How to Select the Perfect Earphones
Some of us buy new earphones every day, whether we like it or not. Some people get frustrated when they have a pair that isn’t right for them. Earphones can be a one-time investment, especially considering the high price tag.
If you are looking for the right product, it is essential to understand the specifications and the language. This article will help you to buy earphones.
Different types of earphones
Before we get into the details of earphone specifications let’s first take a look at which type of earphones might be best for you.
1. Earphones for the ears
In-ear headphones (also known as. Earbuds come in two types: those that are placed in the outer ear cavities and those that are stuffed inside the ear canals.
Each has its pros and cons. If the first one is too large for your ear cavities or places too much pressure on your ear folds, it can cause discomfort.
The silicone tip is less painful, but can cause discomfort if the earbud does not fit properly. If it is too small or large, it will slip out. Some people find the mere stuffing of the ear canals irritating. There are many online earbud tips for both types that you can choose from to ensure the perfect fit and added padding.
The noise-reducing design of the second type is why most people prefer it. It’s almost like wearing earplugs. Does that mean you should only choose the second type? No.
Avoid earphones that cancel or reduce noise if you commute a lot. Pay attention to your surroundings. The best earphones for you will provide the right amount of sound, but not enough to make it dangerously loud.
It could also mean that your earphones may allow too much outside noise to enter, and you will need to adjust the volume to reduce it. This can be avoided by fitting your earphones correctly. You will get decent noise reduction, but not completely blocking out the outside world.
2. Earphones for the ears
Headphones that are worn on the ear are sometimes called headphones due to their headbands. There are two types: those that press against your ears or those that cover your ears (a.k.a. over-ear headphones).
This type is ideal for small ears or heads as it is lightweight. You can choose between light- or heavy-weighted versions, but the ear portion in light-weighted models may not be large enough to accommodate big ears.
The lightweight ones are better if they fit. If the headband fits perfectly, then you won’t feel any discomfort. The lighter the better, it’s easier to transport.
The second type is better for most people, and especially men. To ensure that headphones can be worn comfortably for long periods, make sure they cover at least 95% your ears.
They are great for watching videos or working; both types can block out outside noises (think earmuffs). If the headphones only put enough pressure on your head to keep it in place, they won’t cause any damage or make you go blind. If you don’t want to try them on, you can look for headphones that have adjustable headbands.
3. Wireless earphones
Wireless options are available on all earphones, but they will cost extra.
Is it worth spending the money on a wireless earphone or not? You can use your wireless earphones with either a smartphone or laptop. You can use your earphones while you exercise (not on the streets, just saying).
If mobility is important, vote “yes” for wireless. Wireless is not necessary if you only use your earphones at work.
Wireless earphones can also be a problem. They often produce a lower quality sound than the wireless technology they use. The manufacturer may use a different wireless technology to provide wireless coverage.
Do you then avoid wireless headphones? No. Yes, they do produce high quality sound but not as well as when they are plugged in. Depending on how you use your headphones, the pros of being mobile (and getting rid tangly wires!) can outweigh those cons.