Headphones cover or plug into your ears allowing you to listen to audio in comfort and privacy without disturbing or being disturbed by your environment. Headphone designs can range from basic ear bud headphones or in-ear headphones for casually listening to music & Podcasts to complex studio quality headphones
When considering the right headphones for you, closed or open back is something to consider. Closed back headphones are sealed and shut out environmental noise. Open back headphones allow air into the headphones, which gives the listener a more natural interpretation of the audio, which may be essential for music producers and podcast editors.For the ultimate in reducing environmental distraction, noise cancelling technology can be employed.
Wireless headphones offer increased mobility and are perfect if you need to listen on-the-go. However, they require charging and a strong signal to work, and may be prone to failure if any of these are compromised. Wired headphones, particularity those with a 3mm connection, have the advantage of offering a standardized, almost universal, connection solution.
Headsets are a headphone and microphone combination set on a headband, variations of these include telephone headsets, USB headsets and wireless headsets. A headset is designed to allow you to listen to calls or conferences whilst keeping your hands free to take notes or enter data. Headsets are available with single or dual earpieces and come in over the ear designs or over the head with an adjustable headband