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9 Different Types of Headphones

There are different types of headphones in the market; the wired ones have low prices and are affordable, while the wireless earbuds are cord-free. On-ear, over-ear, and in-ear headphones give outstanding sound quality, while bone conduction and noise-canceling headphones have their own specifications.

The system of bone conduction headphones can make you free to listen to your surroundings as they don’t cover or seal your ears, so with bone conduction headphones, you can enjoy the music with getting know-how of your surroundings as well.

Moreover, these styles of headphones are legal to use while driving because they don’t block you from traffic sounds. If you are working in the construction department, or in any other noisy place and on the same spot you have to conduct important calls, and in idle time you want to listen to your favorite music tracks, then noise-canceling headphones are made just for you.

Open-back Headphones

Open-back headphones

If you are a headphone lover and want to listen to your favorite music or playing gaming just at home more often, then these open back headphones are for you. However, if you are an extreme love for music and want to carry your headphones at your work as well, this is not a good option to go with because they don’t give that much personal experience.

Not getting the point? We will explain! Open-back headphones have an open pores structure at the backside of the earmuffs that allows the air from outside to pass through the speaker elements. But this system also leaks some sound of music outside in the environment, which may disturb your surrounding community.

Moreover, they are not noise-canceling that much, and you may listen to other people’s voices while listening to music that may muddle you.

Closed Back Headphones

These types of headsets are designed to be completely sealed from the backside of the earmuffs sealing the outside voice coming in. That means that the closed-back headphones are the best choice for you if you want to listen to your favorite music tracks in the place you work as an office or so, without disturbing anyone near you.

These headphones give a perfect echo of music because of their sealed system and provide perfect boom bass to you to make your listening experience for good. As per these all benefits, the closed-back headphones do have a disadvantage that long time use of these headphones may heat up your ears and make you feel uncomfortable.

Over-Ear Headphones

Over-Ear Headphones

These over ear headphones stay over your ears and seal you from the outer environment, thus limit you from listening to the outer sounds. These over-ear headphones are best if you choose to go with them in your office or traffic or to some other noisy area.

All thanks to its big ear cups that completely fit over your ears, and yes, they are bigger than those of on-ear headphones. Talking about its cons, the over-ear headphones have their bigger size that makes them difficult to carry with you in your purse or coat pocket.

But they are always considered more comfortable than on-ear ones because they don’t press your ears, thus convenient for longer use.

On-Ear Headphones

On-Ear Headphones

These types of on ear headphones rest on your ears and are lighter and smaller than over-ear headphones. This makes it easy to carry with you while going to work or so. But they have a tighter fit, which makes them a little uncomfortable if used for a longer time.

From the outer look, they can be enlisted with stylish and elegant looking headsets. They don’t seal your ears from the external environment. Thus, you can’t enjoy your noise-free music in public or noisy areas.

Though, if you want a headphone for general use and not to have preferences in noise reduction, then go and grab this stylish looking headset.

In-Ear Headphones

In-Ear Headphones

The in-ear headphones are also named earbuds and are the most commonly used type of headphones in the world. Its affordable price and good quality sound make them more user and buyer friendly. Moreover, they ate perfectly portable even within your small pocket as well.

These in-ear microphones are most common among college students as they can be easily hidden in hoodies. They are so much lightweight that one can barely feel their presence. However, in-ear fit from its buds makes them perfectly comfortable.

The most attractive thing is, they are available in different colors and designs. Thus, you can select one according to your personality. Some in-ear headphones are wired (they have a connectivity cord with them to attach themselves with the phone), while some are wireless and have a Bluetooth connectivity option (these wireless earbuds are costly as compared to wired ones).



Earbuds are the most portable kind of microphones in the era. These types of bluetooth headphones work as tiny speakers near your ears, give the best bass and eco with clear sound. They have Bluetooth connectivity and can connect to various devices like your phone, computer, iPad, or so on.

You can listen to your favorite music track or attend calls on the go. They are very small that they can barely feel in your ears. The earbuds are designed to have an outstanding fit inside your ears to give a comfortable experience.

They are safe to use as long as they are used in moderate volume, but as you have heard of “excess of everything is bad,” so for this. The excess use of earbuds makes your ears feel uncomfortable and louder volumes can damage your hearing.

Wireless / Bluetooth Headphones

Wireless Headphones / Bluetooth Headphones

You are in the modern age. So, say goodbye to the old hanging cords and welcome the wireless headphones with other different types of headphones. They are available in different shapes and sizes along with various colors.

You can have them in the form of tiny earbuds or chunky on-ear headphones. Their selection depends upon your choices and preferences according to your use. In the market, they are available now in Bluetooth version 5.0, which means they can provide you the ultimate connectivity experience through obstacles as well.

They are wireless, but this doesn’t mean that they’ll provide you with low-quality sound. Their outstanding Bluetooth connectivity can provide seamless, trouble-free sound.

Bone Conduction Headphones

Bone Conduction Headphones

Say hello to the unique technology that will give you the world experience. General headphones conduct sound waves through the air and pass to the cochlea inside the ear while the cochlea sends signals to the brain to detect the sound.

But in these bone conduction headphones, the sound signal transmitting mechanism is totally different. As indicated by the name, the sound waves are conducted through the bones (instead of air).

So, you don’t have to plug the earbuds inside your ears or to fit the earmuffs on your ears; here, you just have to place small dice like structures on the upper facial bone over your ear (cheekbone) and fit with a headband to get enjoyed through your bones.

The sound signals transmit through the bones and reach the cochlea, and the same process of sound recognition begins.

Noise-canceling Headphones

These types of wireless headphones headphones have outstanding noise cancellation technology to cut off outer noise to give you a smooth calling experience.

While purchasing these noise-canceling headphones, we recommend you check the noise reduction range (NRR) of the headphone.

If the NRR of the headphone is 25 dB, then this would be the best suitable headset for you in a noisy place. But if you are a gun shooter or hunter, then an NRR of 28 dB will suit you more.

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