Bay Area startup Wearhaus got their start with a genius new idea for headphones. The Arc Wireless Headphone headphone allows the user to share music with friends. Broadcast your playlist with a touch on the earpiece and your nearby friends can easily join in on the same musical vibe. Let’s take a look at the specs and features of this headphone and see if it’s worth the hype.
Warehaus Arc – Wireless Audio Sharing Headphones
In The Box
Included in the box is the Arc wireless headphone, microfiber pouch, brand book, USB charging cable, optional aux audio cable and decals. Sounds like everything you need to get started and keep your headphones safe and ready to go at a moments notice.
The main feature of this headphone is the ability to transmit audio to other Arc headphones in the area. Start your own listening party with Arc headphone users nearby. Even sponsor your own music discovery sessions to promote local or indie artists at your local coffee shop or public event. The possibilities are endless.
Other features in the Arc headphone are the built-in microphone, optional wired listening, firmware updater and mobile app. With the mobile app you can find local Arc headphone users in the area that are hosting music playlists. Even chat with local friends and headphone users to see what they’re up to and what’s on the musical menu.
Another interesting feature of the Warehaus Arc wireless headphone is the light setting. On the outside of the headphone earpiece is a light-bar that encircles the earcup. Use the app to change the color spectrum based on mood or set it to react to music. I imagine this is a pretty cool looking sight in low-light settings.
The Warehouse Arc wireless headphone features 40mm neodymium drivers with a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz. The 28.5 Ohm impedance is suitable for low output devices and the battery lasts up to 16-hours on a charge. The Arc uses Bluetooth 4.0 with AptX codecs for digital audio which is pretty much the industry standard in Bluetooth audio at the moment. Based on the specs this headphone should be quite good sounding and have strong Bluetooth pairing capability.
The Wearhaus Arc sounds to me like an amazing headphone. Sharing Bluetooth headphones with one device is impossible without a splitter or special app so the next best thing is headphones that do it for you. As a former online radio DJ I think this is a brilliant idea and can see a totally new way to share music with the world without all the legal red-tape and tech issues. Even just sharing music with friends or watching a movie from your laptop can now be easier. I’d love a chance to get my hands on a few of these headphones to really put them to the test.
The bottom line is the Arc wireless music sharing headphone has a lot of potential and could be a huge step forward in music listening technology. The Wearhaus Arc made it past their initial step in funding their Kickstarter campaign and now you can find them for sale on the website or via Amazon. They come in stylish black or white versions.