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About Headphones

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…

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What is Sibilance?

Have you ever noticed that certain songs, headphones, or speakers produce a harsh, piercing high-frequency hiss, which makes you want to stop listening? That is called sibilance, which is caused by many different things. First, you need to understand what the annoying hiss is, why it happens, and how to prevent it. And if it appears…

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Understanding Sound Signatures

Audiophiles describe the sound of specific headphones with only a few words. You probably heard the terminology "warm", "natural", or "V-Shaped". These words essentially describe a modified frequency response, where a specific group of frequencies has more or less power than the others. The result is called sound coloration or signature. …

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Everything About Batteries in Headphones

With constant advancements in portable technologies, people strive for their devices to be as convenient as possible. The same goes for the headphones, where we ditched the cables in favor of wireless design. But by eliminating one inconvenience, we got another: batteries. To make sure your Bluetooth headphone will still work after a…

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Why Bluetooth Codecs are More Important Than You Think

Ever since Apple decided to ditch the headphone jack, wireless audio saw a rise in popularity. The Bluetooth headphones transmit sound using Bluetooth audio codecs. In this article, you'll learn what that means and whether it's important for you. Bluetooth is the name of the wireless connection, whereas Bluetooth codecs are…

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What Is Cable Noise And How To Prevent It

Have you ever taken your wired earbuds for a walk to discover that there is an annoying thumping noise inside your ears? No matter how good your earbuds sound, this noise always ruins the listening experience. That frustrating thump is called cable noise. In this article you'll find out: What exactly is "cable noise" and why it…