When we talk about surgical headsets we can get to the point where the use of Fiber Optic Headphones comes in places, as they’re very useful when comes to the medical environment.
Fiber Optic Headphones has both the cord and the connecting plug technically designed for using Optical Fiber cables and Fiber Channel Technology.
Optical fibers are used in hydrophones that are related to seismic and sonar application field to avoid the electromagnetic interference. The German company Sennheiser first developed laser microphone for use with optical fibers. A fiber optic microphone and fiber optic headphone are useful in areas with strong electrical or magnetic fields, such as communication amongst the team of people working on a patient inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine during MRI-guided surgery.
Does my computer’s audio out support Fiber Optic Headphones?
Depends on the model. Only known computers are all from Apple Family. The Mac Pro has support of Fiber Optic Headphones by default on the same conventional port. The port sizes are same, so it is not possible to predict without looking inside the hole or reading the product booklet. We recommend you check your computer’s audio settings before, to see if its compatible.
Will Fiber Optic Headphones will sound excellent?
Basically, Fiber Optic Headphones are for need on certain situation and for professional setup to avoid the electromagnetic interference. For one meter cable, the difference of sound in consumer grade product is unlikely.