Headphones Without Speakers: How Do The Sound Band Headphones Work



What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘headphones’? The most common incarnations of headphone are small speakers that sit comfortably in or over the ear. However, this is all set to change as a whole new kind of headphone is making some serious sound waves in the market. Introducing Sound Band™ - a wireless headset that does not use speakers and which has been in development since 2009. The headset does not feature speakers at all and instead uses surface sound technology, leaving the user’s ears open to the sounds of the world around them.

What springs to mind when you hear the word 'headphones'? The most common incarnations of headphone are small speakers that sit comfortably in or over the ear.

 

However, this is all set to change as a whole new kind of headphone is making some serious sound waves in the market.

 

Introducing Sound Band™ - a wireless headset that does not use speakers and which has been in development since 2009. The headset does not feature speakers at all and instead uses surface sound technology, leaving the user's ears open to the sounds of the world around them.

 

How they work

 

Sound Band headphones are unique in the way that they do not use sound and rely instead on vibrations to allow the user to hear music and phone calls.

 

Surface sound technology is used to send tiny vibrations through the backs of the ears, bones and tissues, which then lands on your inner ear. The beauty of this is that the headphones do not block outside noise, leaving the user free to listen to the sounds of their surroundings.

 

Surface sound is completely silent until contact is made with the back of the ear. Only then do you - and only you - hear the crisp audio. As well as delivering an impressive range of sound, Sound Band is on the cutting edge of noise reduction, keeping your music and conversations private.

 

The wireless headset connects to devices like smartphones using Bluetooth and comes complete with dual omnidirectional microphones, allowing users to make calls which can then be controlled using buttons behind their head.

 

Benefits of 'speakerless' headphones

The benefits of wireless headphones are vast, and here are just a few benefits.

If you walk into a coffee shop wearing your headphones or are working away in the office while listening to your own music, you have to go to the effort of removing one or both of your earbuds to order that latte or answer a query from a colleague - and then waste time finding the most comfortable position while reinserting them.

The great thing about Sound Band headphones is that you no longer have to remove earbuds to interact with someone, meaning you can focus on multiple things at once. Whether you're listening out for your stop on the train, need to be able to hear the baby monitor or want to be a part of the conversation in the room, headphones without speakers let you do this.

Since the headphones are silent to others, users can listen to music or crank up the volume on phone calls without worrying about whether people around them can hear. Another benefit is that the ache that comes from jamming earbuds in your ears will become a thing of the past.

Sound Band headphones are therefore perfect for phone calls, music, GPS, audio books, intra-office communication or any other wireless personal audio. While the choice of headphones was traditionally between in-ear earbuds or over the ear headphones, headphones without speakers bring a whole new option to the table.