How to Choose the Best Headphone? Headphone Buying Guide


  • Main factors of headphones:








Which Headphone Should I Buy?

On-air headphones, over-ear headphones, closed-back headphones, open-back headphones, in-ear headphones, wireless headphones. I'm Hajra Tareen from and here I am to tell you about the next pair of headphones.


Main factors of headphones:

So when it comes to headphones there are three main form factors you have over is the bulkiest best sounding of the three you have on is which is slightly less comfortable than over is juice, The way they push against your ears and have in is the most portable but a lot of people feel like they're the worst sounding out of the three now the next two different groups of headphones are closed-back and open-back headphones. 



Examples of open-back headphones are the audio quest Nighthawk headphones an example of the closed-back headphones and the recently released AKG canine 2's.



Closed-back headphones tend to keep us out isolated around your ears they don't let the sound leak out to annoy anyone around you and sound has a harder time leaking in.


The disadvantage of this is that the sound tends to reverberate it doesn't sound quite as open as expansive that problem isn't experienced by open-back headphones.

They have the disadvantage of sound leaking out other people can hear it and you can hear a lot more of what's going on around you because of this people tend to like to use open-back headphones at home in a quieter environment and sticks closed-back headphones in a noisy office where you don't want to disturb people around you but if you really want to cut out the noise in the world around you and make sure you go for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones so it used to be the case that all headphones were wired wide offered much better sound qualities and the fairly compressed



Bluetooth equivalent nowadays Bluetooth standards have improved we've seen the launch of Bluetooth apex and wireless sound quality has improved a great deal what's also nice is that nowadays wireless headphones tend to include the detachable cable means you can use them as a wide pair when they've run out of battery even if a pair of headphones isn’t specifically wireless they often include a detachable cable this is really nice if you intend to use your headphones for a good amount of years since the cable is the part of them that's most likely to break and if they do break and it's very handy to have a detachable cable that you can simply replace rather than having to get cable repaired which can be quite expensive.


Now most of these headphones come with a very standard 3.5-millimetre jack but increasingly some headphones are coming with lightning connectors which allowed them to plug directly into the Lightning port of your iPhone their a lot of rumours going around that the iPhone 7 might ditch or modify the 3.5-millimetre jack in some way and so these lightning adapter headphones might prove to be a good way of getting around that problem but I should say that if you see a pair of headphones that you like which use a standard 3.5 milk then there are adapters available


Now, most headphones have a frequency response of between 20 Hertz and 20 kilohertz which is generally thought of as being the limits of human hearing. Nowadays though we're getting what is called high-resolution audio headphones which go up to as much as 50 kilohertz or even higher the benefits of this probably depend on how sensitive you are to high-resolution audio but having this extra Headroom can be incredibly helpful if your music is of a high enough quality. 


Now the final thing I want to talk about is high impedance headphones and these are headphones that offer an improved level of detail when you're listening to music the problem with them is that they're a lot more sensitive and they need a stronger signal to be powered which often can't be provided by just the audio jack of your iPhone or computer to get around this if you opt to buy a high impedance pair then you'll need to purchase a headphone amp which boosts the signal and really allows your high impedance headphones to sing if you're looking for a pair of high impedance headphones.


Then look for headphones that have an impedance rating of about 25 ohms or above and if you're looking for a compatible head for an amplifier then I could recommend the AudioQuest dragonfly red which is a hybrid USB DAC and headphone amplifier that can use with either your computer laptop or your phone with a lightning adapter


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