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What is Binaural Audio?
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In recent years, we’ve seen an increased interest in the field of binaural audio recording. The technology behind it is considered as one of the possible solutions for 3D audio needed to complete virtual reality experiences which have, traditionally, relied more on visual 3D and less on audio 3D. However, while the increased interested in binaural recording sometimes make it seem as a completely new technology, the fact of the matter is that it was around for a very...

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How Headphones Changed Through Time
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We should all feel very lucky that we live in a time where there are so many things we can use to accommodate our needs for quality sound. There are lossless audio formats for high sound fidelity, there are vinyl records for the analog sound lovers, there’s a myriad of sound cards, preamps and amps, and there are amazing innovation being introduced in the headphone and speaker field thanks to brands like Schultz. But to get where we are...

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Challenges Facing Earphone Manufacturers
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Image Credit: Georgie Pauwels, Creative Commons It seems that the earphone manufacturing sector of the consumer electronics industry has its work cut out for it. Consumers love products which can be used on the go, and the increased purchases of things like laptops, smartphones and tablets have in turn made owning a pair of earphones almost a requirement. This, however, doesn’t mean that earphone manufacturers have an easy time developing new products, marketing them and earning profits. In fact, the...

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Where Is Audio Innovation Taking Us
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Image Credit: Iwan Gabovitch, Creative Commons We are used to seeing high-tech brands like Schultz pushing the boundaries of what was just yesterday thought of as accepted and standard and leaving audio enthusiasts breathless. Audio tech is part of a much larger landscape of the tech industry, which is rapidly changing so that the best practices and solutions of today can easily be overcome by the advancements of tomorrow. And because audio is only a part of the bigger picture,...

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How to Find a Satisfying Pair of Earphones
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Search for the perfect sound is something every audiophile is very familiar with. It starts with the music carrier. The choice between mp3 and CD files is an obvious one, because any type of compression applied to an audio file will cause it to lose some of its quality. But then again, lossless formats offer even better audio quality than CDs, but even the lossless audio files don’t have to sound as good as vinyl. Then of course, the...

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Hallmark of a Good Consumer Electronics Manufacturer
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For some types of consumer electronics, discovering a quality manufacturer is a process that is more important, and more grueling, than for others. For example, finding a quality manufacturer of products that are not expected to be useful for a very long time shouldn’t be that hard to do, but the bigger the price tag attached to the product, the harder and more important it is to find a quality manufacturer. This is even more evident if the consumer...

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Why Quality Control Matters
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Image Credit: Michal Jarmoluk, Creative Commons The practice of implementing a quality control and management system in business of any size has become more than just an option. In today’s competitive markets, quality is a requirement if a business wants to avoid being squeezed out by the competition. Yes, innovation still has a role to play, but the best way to assure the innovative products or services offered by the business are of consistent, high quality, is to implement a...

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Where Are We With Bluetooth Audio Quality?
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Image Credit: Matt Roberts, Creative Commons Bluetooth speakers and headphones have never had a reputation of high quality sound reproduction. Trying to find an audiophile who swears by his Bluetooth gear would be highly improbable, although in all fairness, it would be unlikely to find a music lover who doesn’t see the benefits of going cordless for sound reproduction. It was, historically, a case where the shortcomings had to be weighed against the benefits – yes, there is the fact...

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Benefits of ISO 9001
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Image Credit: Mark Morgan, Creative Commons ISO 9000 family of standards deals with quality management systems. From all of the standards that make up the family, there’s only one for which a business can be certified – the ISO 9001. ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements of a quality management system and because of its versatility it can be applied across many different industries. The size of the organization seeking to be certified to ISO 9001...

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How Are ISO Standards Developed
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Image Credit: Joel Penner, Creative Commons Because of the value they present for product manufacturers and service providers on one side, and consumers and service users on the other, ISO standards are among the most widely and accepted assurances of quality. However, technology and market circumstances change over time, and ISO standards adapt to those changes, either by adopting amendments to existing standards, or by developing brand new standards. That way, companies like Schultz are able to keep track with...

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