Blue Microphones has been doing exactly that for years: capturing audio. But now, they also output it.
Thanks to the new Mo-Fi headphones, audiophiles can get superior audio quality from just about any device. And it’s actually explained using what methods: a built-in, high-powered audio amplifier, 50mm fiber-reinforced dynamic drivers, a sealed over-ear design for maximum isolation, a multi-jointed, and of course, adjustable headband to keep the earcups parallel on a wearer’s head.
To power all that, a built-in rechargeable battery good for 12 hours of playtime and the ability to listen even after you run out of juice, along with three all-analog performance modes that can suit the Mo-Fi to whatever kind of audio you’re listening to.
Sounds good, probably even professional quality, and even though it’s $350, I think this is a pretty good idea. You know, because you totally want to hear it — no pun intended.