Doppler Labs creating ‘Hearables’ that’ll allow you to control what you hear at concerts

Doppler Labs has revealed it’s raised $17 million (£11 million) in Series B funding, in addition to the $635,000 (£409,400) snagged through its recent Kickstarter campaign.

The New York-based startup is working on its Here Active Listening system, which allows user to control what they hear in a live environment.

The technology comprises a pair of Bluetooth-enabled earbuds and a smartphone app, which Doppler Labs says will allow you to optimise sound.

Still struggling to get your head around it? These examples should help you.

If you’re on a flight with a crying baby, you can use the system to dampen those screams.

Similarly, you can turn up bass at a concert, or cut out background chatter if you’re working on your debut novel at the local Starbucks.

Noah Kraft, the CEO and co-founder of Doppler Labs, says Here Active Listening is primarily designed for enhancing the live music experience.

However, he also claims that it could be used for more advanced purposes in the future, such as real-time translation.

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It will go on sale for $250 (£160) towards the end of the year, though Kickstarter backers will gain early access at a discounted price of $200 (£130).