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With advancements in tech and a new way to consume media, headphones are just as popular now as they have ever been.

While there are now other options on the market such as air-pods (and similar wireless brands), the traditional headphone still has the same concept. Where once these devices were used to listen to music, they now have a host of functions and can be an integral part of everyday life. This means that having a high-quality pair that is comfortable and meets your audio needs can be especially worthwhile.

Initial considerations for headphones

Before taking a look at the right pair of headphones for your needs, it can be worthwhile to first think about a few key aspects. For example, headphones were initially designed to perform one function and that was to allow users to plug into specific devices and listen to varying types of audio. While initially, this referred to cassette players, radios, TVs and similar devices, they now also allow us to take calls, interact with others online and consume a wide range of media. This means that standard headphones need to provide more than just the basic function of portability for audio needs and prioritise factors like sound quality and noise cancellation.

What to look for in the right pair of headphones

High-quality audio

The higher the quality of the headphones you buy, the clearer the sound output you will receive. In the past, headphones were often crackly and could produce unwanted white noise, but this should be a thing of the past. If you use your headphones predominantly for music, you may want to hear the nuances and intricacies in sound that can revolutionise your listening experience.

Noise cancellation

Headphones are predominantly used on the go, so it can be extremely important to have a pair that prioritises noise cancellation. While those listening to music may not be too impacted by outside noise, if you are trying to listen to an online lesson or to documents as you commute to work; the more noise cancelled, the better your experience is going to be.

Ergonomic design

Headphones are no longer limited to bulky headsets or small and comfortable buds that can be difficult to fit inside your ear. Modern headphones now prioritise ergonomic design and can be lightweight, feature padding and cushioning and even special design features for the top of your head to ensure maximum comfort. Earbuds on the other hand are now mostly wireless, with an updated design that fits comfortably within the ear.

Style and function in one

All types of headphones come in a host of colours, styles and even patterns to suit a host of aesthetics. This means that they can be as much an accessory that can showcase your style and personality as they are a functional piece of kit to have in your inventory.

Final thoughts

Headphones now have a host of uses and can act as a vital tool when learning, a way to enjoy your music on the go, a method to cancel outside noise and improve your focus, as well as much, much more.