(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,065,219 Bi
Abe et al. (45) Date of Patent: Jun. 20,2006
A headphone section 10 having microphone elements 14L, 14R for detecting a sound around the user and signal acoustic transducing elements 15L, 15R which function as a sound source for canceling the sound around the user housed in the headphone boxes 13L, 13R and a control circuit section 20 that includes a noise canceling headphone together with the headphone section 10 are separately configured. The control circuit section 20 is adjusted in such a manner that variation can be reduced and predetermined frequency characteristics and gain characteristics are achieved at a predetermined frequency. To the headphone section 10, gain adjusting sections 16L, 16R are equipped.
10 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets