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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
well this question is for any kids around to enhance their science knowledge.

How can headphone amplify the volume of sound??
Answer should be as simple as question please.
thanks
post #2 of 6
a headphone doesn't amplify the volume of sound. it converts an electronic signal into sound
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by bdr529 View Post
a headphone doesn't amplify the volume of sound. it converts an electronic signal into sound
maybe the OP wanted to know exactly how it is done..?
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
u got me plonter
post #5 of 6
The gist of it can be explained here: HowStuffWorks "How Speakers Work"
Just shrink everything down to headphone size.
post #6 of 6
If you're trying to explain it to little kids, I'd say something like; the speakers in headphones are much closer to your ears than a radio/stereo. Given this decrease in distance, the sound wave dissipates less. Ambient sound is also blocked out as a benefit of (some) headphones general design. Therefore, it seems the sound is "louder".

..but shorter.
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