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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “Is the Future of Headphones Hanging Around Your Neck?

  • December 30, 2016 at 2:13 am

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


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