Who Invented Headphones?
Who was the first person to see bees guarding a hive and think, “I bet whatever they’re protecting is delicious?” Or better yet, the first person to synchronize the playback of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz? Sadly, the answers to the questions are lost in the mists […]View
Earphones or Headphones: Which is Safer?
As we mentioned in our earphones vs headphones article, style, cost, convenience, comfort and performance all play a part when you’re deciding between personal listening devices. But what about safety? If you wear your device during your daily commute, while traveling or anywhere outside of your home, it’s definitely something to consider. Even something as […]View
Are Headphones Illegal While Driving?
Maybe your car stereo is on the fritz. Maybe you don’t have one. Maybe you do, and you just don’t have a way to get your favorite tunes from your smartphone to your automotive audio system. Or maybe you’re driving your Gran to her quilting club and just want to rock out to some Napalm […]View
Earphones vs Headphones: A Sound Debate
If you’re shopping for a new personal sound solution and you can’t quite decide between headphones and earphones, there are any number of factors that might influence you to pick one over the other. Size, convenience, comfort, features—all these considerations likely play into your ultimate decision. But what if pure performance is the only thing […]View
Reasons You Need Water Resistant Earbuds
Reasons You Need Water Resistant Earbuds The fall and winter months are a good time to look at your current earbud collection and consider three important factors: Are the earbuds protected from the increased likelihood of getting wet? Are you traveling for the holidays or for work? Will you be exercising outdoors while enjoying the […]View
Bluetooth multipoint pairing: What is it and how does it work?
When discussing Bluetooth, we often describe it as a simple, low-energy, wireless connection between two devices. In other words, a replacement for a single wire. And that’s probably exactly the sort of scenario that comes to mind when you think about wireless headphones. You likely use Bluetooth as a two-way connection between your smartphone […]View
NFC Bluetooth Pairing: What Is It and What are the Benefits?
By now, you’re almost certainly familiar with Bluetooth wireless technology and all its benefits—cable-free convenience, portability, two-way communication. But stop and think for a minute about what makes Bluetooth different from the other ubiquitous wireless technology you likely use on a regular basis: Wi-Fi. The two share quite a bit in common—both, for example, […]View
What is aptX and why is aptX important for wireless headphones?
If there’s one thing in life more certain than death and taxes, it’s the fact that many people hate cables. But cutting the cord between your smartphone and headphones isn’t as easy as walking into your local electronics store and asking for “the ones without wires, please.” You’ll need to know a few things about […]View
Neckband Headphones: Why Is This Design Becoming So Popular?
At some point during the past few years, you’ve no doubt noticed an intriguing new phenomenon. More and more people are sporting what can only be described as high-tech collars with headphones sprouting out the sides. Call them what you will—”neckband headphones,” “behind-the-neck headphones,” or even the more obvious “collar headphones”—but this distinctive modern […]View
Essentials for a Long Flight: 3 Gadgets to Pack
To some, the prospect of long flights might seem like exciting opportunities for high-skies adventure. To others, it’s just another exercise of patience, given the limited personal space. Either way, if you want flights to feel shorter, plan to stay occupied; smartphones, tablets, and laptops make excellent entertainment accomplices. There are a few essential […]View