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Definition of Headphones

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earphone held over the ear by a band, headset
Headphones Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
(synonym) earphone, earpiece, phone
(hypernym) electro-acoustic transducer
(hyponym) telephone receiver, receiver
Headphones Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Headphones (or head-phones in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small listening devices that are designed to be worn on or around the head over a user's ears. They are electroacoustic transducers, which convert an electrical signal to a corresponding sound in the user's ear. Headphones are designed to allow a single user to listen to an audio source privately, in contrast to a loudspeaker, which emits sound into the open air, for anyone nearby to hear. Headphones are also known as earspeakers, earphones or, colloquially, cans. Circumaural and supra-aural headphones use a band over the top of the head to hold the speakers in place. The other type, known as earbuds or earphones consist of individual units that plug into the user's ear canal. In the context of telecommunication, a headset is a combination of headphone and microphone. Headphones either connect directly to a signal source such as an audio amplifier, radio, CD player, portable media player, mobile phone, video game consoles, electronic musical instrument, or use wireless technology such as bluetooth or FM radio. Early headphones were first used by radio pioneers (crystal sets) and also by radio telephone and telegraph operators allowing a better audio reception without disturbing others around. Initially the audio quality was mediocre and a step forward was the invention of high fidelity headphones.

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Headphones Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A transducer, worn on the head, that covers or surrounds both ears which converts electrical audio signals to sound waves, used for monitoring or recreational listening.
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The DJ Glossary
Small head worn speakers that fit over or into the ears for personal sound monitoring or listening.
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