Earphones are a good way of tuning out the world and letting you immerse yourself in the music. However sometimes it can be dangerous as it prevents us from hearing what’s going on around us, like construction, oncoming cars, people talking to us, and so on. However if you desire that isolation and wish there was a way to tune out the world around you, you’re in luck.

Launching on Kickstarter today is a project for a pair of earbuds called Here Active Listening. According to the description of the device, “Here has been engineered to give you control of any and all live listening experiences: Suppress the jet engine on an airplane. Reduce a baby crying. Boost the bass at a club. Live mix a concert by adding reverb. Enhance your senses and personalize every listening experience.”

Created by the folks at Doppler Labs, from what we can tell, basically these are a pair of earbuds that gives you the volume control for the world you are living in. This will come in handy for all sorts of situations, like when you’re at a concert and you feel it’s getting too loud, or when you’re in a cafe trying to study but it’s too distracting with people chatting all around you, and so on.

The earbuds will also come with an accompanying smartphone app that allows the wearer to control it, such as add sound effects as well as activate preset modes. There is even a built-in equalizer that you can adjust. It helps that the design of the Here earbuds are pretty sleek and minimalist, thus allowing you to walk around with them in your ears without drawing too much attention.

We have to admit that the Here earbuds are a pretty awesome idea and if you’d like to help fund the project, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.

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