You see them more and more: in-ears that also let through ambient noise effortlessly, like the new Arc from Cleer Audio.
Normally, you snuggle an in-ear firmly into your ear. This results in a good sound quality, but it also completely blocks out the outside world. Especially when ANC is activated as well. Problem is, this creates a potentially dangerous situation, especially when playing outdoor sports on the streets. The Cleer Audio Arc in-ears aren’t to be put in your hearing canal, they hang above it. The sound is beamed into the ear canal, which means you still hear the surroundings as well. An ear hook is to keep the caps from falling off when you are busy. The Cleer Audio Arc plays for 7 hours on a full battery and they cost you $130.