Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 Affordable Headphones: The Best Headphones, Earbuds, and True Wireless Earbuds for the Money

Are you looking for the best headphones and earbuds that will help you to enjoy your music this year without breaking the bank? Finding name brand headphones that are capable of providing you with excellent quality sound, while still remaining affordable can often seem difficult. Below, we will be examining quality, premium headphones, including full sized headphones along with earbuds headphones to help you find the solution that will work best for your needs.

Headphones or Earbuds: What’s Right for You?

Before we get into the best headphones and earbuds, we will look a bit closer at the differences between the usual premium over-ear headphones, earbuds headphones and true wireless earbuds  to help you understand which style is right for you.
 premium headphones
Earbuds are a popular option for several reasons. First, they tend to be more affordable than some of the other types of premium headphones that are on the market today. There are also a range of varieties and brands available, including Bluetooth earbuds, for example. Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of these types of headphones.
  • Small and easy to store
  • They often come with adjustable fitting options for small, medium, and large ear canals
  • Great for exercising and walking (sport exercise earbuds are a popular option)
  • Easier to misplace or lose
  • Unless you have high-quality earbuds, they tend not to last as long
  • Not everyone’s ears are shaped right for using earbuds
True Wireless Headphones
name brand headphones
Another popular option that you can consider when you are choosing headphones are the true wireless variety. Again, you can find a range of quality, name brand headphones that can provide you with excellent sound and great design. These are a good choice for many, but that doesn’t mean that they are right for everyone.
  • Noninvasive
  • Better, wider sound than most earbuds at the same quality and price level
  • True wireless no wires
  • They take up more space
  • Need to sit directly on the ear to be truly effective
  • The fit is often tight
Over-Ear Headphones
 best headphones and earbuds
Another option to consider are premium over-ear headphones. These are large headphones and they will typically have a lot of padding for going over the ears and providing a comfortable experience.
  • Great sound
  • Tends to be very comfortable compared to other options
  • These headphones tend to be large, which makes them less portable
  • Leakage, meaning more sound tends to escape these types of full sized headphones than other options
Now that you have a better idea of some of the pros and cons associated with the different types of headphones, it should make it easier for you to find the solution that will work best for your needs. Always think about where and how you will be using them, and that can help you decide whether you need sport exercise earbuds or full size headphones, for example.
The Audio-Technica Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones with Microphone
 premium headphones
These wireless headphones come from a company that is well-known in the field and that has a wealth of experience creating quality electronics products in the audio field. These are a high-quality option that offers a range of benefits.
  • Easy to use Bluetooth earbuds
  • Comes with four interchangeable tops
  • Inline microphone
  • Not everyone wants wireless headphones
  • The battery will need to be charged every seven hours or so, which is sooner than some other brands
JBL T450BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones
 premium over-ear headphones
If you are considering some on-ear headphones rather than earbuds, you will want to check out this option. They are an affordable choice for those who are in search of name brand headphones that can provide 32mm drivers and great sound, including the JBL Pure Bass for which the company is known.
  • Great sound with excellent bass
  • Pairs with smartphones
  • Long lasting battery – up to 11 hours
  • Microphone built into the earcup
  • Larger and therefore not as easily portable
  • Not all users want to have to remember to charge a battery
Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0 Wireless In-Ear Flexband Earbuds
best headphones and earbuds
Over the past several years, Skullcandy has been making a name for itself in the field of premium headphones. The company has a range of options including premium over-ear headphones, and earbuds headphones like this option.
  • Lightweight
  • Low profile
  • Noise isolating fit
  • Inline microphone
  • The collar design might not be a choice that everyone will like
  • Some don’t like that they will have to charge the battery
Jam Ultra Truly Wireless Earbuds
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These are some interesting bluetooth earbuds that entirely do away with wires. These true wireless headphones not only do away with wires leading to your device, but they don’t have any wires at all.
  • Highly portable
  • No wires to worry about
  • Sweat resistant, making them great sport exercise earbuds
  • Charging case allows for on the go charging (up to 10x)
  • Case provides decent amounts of charge
  • Because of the size and having no wires, they could be easier to lose
  • Buds have a tendency to desynchronise
iLuv Wire-Free In-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds  sport exercise earbuds
Here is another option for those who want to go truly cordless with their headphones. These earbuds will not include any wires at all, providing you with a true wireless experience.
  • Lightweight and won’t get in the way
  • Smart pairing technology
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in microphone
  • Sweatproof and splash proof
  • Charging case
  • Because of the size, it is easier to lose them
  • Only four hours of play or talking time per charge
Beats Red Solo 3 Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
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Beats is one of the biggest names in headphones today, and when you choose these headphones, you will enjoy a truly premium experience. They will easily pair with any device, and they offer great acoustics.
  • Up to 40 hours of battery life
  • Five minutes of charging for three hours of play
  • Adjustable fit is comfortable
  • Noise isolation
  • Foldable
  • Plastic construction
  • Higher cost than other headphones

