‘Here’ Earbuds to Give Users Personal Concert EQ Control
No longer will concertgoers have to be plagued by a subpar live mix: Doppler Labs are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to create Here wireless earbuds, which work with a smartphone app to give the user customized control over "what you hear and how you hear it."
The new technology, which as of this posting has raised more than its fundraising goal of $250,000, gives users detailed control over what they actually hear while using the headphones with GarageBand-like settings. Users have access to EQ, reverb, echo, bass boost, pitch shift and a bunch of other variables. The app's preset filters can also emulate specific listening environments, like a small bar, music hall, festival venue, and others.
“With the Here Active Listening System we want to give you the tools to have the perfect listening experience,” Doppler Labs CEO and co-founder Noah Kraft said in a press release. “We all perceive sound differently, but everyone has been to a concert where the audio wasn’t quite right or has been subjected to a long flight with a screaming baby. Here changes all that, giving control back to the listener by allowing you to curate what you hear and how you hear it. Our goal is to make it so you never have to deal with noise or a bad mix ever again.”
Get a full rundown of the technology and watch examples of Here in action at the project's Kickstarter page, and check out a video of classical musicians trying Here below.