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Does anyone know how to become a headphone engineer?

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I've researched this topic online, and have come up with absolutely nothing. I also have talked with my counselor on this topic, and she could not come up with anything either. Right now I am a freshmen in college and am majoring in business management. I'm not really sure if that is the right career path for me. Audio is something that has always been their for me and I am definitely interested headphones. I feel like this career path could actually be a realistic job for me in the future. If anybody has any advise, it would be great to hear. Thanks 

post #2 of 13

Exactly what do you mean by a "headphone engineer"...  for example, would you mind listing some of the job functions you imagine you'd be doing?

post #3 of 13

MechE would probably be your best bet, if you're serious about transducer and chamber design...

 

however, you can do great as a "headphone engineer" with a business degree, even if you know literally nothing about headphones - see Grado Labs

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yep, finish your business degree first, then go for mechanical engineering afterwards.

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More of the mechanics and designing the drivers of the headphones rather then the design, thanks 

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Exactly what do you mean by a "headphone engineer"...  for example, would you mind listing some of the job functions you imagine you'd be doing?

 

More of the mechanics and designing the drivers of the headphones rather then the design, thanks 

 
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

yep, finish your business degree first, then go for mechanical engineering afterwards.

 

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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

MechE would probably be your best bet, if you're serious about transducer and chamber design...

 

however, you can do great as a "headphone engineer" with a business degree, even if you know literally nothing about headphones - see Grado Labs

Do you guys know if their is a specific major for headphone engineering, and thanks i really appreciate the feedback.

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More of the mechanics and designing the drivers of the headphones rather then the design, thanks 

 

Okay then, I'd say that your best best is probably mechanical engineering with a strong physics background (esp. for acoustics and E&M stuff).  I'd suggest going for mechanical engineering and then getting an MBA on top of that just for the heck of it.

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The best way to find out what to major in is to contact a few headphone manufacturers and ask if you can speak to knowledgeable people, like supervisors or engineers. They should be able to tell you how to become a headphone engineer. A "headphone engineer" can be considered an audio/sound engineer, so you may want to research that career. Good luck.


Edited by leader - 10/10/12 at 6:00pm
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The best way to find out what to major in is to contact a few headphone manufacturers and ask if you can speak to knowledgeable people, like supervisors or engineers. They should be able to tell you how to become a headphone engineer? A "headphone engineer" can be considered an audio/sound engineer, so you may want to research that career. Good luck.

thank you

post #11 of 13

You can study the Physics Of Sound (http://www.silcom.com/~aludwig/Physics/Main/Physics_of_sound.html).

 

Perhaps you can study here http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/centres/isvr.page

 

Lots of Math.


Edited by wuwhere - 10/10/12 at 5:16pm
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Okay then, I'd say that your best best is probably mechanical engineering with a strong physics background (esp. for acoustics and E&M stuff).  I'd suggest going for mechanical engineering and then getting an MBA on top of that just for the heck of it.

thanks that would be a lot safer 

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You can study the Physics Of Sound (http://www.silcom.com/~aludwig/Physics/Main/Physics_of_sound.html).

 

Perhaps you can study here http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/centres/isvr.page

 

Lots 

Definitely going to check it out 

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