Nowadays you would really struggling to find someone without a portable music player - most often an iPod or cellphone with a media player function - on them at all times. The way technology has advanced makes it easier and easier for us to manage our digital collections of music, and carry more and more of it with us all the time.
With that increased availability of portable music, the need for outstanding headphones has increased right along side of it. The only problem is, with more and more choices in types of headphones, it's tough to pick just headphone styles are the best. Here's a quick rundown of headphone styles and why they might make the perfect fit for you.
In ear headphones have become probably the most common form of headphone styles. Every single iPod on the planet ships with a pair of in ear earbud headphones, and you wouldn't be able to go through a college town, mall, or airport without seeing at least 10-15 pairs of in ear headphones plugged in. While they offer a decent sound, and are pretty good at staying in during moderate activity, recent studies are looking at the effect of having high volume sound filling up your ear canal. Prices range from cheap to very expensive, but are definitely a convenient, stylish, and somewhat covert way to hear your music!
Over the Ear
Another top favorite of the headphone styles, these headphones are pretty small and go on top of your ear, rather than inside of it like the earbud headphones above. Usually covered with a soft material that won't irritate your skin during prolonged use, over ear headphones offer some pretty killer options for sound. A little less stylish than their in ear counter parts, you can still find them being used a lot at gyms or places where you want a little more comfort vs. style. Some of the best headphones around.
These are a relatively style of headphones, and a very happy surprise for people who travel a lot or use their headphones for work. These headphones are usually over the ear, but there are some companies coming out with earbud as well as studio level headphones that have noise cancelling tech built into them. These headphones usually require batteries, and have a really tight fit to make sure that no external sound leaks into what you're listening to making them somewhat heavy and uncomfortable during long periods of listening. Even still, it's tough to beat the ability to block out all external noises.
Really blowing up in popularity recently, studio headphones have made the jump from extremely expensive professional tools to affordable consumer friendly models. These are the best headphones to have if sound is the most important thing for you - professionals use these in real studios to make the hits that you hear on the radio.