What do you call headphones that surround the outer ear?

Answer Circumaural headphones surround the outer ear.

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If I am listening to internet radio on my computer through my Bluetooth headphones and I get a phone call on my iPhone will my headphones be able to answer the phone call?

Not unless the headphones are equipped with a microphone. Hands-free headsets contain both a speaker & a microphone. Bluetooth headphones (for listening to music) don't normally incorporate a micro... Read More »

What's better surround sound headphones or actual surround sound speakers?

Depends on how much you have to spend. $300 or under it is probably best to get the headphones since you can get a damn nice set of headphones, but barely anything passable for a home theater.If yo... Read More »

Do surround sound headphones actually produce surround sound?

No, it will be stereo since it still has two speakers. they should call it suedo surround headphones

Is "surround sound" better then "stereo" with headphones?

It depends on a number of factors.1 the RoomIf you have a large open room surround sound is very difficult to make work well.2 the quality A pair of Grado headphones will blow away a terrible bose,... Read More »