Earphones and Headphones - What Is The Difference?
Portability is one of the major influences on the development of modern sound technology. From the first headphones, which were used with stationary sound reproduction devices, through the lighter models which were introduced along with the first mobile reproduction devices, we’ve seen headphones transform from clunky, heavy pieces of hardware to light and small sophisticated pieces of modern technology that can fit in our ear. And today, people want to listen to the music they want at the quality they want whenever and wherever they want, so manufacturers like Schultz are coming up with innovative ways of giving them the best of quality and mobility in the same package. That package could, today, be broadly divided into two categories – headphones and earphones.Read more
How to Audition Headphones
Auditioning headphones or speakers is a time honored tradition found not only among audiophiles. Auditioning is used instead or in addition to looking at the specs of the headphones for many reasons – the specs might be inaccurate or insufficient in explaining the quality of sound, the headphones might have a sound signature that can be determined only by listening, and there’s also the fact that the same headphone can sound differently to different people. Auditioning headphones is an activity that requires some research and planning from the person auditioning the headphones, and depending on the same person, it might also require superhuman patience from people who work in stores. It is also an activity that should be performed even when purchasing high quality headphones like Schultz’s.Read more
What Makes Good Headphones Sound Bad
While headphones can surely be considered to be the crowning piece of any audio gear set-up, all the other parts have an equally – if not even more – important role to play in sound reproduction. The typical setup consists of a device like a CD player, a smartphone, a tablet or a record player, a preamp and an amp, depending on whether either is included in the reproduction device, and the headphones, and each of them affects the quality of the sound that comes out of the headphones in different ways. So, it’s entirely possible that even with high-quality headphones such as Schultz’s, the quality of the sound would not be at a satisfying level.Read more
Noise Cancelling and Noise Isolating Headphones
There are many scenarios in which the outside noise can interfere with music listening experience, even when headphones are being used. One doesn’t have to leave home in order to experience the damaging effects of the surrounding noises to a music listening session, as there is plenty of sound that can come from the outside and seep behind the headphones. But the rise of mobile music devices and application has put an emphasis on the importance of developing solutions that will allow people to enjoy quality sound even in a noisy environment. The two usually implemented solutions that are seen in headphones are noise isolation and noise cancelling.Read more