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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CHAPTER 3

HEADPHONES AND HEARING AIDS

Headphones offer the possibility of the ultimate private listening experience. Their small transducers can reproduce extremely low-frequency tones when connected almost directly to the ear, and their small size contributes to good high-frequency response. The privacy (therefore, low acoustic leakage), extreme bandwidth, and dynamic range possible at the ear make the headphone a vital professional tool and a relatively low cost, super-fidelity personal listening system.

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