These headphones promise to do much more than help you listen to music

Headphones have been getting much more interesting recently with all sorts of noise-cancelling, sleep enhancing features appearing, although we wonder at what cost to battery life.

Nuheara’s IQbuds are currently hoovering up the donations on Indiegogo, having attracted nearly 10x more funding than was asked for.

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The inevitable app will help you customise them to your needs

And the reason is down to their promised versatility, offering the ability to boost sound in social settings or crowded places, the ability to cancel or reduce the volume in noisy situations, the ability to connect to a Bluetooth music player wirelessly and the ability to make hands free phone calls.

IQbuds will be available in December for $299 but are available to early birds for $199.