The world around you is about to sound a lot more awesome, especially if you're going to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival near Palm Springs, California, this April. If so, you'll be able to adjust the sound around you.
If you want to hear a band's percussion thump heavier, you can make it do that. If you want a band to play louder, adjust the sound up. Or, you can silence the screaming twentysomethings standing next to you.
You can do that with Doppler Labs' Here earbuds, which the company describes as bionic earbuds. They work in a similar way to hearing aids.
You put the Here earbuds in your ears. Then you use its phone app to adjust the live sounds around you, thanks to algorithms the company developed.
The Here earbuds got their start on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, where they raised more than $600,000. Coachella will be the first time Here is available to people, other than those who chipped in to the Kickstarter fund.