Headphones are usually a set of small loudspeakers mounted on or near the head; typically earphones are electro-acoustical transducers, that convert an audio signal into a corresponding noise. Earphones have been used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians as a means to hear and record the sounds of battle. They were eventually developed for use in audio engineering by the Romans and were used in later Renaissance period music.
Headphones are commonly used for personal music enjoyment. They can be used in automobiles, trains, aircraft and satellites. Headphones are most commonly used as a source of music in television programs; they are also frequently used in movies by speakers or sound modules attached to video game consoles. A wide range of manufacturers produce headphones and many of the popular brands such as Sennheiser, MBT, and Creative Labs, are well known and well loved by music enthusiast.
There are two types of headphone, electrical and acoustic. An electrical headphone uses electrical signals to transmit sound through speakers. Acoustic headphones use foam or cushion to absorb the sound produced by the headphone. Headphones do not require any wiring except for power. The headphone connections are usually simple and consist of a standard headphone jack, an audio cable, an earphone jack, and an electrical jack.
The advantages of wireless headphones over wired headphones is that wireless devices allow users to freely move their head from one position to another and still hear the audio signal, while wired headphones require users to remain in the same room. Wireless devices are also more convenient. Wired headphones are prone to interference. This interference may prevent the sound from being transmitted properly or at all. Wired headsets can also be expensive. Most high quality wireless units cost around $100.
Headphones come in many different types, each type offering a unique experience. Wired headphones are typically used in computers and laptops. These headphones use a single USB port to connect to a computer or laptop. Wireless, on the other hand, generally require two or more cables to connect to the audio source. One of the most popular types of headphones is called fuzzy headphones which were created by Fender.
In order to determine which type of headphone is right for you, there are a few things to consider. If you’re looking for a headset that completely covers your ears, than an in-ear headphone would be ideal. These types are often best recommended for those who have problems with earbuds getting tangled up in their hair or clothing. However, if you want an open-headset, you will want to look at the various circumaural, supra-aural and over-the-ear headphones as well. All three types offer unique listening experiences with their various features.