Social headphones bring back the art of listening to music together

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Music is something that should be shared with friends, but the rise of iPods and smartphones means that many consumers now experience music predominantly as a solitary affair, closed off from the world through their headphones. We've already seen Muzik attempt to make headphones more social with built-in buttons to instantly share current tracks on social media. Now California-based startup Wearhaus is introducing its ARC headphones, which can pair with other nearby users, syncing audio across multiple devices. Using Bluetooth, the headphones are linked wirelessly to wearers' mobile device, which uses the ARC app as a control dashboard. Through the…

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