The Sony Walkman transformed how we curate and control our own intimate sound world. 40 years on and our audio devices have changed beyond recognition but the stereo headphone stubbornly remains the default means for consuming content – until now. Advances in wearable computing technology have finally reached the humble headphone and audio AR provides the platform for opening our ears to new personalized sound experiences for entertainment, information and communication. How will smart headphones seamlessly and effectively blend real world content with immersive augmented sound layers and so transform how we engage with our world and what we listen to as we go about our lives? Join our panel of world leading audio experts and get an ear for what our future will sound like.
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