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 - Apr 6, 2012
References: earhero & mobilemag
There are tons of headsets and earphones today that provide amazing sound quality, comfort, and style. However, one issue that is not often addressed is a safer music experience. Many noise-canceling headphones and in-ear earbuds, while may be ideal in a working or indoor environment, can prove to be quite problematic for the casual, everyday user. In a outdoor, city context, blocking outside noise can actually be quite dangerous.Thankfully, after seven years of research, audiologist Matt Murphy has found a way to avoid all of these day-to-day dangers of a city dweller, without having to sacrifice the sound quality and comfort you will find in a premium set of headphones.

The earHerosport contains two ultra tiny speakers small enough not to block the entire ear canal. Though it might be silly to want to hear background noise at home or in a small community, this allows those in the busy city to jam to your favorite tunes while being able to hear incoming traffic, talk to your friends, or even talk on the phone without interrupting the ambiance of your iPod. The comfortable design is also supposed to help prevent from long-term hearing loss. earHero also comes in a pro version, which contains a subtly thin and clear wire, making the piece virtually invisible. Though it really has no advantage over the sport version unless you are a security detail, you get a free upgrade to the pro version when you purchase the earHerosport. Both versions are available for $149 a piece.

Whether you are hitting the slopes or just walking to work, earHero ensures that you are aware of your surroundings in a fast pace environment. Although these earphones are a bit pricey, they excel where all other headphones and earphones cannot, a safer music experience.