Growing sound technology has done a lot of changes in the past few years. There was a time when people used to pick any piece of earphones or headphones to listen to music. But nowadays, there are a hundred types of earphones available in the industry. That’s why here we are going to guide you that how to choose headphones or earphones for yourselves.
How to choose Earphones or Headphones
So let me take you from the basics to advance. The first thing you must look for in an earphone or a headphone is the comfort. The earphones/headphones must not fit too tight or too loose in your ears. Also, they should be soft enough to provide you with some extra comfort. So as now you’ve looked the comfort level of this technology, the next thing you should look for is the durability. Most of the earphones get wear and tear at the plug-in edges. So make sure the earphones or headphones you’re picking have good built quality.
Now we’d like to explain you guys a little deeper about earphones and headphones. There are a lot of earphones and headphones available in the industry. We’d try to cover all of the most commonly available types of them.
Types of Earphones/Headphones
In-Ear Earphones – These are the most commonly available earphones which are made up of small ear size speakers which directly fit in the ears.
Advantages – The main advantage of these earphones is that these are easy to carry a device which fits in your pockets easily. As these are inserted into ears, they reduce a lot of noise and give a good music experience.
Disadvantages – The only bad disadvantage of these earphones is that people sometimes get irritated when the earpieces are plugged-in for a long time. Another disadvantage is that it can harm ears if the volume is hiked up. The tip here I’d like to give you is that check durability before you Buy In-Ear Earphones. As these earphones are very cheap so they are very less durable. Make sure you buy the one with good durability.
Headphones – Before getting deep into these, let me tell you there are 3 types of headphones manufactured by the brands. This includes Earpad Headphones, Full-Size Headphones, and the current trend Wireless Headphones.
Earpad Headphones – These are the ones which can’t be inserted into the ears. These type of headphones covers the ears from outside.
Advantages – The main benefit of these type of headphones is that these do not cause any type of irritation as it covers ears from outside. Also, these are easy to carry the device.
Disadvantages – As it covers ears from outside, a lot of noise can directly enter your ears. Also, the sound goes outside. This makes sound experience a little weird.
Full-Size Headphones – Generally these are an upgraded version of earpad headphones. I mean it also covers the ears from outside. But these Full-Size Headphones covers the whole ears completely from outside. This means these type of earpad headphones do not cause any sound leakage.
Advantages – These are a bit better than the earpad headphones. It completely covers ears from outside which prevents noise and also sound leakage.
Disadvantages – The only disadvantage of using these type of headphones is that these are not portable. They are huge in size and hence are not portable. Another disadvantage is that these headphones wrap up over your head which leads in sweat which can harm your headphones.
Nowadays a new fashion is on trend to hang these headphones around your neck. So you can also try this to prevent your headphones from sweat.
Wireless Headphones – The name says it all, these are the headphones which are wire/cable free. It means you can use these headphones without plugging any type of cable in your device. These headphones are connected by using WiFi or Bluetooth. I’d suggest you to choose headphones with WiFi connectivity.
Advantages – These are the best type of headphones and are very portable as these are Wire/Cable free.
Disadvantages – As these are Wireless, they need to be powered by a battery. So you’ll have to recharge them again and again to use properly.
Now you know almost all of a headphone. Now you can also guide your friend on How to choose headphones. The last thing you must check in a headphone is its sound quality. The speakers must produce good music with amazing bass. Then you’re all done and ready to buy yourself a piece of headphones.