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  • n. One of the two cup-like sections of a pair of headphones that enclose the listener's ears.


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ear +‎ cup


  • Instead, there is an 1/8″ jack in the left earcup that you plug the cable into.

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  • The M40 are a dual-driver headphone, packing a 40mm woofer and 15mm tweeter into each earcup.

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  • The left earcup of the Bose On-Ear Headphones has a male 3. 5mm headphone jack that is used to connect one of two bundled 3. 5mm cables. News

  • The headband telescopes for finetuning earcup placement, although as the headphones sit on the ear rather than around them you will need to spend some time finding the most comfortable position. News

  • Also, the A30s have smaller earcups that rest on your ear rather than surrounding them, and instead of an open-back earcup design, the A30 is enclosed to isolate both internal and external sounds.

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  • The release of Crossfade LP ($250) expands that legacy for the first time to full-sized, earcup-style headphones, and from the largely metal designs of earlier V-Moda in-canal earphones to a new mix of leather, metal, plastic, and fabric that is aesthetically true to the company's Hollywood heritage while varying in small ways from version to version.

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  • Some of the cosmetic differences are obvious from photos, and others only when seen up close and in person, but each set of headphones looks distinctive and sharp-though some users might prefer softer, more neutral curves to these angular arms and earcup designs, we really liked what V-Moda has come up with in this design.

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  • The SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb features a durable double-braided nylon cord and dismantles into 3 separate parts, at the headband and at each earcup making it compact and easy to fit into a carrying case for storage and/or travel.


  • As a familiar SteelSeries feature, the microphone can be stored in the left earcup when not in use, while a control on the included Spectrum AudioMixer independently adjusts in-game audio and microphone volume.


  • But even if it does snap, it's not the end of the world, as the main length of the cable is separate from the headphones, connecting to a short stretch on the left earcup.

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