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College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.

By Jodi Helmer

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Ketan Rahangdale felt tied down. A DJ who spent his nights spinning records at clubs, Rahangdale was tethered to his equipment; with his headphones connected to the turntables and mixer, it was difficult to maneuver around the DJ booth or move to the music.

"There were a million wires, and it took hours to set up," Rahangdale recalls. "I remember thinking, ."

Rahangdale wanted to investigate the possibility of creating a device to replace audio cables. As a freshman in Babson's entrepreneurship program, he worked on a business plan and sought out partnerships with engineers to develop the technology for wireless headphones. He later transferred to the University of Miami to be closer to those partners.