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4 Things To Watch Out For When Buying Headphones

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buying good headphonesHaving a good headphone is essential if you wish to enjoy your music, movies, and games in all its glory and excitement. And when deciding to buy one, you have to account for various things like portability, sound quality, ease of use and so on. Below, we list out four tips which can help you find the perfect headphone for your daily use.

1. Ear Positioning

What you have to decide first is whether you want an in-ear, on-ear, or over-ear headphone. The difference between the three boils down to sound quality and comfortability. The in-ear headphones will fit in snugly inside your ears. They are also easier to carry around. In fact, you can put them in your pockets. But on the downside, they have the lowest quality sound among the three. An on-ear headphone delivers better sound than the in-ear ones but will be larger in size. And if you are a perfectionist, looking for the absolute best in sound quality, then you should only look to buy over-ear headphones like the AKG K240, which blocks out the external noise and offer a rich, immersive sound experience.

2. Wired/Wireless

Another thing to decide is whether you would like a wired or wireless headphone. A wireless headphone provides great comfort as you won’t have any wires running all over your body. But the downside is that the sound quality will be on the lower side since any sound that is sent to a wireless headphone is usually compressed. As such, if you do not want to compromise the sound quality, then you should only get a wired headphone. And if you will mostly be using the headphones by connecting them to your pc which is close by, then the wireless aspect need not be considered.

3. Noise Cancellation

You also have to decide on whether you want noise cancellation feature in the headphone or not. If you plan to use your headphones mostly for gaming purposes where you will need to concentrate heavily on the game, then noise cancellation headphones will be suitable for you. But if you are only looking to buy it for casual use, then noise cancellation may not be necessary.

4. Styling

Choose what style of headphones you want. If you are not too concerned about the looks of the headphones, then it probably wouldn’t matter how they look. But if you do decide to check out the edgier, stylish options, then you may have to cough up extra money for those. But whichever headphones you choose, make sure that their color matches with your personality and attitude. If you plan on using them mostly in your home, then you don’t have to put too much stress on styling. But if you will mostly use it outside, when you take a stroll or jog in the park, then you may have to get a stylish looking headphone.

So, check out the headphones based on the above criteria. Then match it with your budget and you will easily be able to identify a headphone that has all the features you are looking for, but is priced within your allocated budget.


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