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

Able Planet Headphones: True Fidelity, Truly Affordable

Able Planet Headphones Squash Background Noise But Not Your Cash Flow Able Planet has come a long way from their beginnings as a manufacturer of assistive listening technologies for the hearing impaired. 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… 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