March 4, 2008 Able Planet has incorporated its active noise canceling technology into a VoIP headset.
The Clear Voice VoIP Headset uses patent-pending Linx Audio™ - a system originally developed for hearing aids - which creates high frequency harmonics that enhance sound quality and speech clarity as well as filtering out undesirable frequencies or noise and soft clipping distortion. According to Able Planet, adding harmonics to the audio signal in this way is akin to the difference between playing a “C” note on a piano and the full “C” Chord, with the richer sound increasing the perception of loudness without the need to crank the volume up to ear-shattering levels and ensuring that speech and other high-frequency sounds are not smothered by bass tracks.
The Able Planet Clear Voice VoIP Headset was unveiled at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We haven't heard them in action yet - and no release dates or pricing has yet been announced on the Able Planet website, but judging by rave reviews (plus a CES Innovations Award for High Performance Audio) attracted by the company's Clear Harmony headphones based on the same technology , the VoIP headset will be well worth closer inspection.