I was discussing yesterday with Ahmad T my colleague the differences between headphones types and which one would be the best to enjoy music and at the same time isolate yourself from everything around. I had to do some research after talking to Ahmad to know more details about each type and I found some interesting information.
Lets first mention the types of headphones. The first type is in-ear headphone or as some might say earbuds. Those are the ones that stick in the ear, usually made of metal and plastic nodules.
The second type is on-ear headphones. In this type, the headphones sit on top of the ear instead of sticking inside it while the third type is over-ear headphones. Those ones cover the entire ear and are bulkier than the other two types.
Now that we mentioned the types, let us talk more about what each type can offer. If we are talking about affordability and good isolation then the in-ear headphones would be the best because they are usually in-expensive and are comfortable if you get the right size for your ear. They are light in weight and most importantly being in-ear makes them a great sound isolator. This would be the best type to have in a work place especially when it becomes really loud and noisy.
If you are looking for comfortable headphones to enjoy some good music but at the same time you want to be aware of what is going on around you then the on-ear headphones would be the best or you. They are comfortable but they don’t give excellent isolation so you will be able to hear everything happening around. They are not expensive as well.
As for the over-ear headphones, they would give you the best isolation ever and you won’t be irritated as they are really comfortable and if you don’t mind its bulkiness and heaviness then you won’t replace them with another once you have one, however, they would cost you more than the other two types.
I’m looking for a light weight headphones that gives the best isolation so I know now what should I get, which type would you like to have?