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Headphones News, Review & Research: Five Ways Earbuds and Music Improve Your Workout Experience

Love it or hate it, working out is a crucial part of living a healthy and happy life. Even the smallest amount of exercise every day leads to us feeling overall happier and having more energy to go about our daily lives.

Friday, November 17, 2017

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Actually Work

As the story goes, noise canceling headphones were the brainchild of electrical engineer Dr. Amar Bose, founder of the world-famous Bose Corporation. Reportedly, while on a commercial airline flight from the Zurich to Boston in 1978, Dr. Bose was given a brand new electronic headset that the airline was then offering to replace the older tube-type headsets previously supplied to passengers for listening to in-flight entertainment programs.

These new headsets were the same ones sold along with Sony Walkman Music Players brought out at that same time. They were lightweight and comfortable and, from an acoustic engineer's perspective, represented what should have been a great improvement for listeners confined to a cabin during a multi-hour transatlantic flight. According to Bose, however, the experience was a total disappointment. The ambient noise from the airplane engines and other sounds within the passenger area of the plane was so loud it made it difficult to clearly hear the music coming through the headphones. It was then that Bose had an “aha moment” in a sudden flash of inspiration he immediately began to put down on paper as the design that could possibly solve the problem.

Stop the Noise With Noise

The sketches made on that airplane flight became the basis for the first noise-canceling headphones, developed during the next decade by a group of engineers Bose put together in the Boston area. The idea was to cancel sound with sound by developing headphones capable of “listening.”

Two Types of Noise Canceling Headphones

JVC Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Retractable Cord

JVC Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Retractable Cord

Essentially, all headphones have some noise canceling capability simply because they either fit over your ears or sit inside your ear holes, thereby blocking out a certain amount of exterior sound. This is called passive noise cancellation, which is further enhanced by the use of sound-deadening foam in the ear-cups that will naturally block out some degree of noise.

Active noise canceling technology, which is what Bose envisioned on that fateful flight, utilizes passive noise cancellation along with an electronic means of canceling sound with its “opposite” sound. Sound travels in waves, with peaks and troughs. Active noise canceling headphones have a microphone built into the earpieces that amplify external sounds. Special circuitry within the headphones then creates a sound wave identical to what's being picked up by this microphone, except this wave is 180° out of phase (or opposite). By placing these two waves atop one another the sounds cancel each other out through phenomena called “destructive interference.”

Stop the Noise

Destructive interference works especially well on lower frequency sounds like what's experienced riding in planes and trains, and allows you to hear the sounds you want to hear through your headset much more clearly. Noise canceling headphones also operate to simply provide you with a peaceful silence without any music or other amplified sounds coming through. Some fine examples of noise-canceling headphones on offer at include these JVC sets capable of 18.5 dB noise reduction at 200Hz or 12 dB noise reduction at 300Hz.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Love Your Music | Tunes

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Five Ways Earbuds and Music Improve Your Workout Experience

Love it or hate it, working out is a crucial part of living a healthy and happy life. Even the smallest amount of exercise every day leads to us feeling overall happier and having more energy to go about our daily lives. However, no matter how physically fit you may be, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out there and get moving. Fortunately, using sport earbuds to listen to music while you work out can have a serious positive impact on your experience. Here are five ways that listening to music on a pair of active earbuds can make your workout more effective and enjoyable.

