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A small speaker that is worn over or in the ear, often as one of a pair connected by a wire attached to a band running over the head
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either of the earpieces in a set of headphones
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n. Usu., headphones.
1. a headset designed for use with a stereo system.
2. any set of earphones.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headphone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into soundsheadphone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
earplug - an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
telephone receiver, receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
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Kanex[R], an innovative provider of Apple-certified connectivity solutions, has announced two new headphone lines: the Kanex GoPlay Wireless In-Ear Headphones and the Kanex GoPlay Wireless Sport Headphones, the company said.
Oh, and they also no longer include a headphone jack.
Blaring high decibels into your ears isn't good for your hearing as it is, but when you're on the Tube the external sound is louder and so you turn up the volume to compensate (unless you have noise cancelling headphone I guess).
(https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/05/sony-wf-1000xm3-noise-canceling-wireless-earbuds/) Engadget noted that this paired is actually the newer version of an earlier Sony wireless headphone (WF-SP700N), equipped with the HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1e similar to the one working to give the WH-1000XM3 its acclaimed noise cancelling feature.
You can summon your voice assistant of choice by long pressing one of the headphone cups, and then speaking normally.
can be paired with a high-end amplifier (as an add-on you can buy the Heritage Headphone Amplifier) or they can link directly with your smartphone, making them a versatile and portable piece of audiophile kit.
The headphone evolution could not have happened without the mobile revolution-from the CDs and discman, to digital music and portable MP3 players, the iPod, and now the ballooning smartphone market.
Somersworth, NH, February 15, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The all-new USP1 in-ear monitors is the first headphone for the brand that is made in the USA.
Microsoft recently gained a patent for a different kind of expanding port for the 3.5 millimeter jack, also known as the headphone jack.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Apple rumors are not always accurate, but in the case of the iPhone 7's headphone jack, they were dead-on.