How To Choose Noise Cancelling Headphones that Fit Your Needs

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

For commuters and travelers faced with noisy planes, trains, and buses, noise cancelling headphones are more than a luxury: they’re a necessity.

Noise cancelling headphones cancel annoying background sounds by employing a variety of techniques, both active and passive.

Read on to find out which noise canceling headphones are the best choice for you

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Headphones vs. Headsets – Earpiece Speaker, Speaker Configuration & Connectivity

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

Headphones have largely gone the way of the rotary phone. In today’s world, headset varieties vastly outnumber headphones in both style and functionality. However, there are still specific applications for which traditional headphone technology is more suitable, e.g. DJs, audio professionals, aviators, aerospace engineers and factory workers.

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How To Choose Your Ideal Headphones

January 13, 2016 | Leave a comment

Stereo headphones are personal speakers worn on the ears to provide private, high fidelity listening for music, games, movies or other home audio applications.

Headphones  have become a familiar part of our lives and listening habits, due in large part to the proliferation of media players and other personal audio devices in the last several decades.

And while headphones are often thought of as an accessory to audio players, home theaters or computers, they are in fact an integral component of your home audio system.

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7 Questions To Help Teachers Choose A Listening Center

September 9, 2013 | Leave a comment

Regardless of their level of study, many students find it easier to learn by listening rather than by simply looking.

That’s why listening or learning centers, which add sound to a teacher’s repertoire, are now standard equipment in many schools and classrooms.

Just as there are many different types of media players and boomboxes, listening centers come in all shapes and sizes.

Here’s our list of questions teachers should ask themselves when choosing a listening or learning center for their classroom.

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Earphones, Earbuds, Canalphones: What’s the Difference?

November 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

The terms “headphones” and “headsets” are rather nebulously defined, and rampant contradictions in usage can be found all over the web.

Likewise, people often use the terms “earphones,” “earbuds,” and “canalphones” interchangeably.

But in fact, all three of these similar audio components have important differences.

What are earphones, earbuds, and canalphones, and how do they differ?

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What Are Headphones, Headsets & Earphones?

November 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

Headphones, headsets, earphones: These terms are freely used all over the internet with little regard for accuracy.

What exactly do they mean, anyway?

Unfortunately, there is little (if any) consensus as to precise meanings for these terms.

Fortunately, AudioLinks has come up with our own definitions! Read on to learn more about headphones, headsets and earphones.

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Got Game? Choose Your Ideal Gaming Headset

November 4, 2010 | Leave a comment

The sound quality of video and computer games has morphed and evolved into a realm of fidelity previously enjoyed only in theaters and on high-end DVD players. On top of that, interactive play involving 2-way conversations between players is becoming the norm.

Don’t trust your gaming experience to cheap earbuds!

Here are 5 things you should consider when shopping for a headset to accurately recreate the sounds of your virtual worlds!

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Classroom Learning Centers Use Sound To Enhance Learning

August 24, 2010 | Leave a comment

From pre-K through adult education, many students find learning enhanced by listening rather than looking.

That’s why learning centers, which use sound to help teach, are standard classroom AV equipment.

Learning centers not only reinforce and enhance visual learning, but also help students with learning differences process information easily.

What should you consider when choosing a learning center for your classroom?

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Are Loud Media Players Causing Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Teens?

August 19, 2010 | Leave a comment

Everywhere you look, teens (and others) are wearing earbuds. But a recent study shows that listening to loud music could be harming teenage hearing.

An article in the August 18, 2010 issue of JAMA concludes that one in five American adolescents experienced hearing loss from 2005-2006 – an increase of over 30% from hearing loss levels from 1988-1994.

Are earbuds and loud music responsible for this increase? Watch this CBS news video for more information to help you decide.

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Able Planet Headphones: True Fidelity, Truly Affordable

July 20, 2010 | Leave a comment

With their extensive line of affordable, high-quality headphones, Able Planet is poised to take on pricier competitors & establish their brand as a top-shelf choice for gamers and audiophiles.

In this video, Tiger Direct takes a peek inside the box of the Able Planet NC300W True Fidelity noise cancelling headphones to see where all the buzz is coming from.

(Hint: It’s not coming from these cathedral-quiet headphones)!

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