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Noise-canceling Headphones Quiz
by Staff
Take our noise-canceling headphones quiz to learn more about the technology behind this cool gadget.

What type of noise are noise-canceling headphones designed to block?

  • Ambient noise
  • Transient noise
  • All noise

What was the first company to introduce noise-canceling headphones?

  • Bose
  • Sony
  • Toshiba

Which of the following people came up with the idea for noise-canceling headphones?

  • Amar Bose
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Bose Anderson

Sound waves have the same characteristics as what other type of wave?

  • Water wave
  • Radioactive wave
  • Light wave

What determines the intensity or "loudness" of a sound wave?

  • Amplitude
  • Pitch
  • Frequency

What determines the pitch of a sound wave?

  • Frequency
  • Intensity
  • Amplitude

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Higher frequencies produce higher-pitched notes.
  • Lower frequencies produce higher-pitched notes.
  • Higher frequencies produce lower-pitched notes.

Which type of headphones is also known as on-ear, open-back or open-air headphones?

  • Supra-aural headphones
  • Circumaural headphones
  • Ear Buds

Which type of headphones is also known as around-ear or closed-back headphones?

  • Supra-aural headphones
  • Circumaural headphones
  • Ear Buds

Which type of headphones is often used by musicians who desire superior sound quality?

  • Supra-aural headphones
  • Circumaural headphones
  • Canal-style headphones