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IEC 60268-7

Sound system equipment – Part 7: Headphones and earphones

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 September 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 110
ICS Code (Accessories): 33.160.50
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This part of IEC 60268, is applicable to headphones, headsets, earphones and earsets, intended to be used on, or in, the human ear. It also applies to equipment, such as pre-amplifiers, passive networks and power supplies which form an integral part of the headphone system.

It does not deal with:

a) safety, for which reference should be made to IEC 62368-1 or another appropriate standard;

b) the characteristics of microphones of headsets, for which reference should be made to IEC 60268-4;

c) earphones and other devices for hearing aids, for which reference should be made to IEC 60118-0;

d) headphones for audiometry;

e) headphones and other devices which form part of an active ear-defender system, although some of its provisions may be applicable.

This standard specifies the characteristics which should be included by the manufacturer in specifications, and relevant methods of measurement. It includes a classification of the different types of earphone, mainly characterized by the way in which the transducer is coupled acoustically to the ear, and a classification code which may also be used for marking.

Document History

IEC 60268-7
September 1, 2020
Sound system equipment – Part 7: Headphones and earphones
This part of IEC 60268, is applicable to headphones, headsets, earphones and earsets, intended to be used on, or in, the human ear. It also applies to equipment, such as pre-amplifiers, passive...
September 1, 2020
AMENDMENT 1 Sound system equipment – Part 7: Headphones and earphones
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November 1, 2012
Sound system equipment – Part 7: Headphones and earphones
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January 1, 2010
Sound system equipment – Part 7: Headphones and earphones
This part of IEC 60268, is applicable to headphones, headsets, earphones and earsets, intended to be used on, or in, the human ear. It also applies to equipment, such as pre-amplifiers, passive...
February 1, 1996
Sound System Equipment - Part 7: Headphones and Earphones
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