About Headphones

About Headphones

What Is Qi Wireless Charging?

Qi-wireless charging is a global standard for charging our portable gadgets without a cable. It provides a convenient way of placing our smartphone or earbuds on a charging pad that slowly fills up a battery. In the near future, we'll see more and more products charge wirelessly. Some consumer electronics like smartphones,…

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Why Is USB-C Better Than Micro-USB In Headphones?

Nowadays, it's disappointing to see a Micro-USB port in headphones. There's better technology available. And even if you're on a tight budget, your next headphones should come with USB-C charging port. See below why. Why Change the Port To USB-C? Micro-USB was already a universally accepted standard. That begs the question: why change…

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Open-Back vs. Closed-Back Headphones: What's the Difference?

Buying new headphones seems easy at first but can get more complicated once you learn there are different headphone designs to choose from. Here we're going into the differences between closed-back headphones and open-back headphones. Headphone back design isn't some marketing term that, in reality, doesn't impact overall…

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Bluetooth 5.1 vs. Bluetooth 5.0: Is It Important for Headphones?

It seems as if SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group) announced Bluetooth 5.0 only yesterday, and we already have Bluetooth version 5.1 knocking on our door. What can you expect from the upgrade, and are the new features important for headphones? Let's find out. What Was New With Bluetooth 5.0? The leap from Bluetooth 4.2 to 5.0…

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What is Stereo Imaging in Headphones?

Stereo imaging represents how precisely a headphone (or speaker) can pinpoint a direction of a specific sound. Headphones have many different characteristics that make them individually unique. Apart from isolation, sound signature, sound quality, and soundstage, there is also a capability of how accurate they are at imaging. What…

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Everything You Need To Know About Ear Tips

It's quite impressive how good IEMs (in-ear monitors) sound. But to perfectly transfer the sound from the drivers to your eardrum, you need a perfect seal from the outside world. And for that, you need quality ear tips. Many people often find in-ear headphones or earbuds uncomfortable or sounding worse than full-sized headphones.…

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Why You Should Care About Headphone Earpads

A while ago, you bought yourself a nice pair of headphones. After some time the sound quality got worse, and the earpads became stiff and uncomfortable. For some, this is a sign to buy new headphones. But you might just need to change the earpads. Earpads, also known as ear cushions, or just pads, are one of the important parts of…

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What is Virtual Surround Sound and How It Works?

Not everyone has space or money to enjoy real surround sound at home, with 5 or more speakers placed around them, and a subwoofer in the corner. Usually, we watch movies and listen to music with a pair of stereo speakers or headphones. Thankfully, even with those setups, you can still experience 3D audio. It's called virtual surround…