How to Buy the Right Type of Headphones | Proper Buying Guide

How to Buy the Right Type of Headphones

These days the electronics market is filled with many devices from various brands and price range and choosing a desired product is very tough, if he do not have a basic idea of the product which we want.

Same is the case in headphones. Choosing the right product is very tough but even headphones have many categories. Here are some which will simplify your queries and further help you choose the right one which suits your requirements.

Before that, lets have a look at some tips before you buy headphones.

And here are the types:

Earbuds or In-Ear Headphones :

in ear headphones

Many iPods and MP3 players include earbuds. The audio quality of earbuds varies widely. In-ear headphones sit within the ear and come in two styles. Earbuds, such as Apple’s white earbuds and Earpods sit in the outer ear.

Inner Canal In-Ear Headphones:

Such as those offered by Etymotic, Zagg and many others, are inserted into the ear canal itself. Inner canal headphones tend to seal off the ear so here you can find the best, most comfortable fit.

Sports-Oriented Headphones:

For those wanting to wear headphones during activity, in-ear headphones with special clips or a design specifically intended to remain in place while not exerting too much pressure on the ear, are available. Those fitting this description include brands such as YurBuds.

On-the-Ear Headphones:

Their pads sit on the outer ear and, depending upon the amount and type of material used in the pads, may offer greater or lesser amounts of comfort and noise isolation.

Over-the-Ear Headphones:

Also known as Around-the-Ear headphones, over-the-ear headphones are the largest of the three styles, and they fit completely around the wearer’s ears. This style is further broken down into open and closed back styles. They reproduce sounds most accurately and block external noise more effectively than other types. They are also better at reproducing low bass sounds.

Passive or Active Noise Canceling Headphones:

By nature of their design, passive noise cancelation — also known as sound isolating headphones — will always block out some of the ambient sound (the sound surrounding you). Not only will they cut down on loud outside sounds, thereby allowing you to be more submerged in the music, video, or gaming experience, but they will also let you listen to the audio at a lower, safer volume since they do not have to first overcome the external sound.

On-the-Ear Active Noise Canceling Headphones :

They use a microphone and electronic circuit as well as a speaker. All sounds have a wave pattern, which the microphone picks up. Noise-cancelling headphones then produce an exactly opposite sound wave, and the two cancel each other out.


Wireless Headphones Headphones offering wireless capabilities most often use Bluetooth to stream audio from the source to the headphones and usually offer a maximum range of 33 feet from the source to the headphones. A prime example of these are the Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones.

So here’s a rough idea about the type of headphones and your next headphones will definitely be among them!

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