While the iPhone and iPad are great for rocking to pretty much any music imaginable, listening to your tunes can really be dangerous if the sound through your headphones is too loud.
According to the American Academy of Audiology, the recommended safe headphone volume listening level is a maximum of 85 dB for no more eight hours. But most all portable devices can produce sound of more than 100 dB. That can easily lead to some type of noise-induced hearing loss.
But a new Kickstarter project is looking to make jamming out a much safer proposition. The Aegis Pro headphones are designed by 16-year-old Kinglsey Cheng and his father.
The headlining feature of the headphones is combined technology that limits the volume to 85 dB maximum, active noise cancellation, and a decibel equalizer. The headphones are wireless and connect to your device via Bluetooth technology. A built-in battery can provide up to 14 hours of music playback before needing to be recharged.
If the battery runs out, you can also listen to music using the headphones in a normal wired mode.
Right now, for an early bird pledge of $99 you can reserve a pair of headphones in one of five selected colors – gold, black, white, blue, or red.
The project has already easily blown past its $25,000 original goal with almost $41,000 pledged. All rewards are estimated to ship sometime in January 2016.
I definitely applaud Cheng for such a worthy idea, and hopefully he can educate more users about the hearing loss problem while offering a unique solution.
For other recent accessory news, see: House of Marley’s Chant Sport takes a swim without a problem, Logitech branches out with its new Logi Circle home monitoring camera, and Sonos pumps up the volume with a new Play:5 speaker.