Wireless earbuds, like AirPods and Bragi Dash, are all the rage these days, but they all have one common problem: You can’t hear ambient sound around you.

But with Sony’s Xperia Ear Open-style concept wireless earbuds, you can hear all the wonderful (and terrible) sounds around you while looking like someone straight out of a sci-fi movie.

First announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Sony brought them back out to IFA in Berlin and let me try them out. The company says it’s making good progress toward a consumer release.

More about Gadgets, Sony, Audio, Wireless Earbuds, and Ifa

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