact on the world, and HeadCase Sound provides a way for students to do this.
“We’re all passionate about different kinds of charity work or poverty issues around the world,” Espana said. “And HeadCase Sound really lets you help and donate towards charities that you’re passionate about.”
Espana and Fairburn are using Indiegogo, a starter engine for small companies, to campaign the headphones. They have presold “close to 80 headphones” and hope to increase sales as they continue campaigning until Christmas Day.
According to Espana, the future goals of the company are going to stay the same as they are right now.
“We want to keep our reputation in the industry as selling an amazing product but with the focus of raising social awareness, and inspiring change to the world through the influence of sound,” Espana said.