Mindset Headphones Teach You to Focus

Do you need help focusing? These headphones were designed to help you do so on a whole new level. Meet Mindset Headphones.

Mindset Headphones Teach You to Focus

Mindset Headphones Powered by Onkyo are equipped with the necessary tools to teach you how to better focus for a more productive work day. Did you know we are disturbed on average every 11 minutes at work and it takes about an average of 23 minutes to get back on track after we’ve been disturbed? That leads to 20,000 distracted work hours in your career turning out to account for 28 percent of your work day. Awful!

Mindset Headphones

Mindset aims to get you back on track through readings of your brain’s activity. The headphones are fit with five electroencephalography (EEG) sensors (in the headband) which read and react to your brain’s EEG readings in real time. As the Canadian company explains, “using advanced machine learning, Mindset recognizes the patterns in the EEG signal that represent a deep, focused mind…¬†Sophisticated processing techniques can be used to infer emotional states, anxiety levels, concentration, and more.” More meaning intense productive sessions.

Mindset Headphones

“With Mindset, you can schedule deep work sessions to get in the zone. During deep work sessions, Mindset can alert you whenever you get distracted, so you can return to task immediately.” Pretty cool! Over time, this method is technically training your mind on how to recognize when you’ve become distracted and quickly regain your concentration. The company adds that this method eventually helps you to better focus even when you aren’t wearing their headphones.

Moreover, Mindset is said to become more personalized to you and subsequently better at reading and helping you to focus. “Over time, Mindset can give suggestions on how to improve your productivity: schedule emails during your downtime, and save your best hours for your deep work sessions.” Users can also schedule neurofeedback sessions in which Mindset headphones are able to provide additional information on your activity and how to improve. But that’s not all. Mindset features active noise cancelling to filter out distracting ambient noise. Bluetooth technology makes for a more convenient wire-free listening experience, as well. To note, when using both Bluetooth and active noise cancellation the headphones will run for up to 8 hours. As for sound, the company promises high quality audio.

If you’re interested in grabbing a pair of Mindset headphones head over to Kickstarter and make an early bird pledge of $229. Orders will ship to backers in December 2017.

Mindset Headphones Specs:

  • 3 active dry electrodes: C3, Cz, C4
    ~200k impedance
  • 2 active dry reference electrodes: A1 & A2
    ~100k impedance
  • EEG signal processing chipset
    1uVPP noise floor
    Actively shielded wires
    Up to 16kHz sampling rate
  • Accelerometer


  • 800mAh
  • 8 hours continuous playback, ANC, and data streaming


  • Optional 3.5mm audio cable
  • USB-C connector
  • Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 + 2.1


  • 40mm audio driver
  • Active Noise Cancellation

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