One clear benefit of the wireless headsets is they allow you to have a large-scale yoga class in an area where you may not be permitted to amplify sound; for example, on the beach. The headsets also reduce the need for electricity (Sound Off uses a portable battery pack the size of an iPhone), and allow participants to adjust the volume to their liking, so people in the back of the class can hear and people in the front aren’t “blown out.”
The headsets also have three audio channels, permitting Sound Off to produce multiple fitness events in the same space at the same time, and change colors based on what the user is listening to, so you can tell who’s listening to what.
“Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, I think the shared intimate experience it creates where you’re completely in the zone is what makes it special,” Valere-Couturier says.
BY JENNIFER D’ANGELO FRIEDMAN of Yoga Journal