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Learn to Read Earphone Specifications

Learn to Read Earphone Specifications

Average earphones that are quite upward always have specifications in the form of numbers that might be a bit difficult to understand. The first line (Color, Article Number, EAN, UPC No.) is a general specification of the product to facilitate recording in the warehouse. For example here Color is a color variation, the article number of the product code for Sennheiser, EAN, and UPC is a barcode code that is used for inventory and logistics purposes (shipping of goods, transfer of goods etc.). Starting at line 5 we start with the specifications that explain the unit drivers in the headphones. Let’s explore the best earphones with mic one; Transducer principle: Dynamic, Open. What technology is used to produce sound? The most common for headphones is Dynamic. If for earphones or In-Ear Headphones, the dynamic is also the most common type, but lately Balanced Armature technology (often abbreviated as BA) is the second type to become popular. Besides these two technologies, there are also more unusual technologies such as Planar – including Orthodynamic and Electrostatic. In general, dynamic drivers are the most numerous and most popular type of driver. This type of driver is found on the average cheap or free earphones, but make no mistake because many high-end earphones like Sennheiser HD800 also use dynamic drivers.

Open means the housing or home earphones are not closed. This means that the sound from outside keeps leaking into your ears, and the sound produced by the earphones driver also leaks out. Besides open, type housing Closed means closed – sound does not come out and does not enter; all you hear is the sound produced by the earphone driver. Open drivers usually produce more natural sound, but for outdoor use, it is less practical because the sound is leaky. Closed housing is more difficult to produce a natural sound, but it is easier to get the strong bass and also isolation from outside noise. Ear coupling: Supra-aural; This section explains how to position these headphones in your ear. Most small earphones are Supra-aural or often also called On-Ear. That is to say the earphones “sit” just above the ear ears. Because it is just above the ear, it is often less comfortable, but the plus value is this type of earphones are small or compact in size. The opposite of Supra-aural is Circum-aural or Over-Ear. Circum-aural type headphones or Over-Ear are earphones that will “sit” outside the ear. Usually, this over-ear model is more comfortable to wear because it isn’t exactly in the ear, but the average earphones are rather large in size.

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