While SSP Core is the only one of the Pathways that requires headphones, we recommend purchasing headphones that will suffice for Core and then use them for Connect and Balance when headphones are used.
- Over-the-ear (circumaural) headphones because they allow for an immersive sound experience
- On-ear headphones and earbuds are not recommended
- Avoid noise-canceling headphones (unless noise-canceling can be turned off)
- Bluetooth headphones are approved as long as the distance between the headphones and the device is kept to a minimum so as to not disrupt the music.
Noise-canceling headphones work by emitting a low-frequency sound that disrupts the mid-frequency sounds of background noise. These same mid-frequency sounds are critical to the efficacy of the SSP delivery. In addition, noise-canceling headphones create an isolating experience that could be felt as unsafe for some listeners.
Even inexpensive headphones can effectively deliver the mid-frequency sounds of the SSP. While high-quality headphones are better for full-frequency music, don't feel like you need to purchase the best headphones you can find.
Unyte original SSP headphones are available for purchase. If you are a Provider, you can access our SSP headphones for purchase through your MyUnyte account. Click on "Store". If you have a client account, you can contact a Unyte agent at email@example.com to place an order for our headphone set. ($69) Please provide your shipping address with your request.
Headphones with no Headphone Jack
If you do not have a headphone jack on your mobile device you will need a 3.5mm adapter in order to use typical headphones, including our SSP Headphones. Adapters are widely available in stores such as Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. An example of an adapter for both Apple and Android devices is pictured below.