Awareness!® HD iOS for iPad (coming soon) 

Awareness!® HD Android for the Nexus 7 tablet 


Awareness!® HD is a unique audio app, that allows headphone/headset users to hear what’s going on around them, whilst listening to music (or any other audio) on their Android Tablet. (Nexus 7 only for now, coming to future Android tablets with OS Jelly Bean and to iPad soon)

Developed from the Award-Winning Awareness!® The Headphone App for iPhone, this new Android app uses our patented, cutting-edge audio engine, to deliver anything from normal conversation to warning shouts, straight to your ears. Awareness of your surroundings in something you never want to lose!

Tablets are used in homes, offices and restaurants, where it is very easy to get lost in music and miss an important phone call, miss a delivery or not hear your waitress wanting to take an order.

Awareness! lets you hear when the person next to you talks, at home you’ll hear the doorbell ring and in the office you’ll catch calls without attracting catcalls. Sitting at the airport bar with a movie, you’ll still hear the ‘Last Call’ before the flight departs.

You set a personal mic threshold level and then the mic is only switched on when a sound is louder than your background noise.

Awareness!® HD uses the Nexus7’s built in microphone to analyze your surroundings and delivers any important sounds straight to your headphones/headset, over your music, audio book, game or movie. (Awareness! cannot work if your tablet is in a bag or pocket)

Awareness!® HD Android for Etymotic is a customised version, tuned for the specific sensitivity and performance of Etymotic’s superb high-isolation headphones and headsets.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This version is FREE for Etymotic customers.
Usage requires a registered account at

Awareness!® HD Android & for Etymotic: Key Functions:

AutoSet listens to the sounds around you and automatically sets a microphone switching level to make sure you hear anything above normal background noise. AutoSet comes on each time Awareness! is started or when the AutoSet button is tapped.

Lowers the music when the mic is triggered and turns it back up when outside noise drops to normal levels.

Gives you access to our website, the FAQ, Essency Support, an Etymotic video and more.

Switches the mic on or off whatever the threshold setting, useful for when you just want to have a quick listen to what’s going on around you.

Microphone Delay
Microphone Delay allows you to add a small delay before the microphone signal is triggered, this can help to prevent sounds like the wind, finger or fabric rub, from inadvertently triggering the microphone.

Microphone Level
Adjusts the level of incoming audio from the microphone to your personal taste.

System Requirements
Android OS 4.1 or above Jelly Bean running on a Google Nexus 7 tablet
Etymotic account required to use the free Awareness!® HD for Etymotic
Nexus 7 microphone must be available
Awareness! cannot work if your tablet is in a bag or pocket
Bluetooth headsets not currently supported

We never advise the use of headphones or earphones anywhere where danger may be present, Awareness!® does not replace common sense!



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