Music has been the one thing that remains throughout history. Genres and styles have changed, but listening to music has not, and will not, ever die. Methods of listening, however, are changing with each passing year, and the introduction of headphones was a life-altering moment in time that finally allowed music to be enjoyed individually. Today, there are 3 types of headphones: over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear (or as we’ll call them here, earbuds). All types can be wired or wireless. Whether you want to be attached to your phone or computer, or you want to connect via Bluetooth and roam freely, there are plenty of options within each type.
If your top priority is sound quality, over-ear headphones are the ones for you. Larger sizes allow for larger drivers, giving you dynamic sound and deeper bass. What does that mean? All it means is you get an immersive sound experience. And with better sound quality comes better noise canceling! So shut everything out and enjoy whatever it is you’re listening to. The larger size also means you can listen comfortably. Over-ear headphones sit nicely around the ears so you get less pressure and more enjoyment.
Some people might say that over-ear headphones lack portability because of their size, but over the years this has been resolved by making them foldable. Foldable means storable. Just put them in a durable case and they can fit easily in bags and purses.
In-ear headphones, or earbuds, have undeniably become the most popular option and for good reason. The portability just can’t be beat. Earbuds are small enough that they can be stored ANYWHERE, even those tiny little jean pockets. They now even make “true wireless” headphones, which means you’re getting JUST the earbuds. No wires or anything. And because earbuds go directly into the ear, you get truly impressive sound quality and noise isolation.
Taking care of your earbuds is key though. They are more prone to daily wear and tear, so be careful to use them and store them properly.
With this information now yours for the taking, find what feels comfortable and practical for you. Shop online at ElectronicExpress.com, or visit your local store and ask a sales associate about Headphones!
With portability AND sound quality, on-ear headphones give you the best of both worlds. The larger size means larger drivers, which creates better sound, and since they’re smaller than over-ear you get better portability without sacrificing quality.
They are a touch smaller than over-ears, so instead of resting around the ears, they sit…you guessed it, ON the ears. This can cause some pressure over time, as well as lessened noise canceling, but if you’re not a fan of sticking things IN your ear, on-ear headphones are the way to go.
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