Headphones for Hobbies and Professions: The Definitive Guide

Babra / October 29, 2014

Choosing the best headphones can be a very daunting task especially given the many brands, models, sizes, designs, colors and different features built into each pairs. Users are becoming very confused and overwhelmed with having to make the choice for a pair that will fit well into their preferences in a headphone and also plays a decent sound. In this article, we will attempt to make the task of picking a decent headphone set very simple and straightforward by walking you through some of the basic steps and checklist which we ourselves and others have used to buy different pairs that plays exceptionally well.

Are you buying for personal use or for music production at the studio?

Just in case you were not aware then you should know that there is a different between headphones you purchase just for listening to music and the ones you acquire solely for mixing, recording and performing other DJ music related task. For example, almost if not all DJ headphones requires a mic to be attached to the set while and ordinary pair for solely listening to music have no need for such. Also, the DJ pair sometimes features an adjustable ear band for convenient mixing and recording while the ordinary pairs you buy mostly for listening to cool tunes may not have need for such functionality. Deciding what use your headphone will mostly be put to will help you narrow down your options into picking a perfect one.

Should you go for the Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Having been able to narrow down what use and function your headphone will mostly be utilized for, it’s time to narrow it further down by deciding if the noise cancelling features will be of any advantage to you or not. While noise cancelling headphone are nice features, it is not usually beneficial in all instances. In short, it may even pose as a threat working against you in most scenarios like when you are have your headset on while walking on the road, you will definitely want to be able to hear the noise around you a bit so that you can easily give way to car that may have been honking behind you for a while.

More Resources:

All About Headphones
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