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Understanding Earphone and Headphone Specifications

What specifications are important to understand when purchasing new earphones or headphones? In this video, we cover the basics.
June, 10 2013 |

What specifications are important to understand when you're getting ready to upgrade or replace your earphones or headphones?  If you're not a sound engineer, understanding the difference between frequency range and frequency response – or even the impedance requirements of your iPod or DJ rig – can have an impact on your listening experience.

In this short video, Matt Engstrom and Chris Lyons cover the basics of frequency range, frequency response, sensitivity and impedance as they relate to making the right earphone and headphone choices.   They also discuss the one variable that makes everyone's experience unique and offer a final tip for choosing with confidence.

Davida Rochman
A Shure associate since 1979, Davida Rochman graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and never imagined that her first post-college job would result in a lifelong career that had her marketing microphones rather than speaking into them. Today, Davida is a Corporate Public Relations Manager, responsible for public relations activities, sponsorships, and donation programs that intersect with Shure at the corporate and industry level.