By Andrew Liszewski
While headphones allow you to listen to your music without disturbing other people, they’re also more likely to damage your ears due to the concentrated sounds, and can prevent you from hearing anything else. So as an alternative you might want to try these OUTI headphones from Zelco which actually clip to the outside of your ear and transmit the sounds as vibrations through the skin and cartilage. That way you can listen to your music while still carrying on a conversation for example.
However Popular Mechanics found that the parts that attach to your ears actually make it easier for other people to hear your music when compared to traditional ear buds. And the sound that eventually reaches your eardrums is a lot quieter. On the plus side the OUTI’s produce an intense bass sensation that can actually be felt throughout your entire body. That alone makes me want to try them out, though I’m not sure if it’s enough to make me switch.
The OUTI headphones are available directly from Zelco for $110.