I have talked to Mike Riley, at www.earglasses.com
Next month, he is introducing a new product, a plastic shell
that fits over each ear and has an adhesive on the part that goes behind the ear. This is from a recent e-mail...
"The product itself emits a dull "click" when struck with a fingernail,
but is very, very unlikely to "ring" when serving to deflect sound waves
into the ear canal. Given most audiophiles' preference for pure
stereo setups, you might be interested in the fact that the lenses,
when worn, will reduce the amount of Haas-effect room reflections
from bouncing off of the walls and into your ears. This can enhance stereo
imaging, but won't help matters if you wish to listen to a 5.1 or 7.1
home theater setup."
Mike also says, "the shape is semi-spherical... designed to reflect
sound waves coherently into the opening of the ear canal of the
I simply tried a different approach, with the furniture dots, using the "natural" characteristics of the human ear. (Maybe it is respect for
evolution?) And, for me, increasing the angle of the surface of the ear (pointing forward) has led to very satisfying results, and with very little cost and effort.
I will be giving the earglasses a try, too, next month.
(Their main market is the mass millions whose hearing is declining.)
Mike maintains that the earglasses are "audiophile ready," and that
no further tweaks will improve their performance.
So, a holiday gift for the audiophile who "has everything?"
A nicely wrapped package of furniture dots! Anyone tried them, yet?