This week, Doppler Labs unveiled the Here Active Listening System, which was self-dubbed as the first in-ear system designed to let you instantly control and personalize your live audio environment. Here consists of two wireless, in-ear buds and a connected smartphone app that give you control of any live listening experience.
Doppler Labs also announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign. This crowdfunding initiative allows consumers to purchase the Here system before it is available on the commercial market. So far, the project has raised $180,000 thanks to nearly 850 backers.
Noah Kraft, CEO and co-Founder of Doppler Labs, stated:
“With the Here Active Listening System we want to give you the tools to have the perfect listening experience. 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.”
Here’s features include:
- Real World Volume Control: Turn up, turn down or reduce your surroundings to get the volume of your world exactly where you want it.
- Equalizer: Use five EQ sliders to adjust how you hear the bass, mids or treble of live music (or the real world).
- Sound Effects: Add reverb, flange, vintage vinyl crackle, echo and more to concerts or even your friend’s voice.
- Pre-Set Filters: Transform various daily life scenarios with Here’s specialized pre-set algorithms (e.g. reduce the baby crying on a plane, suppress the subway screech, or boost the bass at a live show).
The technology behind the Here system is fundamentally different from anything that has come before it. A series of signal processing algorithms target specific frequency ranges to modify sound as it enters your ears. Here captures the incoming sound waves, processes the audio in real-time and plays it back without any perceivable latency (e.g. in less than 30 microseconds, which is 1/10,000th the time it takes to blink your eye).
Here Systems’ Kickstarter is set to close on July 1st.
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