What Should You Consider When Buying Headphones?

Whether you are looking for headphones for mowing or devices to listen to music with, there are plenty of factors to consider when making the purchase. Some of these factors include:

Type

If this is the first time you are buying headphones, you should know there are many types of them in the market. The most common ones being:

In-ear: Also known as in-ear monitors, in-ear headphones make ideal companions when commuting. While they have excellent sound quality, avoid using them for longer periods as they hurt the ears.

On-ear: They are also known as supra-aural headphones. They are bigger than in-ear, but they aren’t as comfortable, so not ideal for use for long periods. The headphones also don’t have proper sound isolation, so when you listen to music at high volumes, other people can hear you.

Over-ear: They are by far the most comfortable headphones in the market, so if you like wearing headphones for hours, these are the perfect to go for. They have excellent sound quality so that you can hear everything.

While they are excellent, their only drawback is they are bulky hence not portable.

Comfort

You are going to be wearing headphones for hours, so you should go for comfortable pieces that won’t hurt your ears. When buying from brick and mortar store, try out the headphones and ensure they provide you with the perfect fitting.

On the other hand, if you are buying them from an online store, read online reviews, and take care you order those that perfectly fit your head size.

Two things that will tell you whether the headphones will be comfortable are the ear pads and headband tension. If the headband is too tight, the devices will be uncomfortable.

If the pads are too soft, you will be uncomfortable as you can feel the rim of the ear cup pressing in around your ear. At the same time, if they are too firm, you won’t be comfortable wearing them.

Noise cancellation

Most of the headphones come with the noise cancellation feature. Noise-canceling headphones do wonders at blocking noise from the surrounding, so you have a better listening experience.

If you travel a lot or you live in an area with a lot of external noise, you should have the feature in your headphones.

Battery life

Over the recent years, headphones have had huge improvements in battery life, so as long as you buy a decent pair of headphones, you won’t complain about the battery dying in the middle of the day.

The battery life of the headphones will vary depending on the volume you listen to the audio at, but in most cases, the 30-hour mark is standard.

If you have wireless or true wireless earbuds, the most common range is five to eight hours on a charge.

Audio quality

The audio quality is subjective. Some people might love the over the top bass you will find in high-end headphones while others will enjoy the low-end tone. It’s all up to you to find the headphones that sound the best to your ears. 

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