The first headset was born in 1881, mainly for communication. By 1895, people began to use telephone lines to relay live music performances to home communication headsets, and headsets began to have a relationship with listening to music. The first true headset Baldwin was born in 1910. It has a history of one hundred years, and the function of the headset has gradually changed.
However, the development of earphones was very slow. When the first dynamic earphone was born in 1937, and the stereo earphone was born in 1958, the sound quality and sound effects of the earphone began to have a general improvement. With the birth of the Sony Walkman, headphones have become a fashion item for young people to show their individuality. It was not until the advent of 2000 BOSE noise-canceling headphones that the headphones received another major update.
After 2008, due to the development of Bluetooth technology, the Bluetooth A2DP protocol became popular, and some manufacturers began to introduce Bluetooth headsets. However, due to technical limitations such as sound quality and delay of Bluetooth headsets, it has not been popularized. It was not until the release of Apple AirPods in 2016 that the headset began to enter the wireless era.
From the history of the development of headphones, we can find that since the birth of the first headset, its development has been quite slow. Important technological innovations only appear once in decades. With the advent of the era of smart audio in recent years, headphones have also undergone important development. Today I love audio network will take you to look at the headphone structure, wearing detection function, and spatial audio. Important changes in wearing headphones in recent years.
Headphone head beam structure
Looking at the appearance and structure of the first headset, you can find that the headset has been developed for a hundred years, and it is still only an addition to the structure of this product. However, from the perspective of the development of headsets in recent years, although the overall appearance structure has not changed significantly, the functionality of the appearance structure is constantly improving.
From the many headphones that have been disassembled by Woaiaudio.com, it can be found that the flagship products launched by audio manufacturers such as Sony, Meizu, BEATS, etc. have all been perfect in appearance and structure. The earphones can not only support the most basic head beam stretching function but are also equipped with folding and rotating structures for easy carrying and personalized wearing adjustments.
This has also become the most complete solution for the appearance and structure of the current headset, but it is also true that the appearance and structure of the headset are solidified. Many new products adopt the same model, and the uniqueness of the product appearance and structure is completely lost. Compared with the appearance of the previous generation, many newly launched products only do a little bit about the details.
In a recently exposed Apple patent application document, Apple stated that the headset has been in existence for more than a hundred years, but the mechanical frame used to fix the sound unit on the user’s ear has not been improved for a long time. Therefore, Apple envisioned a novel folding storage solution, using a brand-new mechanical structure, the entire head beam is similar to a complete arched spring strip, which can be folded at will so that it can be portable and a variety of postures. Wear.
Although this structure may cause problems such as weight control, structural life, or expensive price, it does give people a bright feeling. Look forward to Apple’s application in headset products,and other manufacturers’ innovations in the appearance and structure of their own products.