Get in the business (sorry): The Sonic Lamb is the world’s first headphone that allows the wearer to feel and hear music (through the skin and bone mechanoreceptors) and (through the ears).
promise? “A true eargasm with wireless headphones that combine air and body conduction to revolutionize the personal audio experience.” bold.
The concept is that humans do more than just listen through our ears. We also feel the sound through our bodies. Human hearing is tuned to higher frequencies (twigs breaking in the woods, baby crying) and is much less sensitive to low (bass) frequencies. Therefore, we tend to feel the sub-bass and bass frequencies more than we hear. (When thinking about thunder, ringing in a movie theater, or when a large number of people step on their feet all at once)
To effectively reproduce this audio experience, speaker and home theater manufacturers use subwoofer units dedicated to low-frequency audio, in addition to multiple audio drivers dedicated to each audio spectrum. However, this experience compromises even the best headphones because a single audio driver is commonly used on both sides of our head and there is no special audio technology that can emulate a subwoofer system. ..
Enter, Sonic Ram, a company that believes that in the last decade, the audio industry has actually deviated from the core value of improving this audio experience. And New York startups want to change that.
Navajith Karkera and Jagath Biddappa, a duo of mechanical and electronic engineers, created this concept when experimenting with cochlear implants. The story is that they improvised a method of transmitting audio without relying solely on the ears – and that’s certainly an interesting approach.
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To illustrate the technique, a full-range audio driver that plays mid-high frequencies is built in and transferred as sound waves (that is, traditionally through the air) to the listener’s ears. In addition, it has its own built-in driver. This transforms the innovative bit-audio signal into the corresponding mechanical impulse and the earpads of the headphones into a virtual diaphragm.
This mechanical impact is transmitted from the earpads to the listener’s skin and bones.You really Feeling Music – Such things could only be experienced in person, with multi-driver speakers, or in cinemas and (very good) home theaters … so far, apparently.
Do you think they are probably heavy? No, it’s actually 300g. This is only 46g more than the Sony WH-1000XM4. Playback time is 6 to 24 hours, depending on how you listen. Elsewhere, Sonic Lamb is a unique control that provides users with four personalized modes, including “listen”, “feel”, “immerse” and, somewhat surprisingly, “beast” directly on the headphones. Promises an interface.
It also has two built-in microphones. One is for capturing audio only, and the other is for reducing noise around calls and meetings. What’s more, the headphones also feature an additional removable boom to further improve voice quality during important meetings and gaming sessions.
Sonic Lamb’s USB cable can be used not only for charging, but also for high-resolution wired audio up to 24-bit / 96kHz, enabling a quick 2-minute hearing test using Sonic Lamb’s smartphone app. Users create custom-tuned sound profiles based on their unique auditory sensitivity.
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD and aptX Low Latency means that the multi-device connectivity feature allows users to connect headphones to two different devices simultaneously in both Bluetooth only and Bluetooth and USB modes.
How can I protect my set? Sonic Lamb headphones will be available on Indiegogo from July 19, 2022 to August 30, 2022, with ultra-early prices starting at $ 199/158. Delivery is scheduled for November 2022 and is guaranteed before Christmas.
I’m holding back on their effectiveness and sound quality, but when I say I’m interested, I’ll speak on behalf of the entire TechRadar team. And I will report if I can hit it in my ear …