By Brian Jones
There are many types of headphones out there on the market. They all have their pro and cons, right and wrong situations, and you have your preferences. This will be a quick overview on how to choose what type of headphones will work best for you.
Earbuds have become very popular as mobile music devices flood the market. Now we have our music on our persons at all times. Earbuds have become the best way to travel lightly with our music. They weight almost nothing and take up virtually no space. Those are the good things. Sound quality for most earbuds isn’t bad, but they always seem to be lacking just a little bit of the full range bigger headphones offer.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones are going to be your best bet if you are a constant traveler, mass transit commuter, office listener, or library hermit. These types of headphones are capable of keeping environmental and ambient noise out while keeping the sound of your music in. No one disturbs you and you disturb no one. It’s a pretty great feeling to know you can create your own quiet place with your favorite tunes just about anywhere. Sound quality is also going to be very impressive on a pair of noise cancelling headphones. And it should be since you will be hearing as much of the music that you possibly can.
Wireless headphones are important for many reasons. Most importantly, the ability to listen to your music on a portable device and not worry about getting tangled in the cord or yanking it out is a dream. These headphones are going to be perfect for those who mostly listen on their cell phones. Most headphones and smartphones are capable of interacting with each other effortlessly. Plus more often then not a pair of wireless headphones has a mic built-in so you can take calls without digging out your phone. Very convenient. The sound quality here will not beat out a pair of noise cancelling headphones, but it’s usually pretty good for those who like listen on the go.
As always, know weigh the pros and cons of all possible options and make the right choice on what is going to work best for you, your music listening habits, and your wallet.
|Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera… See more about Brian|
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