There are many different designs of headphones, but they are divided into four different types: over-ear, on-ear, earbud and in-ear.
Each type of headset has its advantages and disadvantages, which will affect their adaptability in certain environments and conditions. Which headset is best for you depends on your preferences and listening habits.
If you want to know what earphones you should buy, or the difference between earphones and ear-protective earphones, please read on.
What is an over-ear headset? Over-ear headphones usually have a thicker headband and large earmuffs that can completely surround the ears.
What are on-ear headphones? On-ear headphones are generally more compact than an over-ear design. They have smaller earmuffs on their ears and have slightly less bass.
What are earplugs? Earplugs are small, ultra-portable earphones with earplug tips located at the edge of the ear canal.
What are in-ear headphones? In-ear headphones are also lightweight and portable, and small earplugs can be inserted into the ear canal.
Who should buy over-ear headphones? Listeners who want to easily achieve a comfortable fit and don’t mind the larger headphone size.
Who should buy on-ear headphones? Listeners who want to fit into a more compact design more comfortably.
Who should buy earplugs? Listeners who want a portable design and feel uncomfortable for in-ear wear.
Who should buy in-ear headphones? Listeners who want a portable design and suitable for in-ear wear.