Thursday, August 23, 2018

Headphones News, Review & Research: Five Ways Earbuds and Music Improve Your Workout Experience

Love it or hate it, working out is a crucial part of living a healthy and happy life. Even the smallest amount of exercise every day leads to us feeling overall happier and having more energy to go about our daily lives.

Friday, November 17, 2017

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Actually Work

As the story goes, noise canceling headphones were the brainchild of electrical engineer Dr. Amar Bose, founder of the world-famous Bose Corporation. Reportedly, while on a commercial airline flight from the Zurich to Boston in 1978, Dr. Bose was given a brand new electronic headset that the airline was then offering to replace the older tube-type headsets previously supplied to passengers for listening to in-flight entertainment programs.

These new headsets were the same ones sold along with Sony Walkman Music Players brought out at that same time. They were lightweight and comfortable and, from an acoustic engineer's perspective, represented what should have been a great improvement for listeners confined to a cabin during a multi-hour transatlantic flight. According to Bose, however, the experience was a total disappointment. The ambient noise from the airplane engines and other sounds within the passenger area of the plane was so loud it made it difficult to clearly hear the music coming through the headphones. It was then that Bose had an “aha moment” in a sudden flash of inspiration he immediately began to put down on paper as the design that could possibly solve the problem.

Stop the Noise With Noise

The sketches made on that airplane flight became the basis for the first noise-canceling headphones, developed during the next decade by a group of engineers Bose put together in the Boston area. The idea was to cancel sound with sound by developing headphones capable of “listening.”

Two Types of Noise Canceling Headphones

JVC Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Retractable Cord

JVC Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Retractable Cord

Essentially, all headphones have some noise canceling capability simply because they either fit over your ears or sit inside your ear holes, thereby blocking out a certain amount of exterior sound. This is called passive noise cancellation, which is further enhanced by the use of sound-deadening foam in the ear-cups that will naturally block out some degree of noise.

Active noise canceling technology, which is what Bose envisioned on that fateful flight, utilizes passive noise cancellation along with an electronic means of canceling sound with its “opposite” sound. Sound travels in waves, with peaks and troughs. Active noise canceling headphones have a microphone built into the earpieces that amplify external sounds. Special circuitry within the headphones then creates a sound wave identical to what's being picked up by this microphone, except this wave is 180° out of phase (or opposite). By placing these two waves atop one another the sounds cancel each other out through phenomena called “destructive interference.”

Stop the Noise

Destructive interference works especially well on lower frequency sounds like what's experienced riding in planes and trains, and allows you to hear the sounds you want to hear through your headset much more clearly. Noise canceling headphones also operate to simply provide you with a peaceful silence without any music or other amplified sounds coming through. Some fine examples of noise-canceling headphones on offer at include these JVC sets capable of 18.5 dB noise reduction at 200Hz or 12 dB noise reduction at 300Hz.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Love Your Music | Tunes

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Five Ways Earbuds and Music Improve Your Workout Experience

Love it or hate it, working out is a crucial part of living a healthy and happy life. Even the smallest amount of exercise every day leads to us feeling overall happier and having more energy to go about our daily lives. However, no matter how physically fit you may be, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out there and get moving. Fortunately, using sport earbuds to listen to music while you work out can have a serious positive impact on your experience. Here are five ways that listening to music on a pair of active earbuds can make your workout more effective and enjoyable.

Mood Matters

BOSE Sound Sport Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Earbuds
BOSE Sound Sport Bluetooth In-Ear Earbuds
An obvious reason why it might be hard to find the motivation to work out would be that you just aren’t in a great mood that day. Music, regardless of whether you are working out or just lounging around at home, is known to boost mood if you are listening to some happy and energetic tunes. The mood improvement provided by a great playlist is definitely enough to help you gather the motivation to get out there and get your blood pumping. Studies also show that seeing bright and vibrant colors while you exercise helps improve mood as well, so we encourage you to run outside on a sunny day, invest in some bright workout clothes, or grab yourself a pair of these colorful Bose Sound Sport In-Ear Buds for maximum mood improvement.

Pace of Mind

ECKO UNLIMITED Bluetooth Runner2 Earhook Earbuds with Microphone
ECKO UNLIMITED Bluetooth Runner2 Earbuds
We all know that music helps us keep rhythm and beat; however, few realize how keeping the pace and rhythm of a workout can both increase your performance and the consistency of your movements. Playing upbeat music while you work out will subconsciously force your brain into making your movements keep pace with whatever music you are playing. Once you start moving to the rhythm of whatever you are listening to, you will find it is much easier to keep pace as well as much easier to maintain your movement for a longer period of time, leading to a better workout. To really increase the impact of each beat on your playlist, you’ll want a pair of athletic earbuds with great bass as well as the ability to block out ambient sound, like these ECKO Unlimited Bluetooth Earbuds. Looking for more information on finding the right BPM for ideal cardio, check out this post.

Getting in the Zone

JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds Pink
Pink JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds
Often, the reason our favorite songs are our favorite songs is that we have some sort of memory or emotion associated with them. If a specific song ties back to a memory of you challenging yourself and overcoming great odds, chances are that song will be super motivating for you and will put you in a go-getter mindset. Studies show that when music puts athletes “in the zone”, they perform multiple percentage points better than when they aren’t listening to their favorite motivational songs. For unencumbered motivational music listening, these pink JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds are a great option.

Effortless Endurance

Numerous studies on professional athletes have shown that listening to fast and energetic music also has a significant effect on the endurance of the listener. The combined effects of improved mood and consistent pace make it much easier for athletes to increase their endurance and the effort they put forth in each workout without really trying all that hard. This is due in part because our bodies naturally want to move when our brains hear music, although scientists aren’t exactly sure why this is the case. For a maximum endurance workout, you’re going to want headphones that can withstand all the movement you are putting them through, such as these Soul Run Free Pro HD Bluetooth Earbuds.

Take Your Mind Off the Grind

JVC Gumy Sports Earbuds with Microphone
JVC Gumy Sports Earbuds with Microphone

Anyone who has ever worked out can tell you that one of the primary reasons they cut exercising short or don’t work out at all is because of the discomfort or pain they experience during the workout. However, when we listen to our favorite music while exercising, our brain is actually distracted enough to where we can still focus on our workout but don’t focus on the pain or discomfort we might feel as a result of the rigorous movement. Instead, the music focuses your mind almost completely on the movements and the memories/motivations you have associated with the song you are listening to. For comfortable earbuds that will help distract your mind and allow you to run free, we recommend these JVC Gumy Sport Earbuds that provide a comfortable fit - so comfortable you might even forget you are listening to your music through earbuds.

Listening to music through a pair of quality fitness earbuds has multiple benefits to your workout experience. Scientists all seem to agree, listening to music while you exercise is a surefire way to help you get the most out of your time and push yourself farther than you believed you could go. As always, is here to provide you with the best sport earbuds available, because your ears, as well as your workouts, deserve the best.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jam to our New Beats!

Beats by Dre
Justheadphone will be adding beats brand headphones to its' inventory! Check out our website for more news and updates regarding the release date so you can place your orders. Beats are coming just in time for your holiday shopping needs. Grab a pair for someone to boost their swag in the news year.