Amazing Headphones That Transmit Sound Into Your Skull
Over at SoundEncore, we love our Earbuds and headphones which are great tools for listening to music. Imagine for a second if you could jam out to your favorite beats using an “ears-free” headset? Sounds a bit like a dream, right? Thanks to a thing called bone conduction, a company named Studio Banana Things has made a product that will allow you to listen to music without ears.
The technology was originally developed during the 70s and bone conduction technology is a method of audio transmission that funnels sound waves to the inner ear via bones in the skull. Historically, things like hearing aid implants have relied on this technique; however, headphone manufacturers have begun to see the potential for improving auditory experiences.
With traditional earbuds, the user cannot hear their surroundings, which has both pros and cons . The new Batband lets you hear the music directly in your head all the while leaving your ears uncovered. If you like your tunes but want to also hear what’s on around you too, the Batband is probably for you. There are are 3 transducers within the device that target your temporal and occipital bones within your head, delivering what the company calls “a hi-fidelity bone-conduction sound experience.”
The headset is linked to your music player via bluetooth and is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, which allows the user to enjoy 6 hours of audio streaming. The device also shows off a built-in mic for 2-way communication for phone calls or gaming purposes.
The Batband is available for pre-order on the Studio Banana Thing’s website.