TRENDING TECH: BUYER'S GUIDE
There is a lot to consider before making a headphone purchase. With all of the many styles, types and features to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which ones are right for you. Let’s take a look at the different types of headphones available to you, so we can get you in the pair you want, listening to the music you love.
In-ear headphones are perfect for on-the-go. They are portable, lightweight and typically fit everyone’s budget.
In terms of sound quality, in-ear headphones fit snug within your ear canal, isolating the sound and blocking out ambient sound. In terms of natural noise-isolation, this is a good thing, but it lessens the amount of bass heard within your music and can also cause some discomfort in people with smaller ears. So if you’re the type of person who enjoys cranking up the beat, in-ear headphones may not deliver the strong bass you’re looking for. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a pair of headphones for working out or listening to music throughout the day from point A to point B, in-ear headphones are perfect for you.
In comparison to in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones do just that–sit on your ears similar to earmuffs. They tend to be very comfortable, as they don’t create too much heat during their wear and come in many different materials such as leather, fabric or even foam.
In terms of sound quality, on-ear headphones have a wide range of options to choose from, depending on how much you’re looking to spend. They come with a variety of materials and advanced options, such as high-fidelity sound and full-range frequency response.
On-ear headphones are perfect for someone looking for a lightweight headphone that produces good quality sound, while being fairly easy to bring along with you throughout your day. They are comfortable, stylish and fairly inexpensive.
Over-ear headphones typically produce the most realistic sound, with natural noise rejection from ear cups that cover your entire ear. They are comfortable, yet can be quite heavy, depending on the type you want and any extra add-ons required, such as batteries for Active Noise Cancellation or heavy fabric such as leather on the ear cups for added comfort.
Over-ear headphones are often higher quality compared to in-ear and on-ear headphones and are perfect for a true audiophile who doesn’t mind paying extra for the highest quality sound experience. They almost always deliver exactly what the user is looking for–sound that cancels out background noise and puts them in the “zone.”
Finding the right pair of headphones doesn’t have to be daunting, you just have to find the ones that suit your lifestyle. It is best to research and consider the many benefits and limitations each headphone style offers, before making your purchase. The Source has a wide variety of headphones in different styles from top brands and we encourage you to come and try them on before committing to the perfect pair.