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Apr 19, 2011

Maxell's Vibrabone HP-VBC40 Earbuds Can Rattle Your Skull, if You'd Like

Maxell has taken a slightly different approach to the bone conduction trope with its new Vibrabone HP-VBC40 earbuds – headphones that combine standard stereo drivers with the same bone-rattling, vibration-based technology we've all come to know and love. According to Maxell, the Vibrabone's hybrid system enhances the bass that would be coursing its way through your cranium, while its dual volume control allows users to fine tune that bass flow. 

Apparently, this bass adjustment mechanism puts less stress on your eardrums, which might make the entire bone conduction concept seem slightly less creepy. The earbuds come in black, blue and white, and will be available in Japan toward the end of April, for a little under ¥4,000 or about $50.
 
 

12 comments:

Aamir Muhammad said...

Mini vibrator?

Major.Mack said...

great. I love rattling my skull

GADAFINY said...

Looks cool

YourArgumentIsCurrentlyInvalid said...

what the?

Skeng said...

Thanks for the kind words over at my blog.

I didn't know bone conduction took off in the headphone world, I personally didn't find it any better and the biophysics of it all makes no sense to me but hey apparently it works!

Interesting stuff

Following :)

DerpFiles said...

I personally can't stand earbuds. They always fall out.

Bento.1337 said...

That sounds really cool. But I can't keep up with ear buds so it would be a waste of money for me.

Potholderz said...

That seems like a pretty cool concept, i'd love to try it out.

goat-on-a-stik said...

nice, i may get me a pair of these

-E- said...

was hanging out with a dude the other night who had $350 headphones. what a twat.

Jay said...

sounds painful!

Alphalpha said...

50 dollars is way cheaper than I would have expected, hmmm, I do need a real pair of headphones...