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Muzik One headphones come with built-in Spotify controls
Audio and smartphone companies are promising much more than just music playback in their bid to convince us that the future lies with wireless audio, and these type of “smart” headphones are now starting to hit the market. Musik, a startup backed by Twitter, has just unveiled its Musik One headphones which want to be the “smartphone of headphones”. Hmm.
The novel new feature with these headphones is that they come with four user programmable hot keys on the side, which can be used to control apps on your connected smartphone. So, users can program the buttons on the headphones to play, share, and control your Spotify music, for example. There’s a dedicated Connect App that is used to integrate the headphones with these other services, which also includes Facebook, IFTTT, and Twitter.
App support is limited to iOS right now, but will be coming to Android soon. The headphones also feature 40mm drivers, interchangeable cups that you can switch between over-the-ear and on-ear cushions, and dual microphones for phone calls.
The Musik One is Bluetooth enabled, but the company claims that its proprietary technology allows for “wireless high-definition audio”. Although listeners should still expect some form of compression. Still, the wireless headphones boast an impressive 50 foot range and 30 hours worth of battery life. Fortunately, there’s also a 3.5mm socket for picky audiophiles, if your phone still has one of those.
If you’re interested, you can grab a pair for $299 right now from Amazon or the company’s website. The Musik One comes in your choice of black, champagne, or silver color options. Interested?