How much do you really know about headphones?
A quick and comprehensive guide of headphones.
They are also known as earbud headphones.
Small, lightweight, portable
Poor fit and fall out
Miserable at blocking outside noise
They are called supra-aural headphones because they cover your ear canals. They have a closed back and suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage.
Foam padding on ear-cups can get moist due to ear sweating
Due to the open design they offer poor noise isolation outdoors
Also known as circumaural headphones, closed-back headphones, earcup headphones, full-size headphones, they have ear cups that enclose the entire ears. Comfortable to wear for a long period of time as the diaphragm is far from the ear padding.
Thanks to this design the sound stage is marvelous, creating space for sound to reflect naturally. These types of headphones come in two categories-closed back headphones and open back headphones.
Closed back over-ear headphone
Closed back headphones are more popular among average day consumers. They dampen the outside noise and once you turn on your music, it eliminates outside noise completely, offering excellent noise isolation. Due to the closed nature of these headphones, prolonged use can cause ear sweating.
Open back over-ear headphone
They are similar to closed back headphones; however there is a major design difference. Closed Back Headphone block outside noise, but open back headphones allow outside ambient noise to enter inside your ear cans. They are usually used in studio.
Excellent sound stage and sound quality
Provide surrounding sound
Not meant for outdoor use, prolonged outdoor use can cause neck pain
Heat on the ears
Wireless headphones are the most common among consumers. And the most popular format for transmitting wireless music is Bluetooth.
No messy wires
Poor sound quality
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