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Wireless headphoned

July 06, 2020

Kumar Quoted on Wireless Headphones

Swarun Kumar was quoted in Consumer Reports on how true wireless headphones work. “True wireless” is the industry term for headphones that don’t have a cord or a cable connecting the two earpieces. They’re among the most popular models being sold today. But how do true wireless headphones work? “It’s a difficult engineering problem. Even if there's a minor delay between the audio and either ear, you're going to have distortions,” he says. The biggest challenge? “There's this big mass called ‘your head’ in between, which absorbs a lot of the signals.”

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