The 3 Types of Headphones

At present, there are currently 3 kinds of headphones available on the market. This article will help you form of filtration out the category that you would be most interested in. ai headphone

The categories are: 

1) Dynamic Earphones

2) Orthodynamic/Isodynamic Earphones

3) Electrostatic Headphones

Three categories are based on the sort of technology used to produce sound from the earbuds. The difference is the sort of transducer principle used to convert electrical signals into sound waves.

1) Active Headphones

Dynamic headphones are by using a moving coil new driver. A moving coil drivers simply means that there is a magnet in the headphone, which produces a static magnetic field. A voice coil fastened to a diaphragm is put in the permanent magnetic field and a current is run through the voice coil which makes it cause the diaphragm to vibrate and produce sound dunes.

Most dynamic headphones need little electricity for doing it to work. Due to this, virtually all headphones on the market are dynamic earphones. These are being used by average music listeners, musicians and professional studio mixers as well. The most popular manufacturers in the music industry that produce dynamic earphones, includine Sony, Beyer, Sennheiser, Grado and Audio-Technica. They will can cost $8 or $800 US Dollars (USD) upwards and is born or wireless, open-air or closed-back, ear buds or studio-quality.

Pros of energetic headphones are that they are accessible and are usually cheaper that orthodynamic and electrostatic ones. Seeing that little electricity is needed to drive them, the majority of them will work with lightweight devices and personal computers with no need of a headphone amp. A head-phone amp is a small power amplifier specifically designed to drive the very small speakers inside the headsets.

The cons are that orthodynamic and electrostatic headsets can beat them in conditions of speed and clarity.

Dynamic headphones are the most effective earbuds to begin with because of their cost and large range.

2) Orthodynamic as well as Isodynamic Headphones

Orthodynamic headsets were very popular worldwide in the 1970s. They may be considered by some to be old technology but they have a rebirth now.

Manufacturers include Audeze, Fostex, Hifiman, Kenwood and Dual.

Orthodynamic headphones have flat and bigger words coils, which cover the diaphragm. This means that the existing is better distributed to it, which in change produces sound waves. Larger voice coils mean bigger diaphragms (even bigger than electrostatic headphones) and this means that more electricity is required to drive them.

Pros of Orthodynamic headphones are that they give excellent response and sound quality similar to that of an electrostatic.

Cons of Orthodynamic headphones are that they are generally bigger and require a headphone amplifier to drive them thus they are not lightweight. Fortunately they are generally more expensive than dynamic headphones.

3) Electrostatic Earphones

Electrostatic earphones have drivers, which do not have a tone of voice coil. The diaphragm is instead charged with electricity. It is positioned in between two electrically recharged metal plates (electrodes), which are perforated. If the diaphragm vibrates, air is forced through the punched metal plates producing a sound wave.