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04.22.2014| By Shure Notes|
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time and a new consumer market was born. Soon people wanted better sound from their portable players and that meant something …
06.10.2013| By Shure Notes|
What specifications are important to understand when you’re getting ready to upgrade or replace your earphones or headphones? If you’re not a sound engineer, understanding the difference between frequency range and frequency response – or even the impedance requirements of your iPod or DJ rig – can have an impact …tagsChris Lyonsearphone specificationsearphonesheadphone specificationsheadphonesMatt Engstrompersonal listening
08.20.2012| By Shure Notes|
By: Shure Notes Editors, Contributor: Chris Lyons Noise cancelling headphones have become very popular in consumer markets over the past few years. Especially around the holidays, TV spots featuring de-stressed travelers in headphone Nirvana seem to dominate the airwaves. This has caused a little bit of confusion about the difference between sound isolation (as used in Shure earphones) and noise cancellation headphones like the ones you see advertised on television. Noise cancellation is an electronic process. It was originally developed to improve radio communications in noisy environments like aircraft cockpits. There’s a microphone built into …tagsChris Lyonsearphonesheadphonesnoise cancellationpersonal listeningSalman AshraftShure Earphonessound isolation
03.05.2012| By Shure Notes|
More powerful. Less expensive. And widely accepted. Today, congregations large and small are benefiting from improved sound quality and lower stage volumes. The guitarist, in order to hear himself better, turns his amplifier up. The singers need more monitor level to compete with the rest of the praise band. The cycle of escalating stage volume begins again – reducing the overall sound quality and worship experience, especially in a high-ceilinged, hard surface environment designed for choirs and acoustic instruments. An article in Millimeter quoted worship leader Craig Sibley as saying “Stage volumes in churches have …
04.29.2010| By Shure Notes|
How to Get the Right Fit Shure earphones are not worn in the same style as headphones or standard earbuds. To enjoy the superior sound isolation and audio quality of your earphones, it is very important to get a proper fit. Situating the Cables Note the difference between the right (R) and left (L) earphones and insert earphone into each ear. Wrap the earphone cord over the top and down the back of the ear. The earphone cord can also be worn hanging straight down (see figs. 1 and 2 below). Use the adjustment tube …
04.19.2010| By Shure Notes|
A little bit of knowledge about care, use and preventive maintenance can extend the life and maximize the performance of the gear you already own. Here, Shure’s Bill Ostry shares tips that will preserve your equipment and your budget. Wired Microphones Keep windscreens on vocal mics clean and unclogged – clogged windscreens can reduce the performance of a microphone. Double check screens especially after female vocalists that wear lipstick. Double check that all contacts are clean – tarnished pins on an XLR connector can reduce conductivity and impair performance. Use quality microphone cables – cheap …
12.17.2007| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Ever wanted to know the difference between sound isolation and noise cancellation? In this episode, along with guest Chris Lyons, we explore the characteristics of both technologies, complete with real-world audio samples.