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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…

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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…