How to Choose the Right Pair of Headphones for You – Let’s say you are looking at your buying options on Let Buy Best and you cannot decide which set of headphones you should buy. Three factors should influence your decision. Those are “Cost” the “Intended Use” and “Sound Quality.”
This is perhaps the toughest one to figure out because you need to hear different headphones to figure out which have the best sound quality. In this case, you have to rely on other people’s positive and negative reviews, and the quality of the brand and its price. If something is very low priced, you can probably bet it doesn’t have great sound.
The Cost of Your Headphones
In many cases, this is the primary concern of most buyers. There are no hard-and-fast rules on what you should and shouldn’t pay, suffice it to say that the super cheap ones often have the worst sound quality and are the quickest to break.
This may sound like a silly question, but there are things like “Noise Canceling” earphones, which seem ideal for every occasion, but what if you are cycling? Do you honestly want to “Not” hear the car honking at you as it mounts the curb? Several types go in your ear, which may again sound great, but what if you are partaking in the sort of physical activity where they would easily fall out?
Wired or Not Wired?
If they are wired, then you never need to worry about running out of batteries, syncing up, or them losing volume as their batteries start to die. On the other hand, wires can get in the way, especially if you are shirtless and have nowhere to put the wire.
Over the Ear or In-The-Ear?
Some people find the in-the-ear headphones annoying and sweaty, other people do not like how warm their ears get when they have over-the-ear headphones. In some cases, it is all about how you intend to use your headphones, and in other cases, it is about your personal preference with regards to how the headphones work and operate.
Closed or Open-Back?
Do not confuse this with being noise-cancelling. When your earphones are open-backed, it allows some of the noise to seep out, but it is very quiet and even the people beside you will not be able to understand what you are listening to. Many people feel that closed headphones with no noise leakage are too claustrophobic. They feel like somebody on a podcast is speaking right into their ear, and ergo some people don’t like closed-back headphones.
This is always a matter of preference and choice, but there are times when they are fun. Such as the ones that can be tailored to fit your brand or ones that have added attachments so you can put your iPod or similar device on your headphones themselves. Again, just like when buying a new TV, you pick the add-ons and extras on a person-by-situation basis, which is mostly part of the fun.