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Choosing the Right Pair of Headphones

by Product Specialist

Now more than ever, headphones are becoming more important. Music lovers want high quality sound on the go. However, headphone quality is not often considered to be the most important part of the listening experience, when in fact it should be. A quality pair has a larger impact on sound than the actual player does.

Headphones are over (or behind) the head speakers that produce a richer sound because they have larger drivers. Some people find that they are more comfortable than their earbud or earphone counterparts. Headphones don’t enter your ear canal at all, but rather create a seal with cups that surround your ear.

Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. More expensive headphones made with higher quality materials will not only sound better, but they will last you a long time. When you purchase from a trusted brand, you know you’re getting a quality product.

When shopping for a pair of headphones, you want to evaluate the sound isolation- how well music is kept in and how well outside noise is blocked out. Sound isolation will help preserve battery life from having to turn the volume up constantly when dealing with background noise. You also want to consider the frequency range. A wider range means you can hear more from the music.

The best way to really know which pair is best for you is to test them out. Determine what type of sound is most important to you. You may want headphones that deliver powerful bass and crisp treble, or you may want flat response with just a bit of added bass. Don’t forget to check out wireless Bluetooth options if you like to wear your headphones while participating in activities such as running or going to the gym and don’t want to hassle with wires.