Mood Matters

BOSE Sound Sport Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Earbuds
BOSE Sound Sport Bluetooth In-Ear Earbuds
An obvious reason why it might be hard to find the motivation to work out would be that you just aren’t in a great mood that day. Music, regardless of whether you are working out or just lounging around at home, is known to boost mood if you are listening to some happy and energetic tunes. The mood improvement provided by a great playlist is definitely enough to help you gather the motivation to get out there and get your blood pumping. Studies also show that seeing bright and vibrant colors while you exercise helps improve mood as well, so we encourage you to run outside on a sunny day, invest in some bright workout clothes, or grab yourself a pair of these colorful Bose Sound Sport In-Ear Buds for maximum mood improvement.

Pace of Mind

ECKO UNLIMITED Bluetooth Runner2 Earhook Earbuds with Microphone
ECKO UNLIMITED Bluetooth Runner2 Earbuds
We all know that music helps us keep rhythm and beat; however, few realize how keeping the pace and rhythm of a workout can both increase your performance and the consistency of your movements. Playing upbeat music while you work out will subconsciously force your brain into making your movements keep pace with whatever music you are playing. Once you start moving to the rhythm of whatever you are listening to, you will find it is much easier to keep pace as well as much easier to maintain your movement for a longer period of time, leading to a better workout. To really increase the impact of each beat on your playlist, you’ll want a pair of athletic earbuds with great bass as well as the ability to block out ambient sound, like these ECKO Unlimited Bluetooth Earbuds. Looking for more information on finding the right BPM for ideal cardio, check out this post.

Getting in the Zone

JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds Pink
Pink JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds
Often, the reason our favorite songs are our favorite songs is that we have some sort of memory or emotion associated with them. If a specific song ties back to a memory of you challenging yourself and overcoming great odds, chances are that song will be super motivating for you and will put you in a go-getter mindset. Studies show that when music puts athletes “in the zone”, they perform multiple percentage points better than when they aren’t listening to their favorite motivational songs. For unencumbered motivational music listening, these pink JVC Extreme Fitness Earbuds are a great option.

Effortless Endurance

Numerous studies on professional athletes have shown that listening to fast and energetic music also has a significant effect on the endurance of the listener. The combined effects of improved mood and consistent pace make it much easier for athletes to increase their endurance and the effort they put forth in each workout without really trying all that hard. This is due in part because our bodies naturally want to move when our brains hear music, although scientists aren’t exactly sure why this is the case. For a maximum endurance workout, you’re going to want headphones that can withstand all the movement you are putting them through, such as these Soul Run Free Pro HD Bluetooth Earbuds.

Take Your Mind Off the Grind

JVC Gumy Sports Earbuds with Microphone
JVC Gumy Sports Earbuds with Microphone

Anyone who has ever worked out can tell you that one of the primary reasons they cut exercising short or don’t work out at all is because of the discomfort or pain they experience during the workout. However, when we listen to our favorite music while exercising, our brain is actually distracted enough to where we can still focus on our workout but don’t focus on the pain or discomfort we might feel as a result of the rigorous movement. Instead, the music focuses your mind almost completely on the movements and the memories/motivations you have associated with the song you are listening to. For comfortable earbuds that will help distract your mind and allow you to run free, we recommend these JVC Gumy Sport Earbuds that provide a comfortable fit - so comfortable you might even forget you are listening to your music through earbuds.

Listening to music through a pair of quality fitness earbuds has multiple benefits to your workout experience. Scientists all seem to agree, listening to music while you exercise is a surefire way to help you get the most out of your time and push yourself farther than you believed you could go. As always, is here to provide you with the best sport earbuds available, because your ears, as well as your workouts, deserve the best.