Headphone has become one of the most essential accessories in people’s everyday life. You have to make use of this little devices almost everywhere, from outdoor places such as the park, playground, on the streets… to somewhere in your house when you want to have private atmosphere just on your own. Sometimes you also need the best studio headphones not only for your entertaining purposes but also use as a supporting tool to study foreign languages. With the advancements of the technology, headphone innovated itself and becomes one of the most indispensable ones for everybody.
The first designs of the headphone consisted of 2 small speakers in the owner’s ears. Through many decades, with the help of modern technology and fashion, the headphones have changed not only in structures and quality but also in styles. This article will introduce some main changes of the headphones from the beginning till now.
- Did you know about the original of headphones?
Many people use headphone on a daily basis but don’t know much about this device. From the first time headphones were introduced, they were designed as 2 units that transmit voices to the inner ears hanged on the edge of the ears. From that day till now, the headphone has many styles and shapes that suit the need of people at all ages. We can buy an over – ear headphone for the best music experiences, or just a compact earphone so that you can immerse yourself into music while travelling or doing something else.
The first and original type of headphones is the hear wearing one. Because of its beginning models, they are quite heavy with poor sound quality. People don’t like to use this type of headphone very much because of its inconvenience and heavy weight to carry.
Then there came the earplug. It’s a completely breakthrough that bring the headphone to a whole new level. The most amazing thing is that you don’t have to worry about the size of the headphone anymore. It can be held within a hand now. Its small size created more than just convenience. Nevertheless, because of the need in eliminating surrounding noise, in – ear monitor is designed and applied to headphones so that it can be used by people who travel a lot or have to use the headphone in an atmosphere with too much noise.
Another product that is concerned by customers not only by the functions but also excels in wearing style is the ear loop. It can be described as the intermediate product between earplug and earphone. It gains the popularity among people especially the youth because of its compact but beautiful style design. There is just a small flaw on this product line is that manufacturers don’t actually put efforts into them. That’s why the sound quality and the diversity of this type of headphone are quite limited.
Lately there is a new technology for headphone call bone conduction. Basically, the sound is transmitted through the skull directly so that the music experience of the owner will be enhanced greatly. It works based on the theory of vibration in sound. However, this technique is not applied greatly because of the price and not many people have heard about it. But I personally believe that this technique will be the replacement for the old technology of transmitting sounds through the inner ears that are being used.
- Types of headphones
As a person who is interested in headphones or not, you might have heard about many types of headphones. Yet generally, they are divided into 3 main types open headphones, closed headphones and semi – open ones.
People who need the comfort for their ears often purchase the open headphones because of its comfortable in long – term uses. However, this type of headphone is easily affected by the surrounding noises.
In contrast, closed headphones are used in areas that have too much noise because the ear pads are designed to cover the whole ears. This has a positive effect that keeps the sound away from the noisy sound outside the headphone while you are listening to music. There is a weakness of closed headphone is that you will feel uncomfortable a little bit when using for a long time because the air can’t flow through the headphone.
The last type of headphone is common to people who don’t have much money for a full – sized one. Semi – open headphone is great for many purposes and especially good to be used for a long time. Of course the effect of reducing the noise can’t compare to the closed one but it’s still good within the reach of many people. You can use it while travelling or at home. The sound quality is quite good because this product line is cared by manufacturers quite well.