Headphones are a necessity for people who are traveling constantly and for those who like to listen to music when they run or go to the gym; if this applies to you, the following cool pairs of headphones may be of interest. The great thing about headphones is that they immerse you completely into what you are listening to or watching, separating you from the surrounding real world. However, headphones can greatly vary in comfort, price, and sound quality, and there are many different styles and sizes to choose from. Below are five cool pairs of headphones currently on the market.
These small headphones, also known as ear buds, are considered to be some of the best headphones on the market, as they offer high-quality sound with as much depth and resonance as just about any other headphone out there. One of the biggest complaints about ear buds is that they aren't very comfortable to wear for an extended period of time, as they press painfully on the inner part of the ear. However, this is not the case with these Klipsch buds. With rubber on the ends of the small headphones, they are soft on the inner ear and designed to fit comfortably in the ear canal for an extended period of time (at least a four-hour movie viewing). They cost about eighty dollars brand new.
These tiny headphones are made pretty much exclusively for sound connoisseurs who want the perfect sound quality for everything they listen to. They are somewhere in between ear buds and Bluetooth headsets. They wrap around the back of your earlobe, keeping the pressure off the inside of your ear while you use them, so you hardly remember they are even there. However, these Shure headphones are incredibly expensive, ranging between three hundred and four hundred dollars a pair, so you'll have to really want or require good sound quality for your work to purchase them.
These big, classic headphones are meant for professional DJs who are playing in large, loud clubs so they can hear exactly what they are playing and adjust the sound quality from loud to subtle notes. They are best for sounds with heavy bass, but they work for just about every type of music, be it a live concert to just sitting on a plane trying to squeeze the best possible sound quality out of The Hangover 2. These headphones cost about two hundred dollars new, making them high end in price but not outrageous.
Bose has always been one of the best speaker and headphone companies out there, and these headphones are their current crown jewels, offering the quality of a full speaker system on your head. They are noise-canceling headphones, but they aren't terribly large. However, they are expensive, priced at about three hundred and fifty dollars new. Note, though, that with Bose you usually get what you pay for.
While you may look a little like you are wearing headgear when you have them on, the Koss PortaPros are some of the best headphones out there. They are also shockingly cheap, at about thirty-five dollars brand new. They are great for everything, from watching movies, to listening to music, and to even recording music.