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…

Keeping Your Speakers Happy and Healthy – A Few Tips for Testing and Improving Audio Quality

Keeping Your Speakers Happy and Healthy – A Few Tips for Testing and Improving Audio Quality

  When you’re buying a new speaker set, ensuring audio quality is important. We’ve talked in previous posts how speaker build and materials can greatly impact the sound that will ultimately fill a room, but there are a number of other pro tips you can follow to both test and improve audio quality. Let’s dive right in.   Testing: Connectivity   Starting with the basics – you want to be sure connectivity between speakers and player is strong and uninterrupted. This is especially true for wireless and Bluetooth systems. There…

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….

Top 10 Science-Backed Reasons Why Listening to Music is Great for Your Health

Top 10 Science-Backed Reasons Why Listening to Music is Great for Your Health

Music is core to the definition of human history – every culture, from every epoch, has had some form of significant system of rhythmic sounds that form the basis of song. Some scientists have even claimed that music, like mathematics, is actually a universal language, claiming that we humans may even have a natural musical sense embedded in our DNA. Thanks to modern advances in technology, including VAVA audio equipment and headphones, we can now easily tap into that part of ourselves anywhere, at any time.   But why should…

The Key Dos and Don’ts to Keep your Headphones in Top Condition

The Key Dos and Don’ts to Keep your Headphones in Top Condition

If you’ve just acquired a shiny new set of headphones, you’ll want to take good care of them. Looking after the cans that provide you so much audio joy will give them a longer lifespan, maintain the audio quality, keep them looking good, which considering many are worn as a fashion statement is a top priority, and make it easier to return them if there is a problem.   Advantages of Proper, Regular Maintenance   Extend headphone lifespan   Good use, care and maintenance of your headphones will extend their…