Stereo earphones are truly compact and are great accessories to the ipod or cell phone. However, as more and more people are learning the true enjoyment of becoming an audiophile (a music lover, especially with their Ipod’s and other MP3 players), they are discovering the value that a earpiece with great sound provides. Not only in reducing exterior sound, but by creating an environment to truly enjoy music.
As such, these new earphones are becoming more like a concert hall and more and more manufacturers are bringing out their own models. Makers such as: Shure, SkullCandy, Ultimate Ears, Sony, Panasonic, Etymotic Research and many others.
So,what kind of accessories can an audiophile get for his or her favorite music device? Here is some info that may help:
Since the beginning of sound, the small electrical current coming out of the music boxes usually had enough power so the listening device (like the Walkman or portable stereo) had its own small amplifier built right in. But not anymore. Today, audiophiles want high quality devices that need their own power source for full enjoyment? either for volume or for clarity. Enter the special head phone amp. These look similar to regular amps but are a little smaller. However, they are not as portable as the older style head phones that were attached to listening devices with built in amps.
Accessory kits are another must-have. It sure can make an airplane flight a lot longer when to be traveling and being unable to find your earphone. Nothing’s worse than being on an airplane and watching the airline propaganda and trying to read lips! A carrying case can be as simple as a little bag to keep them in.
Cable clips are a great way to keep your headphone cables from getting out of control as you listen to music. If there is sudden movement while plugged in, they can really hurt your ears, make your hair look terrible, pull off your glasses, or even damage your listening device! Clips keep your cables out of harm’s way.
Any time you have an intricate piece of machinery, you’ll need replacement parts. It’s no different with an ear phone. The The average accessories most of us use include jacks, cables, and ear pads, all of which can become disconnected from the headset with excessive use. If you just own a cheap set, you could probably buy a new better sounding set for less money than the replacement parts. But if you are a serious audiophile and you want serious sound, you’ll also want some replacement parts just in case the music makes you dance too hard!
Lastly, consider getting some rubber alcohol or cleaning solution to keep everything sanitary. After all, they are around your ears and your hair for a long period of time and they can get a little grimy and wax can build up in your stereo earphones after excessive use. Keep them clean and you’ll enjoy them more besides getter better sound from wax buildup.