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Listen to your favorite songs in peace with Harman’s new audio solution

No need to fight with other passengers over control of the radio

We'd like to see if Harman's headrest can confine loud death-metal music to its user. PHOTO FROM HARMAN

We’ve featured several cars equipped with insane audio systems. Some versions of the Mercedes S-Class, for example, have over 20 speakers that can generate any kind of sound in great detail—from a pin drop to a gong. But despite having that many speakers, the music cannot be split between the passengers. If one wants to listen to Rey Valera’s greatest hits, everybody listens to Rey Valera greatest hits.

Keep the kids busy by playing 'Baby Shark' on these screens. PHOTO FROM HARMAN

But audio specialist Harman might just have a solution so that BTS fans don’t roundhouse-kick the Nora Aunor faithful over song choices. It’s called the Personal Audio Headrest. Just like the name suggests, this clever gadget can reportedly allow each vehicle occupant to have an individualized sound experience that won’t disturb fellow passengers.

Harman claims that users can have a choice of two-channel or surround sound, and that the Personal Audio Headrest can be seamlessly integrated into any vehicle as the device simply has to fit the carmaker’s headrest mounting rails. This gadget also works with the audio company’s Ready Together suite of technologies that includes individual monitors and customizable user profiles.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.