How To Choose Noise Cancelling Headphones that Fit Your Needs

Man Listening to Music with Wireless HeadphonesWhat Are Noise Cancelling Headphones? 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. Active noise cancelling technology blocks sounds such as plane engines and train vibrations by creating interference… Read the rest

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

3 Major Differences between Headsets and Headphones I can remember a time when headphones fulfilled a very specific purpose in my life – being able to play my favorite music as loud as I wanted without disturbing anyone else around me. My presently-diminished hearing is testament to the fact that I liked my music extremely loud and that headphones of… Read the rest

6 Questions to Ask when Purchasing Classroom Headphones

Headphones are essential audio components that allow private playback of speech or music at personally comfortable volume levels. In the classroom, headphones attach to media players or listening centers so students can interact with audio programs at their own pace without disturbing others. While ordinary consumer headphones are ideal for playing tunes during a quick jog or a long bus… Read the rest

How To Choose Your Ideal Headphones

Stereo Headphones Enhance Music Enjoyment at Home 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… Read the rest

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

In a previous post, I examined the differences between headphones and headsets. Like many terms in the pro and consumer audio universe, 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… Read the rest

What Are Headphones, Headsets & Earphones?

Headphones, Headsets & Earphones: How to Tell the Difference Headphones, headsets, earphones: These terms are freely tossed around the internet with little regard for accuracy. What exactly do they mean, anyway? First the bad news: There is little (if any) consensus as to precise meanings for these terms. Now the good news: AudioLinks has unilaterally concocted our own definitions for… Read the rest

Got Game? Choose Your Ideal Gaming Headset

Great Games Deserve a Great Headset The entertainment industry has weathered dozens of seismic shifts in the 21st century- and none of these shifts has been more decisive than the rise of gaming. Once confined to kids, hobbyists, and geeks, gaming is now a massive industry with revenues that rival Hollywood, and dwarf that of an ailing music business. Along… Read the rest

Classroom Learning Centers Use Sound To Enhance Learning

6 Features to Consider When Purchasing A Classroom Learning Center From pre-K through adult education or even for home schooling, many students find learning enhanced by listening rather than looking. That’s why learning centers, which use sound to help you teach, are standard classroom AV equipment. Learning centers not only reinforce and enhance visual learning, but also help students with… Read the rest

Passive Noise Cancelling Headphones Provide Peaceful Travels

Passive Noise Cancelling Headphones Block Background Noise the Easy Way Look around the bus, train, or plane the next time you travel. Chances are, many of your fellow travelers are sporting headphones. Favorite podcasts or music playlists are tried and true ways to brighten a commute. But the struggle to eliminate background noise can cause commuters to crank up the… Read the rest

Quiet Commuting with Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Silence  Commutes For commuters and travelers faced with noisy planes, trains, and buses, noise cancelling headphones are more than a luxury: they’re a necessity, blocking extraneous background noise so you can enjoy your music in peace. A side benefit of noise cancelling headphones is the ability to hear better without cranking up the volume of your… Read the rest