Published on December 29th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Is the Future of Headphones Hanging Around Your Neck?

Headphones are headphones, right? Two speakers that either cover (or inserted into) the ears, linked together by a band or wire. Sure, there are things like Apple’s AirPods which leave each speaker separate and bone conduction headphones, but the principle remains the same: they go on your head.

LG has a different idea. Their upcoming Tone Studio wearable looks like a horseshoe you hang around your neck. Think of it as a personal wearable speaker bar that has two full-range speakers firing up and two that vibrate on the bottom. The company calls it a 3D sound experience that’s perfect for gamers, listening to music or watching movies on your own. Read more here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One Response to Is the Future of Headphones Hanging Around Your Neck?

  1. juepucta says:

    er, no… if anything just because of the dork factor. this is almost google glasses bad.

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