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Different Types Of Headphones That Can Suit Your Style

Confused about the types of headphones to buy? Here's a precise guide.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa May 11, 2024

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The market is full of headphones. This makes one ask, 'which are the best headphones'? or 'what headphones will suit my needs'?

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You don't always need to be an expert, however, being a noob is no great deal either. From the ocean of headphones, we shall discuss some types of headphones that may be useful to you.

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Types of Headphones You May Need
Over-Ear Headphones
The headphones fit over the head and ears, completely cupping them.
The headphones are super comfortable. They provide passive isolation, realistic sound quality, and better stability.
They are on the expensive side and portability can be an issue. They are best suited for travelling as they offer good isolation. Music studio workers may also find these suitable.
These are similar to over ear headphones, but smaller in size. They sit on top of the head, yet do not cover ears completely.
On Ear Headphones
As they are smaller, they fit just over the ears and are lighter. They are more portable and provide average passive isolation.
The headphones are ideal for those who prefer not to use in-ear options or for workout and running enthusiasts.
In Ear headphones
These are also known as canal phones. They sit right outside the ear canal to give better sound output.
These are smaller in size, portable, provide good noise isolation and better stability. The ear ends have a silicon tip which provides comfort and prevents sound leakage.
In-ear are popular for their affordability and portability, great for activities like gym or running, but misuse can harm hearing.
They are similar to in-ear headphones. The only difference isĀ  they sit inside the ears and not in the ear canal.
Earbuds
Earbuds sit outside the ear canal, letting in ambient noise. Sound quality varies, but comfort is key for the user's experience.
Earbuds, with their universal size and portability, are the most common and affordable headphone choice.
Bluetooth headphones
These wireless headphones use Bluetooth technology to connect to any device playing music.
As they don't have wires, they are on-the-go headphones. Sound quality is similar to over ear headphones. You may experience lag or delay in sound, which is fine unless you are a pro-sound recorder.
Bluetooth headphones are expensive and need to be charged regularly before you sync them with your device.

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You can choose from different headphones based on your use and spending capacity. From active noise-cancelling headphones to airpods, did you find the ones you need?