earphone vs headphone what difference

what is difference between earphone and headphone

English

Etymology

ear +‎ phone.

Noun

earphone (plural earphones)

  1. A transducer that converts electric signals into sound and is held near the ear, especially as part of a telephone; an earpiece or headphone.

Related terms

  • headphone

Translations

See also

  • ear bud


English

Etymology

head +‎ phone

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhedfəʊn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhedfoʊn/

Noun

headphone (plural headphones)

  1. A cushioned speaker placed on, over, or inside the ear, normally used in left/right pairs.
    Some joggers wear only one headphone in their ears, to enjoy music while paying attention to their environment.

Usage notes

Also used as a noun modifier: e.g. headphone plug, headphone socket. The device composed of two, is called in the plural headphones.

Derived terms

  • circumaural and supra-aural headphones

Related terms

  • earphone

Translations


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