Headphones & Earphones
I think the difference in sound quality between headphones and earphones is amazing.
My father and friends collect headphones and earphones. I feel lucky that I have tried many earphones.
I don’t think there is a best brand or model. They are like different flavours of ice cream, they all have different characteristics. Some are good for jazz, while others are great for hard rock. I think that good earphones, between 10,000 to 30,000 Yen can make a big difference in how you enjoy music. I believe a good pair makes music better.
Most feature 1 driver per channel. Earphone drivers are like hi-fi speakers. Some contain 2, 3 or sometimes 4 drivers per channel. These pairs of earphones have a crossover. A crossover is a part that splits the sound into bass, middle and treble. A crossover might move the bass to one driver and move the treble to another driver. Each driver can be built to suit a frequency.
Some emphasise a frequency, but I think that neutral sounding headphones are the best, because you can change the EQ on devices. If you buy a pair that emphasises the bass, it is very difficult to change the EQ.
Emphasise (verb): 強調する、力説する
Many Australian schools emphasise sports.
EQ (noun): イコライザー
The EQ emphasised the bass.
Neutral (adjective): 中立の、一方に肩入れしない
I am neutral, I don’t support the Hanshin Tigers and Tokyo Giants.
Suit (verb): 適合する、満足させる、合う、適合する
Red wine suits steak.