The difference between cheap and best $100 headphones usually goes down to the type of headphones you pick. Forget about the visually appeal or brand of the headphone as headphones come in various designs and brands. It is down to the basic pros and cons of each type of headphone.
Sample Headphone types to pick:
- Over the ear headphones: As the name suggests, these types of earphones cover the whole of your ear. Over the ear headphones like the Sennheiser HD280 Pro are famous for sound quality, comfort and noise isolation. Cons: they are bulky and power hungry.
Over the ear headphones also come in types namely: Closed Back over the ear headphones and Open Back over the air headphones. The former headphone type is preferable for its ability to block outside noise and preventing sound leakage.
- Wireless Headphone: In the past, wireless headphones use to be problematic as most people complained of poor sound quality and transmission. But thanks to technology advancement, this problem has been overcome. Wireless phones like the Aptx Bluetooth codec have shredded the market with top notch quality sound identical to wire headphones.
Some of the advantages of wireless phones include: easy to use, facilitates easy mobility and frees your hands which facilities multitasking.
The cons are that wireless headphones are dependent on battery, so when the battery dies, the music dies. Secondly, some wireless headphones types are notorious for low quality sound.
- In Ear Headphones: despite being the smallest headphones in the market, these headphone types are the most popular, rightfully so for their sound quality. They also provide fair nose isolation and noise cancelling attributes making it easy to listen to music while travelling. Furthermore, in ear headphone are made of different materials. The best to buy for noise isolation are those that are made of memory foam or silicone. Be careful not use these earphones as there are some studies that link their continuous use to ear damage.
When choosing a headphone for your phone it is important to compare the headphone type with the price as quality and price varies.