The End of the 3.5mm Headphone Jack? – The Science and Future of Audio Connectivity

The End of the 3.5mm Headphone Jack? – The Science and Future of Audio Connectivity

Despite the moans and groans of music and podcast enthusiasts worldwide, we may very well be in an era that marks the end of the 3.5mm headphone jack. With announcements from the latest generation of smartphones, from the Essential to Google’s Pixel and even the iPhone, that are no longer going to ship with a 3.5mm audio input, consumers are now faced with a choice. They can either stay with older technology or take what feels like a significant leap out of their comfort zone and transition to using headphones…

Wired Versus Wireless Headphones – The Benefits and Drawbacks of These Competing Technologies

Wired Versus Wireless Headphones – The Benefits and Drawbacks of These Competing Technologies

Way back in 1910, Nathaniel Baldwin, a Mormon and engineer from small town Utah invented the world’s first pair of audio headphones, which were bought by the U.S. Navy and put to use during World War I. Before Baldwin, telephone operators in the 1880s were using a type of headphone at work, one that had a single earpiece, rested on your shoulder, and weighed almost 10 pounds! Today, headphones are a quintessential component of your everyday carry, letting you jam out to tunes or listen to podcasts on the go….