from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small speaker that is worn in or over the ear, especially as one of a pair.
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- noun A
transducerthat converts electric signalsinto soundand is held near the ear, especially as part of a telephone; an earpieceor headphone.
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- noun electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
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The time has come for men and women of good will to begin playing an exciting new game called earphone keggling.
Earphone technology and alien cyborg designs come together in the Sensaphonics 3MAX triple-driver custom earphone, which is being touted as the only triple-driver earphone with the long-wearing comfort of soft-gel silicone earpieces.
Be aware, though, that this kind of earphone makes noise itself: whenever you're walking, or even just touching the cord, you may hear an unwelcome addition to your music - because of the earplug effect.
And also means that the bottom-connected earphone jack is now at the "top," which is more convenient.
Moving away from cases, this is an earphone device of a kind that's become important since the iPod generation 3 was introduced, allowing for remote control and a microphone.
Joel, earphone should be interchangeable with earbud, I think.
For this gaijin, could you explain how a “headphone” is different from an “earphone.”
While Pillowhead remembers sitting around during lunch break, "sharing an earphone each with friends or, if you were lucky, a girl".
One company, earphone maker Skullcandy Inc., ended its first day flat; another, SunCoke Energy Inc., rose 6%, and a third, from real-estate website Zillow Inc., popped 79%.
I find it much easier to put the plug/earphone part in and then tug my earlobe to open the ear canal with thumb & forefinger whilst pushing the earphone in with my middle finger.