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Published on July 31, 2014

Author: ZuluJames



PowerPoint Presentation: The Best Headphones For You For those who seek the perfect sound, the world of headphones can be confusing. No matter what you are looking for – a deeper bass for your iPhone, or a more gentle one for a tablet, here is a brief outline of the best in both over the ear and ear-bud headphones available in 2014. PowerPoint Presentation: The Best Headphones For You It is difficult to pick the best headphones. There are so many makes and models out there, from the no-frill, no excitement, little £10 budget ones that can be thrown out within a couple of months, to those which can cost hundreds of pounds. The new Beats By Dre range have made headphones into a fashion item – and no one likes being seen as behind the curve when it comes to fashion . But where do you put your money? That is the real question. After all, you work hard to get your money, and you don't want to risk wasting it on headphones which don't work for you in terms of sound, build quality and as an admired music gadget. So we looked at a wide range of them in order to help take the sting out of the choice – regardless of your budget. First, though, let's just have a bit of a look at the different types of headphone available on the market. PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of Headphones Ear buds O n Ear Closed Over Ear Open Over Ear Semi-Open Over Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling In Ear PowerPoint Presentation: Earbuds This is the type everyone knows and recognises . They are often bundled with portable music players and mobile phones. They are very basic, though, and they don't tend to provide the depth of blockage that the more advanced forms of headphones do. PowerPoint Presentation: In-ear headphones (earphones) These are by far the most common form of headphones, save for the plain ear-bud ones. They are also the first upgrade that most people will make when they decide to upgrade their headphones. You'll find them everywhere. IEM – in-ear monitor – headphones end in an isolating tip of some sort. This tip is often made of silicone, although you can find foam ones. www PowerPoint Presentation: In-ear headphones (earphones) An IEM headphone works in much the same way as a basic ear-bud. They aren't tuned in anyway, and so if you don't have a good seal, you'll lose sound. If you choose the wrong type of tip, then you will find that the overall quality of your sound drops considerably. Still, we'd absolutely recommend this form of headphone for anyone who wants an easily portable set, however. They aren't in your face, usually work very well, and offer a reasonably priced option for everyone who needs to listen to music on that long commute. PowerPoint Presentation: On-ear/Supra-aural headphones The various types of on-ear and over-ear headphones deliver substantially better performance than the earbuds and earphones due to the larger earcups ’ ability to holder larger drivers that deliver more powerful sound. PowerPoint Presentation: On-ear/Supra-aural headphones These are much bigger than the IEM headphones we were just talking about. They usually use closed cups, and are a good choice for those who really dislike the invasive nature of the IEM headphones. They sit directly on your ears, making them more noticeable than either ear-buds or IEM headphones . We've found that they can also be uncomfortable, in that they press on the lobes of the ears, which can become painful quite quickly, particularly if you have a sensitive ear lobe. PowerPoint Presentation: Closed over-ear headphones This is the first type of headphone which we feel can be comfortably classed as a universal headphone – as long as you look good when wearing them. They are invariably large enough to be easily noticed, unless you have a hairstyle which can hide them. PowerPoint Presentation: Closed over-ear headphones Thankfully, this form gets around the comfort issues of the on-ear headphones, because they are held in place over the ear, rather than directly on them. This tends to mean they don't aggravate the areas of the ear most easily hurt, along with offering a decent block to outside noises. PowerPoint Presentation: Open Over-Ear Headphones When you go looking for headphones to use at home, this form seems to offer the ultimate in sound quality. The way they are designed offers a richer depth of sound than can be managed with most closed sets.   The downside is that they leak sound. This is not a form of headphone to be used on the train – you'll irritate everyone around you, and you'll be able to hear their mutterings, because this form of headphone also doesn't offer great insulation from outside noise. PowerPoint Presentation: Semi-open Over-Ear Headphones You thought there wasn't going to be an attempt at a compromise? Well, that just shows you were wrong, doesn't it? These try to make the best of both worlds, but they are still very uncommon, and they don't have the same level of isolation the closed offer, or the depth of sound that the open ones do. PowerPoint Presentation: Noise-cancelling Headphones This is new – and really very clever – technology which works to actively get rid of exterior noise, rather than just blocking it. This form of noise cancellation works best when the noise in question is both low and fairly constant. If you're trying to block out the hum of an air-conditioning unit, this technology will work well. PowerPoint Presentation: Verdict So, there's a brief rundown of the many and varied forms of headphones out there. It will help if you decide which form of headphone will work best for you before you press on with looking at the list of recommendations. Hopefully, it has proved to be useful.

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