Stages has created two augmented listening devices that provide a new level of choice and personalization to transform everyday auditory experiences. Both the Hero headphones and Sidekick tabletop product contain Stages’ patented technology to narrowly identify and capture desired incoming voices and sounds based on user preferences (e.g., direction and keyword/voice recognition), virtually eliminating undesired ones in the process, using an 8 microphone array. By mixing audio and ambient sound, both products make it possible to keep your headphones/earbuds on while listening and talking. No more lip reading and no more removing devices to have conversations. Meant for mobile lifestyles, the Hero offers superior noise cancellation with wired or wireless capability. Audiophile-level sound quality with onboard low EMI Class H stereo amplifiers and integrated dual ultra-low power audio codecs. The Sidekick offers the same premium quality audio technology as the Hero and is meant for tabletop usage. It’s compatible with nearly all wired or wireless headphones/earbuds and is rechargeable and portable. Both products are now available on Indiegogo.