What do you call headphones that surround the outer ear?

Answer Circumaural headphones surround the outer ear.

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Question about 2 channel headphones simulating surround sound and all that dolby stuff?

a lot depends on how you have it connected, if you are have it connected using optical or an HDMI cord then you possibly could be getting a 5.1 dolby digital signal if only rca cables are used then... Read More »

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