How Do Noise Cancelling Headphones Work: A Simple Explanation of the Physics of Sound
Chances are good that if you strap on a pair of headphones, you’re hoping to block out the sound of the outside world. But that’s not always true, especially if you’re exercising in public—in which case you need to hear the approaching sound of anything that might do you bodily harm. Otherwise, it’s safe to […]View
Can You Use Bluetooth Headphones on a Plane?
Flying is a magical thing. Nearly 100 years after the advent of commercial aviation, it’s still mind-blowing that you can buy a ticket and soar from one side of the world to the other in a matter of hours. As miraculous as it is, though, flying can also be stressful and confusing. It’s no surprise […]View
IPX4 vs. IPX5: Do We Need IPX5?
Stop and think about how many things can cut a pair of headphones’ life short, from random drops to broken cables, or even just the normal wear and tear of being thrown into your purse or backpack on a daily basis. But the biggest danger to your earphones or headphones? That would be water, the […]View
What is Everplay-X and What Are the Benefits of Having This Feature?
There’s no denying that today’s more technologically advanced headphones and earphones make for a much more convenient and enjoyable personal audio experience. Wireless technology has freed us from the frustrating tangle of cables, while quick-connect technologies like Bluetooth NFC and Multipoint Technology have made it easier to access our music and podcasts than ever before. And great noise […]View
The Best Wireless Earphones for Running: Features to Look For
If you’re a jogger or runner, you almost certainly know this story: you’re out for your morning jaunt around the neighborhood, or training for a half-marathon, or just ticking away the virtual miles on the treadmill. You’re trying your best to hit your stride, to pound your feet in time with your tunes. But your […]View
Best Headphones for Conference Calls What You Need to Get You Through Your Next Call
Whether you telecommute, travel for work frequently, work for a company with multiple locations, or just need to connect with your colleagues regularly when you’re not in the office, chances are good that you’re spending more time on conference calls these days than ever before. If you’re doing so with your phone glued to the […]View
How to Clean Earphones: Four Rules You Should Always Follow
Whether you wear your earphones while jogging, at the gym, or on your daily commute, one thing is certain—eventually, those things are going to get ooky. Lose the carrying case that came with your earphones and they’re going to get ookier even quicker. That’s a problem for a handful of reasons. For one thing, who […]View
Wireless vs. Wired Headphones: How to Pick the Right Pair for You
From style to size to functionality and features, when you’re shopping for a new set of headphones, there are several considerations to keep in mind. Perhaps the most important question of all, though, is whether to opt for the performance and reliability of wired headphones or the convenience and compatibility that Bluetooth wireless connectivity offers. […]View
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