If you’re looking for some semi-open headphones, you’ve been able to constrain your search for the perfect pair into a relatively more rare design as compared to other common solutions out there. We’ll get into what exactly these types of headphones are best used for in a moment and if they’re even something to keep in mind during our headphone search adventures. In our opinion, we feel they are if you’re into grabbing something in the middle of the studio headphone realm — attaining sound isolation while at the same time allowing some frequency leakage out of the ear cups to ensure an accurate and clear sound with little to no buildup.
If you’re like us, music never seems to not be a part of our lives, especially during some mundane moments which we’d like to keep at least somewhat entertaining to help us get through the motions. Especially in our context today with traveling, it can be quite a pain sitting on that plane, train, car or really any other type of transportation for a long amount of time — cue in the need for some tunes, audiobooks or movies\TV series to get us by. Today we wanted to give you some of our recommendations for the best headphones when it comes to traveling to help your search, however the actual perfect pair for you will depend on a few factors which we list below before getting started.
Directing our search to the term “over-ear headphones” will still imply some ambiguity, since taking it a step further will entail us figuring out a few other factors we’ll want with our pair of cans. As you can see in the photo above, the traditional “headphones” image will be relevant for us here today — a headband, ear-pads, and an overall fit that fully engulfs our precious ears into the entire listening experience, whatever your choice of audio may be. Over-ear headphones are going to give us a complete surround sound, comfortable fit, and overall pleasing aesthetic style. Before we give you our picks for the top 10 best over-ear headphones however, let’s get into a few details first.
The best in-ear headphones allow us to have a versatile and convenient feel and sound to our favorite tunes, audiobooks and even phone calls. So what are they? For those who aren’t aware, the headphones in this guide are actually a lot different from earbuds, a term many have heard thrown around a bit more commonly. Although our headphone types article spelled it out a bit more detailed, earbuds actually sit on our ears while in-ear headphones actually protrude slightly into our ears for a few more differences and in many’s opinion, benefits.
Which type of headphones are best for me? What headphone type should I buy? We’ve seen these commented, e-mailed and asked of us personally when it comes to the many kinds of headphones there are in the world today. We understand — merely searching for “headphones” on a search engine or eCommerce shopping site may even make this process more difficult than when you first started, since the ways you can constrain you headphone search becomes quite intricate and ultimately messy. As we saw in our best headphones guide to help you with recommendations and choose the “best pair”, we highlighted the “types” only briefly. Today we went into even more detail to help you understand what all of these “ear”, “in”, and “over” superlatives mean when it comes to headphone capabilities and fits. Let’s get into it!