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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