Move over 'Beats by Dre', there are new headphones in town and they promise to be, not just better and sleeker, but revolutionary as well. According to the company, Streamz Inc, their product is the beginning of the renaissance in ‘’wearable entertainment’’ by being the first headset with an integrated player, Wi-Fi connection, storage, high fidelity DAC and amp, color display and Bluetooth. It is an integration galore that seeks to replace the music entertainment on the phones and portable music devices as we know it.
Dubbed 'smart headphones', Streamz has a built-in Android player that stores music as well as a Wi-Fi connection, allowing a wearer to stream music from online services such as Spotify and Pandora. .
The headphones will be presented to the public for the first time form the 6th till the 9th January in Las Vegas, and the shipment and sales are expected to start in the first quarter of 2015.
The company is hopeful that the headphones are to bring a whole new level of music enjoyment, promising their potential customers that the sound quality will no longer have to be sacrificed for mobility. According to the company, Streamz headphones will, for the first time, transmit high resolution 96 kHz/24 bit music on the go without a player.
This high resolution audio and music will offer fans a superior quality sound experience over the widely used compressed formats, such as MP3. This will mean that the music listened to in high resolution will be closer to what the musicians and sound engineers were working with in the studio and it is the closest to the actual performance by the artist. .
Streamz is already preparing new software updates for the headphones, including “VOXXI”, a voice controlled module that allows users to select, search and play music with Google voice commands.
Whether the Streamz will truly revolutionize the “music on the go” will be evidenced by the sales and user reception in 2015, however being the pioneer in player-less headphones might prove to be a distinct advantage for Streamz.
Streamz will display their product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the second week of January - an event that gathers around 140,000 people each year.
CES has seen some world changing debuts at their show, starting with VCR making a debut in 1970, High Definition Television in 1998 and Blue-Ray disk in 2003. Time will tell if 2015 will be the year of Streamz and the revolution in 'wearable entertainment'.