However, a
user’s world has changed dramatically within the 21st century: people create
music themselves, save their image collections in clouds and even share their
exercise activities with friends online.

to that rapid trend raises the question: what might happen to headphones in a
100 years’ time? Right now, they seem to be a kind of stagnated, yet unsociable
device, which restricts the perception of surrounding sounds and prevents
interaction among people. Contemporary users however require for something
different and new when listening to music – a new experience that has the power
to overcome the aforementioned restrictions.


inevitably leads to the question: what does the next generation of sound
devices in the future look like?

This is THE
innovation: ‘SOUND DROP’, which gives us an entirely new sound experience in
the near future.

The special
headphones are totally worked in wireless and compatible with all common smart

Imagine you
are walking along the street and you can discover sound traces left by other
people in certain spots – an enjoyable mystery that stimulates everyone’s
fantasy. You can also add comments for the producers of these sounds, recommend
them to your friends and finally collect them in your private playlist.
Furthermore the most outstanding experience with SOUND DROP is that you can be
a producer as well as a listener. When you feel like creating your own sound,
you just record either the music you currently listen to or the present
background sound you experience. Afterwards you can remix it with a diverse set
of instruments. After finishing the sound producing process, just place it at
the sound spot close by. The whole procedure can be done with just one finger
and your sound will be available to other people to interact with.

The cool
meshed lighting indicator shows 3 different colour schemes depending on the
availability status of your sounds.

lime-colored light for instance signals the sharing modes of your sounds –
other people are now allowed to listen to the sounds you have placed. The red
light shows that you are currently producing new sounds. The blue light appears
when you are looking for some new sound traces. During the discovering mode,
the blue light glows lighter and lighter when you get closer to a sound-drop

There are
also functional details for an optimized utilization. The foldable sub band
enables stable and comfortable wearing. When not in use, the band shrinks to a
very compact size for convenient storage. Furthermore, the textured buttons and
the interface guarantee control of the headphones even without looking.

The visual interface provides extended features
with further details about your sound experiences. When you explore sound
traces, it additionally helps to navigate the spot, visualize contained sounds
and handle playlists easily. Finally, it is also possible to check your own
sound status at “my fans”, “discovered sounds”, “my sound ranking” and so on.

Karel Golta

Karel J. Golta

CEO + Founder

Karel, CEO and founder of INDEED, is Swiss but far from being neutral. When he's not planning "the next big thing" with clients, you can controversially discuss with him the value of design.

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