Which type of headphones is best for you?

Headphones come in many different designs but fall into four distinct types: Over-Ear, On-Ear and In-Ear. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, which affects how well-suited they will be in certain environments and conditions. The kind of headphone that will work best for you will depend on your preferences and listening habits.


What it is: In-ear headphones are also ultra-portable with small ear bud tips, which are inserted into the ear canal.

Who should buy it:  Listeners who want an ultra-portable design and are comfortable with the in-ear fit.

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What it is: On-Ear headphones are usually more compact than over-ear designs. They have smaller ear cups that rest on the ears and also slightly less bass.

Who should buy it: Listeners who want a decently comfortable fit in a more compact design.

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What it is: Over-Ear headphones typically have thick headbands and large ear cups that fully encompass the ears.

Who should buy it: Listeners who want an easy-to-achieve comfortable fit and don’t mind the larger headphone size.

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