Archive For March 5, 2018

What IS a Balanced Armature Driver?

You may heard about those little shiny ‘boxes’ inside Hi-End monitor earphones, but what are they and how do they REALLY work? How does something so small produce a sound so amazing? It’s simply because they are balanced armatures which have some great advantages over dynamic drivers If we look at a cut-away of a balanced armature…

What is balanced armature, by Knowles

By Knowles from http://www.knowles.com/eng/premiumsound/What-is-balanced-armature   Knowles is the leading manufacture of balanced armature drivers. These drivers, originally developed for hearing aids and other critical listening applications, offer improved fidelity, realism and detail over traditional dynamic drivers. They are incredibly small and lightweight, and provide greater output with less power. Balanced armature drivers use an electronic signal…

Types of Earphone Drivers That You Should Know

Types of Earphone Drivers That You Should Know

When planning your earphone DIY project, the very first thing you shall look to is the type of drivers which is the most critical component to both sound quality and your budget – Earphones are made up of many parts, one of which is called the transducer or the driver unit.   Driver Unit Basics…

In-Ear Monitors — Balanced Armature Drivers vs. Dynamic Drivers

https://441k.com/in-ear-monitors-balanced-armature-drivers-vs-dynamic-drivers-c0327d6a0e70   In-ear monitors use one of two driver technologies — balanced armature and dynamic. In this article, we’ll discuss the technology behind these two designs and the pros and cons of each. Balanced Armature Drivers Balanced armature drivers are primarily used in hearing aids, but they also see extensive use in modern in-ear monitors. Most balanced armature…

How Balanced Armature Receivers/Drivers Work

  https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/how-balanced-armature-receiversdrivers-work image: https://www.innerfidelity.com/images/Headphone101_BalancedArmature_Photo_Main.gif Introduction The technically correct term for this type of driver is a “balanced armature receiver.” It’s a bit confusing for enthusiasts as one would expect it to be a transmitter of sound, so it’s commonly called a balanced armature driver by lay persons. I’ll use them interchangeably in this article—just trying…

What do the Specs on Earbuds Mean?

http://ear-buds.org/what-do-the-specs-on-earbuds-mean/ Shopping for earbuds is a strange process. Most consumers will pick a pair based on three qualifications: Design (whoa, that looks SO cool!) Price Brand Equity Though these three are definitely significant deciding factors in the purchasing process, there are many other factors that we must bring into consideration. Most consumers overlook the technical…

Understanding Earphone / Headphone Specifications

http://www.shure.com/americas/support/find-an-answer/understanding-earphone-headphone-specifications Understanding Earphone / Headphone Specifications FAQ #5081 Updated May 02, 2016 Question: Please explain earphone and headphone specifications. Answer: Understanding Earphone/Headphone Specifications Though one of the most common items in the audio chain, earphones or headphones may not always work properly. Common problems are distorted audio, low level with the volume at maximum, or…

Here’s what you need to know about headphone specifications

https://www.cnet.com/news/a-headphone-buyers-guide-to-specifications/ What do headphone specs really mean? The Audiophiliac asks Sennheiser’s Axel Grell to explain. by Steve Guttenberg June 20, 2015 8:47 AM PDT Steve Guttenberg/CNET I’ve listened to and reviewed hundreds of headphones, and here’s what I’ve learned: they all sound different. Examining their specifications — frequency response, impedance, sensitivity, driver size, etc. —…

Headphone Specs Explained

https://www.themasterswitch.com/headphone-specs-explained All the terms you need to know Photo Credit The Master Switch   On the face of it, headphones are simple objects. Plug in, put on, play music. But if you want to get the very best out of your headphones, you’ll need to know a little bit about how they work – that…

Understand Earphone driver units

Understand Earphone driver units

What Does a Driver Unit Mean? The element inside a headphone that converts an electrical signal into sound is known as a driver unit. You could picture it as a tiny loud speaker in your headphone. A driver unit is made of a magnet, voice coils and a diaphragm. One would wonder how to measure…

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