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Christmas Sale: how to choose the best headphones and earphones for me

Posted On     Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Some days after Black Friday discounts, another opportunity comes up: the Christmas Sale, when more products have a good and big discount, especially electronics devices. This guide, wanna help you to choose the best headphones and earphones present in the market in 2021. 

 

Let’s start at the beginning! Do you know what you are looking for in headphones and earphones?  

 

This question is like a simple one, but is important to consider when you are looking for some specific qualities. For example: do you usually have calls when you are using earphones? In this case, it is important to consider that for you, it is a big deal if your earphones have a built-in microphone.  

 

Another significant way is to know the difference between headphones and earphones. If you don’t know yet. Calm down,  we’re gonna help you. As we just said, beyond the format, other simple things are important to see. 

 

In the market, existe a infinite possibilities with specific peculiarity and design. There’s a small one, portable ones, more or less isolating ambient sounds, large ones with high quality and others with very different experiences. 

  1. Earphones

 

These are usually the models that come with when we buy a new audio device or cell phone. They are generally simple, smaller and lighter. They have a more standardized anatomical shape, which fits more easily in people’s ears. An important factor is that they do not have sound insulation, making the user hear, along with their music or phone calls, those ambient sounds. 

 

We recommend this model for those who are looking for practicality and do not want to spend a lot. 

 

2 – Ear headphones 

 

It is known as supra-ear or “on-ear”, they tend to have a larger size and a more comfortable fit in the ear, as their size is also usually larger, usually as an arc fixed between the ears, but not covering them totally. This is a model that doesn’t remove 100% of external noises either, but it has a better resistance compared to the first one listed. 

 

We recommend this model for those who are willing to spend a little more, and who are looking for a longer lasting and resistant product. Ideal day to day. 

 

3 – In-ear headphones 

 

The “in-ear” are usually smaller, have that rubber tip that fits directly into the ear canal, better isolating external noise. They are one more type of model that fits into the light and practical category, its differential is in the model, which, by having this anatomy, allows a better experience for those who are listening to music. 

 

Important Alert: these models, as we’ve said, have a high level of sound insulation, so it’s very important to be careful when used outdoors, such as when walking in the street, as you won’t be able to hear the sounds that are around you. 

 

We recommend this model for anyone looking for a nice model, light and with good audio resources. Ideal for exercising and going to the gym. 

 

4- Circumaural phones 

 

Did you say Zoom meeting? This type has been very popular in the last year, because of the number of zoom meetings.  

 

This model also usually covers the ears and has excellent sound insulation, offering a total sound experience. This is generally a more powerful model with more features. In addition, they are usually more comfortable, but they also have the same risk as the model mentioned above, which because it is totally isolated from the sounds, it is necessary to be careful where it will be used. 

 

This is also the dearest, and the best choice for those who do many virtual meetings, as they usually have built-in mouth microphones, and because they are isolated from external sounds, they facilitate concentration. 

 

We recommend this model for anyone looking for a really powerful headset. It tends to be heavier and compared to others, its size is much larger, it is not so easy to be transported and its value is usually higher compared to other previous models. 

 

5 – Sports headphones 

 

This is the ideal model for those looking for a suitable headphone for sports practice. This type of accessory is usually equipped with mechanisms that spoil contact with sweat. In addition, they have features that make them fit better in the ears. The positive point for this model is that it does not require the use of wires, leaving them freer for activities. 

 

Durability and Technical Details 

Now that you have plenty of headphone options, let’s move on to another important topic: durability and technical details. 

This is an important topic, because when choosing the ideal model, you will probably want to keep it for some time, making a good investment and with no surprises going forward. 

Durability 

The truth is that few of us are looking for a fully powerful headset, free of all outside noise (unless you’re a DJ, of course!). Most people are looking for everyday products that will fit their daily needs, but that they perform well. 

For these cases, the ideal is to look for brands that are market leaders, as in addition to offering good coverage in cases of future damage, these companies invest heavily in the consumer experience item and have extensive research on the best products to be used and which better guarantee its durability. 

Attention to the counterfeit headphones, currently present in various parts of the world, which in addition to offering poor audio quality, can damage your hearing, not following the safety standards required for this type of equipment. Therefore, every attention is valid! 

Technical details 

There are those who do not give up the technical knowledge of the products and investigating in depth is indeed very important when buying a good headset, as there are countless options on the market. 

For the most demanding, we suggest some important aspects to be considered at this time of choice. But remember, the most important thing is to consider what makes sense for your lifestyle in your individual experiences. 

Frequency response: a good headphone has an average of 25Hz and 18kHz, this puts it in an ideal headphone level for everyday use. 

Sensitivity: is the volume performance that the equipment will be able to achieve. 

 

The best one for me 

 

According to a study conducted by the website FindTheBest for Time magazine, famous brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Bose and Skullcandy are not always the best. There were almost 3 thousand models of headphones compared between simpler models, which go with cell phones to the more robust ones, used by DJs and audiophiles. The price does not always mean that it is the best one! 

 

Now you have all of the information that you need. So, put all what you look for in your list and start looking for the best choice for your case. Good luck! 

Written By: Larissa Bernardes

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