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Looking for a new pair of headphones?

Buying a new pair of headphones has become a little difficult with so many varieties, styles and qualities to choose from. The design of the headphones affects the comfort and sound that you will experience. Each headphone is designed for a specific type of person, use or device. Choosing the right headphones will depend on your individual need, likes and dislikes.

Headphones have gone from serving as a functional way to listen to audio in private to an in-demand fashion audio accessory. This has been fueled, in part, by the explosion of smartphones and the increasing use of streaming media in the form of audio and video. Headphones are perhaps one of the most important accessories and picking the right pair to get the most from your media is not easy.

Unlike most technology today headphones will not be obsolete or outdated in a few months or even a year from now. It is important that you choose the right headphones as they are able to last you for may years.

Whatever your budget or style may be we will assist you in making your decision by providing you with continuous product updates that will include features, reviews and customer ratings to support you in your purchase.

  • In-Ear Earphones / Earbud Headphones
  • Earbuds are extremely popular because they are portable, compact, lightweight and somewhat inexpensive. They are perfect for hand held devices and keeping them in your pocket.

    In-Ear or Canal Earphones are inserted directly into the ear-canal. The silicone rubber that is inserted into the ear provides a snug fit. This enables external noise to be blocked out as well as prevent the earpiece from falling out.

  • Full Size Headphones
  • These are large headphones that fully cover the ear. They are different from on-ear and are also refered to as "circumaural," which means that padded cups fully enclose your ears. The large amount of padding makes them extremely comfortable. The large ear-cups effectively block out side noises, seals in music and provides great bass and sound quality.

  • Noise-Canceling Headphones
  • Noise canceling headphones use microphones to listen to the incoming sound. Technology in these headphones helps block out ambient noise by canceling sound waves that come form the outside of the headphone. Noise canceling is ideal for with low droning sounds, like car engines, airplane engines, public transport, air conditioners, etc.

    The benefit of noise canceling headphones is that they will cut down loud outside sounds allowing you to listen to your music at a lower and safer volume. However due to the fact that Noise canceling headphones require an external power supply such as batteries, they will feel alot heavier than normal headphones. You will also need to have a back up power supply when traveling.

  • Wireless / Bluetooth Headphones
  • It is becoming more apparent that we are having to make the decision between wired or wireless technology. This is certainly the case for headphones and we are seeing a large amount of new designs being introduced to the market place. They are ideal for users of smartphones, tables and laptops who require the freedom to move around. They are also perfect for the office, around the home or watching TV. There are various different types of wireless headphones; Infrared, Radio Frequency and the most popular style being Bluetooth.

  • On-Ear Headphones
  • On-ear headphones usually refers to lightweight, non-earbud models with two general headband styles: standard vertical bands that arch over the head, or horizontal designs that extend behind the head or neck. They're also known as supra-aural, named for the cups that sit on top of your ears. These models are usually open-backed designs, which mean they have less effective noise isolation than in-ear or full-size models and less powerful bass.

  • Kids Headphones
  • When searching for the best headphones for your children there are a number of factors you should take into consideration:

    Volume:

    The general consensus is that is that children’s headphones should not be set above 85 decibles (dB). Although some headphones do exceed this volume limit it is important to have some control on the device.

    Size of headband:

    Adult size headphones have an adjustable headband, however it often does not go small enough for children's heads. It is important to find a set of headphones that fit securely on a child’s head.

    Ear cup size:

    Those little earbuds that come with many devices and are offered on airplanes, do not fit well in young children’s ears, becoming a huge source of frustration for parents and kids alike. Headphones specifically designed for toddlers and kids have ear cups that are much smaller than the adult ones. They come in two types:

  • On the ear:
  • These ones go on the outside of the ear and are quite comfortable, but also tend to let in more background noise (meaning a child may need to increase the volume to hear through them).

  • Around the ear:
  • These kind cup the whole ear, providing a better sound experience by blocking out background noise and allowing for a lower volume setting. The one caveat being that without much air circulation little ears can get warm.