A pair of high-end in-ear wireless headphones called PineBuds are on the horizon. These include features most would expect in 2022, like ambient and environment noise cancellation, and a lengthy battery life. The earbuds will also be end-user flashable, opening up a world of possible uses.

“There will be a wide variety of things developers and (eventually) end-users will be able to do with the earbuds – flash custom sound signatures, determine touch controls, adjust resonance to fit the user’s ear canal resonance,” Pine64 say.

If I can change the batteries, that would be a major winner for me!

See https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/pine64-open-source-pinebuds-wireless-ear-buds

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  • MerchantsOfMisery
    2 years ago

    I don’t think this is a cash grab but I too am of the mindset that wired > wireless headphones.

    Wireless headphones almost always are obsolete within 5-10 years tops for a variety of reasons. A good pair of wired headphones can last decades and I can already feel the angry eyes of people reading this about to say “WHAT CABLE LASTS DECADES?!” and my answer is… very few! But I’d feel much better about replacing a cable on my headphones than I would replacing lithium batteries on wireless headphones or worse, replacing the headphones every 5-10 years.