More than just a pair of headphones? 

Halo Neuroscience released its brain-training Halo Sport headphones to the consumer market. There’s a lot of talk going around about this device. But what do they do, you ask?

These over-the-ear headphones supposedly deliver tiny electrical impulses directly to the motor cortex, the area of your brain that controls body movement, putting those brain cells in a state of hyperplasticity.

In simple words, it’ll make your brain temporarily more receptive to learning physical movement. Now this may look like a device from the futuristic science movies, but the technology backing up these claims is grounded in actual research and real-world trials.

Credits : Ars Technica

Halo Neuroscience cites multiple studies and trials asserting that groups training while using the Halo Sport showed measurable improvement in strength, reaction times, and precision of movements versus control groups who trained without.

To answer your most basic question – Yes! these headphones do play music too. You can plug them into any audio device using the included flat audio cable with in-line mic. You won’t be able to listen to music wirelessly, however, since the built-in Bluetooth connection is used exclusively for pairing the neuroprimers to the Halo Sport app on your smartphone or mobile device.

What does it cost? For $749, you can have this device zap their neurons!

Initially, Halo Sport was made for Sports, but now musicians are looking into it too! The fundamental part of every musician’s career is pure and hard physical movement of body parts too. Would this help in improving speed and  increasing precision for musicians?

Take a look at the video below where Mario Marzo is experimenting with these headphones.

Is this too good to be true? We’ll only know once we try it out ourselves!