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Speakers in your car head rest, would you like it?

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In the world of automotive technology, innovation is the name of the game. One such innovation that has been making waves recently is the integration of speakers into car headrests. But the question remains: is this a feature that drivers and passengers would appreciate?

The Headrest Speaker Concept

The idea behind headrest speakers is simple: to provide a more immersive and personal audio experience for each individual in the vehicle. By placing speakers closer to the ears of the occupants, the sound quality is significantly improved, and the need for high-volume audio, which can often be a distraction to the driver, is reduced.

The Product

Harman recently demonstrated their latest innovation – the ‘Seat Sonic’ system. The are 8 watt nearfield speakers capable of reproducing sound frequencies between 200 Hz and 20kHz. It will also come with a 70 watt woofer installed in the seat frame. This will ensure that the vibrations are transferred directly to the user’s body for an immersive experience.

This is a part of the ‘Ready Together System’ from Harman. It’s goal is to have individual sound settings for each passenger.

The Benefits

One of the main advantages of headrest speakers is the enhanced audio experience. With speakers located closer to the ears, the sound is more direct and less distorted. This can be particularly beneficial for passengers who want to listen to their own music without disturbing others in the car.

Moreover, headrest speakers can also offer individual volume control, allowing each passenger to adjust the sound level to their preference. This can be a boon for families or groups with diverse audio preferences.

The Concerns

However, there are also concerns associated with this innovation. One of the primary concerns is the potential for distraction. While the speakers are designed to provide a more personal audio experience, there is a risk that they could distract the driver, particularly if they are not used responsibly.

Another concern is the potential impact on comfort. Integrating speakers into the headrest could affect the comfort of the seats, particularly on long journeys. Manufacturers will need to ensure that the integration of this technology does not compromise the comfort of their vehicles.

Also, the cost of installing such speakers could be higher than the traditional system.

So, would you like speakers in your car headrest? The answer to this question will largely depend on your personal preferences and how you value the potential benefits against the possible drawbacks.

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