What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It
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What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It

Oh, the elusive phenomenon of ear fatigue. While not technically a clinical diagnosis, it’s an ailment that nearly everyone has experienced after being subjected to adequate sound levels for enough time. As musicians, producers and audio engineers, it’s important to understand more about the qualitative and quantitative aspects of ear fatigue (and how to avoid…

Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors
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Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors

A common question posed within the music production community is whether headphones or studio monitors are better for monitoring, producing, mixing and mastering music. If you’ve ever asked that, you’ve come to the right place to find your answer. While we’ll be focusing on mixing, I also want to discuss monitoring in a variety of…

14 Best Earphone And Earbud Brands In The World 2024
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14 Best Earphone And Earbud Brands In The World 2024

Earphones and earbuds are perhaps the most popular audio devices in the world today. Think of how many people you know have a pair or multiple pairs of these tiny headphones. With great popularity comes a large market with a lot of different brands and manufacturers. In this article, we’ll be discussing the best earphones…

What Volume (In Decibels) Should Audio Be Mixed/Listened At?
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What Volume (In Decibels) Should Audio Be Mixed/Listened At?

Volume and level controls are among the most used in audio playback systems. The proper listening volume varies wildly depending on the set and setting. For example, a rock concert will be much louder than a guided sleep meditation. Understanding listening levels is important for whatever we choose to listen to. What volume should audio…

Should I Buy Earbuds Or Headphones? (In-Depth Comparison)
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Should I Buy Earbuds Or Headphones? (In-Depth Comparison)

With so many options on the market, buying your first or next pair of headphones/earphones can be overwhelming. Perhaps the first factor to consider is whether you want a proper pair of headphones or relatively simpler earbuds. Should I buy earbuds or headphones? Earbuds are bought for their lightweight, small size, easy storage, wear/style, and…

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…

Do All Headphones & Earphones Have Built-In Microphones?
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Do All Headphones & Earphones Have Built-In Microphones?

Since remote work has become the norm in our digitally advanced world, wearing headphones and earphones equipped with microphones has become advantageous. By cancelling out the environment’s noise and laser targeting the speaker, it allows for much easier discussion on video calls, virtual meetings, and more. Do all headphones and earphones have built-in microphones? Not…

The Ultimate Headphone/Earphone Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Headphone/Earphone Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which headphones or earphones you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a pair of headphones or earphones. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which headphones should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please…

How Much Do Headphones/Earphones Cost? (+ Pricing Examples)
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How Much Do Headphones/Earphones Cost? (+ Pricing Examples)

So you’re looking to buy (or sell) a pair of headphones, and you’re wondering what price would be acceptable. Having a good comprehension of the types of headphones and their applications will help tremendously in understanding their cost. How much do headphones/earphones cost? Headphone prices range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. This is…

How To Clean A Headphone Or Aux Jack Properly And Safely
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How To Clean A Headphone Or Aux Jack Properly And Safely

Even the best audio equipment can perform poorly if the audio connections are made improperly. A dirty headphone or aux jack can lead to popping and crackling, intermittent signal flow, and even complete disconnection between the audio devices and the connected headphones. Keeping these jacks clean, then, is paramount to proper performance. How do I…

Why Earphones/Earbuds Stop Working (And 5 Tips To Avoid It)

Why Earphones/Earbuds Stop Working (And 5 Tips To Avoid It)

A well-known and frustrating problem with earphones and earbuds is that they have the propensity to suddenly stop working without giving any outward sign as to why. This is especially annoying when only one earpiece has ceased producing sound, leaving us wondering why earphones stop working and why they stop, seemingly, so abruptly. Why do…