#1
something i dont understand is, are headphones active speakers? the reason i might say yes is because they take line level signals as opposed to the signal level of the output of a head. the reason i say no is, most dont use batteries/any source of power. so whats the answer?
periphery/bulb!

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#2
i think their passive since they don't need a 2ndary battery source, out of curiosity what make you ask a odd question like that
#3
Headphones are passive components. They are passive, since they don't change or modify the signal they receive. They simply take the signal and convert it into magnetic waves - waves that cause the voice coil to move towards and away from the fixed magnet.

Other passive components are resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers and diodes.
#4
Quote by kckyle
i think their passive since they don't need a 2ndary battery source, out of curiosity what make you ask a odd question like that


thats actually a good question *thinks*

uhh, your mom told me to

/lame joke
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#5
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
thats actually a good question *thinks*

uhh, your mom told me to

/lame joke


why'd you say it if you knew it was lame.
#6
Definitely passive....the easiest way to realize this is to plug them into a guitar...no sound is produced. Gotta throw an amp in the mix. The only headphones that take batteries are noise-canceling or have FM receivers. Unless there are some new headphones with built in amps out there.
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