As you might already have noticed, an increasing amount of wireless earbuds products are being released at the moment. Companies like Samsung, Jaybird and Apollo are all releasing earbuds that you just put inside your ears and they will have no wires attached whatsoever. We’re used to it with headphones, but with earbuds? Not quite.
The new Here One earbuds combine the concept of wireless connectivity in earbuds and augmented hearing. That is, besides working as standard wireless earbuds, they will augment sounds around you. You might not have noticed, but Doppler Labs, the creator of the Here One earbuds, released the Here Active Listening earbuds earlier in 2016 at Coachella. The aim with these earbuds was to amplify the live listening experience by cancelling sounds around you or amplifying them. You’ll finally be able to modify the sound you hear in real-time!
Doppler Labs took this experience to the next level and wanted you to use it with regular music as well. This is exactly what the Here One earbuds are for. You’ll be able to listen to music while being able to augment the ambient sound as well. This is essentially computers in your ears that filter out sounds as you prefer.
So how does it work? Well, you have to install an app on your smartphone first. Within the app, you can filter out noises or enhance them. It’s all up to you. If you’re in the train, you can listen to Spotify, cancel out the noise of the train and enhance the sound of a baby crying in the corner. The new system integrated into the Here One wireless earbuds will be able to distinguish between a human voice and a siren, and you can then choose to filter out the siren, if you wish to do so. Furthermore, the earbuds have a low latency, which is a very important specification for wireless earbuds. A microphone is built in as well, so you can use Google Now, Alexa and Siri using your voice.
The price of the Here One earbuds is $300 and it will be released in November 2016. There’s already over 100.000 people waiting on getting their Here One earbuds shipped to them, but the manufacturer is confident that demand can be accounted for. Battery life of the Here One is 3-4 hours with streaming music and around 5-6 hours with regular augmented ambient hearing.