Exciting Futureahead headphone concept puts outward displays on its cans
An exciting headphone concept design by Olga Orel has surfaced on Behance featuring a pair of outward facing displays on each of its cans. The design takes its inspiration from headsets designed by Nathan Baldwin back in the 80s that integrated radios into them, but with a much more futuristic interpretation while still acknowledging its retro roots. Orel’s aim is to make the listening experience more personalized by allowing users to customize what their displays are showing.
Examples of content that can be displayed on the Futureahead headset include visualizing playlists, show tracking information, album art, abstract imagery or videos that reflect the listeners mood, and even the rhythm of the songs. When plugged in for charging, a graphic of how much charging is needed to get back to full. All of the functions, as you might expect, are controlled by an app, which includes being able to turn the display off if desired.
The headphone design is collapsible, allowing for easy portability while the headband is designed to be comfortable when worn for long periods thanks to an adjustable band and flexible earpieces. The ear pads are attached magnetically for easy replaceability. At this stage, there are no indications that the Futureahead headset will go into production, but it is certainly an eye-catching creation that could have appeal for those looking to stand out in the saturated, but largely conventional, headphone market.