“Over the last several weeks, I’ve worn Doppler Labs’ Here earbuds all over the place. To concerts, on the train, at home and work, in restaurants, and, once, in a public bathroom,” David Pierce reports for Wired. “In short, these two round, white buds provide almost total control over how the world sounds. You can amplify certain sounds — human speech, the bass guitar —and attenuate others — the airplane drone, the subway screech. You can shut out the world entirely. Or you can tweak things, like Mickey Mouse conducting an orchestra of the world. Add some reverb to that falling broom, give me just a smidgen of flange, and for Pete’s sake turn down that bus!”
“This is augmented reality, people,” Pierce reports. “It’s not just goofy headsets and crazy flying jellyfish. It’s what you’re hearing.”
“The downside is you’re that guy, constantly pulling out your phone and loading a blindingly white app to fiddle with frequencies. Here makes the best case yet for an Apple Watch; being able to quickly tap filters on and off from my left wrist is infinitely better,” Pierce reports. “Every time I use them, and every time I show them to someone, they’re remarkable. They feel like a magic trick.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hello, Augment Aural Reality! We can think of myriad ways where the ability to personalize live audio would be very useful. And, yes, as Apple Watch users already know, an Apple Watch is infinitely better than pulling out your iPhone for certain tasks, including this one Here.