These Headphones Transmit Sound Into Your Skull

  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    These Headphones Transmit Sound Into Your Skull

    "Developed during the 1970s, bone conduction technology is a method of audio transmission that funnels sound waves to the inner ear via bones in the skull. Historically, hearing aid implants have relied heavily on this technique; however, more recently headphone manufacturers have begun to realize its potential for improving the auditory experience."


    http://www.iflscience.com/technology/bone-conducting-headphones
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    Sep 14, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ostrich-pillow/batband
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    Sep 14, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
    I wonder if they'll have four points of contact to create a realistic surround sound.
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    Sep 15, 2015 12:02 AM GMT
    I wouldn't spend $150.00 on these just yet. They're said to have a hi-pitched sounds with very little bass and low volume. I'll wait for them to work out the kinks.
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    Sep 15, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    Radd saidI wouldn't spend $150.00 on these just yet. They're said to have a hi-pitched sounds with very little bass and low volume. I'll wait for them to work out the kinks.
    I haven't read that yet but I'll search for it.

    Right now the only time I wear headphones is while flying an airplane (duh) and recording/playing music on the synth...and sometimes while editing video, just to avoid annoying my roomy. And the headphones I use for flying (Bose A20 aviation headset) are the same ones I use for music at home. With over 50db of active+passive noise reduction coupled with the superior sound quality of Bose, the Batshit headband is gonna have lots of "kinks" to work out before I buy them.

    Oh and the Bose cost $1100...not your average headphones. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 15, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Radd saidI wouldn't spend $150.00 on these just yet. They're said to have a hi-pitched sounds with very little bass and low volume. I'll wait for them to work out the kinks.
    I haven't read that yet but I'll search for it.

    Right now the only time I wear headphones is while flying an airplane (duh) and recording/playing music on the synth...and sometimes while editing video, just to avoid annoying my roomy. And the headphones I use for flying (Bose A20 aviation headset) are the same ones I use for music at home. With over 50db of active+passive noise reduction coupled with the superior sound quality of Bose, the Batshit headband is gonna have lots of "kinks" to work out before I buy them.

    Oh and the Bose cost $1100...not your average headphones. icon_lol.gif

    You don't tune out the environment wearing headphones extreme biking down steep mountains? I thought you rode with the herd!
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    Sep 16, 2015 1:58 AM GMT
    Does bone conduction have the potential to incorporate simultaneous outside noise cancellation, as the classic ear muff design does? This brief summary seems to imply that retaining ambient sounds to the uncovered ears is one of its features. That's something I may not want.
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    Sep 16, 2015 5:21 AM GMT
    metta saidhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ostrich-pillow/batband

    I wouldn't waste money on bone conducting headphones. They don't work well. The sound/vibrations have to travel through your skin/muscle/fat/hair. You end up cranking up the volume and annoying everyone around you.