Etymotic enhances its hf3 and mc3 noise-isolating headset by adding the new AWARENESS! features that “listens” to users’ surroundings and mixes any noise louder than normal background sounds directly into the earphones.
Designed to be used with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the Etymotic hf3 and mc3 are now enhanced with the AWARENESS! for Etymotic app that delivers a host of new control features:
- AutoPause – pauses and resumes music when the outside noise exceeds the set mic threshold so you never miss a thing!
- AutoSet – listens to the sounds around you and automatically sets a microphone threshold to make sure you hear anything above normal background noise
- AutoSet Plus - an advanced version of AutoSet, checks and adjusts the mic threshold at a set interval of your choice
- Bypass/Mic – switches the mic on or off whatever the threshold setting
- ClearVoice – makes all speech picked up by the microphone clearer and easier to hear
dB Noise Meter – upgrades the app meter to a Noise Meter to measure environmental noise
- Ducking – lowers the music when the mic is triggered and turns it back up when outside noise drops to normal levels
- Vibrate / Noise Alarm – makes the device vibrate when the mic threshold is exceeded
- VoiceOver UI – Optimized for VoiceOver for partially-sighted users
The Etymotic hf3 is priced at $179 and the mc3 costs $99.