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Jan 31, 2011

Klang Ultrasonic Speaker Puts the Sound Waves Where Only You Can Hear 'Em

How can you listen to music as loud as you want without headphones and without annoying people around you? Consider Klang's ultrasonic speakers, which use a 30,000hz frequency to beam an audible wave to a single point.

Designed as part of a project hosted by Bang & Olufsen, the Klang speakers use a satellite dish design and sound physics to focus the beam to one specific point. As Dvice points out, the soundwave is above the threshold of human hearing range, but ultrasonic waves split in three, producing an audible wave encapsulated by two inaudible ones. Sound is only noticeable when it hits an obstruction. And because of this, the left ear can only hear sound coming from the left speaker and the right ear can only hear sound from the right speaker, creating an intense stereo experience.

But what does this mean for you, the user? Well, if these speakers were more than a prototype, you could enjoy porn and/or Justin Bieber as loud as you want without your parents and/or roommates ever knowing. Obviously.

25 comments:

my day in a sentence said...

Now this sounds awesome. O_o

erics said...

looks like it'd cost an arm and a leg.

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

Looks like a lot of money for the sake of not irritating somebody.

I think I just stay cheap and annoying o_O

Nokel said...

you know what'd be really awesome? if you could direct us to where we could buy this stuff... or who's making it :P

Chris said...

Wow, this is really awesome

chrischaos said...

sounds awesome! excuse the pun

mrecan said...

whoah awesome technology

Tsipise said...

It's still in a development stage, but it will be there, sooner than we think.

The Gamer Girl said...

o.0 Weird.

temptation said...

great. nice gadget :)

brotosterone said...

looks awesome

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Kai Drakken said...

Man, I'd love a set of those. My roommate works nights, and sleeps days, so I can never play my music too loud cause he's always sleeping.

Check me out at:
http://brassdragons.blogspot.com/

ZygoteWashington said...

Good knowing that I can now watch porn without distracting my roommate!

level85nerd said...

@ zygote: my first thought, too!

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Hans Krüger said...

Oh my God, this is fascinating but also frightening.

Viking Leader said...

Holy shit this is awesome!

Fighthesky said...

Woah... now THAT is pretty spiffy.

This is me, wishing that I wasn't a broke college student. XD

I would settle for being a broke college student with a pair of awesome satellite dish speakers though...

trippinkets said...

i hate using headphones, this looks like a pretty sweet alternative. following and supporting

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PS3 Fnatic said...

Pretty damn awesome, never would have thought of that!

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Some dude said...

Sounds expensive.

metalpickle said...

Sweet!
...But how much?

Doo said...

Now this is seriously awesome! I can only imagine the experience!

However, they will cost a ton of money if they ever get produced ^^

murz90 said...

I want them now :O

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¡ɥsoſ said...

I wonder how much these costs

SOUNDS pretty expensive, har har har