Vibrating headphones unlikely to shake up PMP market

Jun 22, 2007
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Forgive my naivety, but do you really want your ears to vibrate?  Korean earphone manufacturer En-Tech obviously think you do, hence these ugly-looking clip-on VIBE 'phones that remind me of something you might wear in a swimming pool.  The idea is that you boost your experience of the music by firing vibrations through your head in time with it, a sensation that previously would have required turning the volume up so loud that your ear-drums burst.

 

 En-Tech NVE-100 vibrating earphones

At 99,000KRW ($105.81) it seems an expensive way to get your kicks.  Your musical enjoyment would probably be far better - and cheaply - improved with a set of aftermarket Sony or Sennheiser headphones, which make up in sound quality what they lack in quiver-power.

 VIBE vibrating earphones

En-Tech vibrating earphones

En-Tech VIBE

En-Tech [via AVING]


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