Choose audio helmet

At home as in the transport, we more often listen to music with headphones. The advice of a specialist not to endanger his ears. First Council of common sense to choose his headphones: try before you buy. (I). Test the headphones in the magasinIl always test helmets in store, listening to one of his favorite […]

At home as in the transport, we more often listen to music with headphones. The advice of a specialist not to endanger his ears.

First Council of common sense to choose his headphones: try before you buy. (I).

Test the headphones in the magasinIl always test helmets in store, listening to one of his favorite pieces, at equal volume, and to rely on what is meant: it should feel the energy of the various instruments and collect details, without want to install sound…

“It also allows to realize the weight of the helmet and its pressure on the skull, said Jean-Louis Horvilleur, audiologist and musician…

What type of pads? Models including the pads rest on the ears (supra-auraux) are less bulky, but can warm up after several hours. Those who include the ear (circum-auraux) are more comfortable, but can interfere with the wearers. Preferably choose a model with removable pads. This allows to wash or change them. Buy headphones open or closed? Closed headphones insulates better sounds. It is the best option to listen to music in public. Models with noise reduction, which neutralize environmental noise via a sound signal inaudible, are good for the train or plane…

At home, a helmet open, that lets the ambient noises, induces less fatigue for the ear. Should ideally have a helmet for each use…

What power? The majority of helmets covers good frequencies, between 20 and 20,000 Hz minimum, that means a young person and healthy…

An impedance of 50 Ohms is a good compromise for use with a mobile device (MP3 player, smartphone). This value reflects the strength of the helmet to the passage of the current: more it higher, the more the player must be powerful…

What price for good headphones? For the hearing, “the price and quality level do not necessarily relate”..

Count 10 to $70 for single supra-auraux helmets; at least $100 for closed to noise reduction headphones…

Not to tire his ears, should not exceed 80 dB, which allows listening to several hours. Or half of the maximum level of the player or smartphone, that never grow up…

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