Hearing the Latest About Headphones
Over 10 years, you could be looking at harmful effects in later years. Our safe-listening earphones for children take all that out of the hands of the parents, because they follow safe listening levels proscribed by government and audiology groups. A child could use these in any listening device and it would restrict output level so that they will not exceed limits for four-, six- and eight-hour periods. Our packaging and marketing message will help parents understand the technology. And since the line is noise-isolating, it also encourages the child to turn the volume down because he's not fighting all the rest of the noise.
We also have a software application that allows the parent to configure when the mic will trigger so that when the parent wants to talk to the child, they can, without pulling their earphones out or without the child pretending that they don't hear the parent. It also gives a child when he's out skateboarding an ability to have enhanced situational awareness so that he can hear noise he should be aware of, and it will disrupt the music.
Mike Klipsch, President/Global Operations, Klipsch: We take a two-pronged approach on the technology front, emphasizing comfort and acoustic performance. We spend a lot of time in research with audiologists in how to improve comfort. We have patented oval eartips that have been highly regarded in the industry and which have been a big point for us.Not only does it improve comfort; it improves the seal and the bass performance. On the acoustics side, we have dedicated engineers focused on microdriver technology. We have a 65-year history of what a Klipsch speaker should sound like, and we work hard to make our headphone products match up with that, in terms of the sonic signature.