$249 (about £160) dopplerlabs.com
What is it? Here is a set of wireless earbuds that allow you to ‘instantly control real world audio’ according to its creator, Doppler Labs. Each pair comes with an app to adjust real world volume, while it also has an equaliser and even a set of effects. When’s it due? Sounds out December 2015 Why are we excited? These aren’t earbuds that stream or play back music, but their ability to customise the sounds around you to suit your needs presents a wide variety of applications. Whether you want a device that can mute distractions, tweak live music or act as a discreet hearing aid, here could be the solution for iPhone users.