RØDE Launches Their 'Golden Ears' Challenge

RØDE recently launched an interactive listening comp called the ‘Golden Ears’ Challenge, inviting you to take a quiz analyzing sound for a chance at $10K worth of prizes.

Frome RØDE:


George Lucas famously once said that sound is 50% of a movie.


It’s true. Without great audio, any film will fall flat, no matter how good the video is. Dialogue, ambience, sound effects, music – recording sound is something that every filmmaker needs to master. How finely tuned are your ears? The ‘Golden Ears’ Challenge is an interactive listening comp designed to test your audio knowledge in real world filmmaking scenarios. Find out how you shape up!

  1. The Competition commences at 12.00 midday AEDT on 15 October 2019 (“the Commencement Date”) and closes at 12.00 midday AEDT on 10 December 2019 (the “Closing Date”). The period between the Commencement Date and the Closing Date shall be the Competition entry period (the “Competition Entry Period”).
  2. The Competition contains nine (9) quiz questions and one (1) creative question in the submission form section.
  3. To enter the Competition, Entrants must answer the quiz questions provided, complete the question in the Competition submission form and provide the required registration details including their email address.
  4. A correct answer to the quiz question will earn the Entrant points, which will be tallied at the end of the Competition for each Entrant. Entrants will be able to earn up to thirty (30) points by answering the quiz questions correctly.
  5. Any entries received after the Closing Date, or not in accordance with these terms and conditions, will not be valid.
  6. Only one entry per person will be accepted.


  1. Within 2 days after the Closing Date, the total number of points earned by each Entrant will be tallied, and the Entrants with the most number of points will closest to 30 points will be selected as finalists. For the avoidance of doubt, all Entrants with thirty (30) points will be selected as finalists, if there are more than ten (10) such Entrants. If there are no Entrants with thirty (30) points, then all Entrants with twenty-nine (29) points will be selected as finalists, and so on, until there are at least ten (10) finalists. If there are less than ten (10) finalists with thirty (30) points, then the balance of finalists will be made up with Entrants with twenty-nine (29) points, and so on, until there are at least ten (10) finalists.
  2. Ten (10) winners will thereafter be selected from the total pool of finalists who, in the opinion of RØDE, have provided the most creative answer to the creative question in the submission form.
  3. RØDE’s decision in selection of the winners is final, and the promoter will not enter into any correspondence regarding the result.
  4. The winners will be notified by email specified on the entry form submitted within seven (7) days of the Closing Date.

Each of the ten (10) winners will receive one prize package, which consists of the following:

  • 1x RØDE VideoMic Pro+
  • 1x RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro
  • 1x Wireless GO
  • 1x Lav GO
  • 1x RØDE Deadcat – Windshield
  • 1x RØDE BoomPole
  • 1x RØDE extension cable

Be sure to visit to take the quiz and enter.

Written by Jake Fruia

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