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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Music on the move brings innovation to the ears
Wakako Takeuchi / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
The growth in portable digital music players and home theaters offering high fidelity sound has spurred a boom in top-end headphones.
One product attracting consumer attention is active noise-canceling headphones that shut out external noise to improve the quality of the listening experience.
The new style headphones were developed using techniques originally designed for use by pilots. A microphone in each earpiece picks up and analyzes external sound waves such as those of a …