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How Speakers Work

How Speakers Work

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Speakers might look complicated but they are actually really simple devices and in order to understand their working principle, you need just a basic understanding of electromagnetism and sound waves. Speakers transform electrical signals into sound waves and that’s the simplest definition of their purpose. The working principle is a little bit more complicated but we will get to that. Parts of A Speaker Every speaker has at least three parts – enclosure, driver (or drivers), and electronic components (crossovers, amplifiers). Drivers – Speaker drivers are the most important parts of every speaker. The drivers are in charge of transforming electrical signals into sound. Enclosures and electronic components are important, too but their purpose is to improve the sound quality while
How to Find the Right Headphones

How to Find the Right Headphones

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Do you know somebody who doesn’t have at least one pair of headphones? Probably not, especially if that person uses a smartphone. Headphone use is widely spread all over the planet and at least once in our lives, we get to the point where we want to buy headphones so that we can listen to music when commuting, traveling, working out, etc. Headphones are used in many professions by musicians, radio presenters but they can also be used by ordinary people who work in crowded places and want to work in peace. Although we have numerous kinds of headphones on the market we still have problems finding the perfect pair for ourselves. The wider choice should make the process easier but this is true only in theory. In reality, we spend too much time searching for the new pair of headphones. This
Are Volume-Limiting Headphones Safe for Your Child?

Are Volume-Limiting Headphones Safe for Your Child?

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Almost every child today has a phone, tablet or uses his/her parent’s computer occasionally. You may consider it positive or not but the facts are facts and we all have to accept them and deal with them. As children start using these devices at an early age (even at the age of 3 or 4), many parents are trying to ensure at least some basic protection for their children’s ears. Luckily, many companies have started producing special volume-limiting headphones that are supposed to be safe for children. We say “supposed to be safe” because we are not confident about them and in this article, we will discuss it and explain our opinion. What Are Volume-Limiting Headphones? Volume-limiting headphones are headphones specially made to enable listening to music in a “safe” mode. Their loudness is l
Ways to Connect Your Soundbar to Your TV

Ways to Connect Your Soundbar to Your TV

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We will all agree that modern technologies make our lives much easier. It is easier to communicate, we can work from home, etc. The devices are being improved every day and we aren’t stuck with one piece of equipment for a long time. The good thing is we get to choose and we have more options than before. However, every improvement changes the way we use our devices. They used to be very simple, each of them had only one purpose, and we could connect it to only one device. Today, we can use them in many different ways. Modern devices, especially TVs, speaker systems or soundbars, can be connected to many different devices and they have numerous input and output ports. Connecting your soundbar to your TV is not very difficult and there are two main ways to connect them but the way you
How to Optimize Speaker Performance

How to Optimize Speaker Performance

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If you have thought that sound quality of your speakers depends only on the quality of construction, you’ve been wrong. Every speaker can sound better or worse, depending on the room where it is held. There are many things you can do to improve your speaker performance and this article will explain them thoroughly. When it comes to speaker performance, it’s not all about buying them, bringing them home and turning them on (especially if you have a speaker system or a home theater system). No matter how much you pay for them, they may not work perfectly in your house unless you make some adjustments. There are so many things you can do and it takes some time and experimenting to achieve the best possible results. The most important things in those situations are the acoustic propert
Do Headphones Increase Your Risk of Hearing Loss?

Do Headphones Increase Your Risk of Hearing Loss?

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Headphones are the unavoidable accessories for the majority of the population, especially young people and businessmen. This is the fact and we can do nothing about that. Modern global living conditions (which mostly refer to the living conditions in big cities) dictate behavior rules and create our lifestyle. To be honest, it is quite difficult to survive crowds, noise, commuting, etc. Music makes everything easier and everyday activities like walking through the noisy city, riding on crowded buses or using metro are not the exception. If we benefit from a piece of technology, we shouldn’t stop using it because it can harm us at some point. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. The point is to become aware of the potential damage and try to avoid it as much as possible.
Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

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Listening to music has become the most common background activity in our lives. We use our MP3 players, phones, and other audio devices to listen to music while walking, running, driving, working, or even sleeping. Music has that lovely ability to make everything we do much easier, but the question is - does the music make us better at what we do? Researchers have proven that music can improve our endurance and performance when running, jogging, working out or doing any physical job, but what kind of influence music has on intellectual activities is much harder question, and the answer is ambiguous. If we observe only studying as a specific intellectual activity, things don’t get much simpler. There are numerous standpoints on what kind of influence different types of music have on studyin
Music and Studying – Which Music is the Best for Learning

Music and Studying – Which Music is the Best for Learning

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We all can agree that listening to a certain style of music can help you learn faster, improve your memorization skills and even help you retain more information while you study. Of course, there are some people that need their peace and quiet in order to learn, but on the other hand, listening to a specific type of music while studying can help you boost your performance. Choosing a right music for studying is unbelievably important, and people tend to underestimate it.  Even though it is said that to study it is absolutely necessary to be in a quite environment without any possibility of a distraction. This choice can easily backfire and leave you sleeping at your desk. Effect of music on the brain You’ve all probably heard of “Mozart Effect”, that is a result of a set of resear
10 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

10 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

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Music education rarely comes into public focus. It is often considered less important than some other school activities. Some people even claim that music education is unnecessary or redundant. Guided by this idea, president Trump proposed budget cuts that could make a huge impact on arts and music programs in schools all over the US. These cuts brought music education and importance of music (and art in general) once again into the center of attention. Although Trump's budget plan is just a proposal, and the Congress has the final word, the very idea of diminishing the significance of music education motivated us to try to explain how great impact could music have on anyone’s life. By elaborating 10 benefits of music in our schools, we will hopefully prove that music education is absolute
Children and Music : Benefits of Music in Child Development

Children and Music : Benefits of Music in Child Development

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As we all know, music is a big part of our lives. Through centuries, singing and music play has had an extremely important role in our culture. You will find music everywhere you go. From movies, television, your mobile ringtone, celebrations, and even in the airport bathrooms.  Music is one of the greatest tools for better learning, self-development, relaxation, or just simply a way to express yourself. From the first moment in our life, when we get upset and start crying, parents have a natural instinct to south our cries with singing, which is also a way to express their love or just to interact.  What if parents knew exactly how to use that music to impact child development, their behavior, and to help improve social skills for kids at all ages.  Most of the small children love list