No correlation between cost of earphones and frequency response

Of the many journals I subscribe to, one is the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.   And of the articles that are the most well-read (at least so far in 2017) is “Enhancing monochromatic multipole emission by a subwavelength enclosure of degenerate Mie resonances” and “No correlation between headphone frequency response and retail price”.  …

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Is more necessarily better?

Custom hearing aids, whether they are in-the-ear, canal, CIC, or IIC, have acoustic pathways between the receiver and the end of the bore that are on the order of 10 mm (or less). This is also the case with occluding RIC style hearing aids. And this is also the case with in-ear monitors that musicians…

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