Types Of Earphones And Headphones

Types Of Earphones And Headphones

Ever wonder how many types of earphones are available? Which earphone should I buy? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place. This article will talk about some of the earphones/headphones types their advantages and disadvantages. Some people search for headphones online on search engine or shopping site. But all they get is just the product name and image. I’m sure you also search for headphones online before coming here. so I reach many websites and my personal knowledge I’m going to give you some of the types of earphones and headphones, so you can easily choose earphones to your need.

Different Headphones Comparison

TypeSound qualitySizeComfortCost
Open-backBelow averageMediumMediumLow
Closed-backMediumMediumLowLow
Over-the-earHighLargeMediumHigh
On-earMediumMediumLowMedium
In-earLowSmallMediumLow
Noise-cancellingHighVariesHighHigh
Bluetooth HeadphonesHighMediumLowAverage
EarbudsMediumSmallMediumMedium 

8 Different Types of Earphones: Which is Best For You ?

Closed-back Headphones

Closed-back Headphones

Closed-back Headphone is a great type of the headphone if you went to block the noise of your surrounding then these headphones are for perfect for you. the design of these headphones plays an important role in noise-cancelling which gives the user the sound they want to hear without any outside interference. Closed-back headphones are for dose who wants to listen to every single detail of the music and Closed-back headphones exactly provide this. Closed-back headphones are very heavy and bulky too, if you wear Closed-back headphones for a long time then you will feel uncomfortable. since the Closed-back headphones cover your ear it may cause you sweating on ears because the lake of air circulates in and out. the size of Closed-back headphones is medium. these types of headphones are mostly used by musicians, singers. Closed-back headphones come In both style on-ear and over-ear.

if your music lover and want to experience every small detail of the music then I recommend you should buy these earphones right away. why? Talking about sound quality Closed-back headphones produce a high-quality sound which gives the user every small detail of the music.

Open-Back Headphones

Open-Back Headphones

closed-back headphones which I already mentioned before in this article, open-back headphones are the opposite of  Closed-back headphones, open-back headphones are open ear cups that allow some sound to escape into the environment on purpose. so why would anyone want these types of headphones? open ear cup with little sound leaking? the open-back style headphones are number one pick by mixing and mastering in studio settings. due to small leak in sound, that leakage it creates is actually preferred by audio engineers. this headphone gives use “flat sound” with no embellishments. talking about isolation these headphones are great for sound isolation.

if you don’t want to hear sounds, music, podcast, your listing to people around so sure these headphones are for you. as we know open-back headphones are good at isolation so overall these headphones are medium in majors of comfort. open-back headphone fits over the head to ears, so the size of open-back headphones is big and bulky too. but compere to close back headphones these headphones are less bulky. thanks to the open-back style design these headphones provides the best and detail sound quality to the user as compare to closed-back headphones. the cost of this earphones is almost similar to the closed-back headphones.

On-Ear Headphones

On-Ear Headphones

name itself explain this type of headphone, On-ear headphones go over the head and rest on top of the ears. people get confused when its come to on-ear and over-ear headphones.  both the on-ear and over-ear headphones look similar in sizes, design. the over-ear headphones go over the head and the ear cups cover whole ears. I personally use this headphone for not long why? since the headphone earcups rest on the ear so after using for a couple of hours it starts hurting your ears. that is the reason I stop using these headphones because of lack of comfort. if you don’t want anyone around you know what are you listing. then sure these headphones are not suitable for you because these headphones leak music into the surrounding.

overall the sound quality of on-ear headphones Is good. as we talk about some negative point these headphones have some pulse points. these headphones don’t cause you to sweat as much as some of the over the ear models. on-ear headphones are lightweight and not bulky as compare to other headphones. price rand of on-ear headphone is medium which is start with 1000/INR and more. but I suggest you should go to the range of 3000/INR or above if you want comfort headphones.

Over-Ear Headphones 

Over-Ear Headphones

as the name of Over-Ear headphones, itself explain this earphone are fit on the top of the head and over. the designed of headphone give use focus sound isolation. these types of headphones are superior for noise-cancelling because they create an intimate environment between you and the sound you’re listening to. Over-Ear headphones are loud which may cause a sound leak but the designed of this which keeps the sound you are listening to in. these headphones are quite comfortable. if you go higher-end some headphone has come with leather or velvet cup which provide you comfort while wearing them for long. the negative point is these headphones are very bulkier, if you wear them for long hours it may cause you to pain in ears and sometimes a headache.

