head phones

Having trouble finding headphones that are right for you? Worry no more, this infographic will help you find a pair that fits all your needs.

 

How to Choose Earphones

Drivers:

These are the core component of headphones that makes the actual sound that your ears pick up. They come in two distinct builds, balanced armature and electrostatic. Balanced armature goes into the smaller ear types, while electrostatic go into the larger over-ear types.

Which form is the right fit for you?

There are four main forms of headphones, which one you want should depend on what you intend to use them for. The first type is the small earbud, these are cheap and portable but leak sound and tend to fall out when exercising. The second are the in-ear headphones which fit around and inside your ears, these produce good sound and prevent sound leakage and can also be great for exercise. The first type is the small earbud, these are cheap and portable but leak sound and tend to fall out when exercising. If you want to check them, there are many guides around there about earbuds.  The second are the in-ear headphones which fit around and inside your ears, these produce good sound and prevent sound leakage and can also be great for exercise. The third type is the on-ear headphones which sit on top of your ears, these headphones produce good sounds quality and can be a good fit for exercise. The last type is over-ear types. These offer the best sound quality and themselves come in two types: open backed which allow some outside noise in, and closed-back, which cancel out some exterior noise. The last type is over-ear headphones. Over-ear headphones offer the best sound quality and themselves come in two types: open backed which allow some outside noise in, and closed-back, which cancel out some exterior noise.

Specialized needs:

Comfort can be an enormously important factor here, so try to but ones that you know will be the right fit for you, or try to test out a store copy or a friend’s pair if you can. For use in exercise, you will also need to keep in mind that durability, lightweight built, and water resistance are all incredibly useful. Gaming use will require a built-in microphone, especially if you or the person you are buying for is into online gaming. These can also be used for cheap long-distance internet calls, which is a nice bonus. If portability is your main concern then consider going with wireless headphones. While their sounds quality is not as high as wired variants, and they require charging, they are also far more mobile and do away with the hassle of cables getting in the way. Poor quality cables that constantly get moved can eventually break, which is something to keep in mind. Home entertainment use can often necessitate the use of noise canceling and proper surround sounds, in this case, your best bet would be the closed back over ear types. As we all know, life at home can get noisy! For DJ work consider the open back over-ear types, as these offer the highest quality while also allowing some noise to flow through.