HEADPHONE BUYING GUIDE | TOP 10 HEADPHONE 2019

By | March 18, 2019

Headphone or Earphone is a must-have gadget for everyone. Everybody wants the best headphone within the budget. Let’s have a discussion on various important features & valuable information. Everyone should know these features. First, let’s have a look at types of earphones.

TYPES OF HEADPHONES or EARPHONES

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There are mainly 4 types of headphones based on physical appearance – Over-ear, On-ear, earphone & In-ear phone. let’s discuss each one to understand properly.

1. CIRCUMAURAL  or OVER – EAR HEADPHONE –

It is also known as a full-sized headphone. These headphones have large pads to cover the outer ear. It is best to counter external noise. Although, Headphones became heavy due to its size. These headphones are having great sound experience in all type of headphones.

Sony headphone
SONY HEADPHONE

2. SUPRA-AURAL or ON – EAR HEADPHONE –

these headphones are quite similar to circum-aural headphones in design and having the main difference in position at the ear. As these headphone pads are fitting over the ear rather than encloses the ear. They are lighter and more comfortable (in some models) than over-ear headphones. But have low noise isolation and Hence having low sound quality compare to over-ear headphones.

SUPRA-AURAL HEADPHONE
SUPRA-AURAL HEADPHONE

3. EARPHONE or EARBUD –

It is very compact & convenient compare to over-ear & on-ear headphones. these earphones inserted directly in the outer ear but not in the ear canal. It can be uncomfortable due to pressure on the ear cavity. it is having low noise reduction due to its design.

SAMSUNG EARBUD
SAMSUNG EARBUD

4. IN-EAR HEADPHONE –

It is also known as canal phones. As they are directly inserted to the ear canal. they are very much comfortable & portable due to the lightweight structure. these headphones are having great noise reduction from the outer environment.

MI IN-EAR PHONE
MI IN-EAR PHONE

KEY SPECIFICATIONS OF HEADPHONE or EARPHONES

Earlier we know about the types of headphones or earphones. So now let’s discuss on main characteristics of headphones that everyone must know. and having the clarity to buy a great headphone for themselves or love ones.

SPECIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION
FREQUENCY  RESPONSE It is the frequency range covered by your headphone. it should be bigger for great headphone.
IMPEDANCE It is the resistance of the headphone circuit to the electrical signal. you need to match the impedance of earphones to your audio equipment for maximum utilization of earphone.
SENSITIVITY It is the measurement of headphones capacity to convert an electrical signal into an audible sound. it is generally between 80 to 125 dB/mW and measured at 1 kHz. higher sensitivity means higher sound.
ACOUSTIC It tells the design of the headphone. A headphone noise reduction capability depends upon the open and closed acoustic system. the open acoustic system has low noise reduction, But a closed acoustic system has great noise reduction.
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Various headphones support various technologies to make headphones wireless like – Bluetooth, NFC (Near-Field Communication), RF (Radio Frequency), INFRARED.

In Conclusion, from all the above information you can easily understand the various features of headphones. Now it can be very easy to end your search for the right headphone or earphone. If you want to refer our recommendations than you can go to below headphone segments.

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PREMIUM SEGMENT

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TOP SEGMENT

SONY MDR-1ABT ON EAR BLUETOOTH HEAD PHONE

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SENNHEISER MOMENTUM ON EAR HEAD PHONE

SONY GOLD WI1000X/N IN EAR WIRELESS EAR PHONE

B&O – BANG & OLUFSEN H8i WIRELESS ON EAR EAR PHONE

MID SEGMENT

SONY WH-1000XM3 WIRELESS HEAD PHONE

BOSE QUIET COMFORT 35 WIRELESS HEAD PHONE

SENNHEISER URBANITE XL WIRELESS HEAD PHONE

BEATS SOLO 3 ON-EAR WIRELESS HEAD PHONE

PLANTRONICS PRO WIRELESS HEADPHONE

LOW SEGMENT

JBL TUNE 600 BTNC WIRELESS BLUETOOTH HEAD PHONE

SONY MDR-XB50AP IN-EAR EAR PHONE

BOAT ROCKERZ 261 WIRELESS EAR PHONE

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BOAT ROCKERZ 510 WIRELESS HEAD PHONE

SONY MDR-XB450AP ON EAR HEAD PHONE

SENNHEISER CX 275 IN-EAR HEAD PHONE

BOAT ROCKERZ 255 WIRELESS EAR PHONE

BOAT ROCKERZ 400 ON-EAR BLUETOOTH HEAD PHONE

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