How To Connect Headphones To A Smartphone With No Jack
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How To Connect Headphones To A Smartphone With No Jack

As smartphones progress over time, people are finding that the original 3.5mm headphone jack that could be used on any device is no longer useable for most of the recently released technology. New smartphones are being designed and released without individual headphone ports at all, which is a large adjustment for many people. How do…

Top 7 Best MIDI Cable Brands In The World
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Top 7 Best MIDI Cable Brands In The World

MIDI cables are perhaps the least-talked-about cables in the world of audio. This is probably because, generally speaking, they either work or they don’t. While audio cables will perform differently depending on factors such as balancing, EMI shielding, resistance, capacitance, inductance, etc., MIDI cables are much more cut-and-dry. They either transfer MIDI information or they…

Top 11 Best Guitar/Bass Patch Cable Brands In The World
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Top 11 Best Guitar/Bass Patch Cable Brands In The World

Unlike their acoustic counterparts, most electric guitars and bass guitars struggle to propagate sound waves to listeners’ ears, even at close distances. The need for electrical amplification and loudspeakers, then, is necessary for getting adequate volume from our electric guitars and basses. Of course, we need a way to get the audio signals from the…

Does HDMI Carry Audio Signals?
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Does HDMI Carry Audio Signals?

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) has gained popularity worldwide because it is an effective means of carrying video. This article will explain how HDMI is used for communication in digital networks and whether it can carry audio signals. Does HDMI carry audio signals? HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video. As a multimedia interface,…

Top 11 Best XLR Cable Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best XLR Cable Brands In The World 2024

XLR cables are among the most popular for carrying balanced audio (microphones, mixers, speakers, instruments, etc.). The often superior performance of high-quality XLR cables makes long cable runs possible without significant losses or interference. These cables are ideal choices for mic and line level signals and find uses in practically all audio recording and sound…

How To Store Earphones Tangle-Free/Damage-Free (7 Methods)
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How To Store Earphones Tangle-Free/Damage-Free (7 Methods)

Earphones are one of the most popular audio devices for listening to audio but often suffer from tangled cables from poor storage. Wrapping them tightly, leaving them tangled, or not handling them with care puts your earphones at risk of permanent damage. Plus, untangling the mess of tangled earphone cables can be overly tedious and…

How Do Patch Cables Carry Audio? (Guitar, Bass, Synth, Etc.)
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How Do Patch Cables Carry Audio? (Guitar, Bass, Synth, Etc.)

Connecting a guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, keyboard (and many other instruments) to their respective amplifier is often as easy as plugging one end of a patch cable into the instrument and the other end into the amp. If you’ve ever wondered how this simple setup works on a more technical level, this article is for…

An In-Depth Look Into How Headphone Cables Carry Audio
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An In-Depth Look Into How Headphone Cables Carry Audio

We often take wired headphones for granted: plug them in, and voila, we have sound. As an audio engineer, I find it fascinating to understand exactly how audio is carried through headphone cables. I’ve created this article for those who share my curiosity and would like to understand audio signal flow and headphones better. How…

Do Microphones Output Balanced Or Unbalanced Audio?
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Do Microphones Output Balanced Or Unbalanced Audio?

When studying microphones and audio, the topic of unbalanced and balanced audio is sure to come up. Unbalanced and balanced audio are the two common ways to send audio from one audio device to another (for example, a microphone to a mic preamplifier). Do microphones output balanced or unbalanced audio? The vast majority of professional…