Koss, maker of the world’s first SP3 stereophone in 1958 has come up with an amazing Wi-Fi connected headphone, dubbed the Striva. The new headphone with an in-ear monitor system can stream music directly from internet. Fine, users are not expected to connect the device with a computer, tablet or smartphone with wires. They simply tune into free music tracks, radio stations and other music sources at the great comfort of not being connected with cables.
It has been 54 years back that we received the first SP3 stereophone from Koss. It has now developed yet another revolutionary product taking advantage of the contemporary technology. Thanks to internet, users can directly stream their favorite music from a variety of sources, says Michael J. Koss, the president and CEO of the company. Koss designers have been working with the Striva project for four years, Koss said.
Three noteworthy technological breakthroughs work behind the STRIVA Wi-Fi enabled headphones. The Striva Core, Striva CAP (Content Access Point) and MyKOSS online server are the innovative ideas that Koss has developed to realize the inventive Wi-Fi headphone, which also works with a headphone jack.
The Striva Core, a small battery-powered computer, acts as a web server and Wi-Fi receiver. Striva CAP is a small wireless access point, which allows the device to link with a headphone jack and to convert music from a computer, smartphone, tablet or music player. Finally, MyKOSS online server connects the headphone wirelessly to distant internet broadcasting sources.
Koss features a pair of Striva headsets; the Striva Tap in-ear monitor and the Striva Pro full-sized headphone. They are respectively priced at $500 and $450. The Tap in-ear model has a battery life of two hours and it will go down to 1.2 hours if used with the CAP. The second model offers a massive 15 hours and will drop down to 8 hours with the CAP.