How Do My Headphones Work by primusboy


									How Do My Headphones Work?
Many of us use headphones to listen to our music on MP3 players or mobile
phones. They help us enjoy our music in public without annoying those
around us. Headphones are specifically designed to maximize listening
experience by keeping ambient noise out without sacrificing your music
quality. But have you ever wondered how they actually work?
Headphones consist of pair of transducers that receive electric signals
from some media player or receiver. These electric signals are then
converted to sound waves that you can hear. There are four basic types of
headphones namely circumaural, supra- aural, ear buds\earphones,
canalphones. Their main differences are more in physical attributes with
varying shapes and sizes. Nowadays, looks and styling are the most
important factors sought out by customers when they are going for a
purchase of headphones. Rather, focusing more on the quality of
headphones then how it looks on your head is always considered a smart
Most modern headphones come with noise cancellation technology. This was
first introduced by Bose Corporation. Amar Bose, owner of the company was
once traveling on a plane and using some headphones supplied by airlines.
He was not able to enjoy his music because of the roar of the jet engine.
This is how the idea of creating noise cancellation in headphones came to
his mind. As a result Bose gave the first noise canceling headphones to
the world.
Studies have shown that use of headphones on high volume can result in
temporary or permanent damage to hearing. Seeing this different companies
are now producing safer products which have minimal effect to our ears.
Wireless headphones are growing in popularity as they allow you to roam
freely while at the same time enjoying your music. Whatever your budget
is, there are numerous varieties of headphones available in the market
ranging from simple wired headphones to more complicated; wireless, base-
reflex headphones.
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