The over-Ear headphone is fit on the top of the head and over which reduce the air circulates in and out.  these earphones are the bulkiest and heavier style of headphones out there os if you’re looking to save space these headphones are not for you. if you wear these types of earphone for too long then it might cause you to fatigue on your head and ears. Overall these headphones provide you with medium comfort, large size, high sound quality, high cost.

In-Ear Wired Earphones

In-Ear Wired Earphones

one of the most popular earphones types In-Ear Wired Earphones. I’m sure you are familiar with an in-ear earphone. Compare to other earphones In-ear Wired earphones are most useful. The in-ear earphone cost is very cheap, which starts with earphone under 200 and 500, and the best quality earphone comes up to 2000 rupee. I highly recommend you; please read the product information before purchasing earphones. Why? Cheap earphones can hurt or maybe damage your ears. This earphone is connected with a wire to your phone.

The Benefits of These earphones are comfort, sound isolation and sound accuracy. If you love to play battle royale games like PUBG, COD, FREE FIRE, I recommend using in-ear wired headphones. Why? If you play a game with wireless headphones you probably face sound latency, In-Ear Phone provide you with accurate sound quality and the chances of latency zero. Overall this earphone is provided medium comfort, small size, low sound quality, low cost.

Earbuds Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Earbuds Wireless

The earbud is firstly introduced by APPLE in 2016 as an Apple AirPods. after the massive popularity of AirPods, the other brands come with Earbuds. An earbuds case can easily fit in your pocket. Earbuds are so small, make sure you don’t lose them. Earbuds fit your ear canal, earbuds are lightweight which are ideal for outdoor activity. Earbuds are wireless, so you don’t have to you will be able to wear them discreetly. the Earbuds can easily attract the attention of the people around you. the downside of the earbuds is they required a charge.

If you’re travelling, you must think about charging your Earbuds. since the connection is made by wireless, you will require an application on your smartphone to manage the setting of earbuds. Earbuds get lose easily; the good news is some manufacturers equip the earbuds with a geolocation feature; you will then be able to track the pair via a smartphone. The cost of earbuds is high, but you can find low-cost Earbuds under 1000 to 2000 at amazon, another e-commerce site, if you have a tight budget.

Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth Headphones

as traditional wired headphones, these headphone has a small computer chip for connectivity. Bluetooth headphones are introduced in the market in 2004 but get popular in 2010. since technology has developed rapidly so as Bluetooth headphones are coming in a different style, features, sound quality. Bluetooth headphones offer wireless connectivity to various devices through radio transmitter technology. the Bluetooth technology is defined by version like Bluetooth version 5. Bluetooth headphone transfer sound waves by air and to the receiver, so the chances of latency increase. Bluetooth headphones are ideal for an activity like sports, gyms, outdoor, or travelling.

the sound quality of the Bluetooth headphones is the same as corded headphones. there is no sound difference just because Bluetooth headphones use wireless connectivity. Bluetooth headphones are generally more expensive than corded headphones and the popularity of Bluetooth headphones are increasing day by day. the downside of Bluetooth headphones is they required charge. however, some headphones have come with dual connectivity features, connect by Bluetooth or connect by aux cord.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

if your music lover and want to listen to every small detail of the track your listening to, then I highly recommend you Noise-Cancelling Headphones. why? because these headphones eliminate all outside noise, distraction and focus on the track your playing. Noise-Cancelling Headphones not only help in cancelling outside noise but also improve the experience of the call which helps to avoid miscommunication. so no matter the noises place you are feel free to answer calls without worrying about your surroundings. the cost of Noise-Cancelling Headphones is higher than other types of headphones.

these headphones are specially designed in a way that you don’t have to play the track to cancel the noise around you. so know you’re well aware of the Noise-Cancelling Headphones, so I highly recommend for your safety you should not use these headphones while driving, walking near the roadside, crossing the street for your safety. Noise-Cancelling Headphones are very comfortable in use. the ear cups goes over the head and cover ears. the weight of the Noise-Cancelling Headphones is not so heavy or bulky so you can carry these headphones easily during travelling.

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