Types of (In-Ear) Headphones: A Primer

Headphones have a variety of uses, sizes, shapes and special functions. Do you know them all? Here is a helpful summary of the four basic types — home/studio, wireless, portable and active noise reduction — and the three basic models within those types — circumaural, supra-aural and in-ear.

Don’t Turn It Up to 11: Hearing Loss and You

Everyone has heard it said that headphones and hearing loss go hand-in-hand. But is there any truth to this claim? If so, is there a way for people to still listen to their earphones without going deaf? We investigate the causes and symptoms of hearing loss, and ways that music-lovers can avoid it.