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Audio Knowledge

Here at Modern Speakers, we have created the perfect educational content to get you well acquainted with certain fancy audio jargon as well as other basic information in the audio world that will transform you into a modern and knowledgeable audiophile!

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Noise­-Canceling vs Sound­-Isolating Headphones

If you’re on the hunt for a nice set of headphones, you’ve probably encountered the terms “noise-cancelling” and “sound-isolating” on headphone specifications. Both of these types of headphones are excellent for blocking out noise, but although these terms are often thrown around loosely and interchanged, how each unique design blocks out noise is completely different. Knowing the difference between noise-cancelling and sound-isolating headphones is beneficial and an important aspect to consider when purchasing a set of headphones.

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The Advantages of Dual Drivers

Have you ever wondered what all of the talk about dual drivers is about? Any audiophile will tell you dual drivers definitely have several advantages over a single driver that you should consider when looking to buy new earphones or headphones- but why are dual drivers such a big deal and what difference does having two drivers opposed to one actually make?

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The Difference Between Open-Back and Closed-Back Headphones

The right high quality headphones can greatly improve your listening experience and make mixing and editing more accurate and enjoyable. Headphones generally come in two different headphone styles: open-back and closed-back. Choosing which design best suits you depends on your needs. The first step to deciding which design is best for you is understanding the difference between open-back and closed-back headphone styles. Read on to learn the difference between open-back and closed-back headphones to help you successfully choose the right design for you.

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A Look Inside Earphones- How do they Work?

With only a thin cord, tiny speakers and minuscule earbuds that are only about an inch in diameter, earphones can produce an exceptionally loud sound for their small size. Looking at these petite compact pieces of technology, that you could easily handle and store as effortlessly as pocket change, easily makes you wonder how these ingenious little speakers work. Read on to learn the interesting physics of earphones and how this convenient invention is able to produce such a large sound from such an extraordinarily small frame.

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Understanding Earphone and Headphone Terms and Specifications

Whether you’re buying your first set of earphones or simply looking to upgrade, it’s vital that you know and understand the unique differences between each by being familiar with basic earphone and headphone terms and specifications before setting your decision in stone and making a purchase. At a glance, listed specifications on products can be confusing at first but taking a moment of time to understand these terms will help you to pick out the perfect earphones or headphones for your personalized needs that will pay you back tenfold. These terms and specifications were created to help you know what you’re getting, how well it will suite your needs and whether or not it will pair well with your devices. Choosing the right headphones can overall make a huge difference in your audio experience or music industry success. Here are some basic earphone and headphone terms and specifications all audiophiles and tech newbies should know before testing the waters of modern earphone and headphone technology:

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How Many Surround Sound Speakers do you Need and does it Make a Difference?

When creating a home theater system, to some, it would make sense to install as many surround sound speakers as possible. It seems logical the more speakers you have, the more coverage and better sound you'll get. However, this isn't always the case. Although this seems completely logical, it's important to note that you shouldn't mistake quantity for quality and if you want to set up the perfect surround sound system, you'll need to consider many different aspects.

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Understanding Speaker Impedance: What are OHMs?

It’s not uncommon for the lack of knowledge surrounding ‘speaker impedance’ to cause confusion- and occasionally blown power amplifiers- to those new to the world of speaker technology. Speaker Impedance may very well be the most complex and misunderstood speaker specification. Thankfully, understanding speaker impedance and OHMs is actually fairly simple when these terms are broken down and explained correctly. Read on to begin understanding speaker impedance and what OHMs actually are.

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Guide to Perfect Surround Sound Speaker Placement

The correct positioning of your surround sound speakers will greatly maximize your home theater system by dramatically enhancing your audio experience. You can have an exceptional surround sound system that’s been diligently made by some of the most tech-savvy engineers in the world, but if your speakers aren’t placed properly, the sound quality of your surround sound system can still suffer tremendously.

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Back to the Basics- The Physics of Speakers

Did you know researchers and engineers have found that sound frequencies can levitate small objects and particles, create electricity, determine the temperature of gas and even perform brain surgery without a single incision?

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Speaker Wire Guide: Selection, Installation and Helpful Tips

So you’re looking to buy a new surround sound system but are at a loss when it comes to which type of wiring you’ll need to purchase. Don’t panic just yet. Most speakers don’t come with wiring, but it’s rather simple figuring out what type of wiring you’ll need and how to install it. If you’re needing to figure out what type of wiring you’ll be needing and how to install it, check out this guide and you’ll be enjoying the booming sound of your new surround sound system in no time!

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