Finding the perfect earphones
Follow these three golden rules to find the right pair of cans
It is important that the headphones you pick do not give you a raging headache. Unlike clothes, it is crucial to try the headphones at a retail store. Put them on, try some tunes and get a good sense of whether they feel comfortable. If the cans feel awkward, or worse, stick to your ears from all the sweating, skip them.
IN-EAR, ON-EAR OR OVER-EAR
This is a matter of both comfort and audio preference.
* In-ear models tend to deliver great audio with natural noise isolation, but some people do not like the intrusive feel of it within the ear canal.
* On-ear headphones have a good balance of comfort and audio delivery, but are slightly less effective at noise isolation.
* Over-ear headphones are good for passive noise isolation and generally create a full sound stage since the earcups cover the ears. Comfort can vary, depending on the earcups' materials.
TEST WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TUNES
Have a good mix of instrumental tracks, songs with strong vocals and some heart-thumping bass music to test the range of the headphones.