These hybrid wireless headphones promise to give you an “eargasm"

Sonic Lamb promises more bass by strapping a subwoofer to your face

Sonic Lamb hybrid wireless headphones worn by a man against a pink backdrop
(Image credit: Sonic Lamb)

The best wireless headphones are incredible things, but as far as I'm aware none of them promise to give you an "eargasm". The Sonic Lamb hybrid headphones do. By combining traditional headphone drivers with something more like a subwoofer, they should deliver bass that's genuinely bone-shaking.

At first glance, the Sonic Lamb headphones look like any other pair of wireless over-ears, albeit a fairly hefty pair. But inside there are two sets of driver pairs instead of the usual single pair. The first pair are normal headphone drivers, but the second pair are designed to use bone conduction to transmit bass through your face.

Sonic Lamb wireless headphones

(Image credit: Sonic Lamb)

Feel the beat in your bones

Using bone conduction for audio isn't a first – we have a whole guide to the best bone conduction headphones, which are particularly good for outdoor types – but normally bone conduction is the only form of audio transmission. That limits the sound quality because bone conduction is great for low frequencies but pretty awful for treble. 

If you've ever been listening to speech or music while lowering your head into a swimming pool or bath you'll know what I mean: when high frequencies can't go directly into your ears, they vanish.

Sonic Lamb's solution is to combine that with traditional headphone drivers, which means you should get the full sonic picture with more bass than you'd get from an ordinary pair of 'phones. Their frequency response goes down to a subterranean 5Hz, and Bluetooth 5.1 has support for aptX HD.

Sonic Lamb is currently $199/£173 on Indiegogo (opens in new tab) for super early birds; deliveries should begin in March 2023.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).