Knowles balanced armature resource center

Knowles is the world leader in balanced armature solutions. We want you to understand the technology, it’s applications, and how it can work for you. Check back often for the latest information and insights into the future of pure, premium sound.


What is balanced armature?

Learn how balanced armature drivers provide premium sound in a smaller, lighter package.


The balanced armature advantage

An overview of the benefits of balanced armature technology for today’s demanding devices.


The future of portable audio

See how balanced armature is poised as the driver of choice for the premium sound revolution in earphones and in-ear wearables.


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Measuring Balanced Armature Drivers for Hi-Res Audio Earphones

More and more consumers are looking to Hi-Res source material and playback devices for a premium listening experience. Balanced armature drivers provide the high frequency bandwidth necessary to demonstrate Hi-Res Audio capability in earphones.


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The Science of Premium Sound Using Miniature Transducers

The performance and versatility of balanced armature drivers enables premium sound in highly miniaturized devices, from sophisticated digital hearing aids to wearable-computing systems.


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In-Ear Wearables: Achieving Superior Sound in a Smaller Package

As health and fitness enthusiasts take notice of the benefits of “wearable computing” devices, Balanced Armature driver technology stands ready to optimize their in-ear listening capabilities.


Balanced Armature – Premium Micro-Acoustic Technology

Learn how Balanced Armature technology addresses the three most compelling satisfaction criteria of audio consumers: sound quality, aesthetics, and comfort.


Balanced Armature Drivers for High Fidelity Earphones and Wearables

A comprehensive overview of Knowles Balanced Armature products and applications including historical information and how the technology has developed over time.


The Journey of Sound

Portability creates unique challenges for audio engineers as they develop listening technologies, with Knowles Balanced Armature Micro-Acoustic driver technology providing a high-performance solution.