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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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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Passive Noise Cancelling Headphones Provide Peaceful Travels

May 4, 2010 | Leave a comment

Look around the bus, train, or plane the next time you travel. Chances are, many of your fellow travelers are sporting noise cancelling headphones to focus on their music without boosting the volume.

Passive noise cancelling headphones are a great way to quiet your commute without breaking your budget. Which headphones are right for you?

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