You Can Use The Hear Ear Buds To Selectively Tune Out Or Amplify Any Sound In The Immediate Vicinity

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Ever wish you could turn off audience chatter while watching a live show, a noisy group of kids across the table in the restaurant, or the loud music your roommate is playing in her Mini Hi-Fi System? Sure, wearing ear plugs will let you tune out the world, but what if you only want to filter specific noises while hearing everything else? That’s exactly what Here, a sound-filtering pair of wireless ear buds, is designed to do.

Described as “a wireless interactive listening system,” the buds are designed to filter real-world audio, allowing you turn up, turn down, and enhance any individual sound in the immediate vicinity. Can’t stand the loud, booming bass every time you visit a club? Use this device to suppress it. What if you actually enjoy the bass and can’t get enough? Boost it. Want to hear a live show differently? Add reverb, echo, or any other effect you want in real time.

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Here is a pair of wireless in-ear buds with 8mm drivers plugged into your ears and a set of microphones on the outside.   These mics pick up audio from your surroundings, which is then piped through to a digital signal processor and subsequently fed into your ears at a very low latency (under 30 microseconds). An accompanying app allows you to define any sound processing that takes place, allowing you to augment the original audio into whatever you want to hear.   From there, you just increase the volume, lower it, suppress specific sounds, add flange, make it echo, and more, tweaking things to make everything sound according to your liking.

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A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Here. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $179.

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2 Responses

  1. William

    These are really awesome looking, definitely stylish! I work in a club, so these would be fun to use with shifting between the club-music, the walkie talkie system, versus someone who’s actually attempting to talk to me. Doing security in such a loud environment can be really difficult. Can these be used via Bluetooth to play music from your iPhone? If not, then by principal, could I essentially just play the music on my iPhone on a low volume, in the club and turn these headphones all the way up and focus them in on the music emitting from my phone? How accurate are these, and what’s the guarantee that they’re work the way they promise? I think the price is a little steep, but they look well made, and the features are pretty awesome. Do you think walkie-talkies or other radio communication equipment would interfere with a pair of these?

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  2. joan s

    Smart ears! This takes selective hearing to a new level. I think the price is kind of high, but it comes with an app, so I’m not sure how to gage it. Maybe the app is tremendous. Otherwise, you might just have a 40 dollar pair of hearing aids with psychedelic sound effects.

    Seriously, I would like to try these out just to have fun with them. Wish I could have gotten in on the beta testing for these. My credit card could say yes, but I better not.

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