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Funky Sound Studio is developing headphones that have OLED screens and AI smarts

By Marcus Wong - on 11 Jan 2018, 4:37pm

Funky Sound Studio is developing headphones that have OLED screens and AI smarts

OLED screens and Artificial Intelligence aren’t exactly what you’d associate with luxury headphones, but that’s exactly what new startup Funky Studio Group has done with their headphones. "Debussy" is what they’re calling their first line-up, and it consists of two models – “Nathaniel” and “Claire de Lune” – with the naming no doubt a reference to the famous French composer Claude Debussy.

Both will come in two different color options and  offer luxury design and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and even a built-in SIM card slot for 4G networking. Each model also has 4GB of onboard storage so you won’t even need a music player to use them.

The Clair De Lune comes in six versions.

Sound & Vision reports that there will be voice command capabilities to let you control the headphones, and you will even be able to add a virtual assistant like Siri to expand capabilities into tasks like reading out your schedule or your emails. There’s also a color OLED touchscreen built into one ear cup that you can use for navigating contents, building playlists etc. When the headphones are on your head, gesture controls will let you control volume.

The flagship Nathaniel is priced at US$4990!

Interestingly enough, the headphones are supposed to use binaural stereo recording technology and built-in head-tracking capabilities to record environmental sounds that can be played in 3D. A pre-order campaign is supposedly being put together for March, the Nathaniel will be priced at US$4990, while the Claire de Lune will come in a choice of six different finishes price from US$1390 to US$2990.

Sources: Sound & Vision, What Hi-Fi?,Android Headlines